Dr Dyedra Morrissey

Dyedra is a scientist, academic and consultant who has been teaching undergraduates and graduates at the University of Oxford for the past four years. She has taught research design and data analysis in the Experimental Psychology Department and has been lecturing on research methods, time management and the psychology of forecasting as part of the executive MSc Major Project Management at the Saïd Business School. She has also tutored students at different colleges and departments on study skills, revision techniques and time management.  She has a deep passion for the psychology of education and learning and is always keen to discover new research and develop new methods in this area.

Dyedra completed her DPhil, MSc and BA in Experimental Psychology at Pembroke College. Her interdisciplinary work focuses on Time Management, the Psychology of Time Perception and the Science of Forecasting. Her research especially investigates the psychological and situational variables underlying "The Planning Fallacy", a term coined by Kahneman and Tversky in 1977, which describes the well-known phenomenon that people often underestimate the time it will take them to complete a task. Dyedra’s research explores the reasons and possible solutions for this phenomenon in everyday-life and academic tasks but also for large-scale business projects that have often been prone to time and cost over-runs. As a consultant she advises public and private sector clients on time management, forecasting and schedule delay prevention/mitigation.

While a DPhil student at Pembroke, Dyedra won 2nd place in the University of Oxford 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition and represented Oxford at the national 3MT Semi-Finals - to see her winning presentation click here.

Dr Dyedra Morrissey

Dyedra is a scientist, academic and consultant who has been teaching undergraduates and graduates at the University of Oxford for the past four years. She has taught research design and data analysis in the Experimental Psychology Department and has been lecturing on research methods, time management and the psychology of forecasting as part of the executive MSc Major Project Management at the Saïd Business School. She has also tutored students at different colleges and departments on study skills, revision techniques and time management.  She has a deep passion for the psychology of education and learning and is always keen to discover new research and develop new methods in this area.

Dyedra completed her DPhil, MSc and BA in Experimental Psychology at Pembroke College. Her interdisciplinary work focuses on Time Management, the Psychology of Time Perception and the Science of Forecasting. Her research especially investigates the psychological and situational variables underlying "The Planning Fallacy", a term coined by Kahneman and Tversky in 1977, which describes the well-known phenomenon that people often underestimate the time it will take them to complete a task. Dyedra’s research explores the reasons and possible solutions for this phenomenon in everyday-life and academic tasks but also for large-scale business projects that have often been prone to time and cost over-runs. As a consultant she advises public and private sector clients on time management, forecasting and schedule delay prevention/mitigation.

While a DPhil student at Pembroke, Dyedra won 2nd place in the University of Oxford 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition and represented Oxford at the national 3MT Semi-Finals - to see her winning presentation click here.