Simon T. van Baal
I am currently studying the relationship between self-control and impulsivity, and the influence of social norms in the pandemic. I started my PhD in 2019 at Monash University, funded by the Monash Warwick Alliance. I am passionate about creating research output that could help people in the general public, and making my research as open and transparent as I can.
Before I came to Australia, I studied Economics and Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Behavioural and Economic Science at the University of Warwick.
I am a member of Cognition and Philosophy Lab at Monash, headed by Professor Jakob Hohwy. The lab's produces exciting research, which ranges from consciousness research to behavioural science.
Highlighted research output
The Self-Isolation Game
In a multi-industry collaboration between Monash Health, Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Torus Games, and inGenious AI, we developed a chatbot with behavioural interventions designed to improve decision making during the pandemic.
Find it here.