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  • Publication
  • 28th Apr 2016

Behavioural insights and healthier lives

Dr David Halpern, CEO of the UK-based Behavioural Insights Team, summarises his stint as VicHealth’s inaugural Leading Thinker. Throughout his residency, David’s influence has introduced behavioural insights to VicHealth and partners as an approach to address the health and wellbeing issues facing Victoria.

  • Publication
  • 27th Apr 2016

Smart Meters Derogation Guidance: supporting energy supplier applications for trials of in-home display alternatives

Behavioural Insights Team, Madano and DECC co-drafted guidance for energy suppliers who wish to seek a derogation from the requirement to offer domestic consumers an In Home Display (IHD) as part of a smart meter installation, in order to trial alternative In Home Displays (IHDs).

  • Academic publication
  • 23rd Apr 2016

Provision of social norm feedback to high prescribers of antibiotics in general practice: a pragmatic national randomised controlled trial

Unnecessary antibiotic prescribing contributes to antimicrobial resistance.

  • Publication
  • 23rd Mar 2016

Reducing Mobile Phone Theft and Improving Security - Paper 2

This paper provides an updated picture of mobile phone theft, including an updated Mobile Phone Theft Ratio, to provide a more contemporary picture capturing the impact that the security features introduced by manufacturers have had on levels of theft.

  • Report
  • 22nd Mar 2016

Making the change: Behavioural factors in person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

Drawing on robust studies of what influences behaviour, this report sets out a number of factors that can lead to greater involvement in self-care. It is aimed at policymakers, commissioners, service designers and organisations working to promote more person- and community-centered approaches for health and wellbeing.

  • Academic publication
  • 26th Feb 2016

Nudge: Recent developments in behavioural science and public policy

Dr Michael Hallsworth, Director of BIT North America and Michael Sanders former Head of Research and Evaluations at BIT, discuss the increasing popularity of behavioural science among policymakers and explore the reason for it's rapid ascendancy in the UK political sphere. 

  • Academic publication
  • 1st Feb 2016

Can simple prompts increase bequest giving? Field evidence from a legal call centre

We report the findings of a field study demonstrating the importance of non-pecuniary mechanisms for bequest giving.

  • Publication
  • 14th Jan 2016

Evaluating Youth Social Action - Final Report

Can you really measure the value of young people taking part in social action? This report provides compelling and robust evidence that young people who take part in social action initiatives develop some of the most critical skills for employment and adulthood in the process.

  • Publication
  • 8th Dec 2015

A head for hiring: the behavioural science of recruitment and selection

This report, written for the CIPD by the Behavioural Insights Team, outlines ways in which harnessing knowledge about how we actually behave can help those engaged in recruitment to improve outcomes for organisations.

  • Academic publication
  • 20th Oct 2015

Stating Appointment Costs in SMS Reminders Reduces Missed Hospital Appointments: Findings from Two Randomised Controlled Trials

Missed hospital appointments are a major cause of inefficiency worldwide. Healthcare providers are increasingly using Short Message Service reminders to reduce ‘Did Not Attend’ (DNA) rates.