PhD Topic: Incoherence in moral judgments
PhD Supervisors: Dr Matteo Galizzi (PBS) and Professor Alex Voorhoeve (Department of Philosophy)
Veronika Luptakova is a behavioural scientist and a doctoral candidate at the LSE’s Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. Veronika's PhD research lies at the intersection of experimental moral philosophy and cognitive psychology, aiming to inform public policy. Specifically, she explores how people deal with incoherence in their moral judgments. She is interested in questions such as – Are people able and willing to recognize that their moral judgments are mutually inconsistent? (When) are they likely to resolve such incoherence? Is moral incoherence a sign of a bias? She uses a mixed-methods approach, combining experiments with qualitative research to gain a deeper insight into people’s moral judgments.
In addition to her PhD research, Veronika brings learnings from behavioural science to her consulting work for organisations seeking to build stronger ethical culture. Previously, she was an advisor for the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team, designing and evaluating solutions to help people better manage their money. She also worked as a program manager at a global e-commerce company and as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.
Veronika holds an MSc in Behavioural Science from LSE, Postgraduate Diploma in Theology from The University of Oxford, a Master’s degree in Law from Charles University in Prague and a Master’s in Economics from the University of Economics in Prague. She was awarded the 'Context Matters' Prize for Best Overall Performance on the Executive MSc Behavioural Science and is a recipient of the LSE PhD Studentship.