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  • Blog
  • 8th Mar 2022

Women only apply when 100% qualified? Putting received wisdom to the test

This International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate taking an evidence-based approach to understanding gender inequality in the labour market

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Dr Filip Gesiarz

Filip is a Research Advisor in the Online Experiments team. He focuses on the design, delivery and analysis of online randomised controlled trials. Filip has worked as a lead researcher on several dozen projects across a range of policy areas, and consulted on a number of data science projects. Before…

  • Blog
  • 2nd Mar 2022

Accelerating public policy research with easier & safer synthetic data

To continuously improve how policies are developed, governments need to understand how policies actually affect people’s day-to-day lives. Doing this well requires data, and lots of it. But expanding the use of data in government also increases concern about individual privacy and the reach of the state. We’ve found a…

  • Blog
  • 4th Nov 2021

Get-Greener, a new tool to help people change their behaviour and lower their carbon emissions

BIT and Energy Systems Catapult have developed a beta version of a new tool - Get-Greener.com - to help identify the best steps to cut carbon emissions

  • Blog
  • 30th Sep 2021

Improving people’s risk perception of coronavirus

What factors affect how people perceive risk? And can we design interventions that help to make risk perception more accurate?

  • Blog
  • 29th Sep 2021

The public has a good understanding of coronavirus risk, but there are still big misconceptions

On ‘Freedom Day’ (July 19th 2021) England entered a new phase in its approach to managing coronavirus. Instead of legislation mandating behaviours, guidance will help people use their own judgement to make risk-based decisions. This change means it is especially important for policymakers to understand how people think about coronavirus risk.…

  • Blog
  • 10th Sep 2021

British and European Values - are they one and the same?

There is a mismatch between the way we see ourselves and the way we see others

  • Blog
  • 3rd Feb 2020

BIT Crime Week #1 Violence in London: what we know and how to respond

In the early hours of the first day of January 2019, a man was killed while working as a security guard at a New Year’s Eve party after he intervened to help a colleague involved in a struggle. In February, a man was murdered after refusing to give a stranger…

  • Person

Alex Sutherland

Alex is Chief Scientist and Director of Research and Evaluation at BIT. His recent published work has been on police body-worn cameras and he has led a number of large-scale randomised-controlled trials in education. Before joining BIT, Alex was at RAND Europe for 5.5 years, and spent three years coordinating and teaching…

  • Blog
  • 22nd Aug 2019

The importance of replication

If you’ve ever run a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), you know how exciting it is to find a solution that works.