I am currently a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in the Interdisciplinary MetaResearch Group (IMeRG), and we think a lot about how science is done, and ways to improve it. I am also affiliated with the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group (QAEco) at the University of Melbourne, where I have previously worked on the early detection of threats to biodiversity and opportunities for conservation.
My most recent postdoc before returning to Melbourne was with the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at the University of Cambridge, where I scanned the horizon for emerging risks and benefits associated with rapidly changing technologies, such as bioengineering. I am still an active Research Affiliate of CSER.I completed my PhD in 2013, supervised by Prof Mark Burgman (environmental risk analysis) and Dr Fiona Fidler (cognitive psychology). I have a degree in environmental science and ecology, including some history and philosophy of science. My doctoral thesis examined expert judgment under severe uncertainty, with a focus on reducing overconfidence and improving scientific judgements. I have published papers in a variety of disciplines.
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Emerging illegal wildlife trade issues: A global horizon scan
Nafeesa Esmail, Bonnie C Wintle, Michael t Sas-Rolfes, Andrea Athanas, Colin M Beale, Zara Bending, Ran Dai, Michael Fabinyi, Sarah Gluszek, Cathy Haenlein, Lauren A Harrington, Amy Hinsley, Kennedy Kariuki, Jack Lam, Matthew Markus, Kumar Paudel, Sofiya Shukhova, William J Sutherland, Diogo Verissimo, Yifu Wang, et al.
Journal article | 2020 | Conservation Letters
Better Together: Reliable Application of the Post-9/11 and Post-Iraq US Intelligence Tradecraft Standards Requires Collective Analysis
Alexandru Marcoci, Mark Burgman, Ariel Kruger, Elizabeth Silver, Marissa McBride, Felix Singleton Thorn, Hannah Fraser, Bonnie C Wintle, Fiona Fidler, Ans Vercammen
Journal article | 2019 | FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Ten-year assessment of the 100 priority questions for global biodiversity conservation
Tommaso Jucker, Bonnie Wintle, Gorm Shackelford, Pierre Bocquillon, Jan Laurens Geffert, Tim Kasoar, Eszter Kovacs, Hannah S Mumby, Chloe Orland, Judith Schleicher, Eleanor R Tew, Aiora Zabala, Tatsuya Amano, Alexandra Bell, Boris Bongalov, Josephine M Chambers, Colleen Corrigan, America P Duran, Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli, Caroline Emilson, et al.
Journal article | 2018 | Conservation Biology
Classical meets modern in the IDEA protocol for structured expert judgement
AM Hanea, MF McBride, MA Burgman, BC Wintle
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Risk Research
Expert judgement is pervasive in all forms of risk analysis, yet the development of tools to deal with such judgements in a repeat..
Point of View: A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering
Bonnie C Wintle, Christian R Boehm, Catherine Rhodes, Jennifer C Molloy, Piers Millett, Laura Adam, Rainer Breitling, Rob Carlson, Rocco Casagrande, Malcolm Dando, Robert Doubleday, Eric Drexler, Brett Edwards, Tom Ellis, Nicholas G Evans, Richard Hammond, Jim Haseloff, Linda Kahl, Todd Kuiken, Benjamin R Lichman, et al.
Journal article | 2017 | ELIFE
Eliciting and integrating expert knowledge to assess the viability of the critically endangered golden sun-moth Synemon plana
Luis Mata, Georgia E Garrard, Alex S Kutt, Bonnie C Wintle, Yung En Chee, Anna Backstrom, Brian Bainbridge, Jake Urlus, Geoff W Brown, Arn D Tolsma, Alan L Yen, Timothy R New, Sarah A Bekessy
Journal article | 2017 | Austral Ecology
A 2017 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity
William J Sutherland, Phoebe Barnard, Steven Broad, Mick Clout, Ben Connor, Isabelle M Cote, Lynn V Dicks, Helen Doran, Abigail C Entwistle, Erica Fleishman, Marie Fox, Kevin J Gaston, David W Gibbons, Zhigang Jiang, Brandon Keim, Fiona A Lickorish, Paul Markillie, Kathryn A Monk, James W Pearce-Higgins, Lloyd S Peck, et al.
Journal article | 2017 | Trends in Ecology & Evolution
We present the results of our eighth annual horizon scan of emerging issues likely to affect global biological diversity, the envi..
A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016
William J Sutherland, Steven Broad, Jacqueline Caine, Mick Clout, Lynn V Dicks, Helen Doran, Abigail C Entwistle, Erica Fleishman, David W Gibbons, Brandon Keim, Becky LeAnstey, Fiona A Lickorish, Paul Markillie, Kathryn A Monk, Diana Mortimer, Nancy Ockendon, James W Pearce-Higgins, Lloyd S Peck, Jules Pretty, Johan Rockstrom, et al.
Journal article | 2016 | Trends in Ecology & Evolution
A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015
William J Sutherland, Mick Clout, Michael Depledge, Lynn V Dicks, Jason Dinsdale, Abigail C Entwistle, Erica Fleishman, David W Gibbons, Brandon Keim, Fiona A Lickorish, Kathryn A Monk, Nancy Ockendon, Lloyd S Peck, Jules Pretty, Johan Rockstrom, Mark D Spalding, Femke H Tonneijck, Bonnie C Wintle
Journal article | 2015 | Trends in Ecology & Evolution
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-research & Open Science (AIMOS)
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science
University of Melbourne