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- 10th Jan 2023
Anti-smoking policies have strong public support
Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death. Our new research shows there is significant public appetite for bold policies to support smoking cessation
- 3rd Jan 2023
New survey shows a UK energy-saving campaign is much needed
As the Northern Hemisphere’s heating season continues amid the biggest energy crisis since the 1970s, BIT conducted a survey with 2,022 UK home-owners and renters on views of energy saving
- 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…
- 20th Oct 2022
Home is where their work is
The unique workplace safety issues faced by in-home disability and aged care workers
- 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
- 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?
- 29th Sep 2022
We need to talk about climate. But how?
From a behavioural perspective, communicating climate change is rife with difficulties
- 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.
- 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…
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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…