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  • Blog
  • 20th Nov 2019

Women only apply for jobs when 100% qualified. Fact or fake news?

When Sheryl Sandberg published her book Lean In in 2013, a catchy finding mentioned in it started to turn into received wisdom: men apply for positions if they meet just 60% of the requirements, while women only apply if they meet 100% of them. It did not take long for…

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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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Tim Hardy

Tim is a Research Advisor in the Research and Evaluations team. He works on experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations across a variety of policy areas such as energy and sustainability, equality and diversity, local government and services, and work and the economy. Before joining BIT, Tim completed an MPhil in Economics…

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Dr Bowen J Fung

Bowen is a Senior Research Advisor in our Sydney office. His work focuses on public health, sustainability and the effective use of data to gain new insights. Bowen completed a PhD in cognitive science at the University of Melbourne. His thesis looked at how time perception is incorporated into different…

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Leah Everist

Leah is a Senior Advisor in BIT’s New York office, where she leads BIT's portfolio of collaborations with US States. She has led work with teams around the country on using behavioral insights to improve the inclusiveness and effectiveness of programs that serve the public, designing for challenges such as…

  • Blog
  • 6th Mar 2020

More than a few bad apples? What behavioural science tells us about reducing sexual harassment

With Harvey Weinstein’s recent conviction for sexual crimes, it feels like some progress has been made towards taking sexual harassment more seriously. As behavioural scientists working on gender equality, we try to understand how to best combat sexual harassment in the workplace - and whether it is, indeed, about more…

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  • 7th May 2020

Britain Connects: take part in our project to bring Britain together

As people across the country step outside of their homes this evening to clap for carers, we can see how the coronavirus crisis has created shared experience without precedent for all of us. We are working with the Mirror, the Daily Express and local newspapers in Britain on a unique…

  • Blog
  • 29th May 2020

‘Double nudge’ encourages employers to offer flexibility, in turn boosting job application rates

We discuss an innovative trial we ran last year, showing how employers can reach a wider pool of talent by boosting their offer of flexibility at work. 

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  • 26th Jun 2020

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities in the UK and what we can do about it

Of the almost 10,000 patients critically ill with COVID-19 in hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since the start of the outbreak in the UK, 33% were from Black, Asian, Mixed or Other ethnic minorities - even though people from these groups account for 14% of the population (excluding…

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  • 1st Jul 2020

PRIDE reflection blog 🏳️‍🌈: How defaults impact the LGBTQIA+ community

There are few concepts as renowned or respected in behavioural science as the power of defaults. Defaults refer to the ‘status quo’ or ‘business-as-usual’ option that is pre-selected, by design or by accident, by the architect of choice. Default options can have a profound impact on human decision making. However,…