Thomas Magor is a PhD student within the UQ Business School whose research primarily focuses on exploring consumer decision making within the framework of behavioral decision theory (BDT) using structural choice models (Rungie, Coote, Louviere 2011; 2012).

Researcher biography

I'm interested in modelling consumer choice to uncover the hidden patterns in our decision making. I am passionate about public transport, sustainable travel/tourism, mobility in cities, consumers use of technology and societal wellbeing. I've published in the Journal of Choice Modelling, Frontiers in Psychology, and the Annals of Tourism Research, as well as presented at international conferences in Japan, USA and Australia. In my PhD I studied complex decision making in public transport and air travel by using latent variable structural choice models to find patterns in consumer heterogeneity attributable to the choice context and account for these patterns using behavioural decision theory. After graduating I worked at the Japanese International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI) in Tokyo, Japan as a behavioural economist. I have since returned to the UQ Business Schools where I am now focussed on developing the new business analytics major as part of the new Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) program.