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- Working paper
- 19th Dec 2023
BIT Working Paper No. 003 / A randomised controlled trial to measure the impact of supportive text messages on attendance and engagement with treatment among lmproving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) patients
In 2019/20 1.7 million people were referred into the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service in England. Of these, one in three did not complete a course of treatment (defined as attending two or more treatment appointments). One reason for dropout is long wait times with limited communication.
- 21st Nov 2022
Explore: Four simple ways to map and unpack behaviour
Through our work we have identified some of the fundamentals of doing good Explore work. This handbook aims to help behavioural insights practitioners apply them to developing their own solutions.
- 8th Jul 2022
Encouraging employees to return to the office while maintaining flexibility and choice
Hybrid working is here to stay. Although many organisations offer hybrid work arrangements, there are still some ongoing challenges. Specifically, organisations have observed misalignment and even tension between managers and employees about their preferred number of days in the office. This is described in detail in the recent RMIT report,…
- 17th Jun 2022
Allowing fathers to be present
Fathers can be quite important. I’ve got a good one and am very grateful for it. The behavioural science evidence also backs me up. Early paternal participation has a positive impact on a child’s IQ, mental and physical health, career success, and happiness. When fathers do spend time with their…
- 10th Nov 2021
Increasing court attendance in New Zealand with behavioural science
When defendants miss a court appointment, many things can happen. Most of these are bad.
- 22nd Oct 2021
Podcast: Antibiotic resistance, health inequality and the replication crisis
On Christmas Eve December 2020, the World Health Organisation named Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and health inequities as 2 of the 10 global health threats to track in 2021
- Academic publication
- 22nd Oct 2021
Using a randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of social norms feedback to reduce antibiotic prescribing without increasing inequities
We aimed to test whether a social-norm-based intervention successful elsewhere would have an effect on GPs with high prescribing rates of antibiotics. We also aimed to assess the effects on prescribing for Māori and Pacific patients.
- 30th Jul 2021
What’s in a leaderboard?
In the last week, you may have found that a leaderboard has become an unexpected addition to your morning routine. Every morning you now wake up, pick up your phone and check where your country sits on the Olympic medal table. Although they look simple, leaderboards can have a big…
- 15th Jun 2021
Making Markets Better
The economic shocks of COVID-19 have both highlighted the need for, and presented the opportunity to, rethink markets and market policies. Drawing on the work of our The Behavioural Economy report, Making Markets Better explores how we can revolutionise markets through a behavioural lens and evidence-based strategies, in order to…
- 30th Apr 2021
How can we encourage institutional investors to make climate friendly decisions?
To combat climate change, US$90 trillion is needed in sustainable investments by 2030. However markets aren’t moving fast enough. The Paris Climate Agreement calls out the role of the finance industry in boosting green innovation and low carbon industries. The question remains however, as to whether shifting to more sustainable…