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- 1st Nov 2019
EAST for Health & Safety
The EAST framework focuses on four simple principles to encourage a behaviour: make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST). This version of EAST focuses on how the behavioural insights approach can help keep people safe when they are at work. This field of health and safety in the workplace…
- 1st Nov 2019
Keeping people safe at work using behavioural insights
It’s Friday and for many in the UK, the weekend means a trip to the local chippy to enjoy some fish and chips. But getting fish to our tables has a hidden high cost: commercial fishing remains one of the nation’s deadliest professions. One of the leading causes of death…
- 17th Jul 2019
Calling the very best of behavioural science: submissions for the BX Awards 2019 are now open!
Prizes for Outstanding Research and Outstanding Practitioner will be awarded at the Behavioural Exchange conference this September.
- 12th Jun 2019
Integrating health and social care: making it work for staff
Navigating the challenges facing local government
- 28th Jan 2019
Catching cancer early in Greater Manchester: Boosting GP referrals
In the second post of our 'catching cancer early' blog series we set out the findings from a trial in the Greater Manchester area that assessed the impact of social norm feedback on urgent cancer referral rates.
- 5th Nov 2018
Catching cancer early in Greater Manchester: new trial results
Almost half of the UK population will get cancer during their lifetime. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical for improving cancer survival rates and quality of life, yet one in five cases of cancer is still detected late through emergency hospital admissions. The national cancer screening programmes (breast, cervical and…
- Academic publication
- 12th May 2018
Testing Local Descriptive Norms and Salience of Enforcement Action: A Field Experiment to Increase Tax Collection
The use of behavioural science interventions, and particularly social norms, in tax compliance has become a growth industry for scholars and practitioners alike in recent years.
- 7th Aug 2015
"You have been selected": Driving uptake of Government schemes
In 2013 and 2014 BIT worked with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to design, launch and run the Growth Vouchers programme. After the scheme had launched the number of applications was lower than hoped. This is not an uncommon occurrence with Government schemes - lots of time and…