Fiona is broadly interested in how experts, including scientists, make decisions and change their minds. Her past research has examined how methodological change occurs in different disciplines, including psychology, medicine and ecology, and developed methods for eliciting reliable expert judgements to improve decision making.
She originally trained as a psychologist, and maintains a strong interest in psychological methods. She also has an abiding interest is statistical controversies, for example, the ongoing debate over Null Hypothesis Significance Testing. She is a current Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and leads the University of Melbourne’s Interdisciplinary MetaResearch Group (imerg.info). Her position at the University of Melbourne is split across the School of BioSciences (Ecology & Evolution) and the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (History & Philosophy of Science).
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Five lessons to guide more effective biodiversity conservation message framing
Alexander M Kusmanoff, Fiona Fidler, Ascelin Gordon, Georgia E Garrard, Sarah A Bekessy
Journal article | 2020 | Conservation Biology
Communication and advocacy approaches that influence attitudes and behaviors are key to addressing conservation problems, and the ..
Messaging matters: A systematic review of the conservation messaging literature
Lindall R Kidd, Georgia E Garrard, Sarah A Bekessy, Morena Mills, Adrian R Camilleri, Fiona Fidler, Kelly S Fielding, Ascelin Gordon, Emily A Gregg, Alexander M Kusmanoff, Winnifred Louis, Katie Moon, Jenny A Robinson, Matthew J Selinske, Danielle Shanahan, Vanessa M Adams
Journal article | 2019 | Biological Conservation
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
Empowering peer reviewers with a checklist to improve transparency
Timothy H Parker, Simon C Griffith, Judith L Bronstein, Fiona Fidler, Susan Foster, Hannah Fraser, Wolfgang Forstmeier, Jessica Gurevitch, Julia Koricheva, Ralf Seppelt, Morgan W Tingley, Shinichi Nakagawa
Journal article | 2018 | Nature Ecology & Evolution
Minimising biases in expert elicitations to inform environmental management: Case studies from environmental flows in Australia
Siobhan C de Little, Roser Casas-Mulet, Lisa Patulny, Joanna Wand, Kimberly A Miller, Fiona Fidler, Michael J Stewardson, J Angus Webb
Journal article | 2018 | Environmental Modelling & Software
Redefine statistical significance
Daniel J Benjamin, James O Berger, Magnus Johannesson, Brian A Nosek, E-J Wagenmakers, Richard Berk, Kenneth A Bollen, Bjoern Brembs, Lawrence Brown, Colin Camerer, David Cesarini, Christopher D Chambers, Merlise Clyde, Thomas D Cook, Paul De Boeck, Zoltan Dienes, Anna Dreber, Kenny Easwaran, Charles Efferson, Ernst Fehr, et al.
Journal article | 2018 | Nature Human Behaviour
Framing the private land conservation conversation: Strategic framing of the benefits of conservation participation could increase landholder engagement
Alexander M Kusmanoff, Mathew J Hardy, Fiona Fidler, Georgina Maffey, Christopher Raymond, MS Reed, James A Fitzsimons, Sarah A Bekessy
Journal article | 2016 | Environmental Science & Policy
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Arc Future Fellow
Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-research and Open Science
Society for Improving Psychological Science
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
James Cook University of North Queensland