Robin Gregory is Senior Research Scientist with Decision Research in Eugene, Oregon and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. He works on problems of policy and risk analysis, stakeholder consultation, environmental and adaptive management, prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, choice under uncertainty, and community and indigenous health assessment. Clients include government departments in the US and Canada, international organizations, NGOs, and a variety of programs and agencies interesting in improving the decision-making skills of their members. His research and applied work emphasizes collaborative decision-aiding approaches that help participants to understand their own and others’ responses to the consequences of actions characterized by multiple dimensions, substantial uncertainty, and often controversy. In such cases, defensible choices need to be made across different options; the use of structured decision methods can serve as the basis for generating better alternatives and for creating more broadly accepted options. Robin has written and consulted extensively on the subject of informing public policy choices and is first author of the book “Structured Decision Making: A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices” (Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2012). He has a BA in Economics from Yale University, an MA from the University of British Columbia in Natural Resources Management, and an interdisciplinary PhD from UBC in Psychology, Ecology, and Economics.
Gregory, Robin & Halteman, Philip & Satterfield, Terre. (2023). Methods for assessing social and cultural losses. Science (New York, N.Y.). 381. 478-481. 10.1126/science.adi2206.
Hagerman, Shannon & Satterfield, Terre & Nawaz, Sara & Peterson St-Laurent, Guillaume & Kozak, Robert & Gregory, Robin. (2021). Social comfort zones for transformative conservation decisions in a changing climate. Conservation Biology. 35. 10.1111/cobi.13759.
Gregory, Robin & Halteman, Philip & Kotaska, Jana & Satterfield, Terre. (2020). Compensating Indigenous social and cultural losses: a community-based multiple-attribute approach. Ecology and Society. 25. 10.5751/ES-12038-250404.