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Martin Wessel

Martin is an Associate Advisor in our Home Affairs and Social Cohesion team. He works on policy areas spanning crime, justice and social capital and mobility. Before joining BIT, Martin worked in financial services with a particular focus on microfinance. Martin holds an MSc in Behavioural Science from LSE which…

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Erin Britton

Erin is a Senior Advisor at BIT Americas. Prior to joining BIT, Erin worked as a social impact consultant, providing strategy, capacity building, and program evaluation support to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and foundations across the U.S. and internationally. Her work and interests lie in managing change, building strong, collaborative…

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  • 16th Mar 2021

Narratives as a tool: shifting mindsets at scale

Stories provide an accessible way of presenting complex issues. They make it easier for us to relate to people from different backgrounds. Stories' ability to transport us can also make us less likely to push back against the assumptions in a narrative. They can even change health behaviors; researchers have…

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  • 9th Oct 2020

Nudging to boost volunteer sign-ups during the coronavirus crisis

BIT and the Local Government Association (LGA) partnered with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) to encourage good deeds and maintain altruistic behaviours throughout the crisis. We developed a set of messages designed to encourage volunteering behaviours. To maximise the impact of these messages we incorporated several behavioural insights or nudges…

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  • 3rd Mar 2020

R&D in the Third Sector

At BIT we’ve been doing a growing amount of work in recent years to support third sector organisations and funders to develop their programmes, particularly in the fields of social action and social capital. This often involves helping organisations to develop theories of change and do robust evaluations. In the…

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Saul Wodak

Saul is an Associate Advisor in our Sydney office. Saul joined the Behavioural Insights Team after completing an MSc in Behaviour Change at University College London, with a primary research focus on pro-environmental behaviour change and sustainable food consumption. Saul also has a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of…

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Kirstie Paul

Kirstie is an Advisor with BIT Americas and works primarily on helping local and city governments apply behavioral insights to policy. Kirstie holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Bath and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. Prior to joining BIT, Kirstie worked in various psychology…

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Sebastian Salomon

Sebastian is a Senior Advisor leading international development projects at BIT. He has 5 years experience running social impact projects to address social challenges and has advised over 35 governments, government agencies, and civic purpose organizations to apply behavioral science strategies and rigorous evaluation approaches to pursue sustainable development goals.…

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  • 26th Jun 2019

We asked our colleagues to talk to strangers - this is what happened

Could we encourage our co-workers to strike up new social connections on their way into the office?

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  • 23rd May 2019

Using small changes to tackle loneliness

Last week, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration published a new report, written in conjunction with The Challenge. It includes ideas to bring people together and reduce loneliness, such as using public transport as a place to spark conversation and connections, encouraging the development of intergenerational care homes,…