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Dr Bonnie Wintle

Dr Bonnie Wintle

Research Associate,

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), University of Cambridge


Biography:

Bonnie Wintle is a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER). Her research focuses on ‘horizon scanning’ for the early identification, management and mitigation of possible extreme risks associated with future technological advances. Horizon scanning is a way of sorting through the deluge of complex information and data faced by policy and decision makers, to look for trends or signals that deserve attention. Bonnie’s research interests also include techniques to improve expert judgement, particularly for environmental decision making and conservation.

She completed her PhD in 2013 in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Prof. Mark Burgman and Dr Fiona Fidler. Bonnie has an Honours degree in plant ecology, and her more recent focus has been on expert elicitation in biosecurity. She is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA), and has also worked with industry and in government for a national parks agency.

Keywords

  • biosecurity
  • emerging risks and benefits associated with rapidly changing technologies
  • improving judgements and decision making in data-poor domains
  • horizon scanning
  • biodiversity conservation