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Research interests

Dr Hinvest's research investigates individual and collective decision-making through the lens of neuroeconomics. He predominantly uses neural imaging and behavioural analyses to investigate conscious and subconscious factors influencing decisions that we make individually or socially.
As examples, Dr Hinvest's work has investigated how inter-brain synchrony may be associated with the emergence of representations of connectedness in social interaction. Inter-brain synchrony is a nascent scientific field investigating overlapping brain activity within individuals sharing a social environment, typically sharing a common goal. His work elucidates the potential psychological mechanisms involved and the applications, e.g., within team performance. 
A further example is his research on conscious and subconscious psychological factors influencing investment decision-making, focusing particularly on the interaction between cognitions and emotions. 
Dr Hinvest employs several methodologies in his work including hyper-EEG, eye-tracking, psychophysiological measurement (e.g., skin conductance), experimental behavioural testing (lab-based and online) and surveys. 

Teaching interests

Dr Hinvest's teaching resides predominantly within the field of behavioural and neuroeconomics.

He is the Director of Studies for our MSc Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour. This MSc provides students with the opportunity to develop a truly interdiscipinary perspective and understanding of how human beings make decisions, and how we can develop predictive models of behaviour. Such an understanding can be extremely valuable and sought after by empoyers in field such as policy development and deployment, behavioural insights, consumer psychology, HR, healthcare, risk management and beyond.

For more details on the MSc Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour, search for the course on the University of Bath website. Dr Hinvest welcomes emails from potential applicants. 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Dr Hinvest welcomes applications from applicants interested in creation of knowledge and/or applications mainly focused on taking a cognitive neuroscience approach to the investigation of collective or individual decision-making (focusing on healthy adult populations). 

Examples of such work may include breaking new ground in the understanding and/or applications of inter-brain synchrony or developing science-led applications for improvement of financial decision-making or collective decision-making performance. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • BF Psychology
  • HB Economic Theory


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