About Me

Professional Bio

My research examines whether and how science self-corrects, focusing on psychology. I study the research methods and practices used in psychology, as well as structural systems in science, such as peer review. I also examine whether people know themselves, and where our blind spots are in our self-knowledge. I teach research methods.

I am editor in chief of Psychological Science (as of 1 Jan, 2024) and co-founder (with Brian Nosek) of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science.

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Contact: my email address is my first name at gmail dot com

Personal Bio

I live part time in Melbourne, and part time in Sydney with my partner Alex Holcombe and his kids.

My parents are French and Iranian. I was born in 1980 in France, grew up mostly in California, then lived in Minnesota, Austin, St. Louis, and back in California. Now, because of this tweet, I live and work in Australia. Be careful what you tweet.

My hobbies include tweeting, watching TV, traveling, sitting in cafes, petting dogs and other animals, reading, bushwalking (i.e., hiking), paddleboarding, and reading & critiquing other people's papers (sometimes for my job).

You can find some pictures of my previous dog, Bear, here and here.

Research Group

We study the behavior of humans, including psychologists and other scientists.


The metascience part of our work examines practices and norms in psychology (and beyond), including what research methods are commonly used, how to evaluate the quality of research in psychology, and how to make science more self-correcting.

Social & Personality Psychology

We also examine how well people know themselves. Are we aware of our own behaviour and of how others see us? Do others sometimes know us better than we know ourselves? Where are the blind spots in our self-knowledge?

Sometimes, we combine these two lines of research and examine how scientists perceive themselves, how they behave, and how they are perceived by others.

Interested in joining the lab and doing research with us? Fill out this form!

University of Melbourne & UC Davis

Beth Clarke

Beth Clarke a PhD student at the University of Melbourne doing metaresearch primarily in social and personality psychology. She is particularly interested in how science generates and disseminates knowledge. Her PhD research focuses on the claims psychologists make in their published articles, and the statistical evidence they report to support their claims. Beth also studies how research practices have changed in psychology over the course of the replication crisis.

Sarah Schiavone

Sarah is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She received an M.S. in experimental psychology from the University of Kentucky and a PhD in psychology at UC Davis. Her research explores perceptions (and meta-perceptions) of scientists and scientific practices, evaluations of research quality, and changes in the characteristics and credibility of research published in social and personality psychology over time. Sarah is also interested in the development of tools and guidelines to improve the peer review process and to aid researchers in identifying threats to the validity of psychological research.

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Tom Hardwicke

Dr Tom Hardwicke is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from University College London in 2016 and subsequently completed post-doctoral fellowships at The Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford University (METRICS), The QUEST Center for Responsible Research at ChariteĢ Berlin, and the Department of Psychology at The University of Amsterdam. Tom works on a variety of meta-research (research-on-research) projects related to transparency, bias, peer review, scientific criticism, and reproducibility.


Rose O'Dea

Rose is a Mary Lugton Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her research includes behavioural ecology, meta-analysis, and meta-science, and she is President of the Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (SORTEE).

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Meet Seaboat, the lovable bearded whale and official mascot of the lab! With his majestic beard and wise, soulful eyes, Seaboat embodies the spirit of curiosity and exploration that defines our research endeavors. As a symbol of strength, wisdom, and the deep, uncharted waters of discovery, Seaboat reminds us to navigate uncharted territories with courage and determination. Whether he's splashing through the waves of data or guiding us through the currents of discovery, Seaboat's presence brings joy and camaraderie to our lab. [written by chatgpt]


Hugo was born in California and followed Simine to Australia. He is still getting used to walking on the left side. He sticks his tongue out to the side when he is deliriously happy.