Ian Belton

Research Associate, University of Strathclyde

Ian Belton’s research expertise centres on the theory and practice of human judgment and decision making at both the individual and group level. He has conducted decision-making research in a range of applied contexts including strategic management, risk and reliability evaluations, the criminal justice system and the defence and security sectors. He also has substantial experience of scenario-based foresight methods as a researcher, lecturer and practitioner. Ian’s work involves using both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as mixed methods designs. He believes in applying a pragmatic approach to data collection and analysis with the aim of obtaining satisfying answers to interesting and important research questions. His work has been published in a range of journals including Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Applied Cognitive Psychology, and the Journal of Empirical Legal