Dr. David Halpern: Behavioural Insights – March 2018
We are so honoured and privileged to announce that Dr. David Halpern, the Chief Executive Officer of the Behavioural Insights Team (or, the “Nudge Unit”) – the world’s first government institution dedicated to the application of behavioural sciences – will be our guest speaker in March 2018.
Many of you will already be aware of the huge social impact he and his team have had through their work, all completed with the overriding aim of improving the quality of life and society in the UK. Their incredible results include everything from improving exam results for disadvantaged students, reducing reoffending rates, increasing transitions out of unemployment and reducing missed medical appointments and procedures. This groundbreaking initiative has not only massively improved the quality and the way we live as a society, but has also produced multi-million pound saving initiatives across the UK.
The Behavioural Insights Team have demonstrated how intelligently applying psychology to the challenges we face in the world today can produce the now famous ability to make a big difference through influencing small, simple changes in our behaviour.
This is going to be one of the most influential insights on how we as a society can produce massive improvements to the quality of our lives with simple, guided and target small changes.
Prior to this, David was the founding Director of the Institute for Government and between 2001 and 2007 was the Chief Analyst at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Before entering government, David held tenure at Cambridge and posts at Oxford and Harvard. He has written several books and papers on areas relating to behavioural insights and wellbeing, including Social Capital (2005), the Hidden Wealth of Nations (2010), and co-author of the MINDSPACE report. David has recently written a book about the team entitled Inside the Nudge Unit: How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference.
We are so looking forward to hearing from Dr Halpern and the ways he and his team are continuing to produce massive improvements for the lives of us all.
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