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Cognitive and Decision Sciences Research Lab

Investigating and improving our decision-making process
Find out how our research is developing our understanding of cognition and decision-making and how we can apply this knowledge in improving areas such as cyber-security and team adaptability.

Our goal is to understand and improve the process of decision-making where it matters most. Projects can range from basic theory-driven questions to end-user-oriented needs. These include the likes of investigating the cognitive basis of individual and team-based decision making, to identifying the features of successful cyber-deception or the efficacy of simulation-based assessment and training for military personnel.

Our research

Cognitives and decision sciences projects

Current research projects

CODES members are currently running a variety of research projects. These range from large-scale collaborations with the Australian Defence Force to postgraduate and undergraduate theses.

Our people

  • Associate Professor Sabina Kleitman
  • Professor Lazar Stankov, ACU
  • Dr Simon A. Jackson, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Matthew Blanchard, Senior Research Assistant
  • Marvin Law, Research Assistant
  • Lisa Zhand, Research Assistant
  • Penelope Conlon, Content Manager

Samuel Jacobson, Research Assistant

James Forner, Summer Intern

Yixin Jiang, PhD Student

Adrian Chiu, Talented Student Program 2016


Iain Crossing, PhD Candidate

Karina Mak, PhD Candiate

Farzana Shabnam, HCT Summer Research Scholarship Intern

Christopher Soto, Honours Student

Recent news

Sabina Kleitman

Associate Professor
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