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Alistair Thorpe

Alistair Thorpe, PhD

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Dr. Thorpe received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Essex for his work on the effect of different health communication methods at reducing clinically inappropriate antibiotic use in primary care. Alistair’s research is targeted at identifying the key factors underlying the decision making processes of patients and medical practitioners in order to better understand how people estimate, judge, and make choices about important health decisions. From these findings, he aims to develop, and test, decision aids and communication strategies designed to engender more judicious health decisions.