Dr Alex Gyani
Alex is a Principal Advisor with the Behavioural Insights Team. Based in Sydney, he leads the research and evaluation functions of BIT Asia-Pacific, providing oversight of the team’s trials and evaluations in the region, as well as providing technical advice on how to run pragmatic RCTs in government. His work with the team over the past five years has cut across a wide set of policy areas. He has led and supported projects on childhood obesity, workers’ compensation, social housing, apprenticeships, domestic violence and health system efficiency, obesity, financial services, education, homelessness, tax, well-being measurement, and employment. He holds degrees in Psychology from the University of Oxford and the University of Reading. His PhD focused on encouraging people with anxiety and depression to seek treatment using a mobile phone app, and encouraging psychological therapists to use evidence based treatments. He is an associate editor for the Cognitive Therapist and his peer reviewed publications range from mental health policy, to 3D vision, to the science-practice gap.