Dr. Victoria Hemming

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Affiliation: University of British Columbia

Dr. Hemming focuses on interdisciplinary approaches from decision science, risk analysis, and behavioral sciences to inform nature-related decisions, particularly at the intersection of climate change and justice.

Her research targets three key areas: enhancing decision quality, addressing data deficiencies, and bridging the decision-implementation gap. Dr. Hemming advocates for transparent communication about values, uncertainties, and trade-offs, emphasizing openness to alternative approaches. She envisions her work as co-created and reciprocal, grounded in a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on her acclaimed doctoral work at the University of Melbourne (2019) on structured expert elicitation methods, Dr. Hemming’s current research extends these foundations. Recognized with the 2020 Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in PhD thesis and an Editor’s recommendation, her work is widely applied by decision-makers to inform critical decisions and assessments.