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  • Report
  • 15th Sep 2011

Behavioural Insights Team annual update 2010-11

The Behavioural Insights Team’s Annual Update 2010-11 provides a summary of the Team’s work since it was set up in July 2010.

  • Report
  • 20th Sep 2012

Behavioural Insights Team’s Annual Update 2011/12

  • Blog
  • 5th Dec 2012

Measuring national wellbeing

At the end of November, the Office of National Statistic (ONS) released its latest update in its Measuring National Wellbeing programme. This is an ambitious project that seeks to develop a broader and more balanced measure of progress than GDP alone. The data shows that, despite more than doubling our…

  • Blog
  • 8th Feb 2013

More behavioural based research to improve health outcomes?

More than half the years of healthy life lost are as a result of behavioural or lifestyle factors, such as smoking, poor diet or lack of exercise. This is before we factor in social relationships and frame of mind – having someone to talk to and a positive outlook on life…

  • Report
  • 23rd Dec 2013

Applying Behavioural Insights to Organ Donation

A randomised controlled trial measured how successful different approaches were in encouraging more people to join the Organ Donor Register.

  • Blog
  • 30th Dec 2013

Applying Behavioural Insights to Organ Donation

Increasing sign up rates to the Organ Donor Register is a key to reducing the number of people dying each year due to a lack of available organs for transplant. The Behavioural Insights Team has been working with NHS Blood and Transplant, Government Digital Services, the Department of Health and…

  • Blog
  • 31st Dec 2013

New Year’s Resolutions For A Happier Life

The new year is often a time for reflection, when our achievements and failings over the past twelve months are the most salient. This reflection prompts many to make resolutions, promising to do better at one or more facet of their lives in the coming year. Last year, we offered…

  • Person

Dr Michael Hallsworth

Dr Michael Hallsworth is Managing Director of BIT Americas. Before his current role, Michael led BIT's global work on health and tax for five years. Michael was previously a Senior Policy Advisor in the Cabinet Office of the UK government and has in-depth experience of both policy development and service…

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Elspeth Kirkman

Elspeth joined BIT while it was still part of the Cabinet Office. During her time with BIT she held various roles, including overseeing health and education work and setting up and leading the North American office. She is the author of two books relating to behavioural science: Behavioral Insights (2020,…

  • Blog
  • 20th Mar 2014

Well-being and policy

In Berlin for release of the Gus O’Donnell report on Wellbeing and Policy, due for publication in London tomorrow. Gus, the former Cabinet Secretary to three Prime Ministers, took on the Commission both at the encouragement of the current PM (speech) but also because of Gus’s own passionate interest in…