Ulrike Hahn is a co-leader of the Elicitation Team and is based at the Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London. Ulrike’s research has investigated language and language acquisition, concepts and concept acquisition, and the nature of similarity. Her work presently is focussed on human rationality in judgment, decision-making, and argumentation. Her work utilises both modelling and experimental methods, and she is interested in both descriptive question about how we behave and normative question about how we should behave. She is particularly interested in the role of perceived source reliability on our beliefs, including our beliefs as parts of larger communicative social networks.
Ulrike received her doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1996, has lectured at the psychological departments of Cardiff University and University of Warwick. Since 2012 Ulrike has been a Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Birkbeck, University of London, where she is also a director of the Centre of Cognition Computation and Modelling.
Ulrike is presently an Associate Editor for Cognitive Psychology and Frontiers in Cognitive Science, a member of the Senior Editorial Board for Topics in Cognitive Science and a Consulting Editor for Cognitive Science and Psychological Review. Ulrike has received the Anneliese Maier Research Award (2014), which is presently funding collaboration with the Munich centre for Mathematical Philosophy. Ulrike was recently awarded fellowships for the Association for Psychological Science (2015) and the German National Academy of Science, Leopoldina (2016), as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Lund University, Sweden (2017).