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Dr Esther Beierl

Biography:

In 2016, Dr Esther Beierl was an Academic Visitor at the Psychometrics Centre, working on big data and statistical learning approaches for the prediction of self-reported health conditions from Facebook ‘Likes’. She is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. Her work focusses on new statistical advances such as structural equation modelling and machine learning. She combines a strong background in research methods, statistics and psychometrics with great interest in applying these techniques for psychological assessment in health and clinical psychology.

Esther completed her PhD in psychology at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany, holding a PhD scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’), which is Germany’s largest and most prestigious funding body for students. In her PhD thesis, she worked on fit indices and factor scores in structural equation modelling.

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