Cognitive Bias in Science: Understanding Brain Dynamics to Reduce Error – CANCELED

May 6, 2020

6:30 pm
Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., Eugene, OR

Catherine Hambley, Ph.D.

In her work as a consulting psychologist and Principal of Brain-Based Strategies, Catherine Hambley translates relevant neuroscience into practical applications in the areas of leadership development, executive coaching, organizational culture, navigating change, strategic planning, and building successful, high performing teams. She has served as a strategic business partner to leaders, executive teams and organizations that are looking to enhance their effectiveness and ensure the success of their people and their companies.

As both an internal (for a Fortune 500 company) and external consultant, Hambley has worked across a broad set of industries and organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, healthcare (she has a background in healthcare), agriculture, education, government agencies, privately held businesses, start-up companies, and non-profit organizations. She served as adjunct faculty for the International MBA program at Middlebury Institute of International Studies and is on the teaching staff at California State University, Monterey Bay’s Extended Education Program (offering leadership development programs). She is a regular contributor in the Physician Practice Journal, where she writes about practical strategies to enhance personal resiliency, leadership, communication, and relationship skills for physicians. Dr. Hambley presents valuable insights on how to identify critical biases in diagnosis and case selections.

The objectives of Dr. Hambley’s talk include: Understanding how to translate brain science into practical skills and strategies; identifying critical cognitive biases and heuristics that impact decision making; and exploring the science behind “cognitive biases” and develop mitigation strategies to support better decision-making.