Dr. Thomas Hancock
- Position: Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: behavioural modelling; discrete choice models; mathematical psychology
- Email: T.O.Hancock@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 8768
- Location: Room 2.15 Institute for Transport Studies (34-40 University Road)
- Website: Google Site | Twitter | LinkedIn | Googlescholar | Researchgate
I completed my PhD thesis “Travel behaviour modelling at the interface between econometrics and mathematical psychology” in 2019 and have worked at ITS as a research fellow since March 2019. A link to my thesis is here. I am currently working on the NEXUS project.
“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket: the benefits of a sequential latent class approach for model averaging” (September 2021), TU Delft (Netherlands).
“Quantum choice models for capturing changes in choice contexts” (video link, September 2021), O.P. Jindal Global University (India).
“Introducing quantum probability to large-scale travel behaviour modelling” (March 2021), O.P. Jindal Global University (India).
“Decision field theory for choices in real-world settings”, November 2020, University of Basel (Switzerland).
"Quantum probability: a new method for modelling travel choices", December 2018, University of Stirling (UK).
"Decision field theory: improvements to current methodology and contrasts with standard choice modelling techniques", April 2017, KU Leuven (Belgium).
- The 2019 Eric Pas Award, for the best dissertation in travel behaviour research, awarded by the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR).
- Award for the most innovative application of choice modelling named in honour of Andrew Daly, 6th International Choice Modelling Conference, August 2019.
- Best student-led paper, 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, April 2017.
My main areas of interest are:
- Understanding the decision-making process
- The integration of (econometric) choice modelling and mathematical psychology
- Model specification and interpretation
- Moral choice behaviour
My work thus far has focussed on the implementation of decision field theory and ideas from quantum cognition within choice modelling.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- Doctor of Philosophy in Transport Studies (Choice Modelling), 2019, University of Leeds, UK.
- BSc Mathematics, 2014, University of St Andrews, UK