Richard Mann is a University Academic Fellow in the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds. Previously he held postdoctoral positions at Uppsala University, The Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm and ETH Zurich. He completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2010.
Dr Mann's research is focused on collective behaviour and cognitive reasoning. He is interested in how individuals learn about the world by observing the actions and decisions of others, and how this in turn affects their own behaviour and ultimately the behaviour of whole groups. His goal is to understanding the basis for individual choices and their collective consequences, and through this knowledge to discover how collective behaviour can be predicted, controlled and optimised.