CV Patrick Forscher
Patrick S. Forscher is a Research Lead at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics (https://busaracenter.org/), a research center headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that is focused on using behavioral science in service of alleviating poverty. At Busara, Patrick is heading up Busara’s internal research agenda, which has three focus areas: (1) making behavioral science less focused on the Global North; (2) ethical treatment of research participants; and (3) best practices in research methods.
Prior to joining Busara, Patrick worked at Universite Grenoble Alpes as a Research Scientist and Funding Lead for the Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA; https://psysciacc.org/), a non-profit that does highly collaborative, international, “big team science”-style research projects in psychology. As Funding Lead, Patrick devised the PSA’s first funding strategy, led and supported at least nine grant proposals, initiated the PSA’s non-profit process, and supported efforts to formalize the PSA’s organizational structure. Patrick is also co-leading his own “big team science” project through the PSA, a project testing the robustness of the stereotype threat effect among Black college students in the United States (https://psyarxiv.com/6hju9/). He also supported six more PSA projects as either a methodologist, funding advisor, and project manager. Finally, Patrick led a working paper that formalizes costs, benefits, and barriers of the “big team science” approach (https://psyarxiv.com/2mdxh/).
Lastly, with Hans IJzerman, Patrick is co-supervising Adeyemi Adetula, a PhD student from Nigeria whose dissertation work is focused on “big team science” projects in Africa. Patrick assisted in a position paper on how psychology’s “credibility revolution” (including the “big team science” movement) can synergize with development goals in Africa (https://osf.io/preprints/africarxiv/e57bq/). Finally, Patrick supported Ade in developing a network of 46 collaborators in Africa to conduct collaborative replications of selected psychology findings discovered in the Global North (for example, see https://osf.io/preprints/africarxiv/hxjbu/).