Clara Schirren

Research Scientist - Guest

Clara Schirren is a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and a guest at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the University of Potsdam. She is interested in the question of how good decisions can be made, especially in a complex and uncertain world. She is one of the executive researchers on the VisRisk project funded by the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung [German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment] to improve the communication of complex evidence in risk assessments to the general public, and in the project Drohnenrisiken verstehen [understanding drone risks], which is funded by the Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur [Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure]. In addition to this, she has developed a statistical model that theoretically assesses the usefulness of tests in medical diagnosis. 

  • Since 2020: Research scientist at Max Planck Institute for Human Development and guest at Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the University of Potsdam
  • 2018-2019: Research scientist at Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
  • 2018: Master of Science (MSc.) in Psychology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2014-2018: Student Assistant at Harding Center for Risk Literacy and in the group Adaptive Behaviour and Cognition (ABC), Max Planck Institute for Human Development

 

Publications

Schirren, C., Lein, I., Diel, F., & Jenny, M. (2019). Zahlen können Verwirrung stiften. Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 116(38), A1642–A1646, A5.