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Lifting the lid on a live project: Bringing behavioural insights into NHS procurement

In his February 2016 independent report, Lord Carter announced the creation of a ‘model hospital’. The purpose of this imaginary hospital is to show ‘what good looks like’ by providing a set of metrics, best practice checklists and benchmarks for other hospitals to build into their procurement processes. This is a much-needed endeavour. Lord Carter […]

June 14, 2017

Work with us in London

Independent Chairperson and Non-Executive Director Three-year appointment Up to £5,000 per annum Based in Westminster The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking to recruit an Independent Chairperson and Non-Executive Director to the corporate trustee of BIT’s Employee Benefit Trust (EBT). The Chairperson will work alongside our two employee representative trustee Directors (one of whom also represents the […]

May 31, 2017

We’re hiring in London and New York

Project Coordinator, London The Behavioural Insights Team is looking for an exceptional candidate to join as a Project Coordinator to work in two of our policy teams (Productivity and Communities, Health, Employment, Equality and Revenue) based in our London office. As a Project Coordinator, you will be engaged in a number of tasks to support the successful […]

May 18, 2017

Work with us to create a code for online decisions and ethics

We now have endless new ways to connect, learn, and share ideas at our fingertips. Digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in our society. While this networked age is often empowering, navigating online environments is challenging. Children and teenagers are the first generation to have grown up surrounded by digital technology, with more […]

May 17, 2017

Job opportunity at BIT North America

Associate Advisor/Advisor, Research  Start date: immediate Full time: 40 hours per week, part-time option available Contract: permanent (At Will contract) Salary: $57,000 – $72,000 per annum, plus benefits Location: Brooklyn, New York The Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) is recruiting for a new member of our North America team to design, conduct, and evaluate randomized controlled trials […]

May 4, 2017

Introducing Promptable: A BI Venture

Over the last three years, we’ve been working as part of the Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK) research centre on a series of trials that use text messages to boost attendance and grades at further education colleges. We’ve learned a lot about how to get students to show up to class, and how to help […]

April 21, 2017

Think Small to Reach Big: a new book by Owain Service & Rory Gallagher

The Behavioural Insights Team was created to help apply a more nuanced understanding of human behaviour to government policy, and to spread the understanding of behavioural science. Governments across the globe are now using behavioural insights to make better policy. But from the outset, we found that there has been interest not just in how […]

April 6, 2017

Inspirational students encourage university applications

Young people from lower income families, or families without a history of university attendance, are much less likely to apply to university than their peers, even when they get the grades to do so (Anders, 2012). They’re also particularly less likely to apply to selective universities – despite these universities often offering more generous financial […]

March 31, 2017

Terror in Westminster

The BIT London office is just off Parliament Square, so Wednesday’s tragic events were truly on our doorstep. Thank you for the many concerned emails that we have received from colleagues across the world, though much more important are the condolences and thoughts for those hurt or killed, and for their relatives. It seems that […]

March 24, 2017

Supportive text messaging to encourage student success

Today, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has announced that they are funding three interventions to help improve outcomes for 16-18-year-old students who are resitting their GCSEs. We are excited that the social support intervention we’ve developed is one of them. Many of us might take for granted that someone in our lives cares about our […]

March 24, 2017