The fourth edition of the Behavioural Bulletin is now available.
Perhaps I’ve been affected by ‘ownership bias’, but I’ve had a wonderful time on the BIT Research Fellowship Programme and simply can’t recommend it highly enough. Wherever you plan to work after completing your PhD, the experience you will gain here is invaluable.
As an economist, I’ve always been interested in behavioural science. What this placement has given me is a more formal knowledge of the behavioural literature. ….read more
Today’s Telegraph reports on some of the team’s work over the past two years, including: increasing the rate of tax payment; increasing the uptake of loft insulation; helping to get job seekers back into work.
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 have been found to have major impacts on longevity, with an effect comparable to not smoking.
The Darzi review estimated that less than 0.5 per cent of medical research spending was ….read more
Read an interview with Dr David Halpern, BIT Director, in today’s Guardian.
There is also an article about the team in yesterday’s Japan Times.