None of us know what is going to happen in the future, either to ourselves or society. Yet we still have to make decisions, whether it’s a personal dilemma (should I cut down my drinking?), or a political choice (should there be a minimum alcohol price?). Making important decisions in the face of uncertainty is unsettling and difficult, and so is a vital area of academic research.
From cybercrime to earthquakes, influenza to air travel, our research in the field of risk and uncertainty reflects issues that are of crucial importance. It is an extraordinarily diverse area.
Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk