Fiona Fidler

A/Prof Fiona Fidler

Fiona is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, with a joint appointment in History and Philosophy of Science and BioSciences. She holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2016-2020, $750K) for investigating Reproducibility and Open Science. She sits on the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Badge Evaluation Committee, and is an Open Science Framework Ambassador. From 2006-2012 she was an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Geoff Cumming in the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University. Fidler and Cumming established the field of Statistical Cognition; their joint work has motivated policy change at several journals, in both psychology and ecology. Prior to that, her PhD in Philosophy of Science examined statistical reform in psychology, medicine and ecology, the damage caused by Null Hypothesis Significance Testing, and cognitive and social resistance to methodological change. Fidler is a co-PI on the SWARM project ($28M), funded under IARPA’s CREATE project. She also worked as a Senior Research Fellow on IARPA’s ACE (forecasting) project, with Prof Mark Burgman, a sub-awardee of the DAGGRE team. Fidler and her students developed the 4-point elicitation method for mitigating overconfidence, which is a key component of IDEA.