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  • Blog
  • 23rd Nov 2022

Quantifying the impact of obesity prevention policies in the UK

For children and adults in the UK, unhealthy food is in the spotlight everywhere. Online, on TV, in supermarkets - promotions and advertising put calorie-dense and unhealthy food centre stage. The promotion, affordability, availability and consumption of such foods are among the main drivers of obesity, a public health challenge that…

  • Blog
  • 20th Oct 2022

Home is where their work is

The unique workplace safety issues faced by in-home disability and aged care workers

  • Blog
  • 13th Oct 2022

Should banks encourage green behaviours?

Given the wealth of data they hold, banks are very well placed to provide timely and personalised advice on sustainability of purchases

  • Blog
  • 5th Oct 2022

Investors are stuck between climate commitments and action

Many financial institutions have announced major climate commitments. Are they real shifts or just empty claims to capitalise on greener consumer preferences?

  • Blog
  • 29th Sep 2022

We need to talk about climate. But how?

From a behavioural perspective, communicating climate change is rife with difficulties

  • Blog
  • 28th Sep 2022

Supporting employees to save via Credit Unions in Northern Ireland

Payroll saving schemes can help people struggling to save but they are only offered by about 3% of UK employers with over 100 employees and take-up rates are in the single digits.

  • Report
  • 22nd Sep 2022

Using behavioural insights to reduce gift-giving in a Tanzanian public hospital

Previous research has shown that social norms of gift-giving and reciprocity are linked to patterns of bribery in the Tanzanian health sector. Health facility staff that do not accept a gift or reciprocate a favour are often punished by means of gossip, criticism, and even social isolation, further enforcing the…

  • Current project

How can we make support services more accessible and impactful?

In Year 2 of the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we will be increasing our focus on support services and treatment for those at risk of, or experiencing gambling harm. One of our Year 2 aims is to improve access to gambling support services. This is currently in the scoping…

  • Current project

The world is full of adverts, some more harmful than others. What does the gambling ads ecosystem look like?

In Year 2 of the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we will be exploring and mapping gambling ads for slot games, to identify common features and inducements, categorise how inducements are presented, and identify any features that could be seen to be misleading or irresponsible. This project will help us…

  • Current project

The role of the bank – exploring and prototyping gambling management bank tools

In Year 2 of the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we will be exploring the existing tools utilised by banks to help their customers monitor and control their gambling spend. We’ll be focusing on evaluating the impact of these tools, and designing prototypes for new and/or existing tools, to help…