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  • Blog
  • 6th Feb 2020

BIT Crime Week #4 What works to prevent violence?

The Victorian surgeon, Robert Liston, was known as “the fastest knife in the West End”, supposedly amputating a leg in under two and a half minutes.1 In 1846, he also pioneered the use of ether as an anaesthetic, allowing patients to undergo surgery pain-free. The practice was rapidly adopted by surgeons,…

  • Blog
  • 7th Feb 2020

BIT Crime Week Blog #5 Phishing and behavioural science

On 4 May 2000, millions of computers were infected with a virus that erased enough files to cause around £12bn worth of damage worldwide. An email virus that appeared to be a love letter from a friend. The message read: Subject line: ILOVEYOU Body of email: Kindly check the attached…

  • Person

Tom McMinigal

Tom is an Advisor at BIT France. Before joining BIT he worked as a policy advisor to the Chief Minister of Jersey and as a committee clerk for the Parliament of Jersey. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant for Deloitte. Since joining BIT, Tom has worked on a…

  • Blog
  • 6th May 2020

Domestic abuse: another emergency that needs to be addressed

Since the 23rd of March, when the UK lockdown started, there has been a surge in domestic abuse. Calls to Refuge’s national helpline have increased by 49% compared to before the pandemic, and 14 women and 2 children lost their lives from violence in the home in the space of…

  • Person

Anysia Nguyen

Anysia is a Research Advisor at BIT France. Before joining BIT she worked at the National Centre for Social Research, the UK’s leading independent social research institute. As a member of the evaluation team there she focused on the design and implementation of randomised controlled trials and quasi-experiments to evaluate…

  • Blog
  • 6th Jan 2021

BIT Goes to Washington

It’s now one year since BIT set up its office in Washington, DC - we reflect on establishing ourselves in this new market in an exciting but unusual time.

  • Blog
  • 19th Feb 2021

Crime - a behavioural perspective part 1: A £60 billion policy question

I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who. - Rudyard Kipling (1902), Just So Stories A brutal murder, an ingenious bank robbery, the latest Scandi crime thriller - few things capture our imagination…

  • Blog
  • 23rd Feb 2021

What impact does remote working have on workplace sexist and sexually harassing behaviours?

Everyone should be valued and treated as equal regardless of gender. Yet in too many workplaces, sexist behaviours and sexual harassment are still a problem. In Australia, one in three people have been sexually harassed in the workplace in the past 5 years.  Reducing sexist behaviours and sexual harassment in…

  • Report
  • 15th Mar 2021

Nudging bystanders to combat sexual harassment in Bangladesh

Results from our trial in Bangladesh which aimed to reduce sexual harassment on buses running in Dhaka.

  • Blog
  • 23rd Apr 2021

Nudging bystanders to fight sexual harassment isn’t easy, but could make perpetrators think twice

Many of us would like to think we’d do something to stop sexual harassment if it happened right in front of our eyes. Indeed when we surveyed over 3,000 commuters getting off public buses in Dhaka, 9 out of 10 respondents listed at least one helpful action they would take…