To date, behavioural insights teams have demonstrated the value of applying simple targeted “nudge” interventions designed to optimise implementation, take up of programs and compliance (for example, reminders to attend vaccination appointments). This session will explore opportunities for the field to think about more systemic behavioural interventions. These are likely to be more ambitious behavioural interventions targeting large effect sizes through systemic and structural solutions, capable of delivering persistent behavioural change. What will the “second generation” of behavioural interventions look like and in what areas of public policy should they be targeted?
Facilitator: Tara Oliver
Dilip Soman is a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, and a co-director of the University’s “Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman [BEAR]” research centre. He has also served as the inaugural director of the University’s India Innovation Institute, and has previously taught at the University of Colorado and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dilip holds a Ph.D. in Behavioural Science (Chicago), an M.B.A. (Indian Institute of Management) and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering (Bombay).
Elizabeth is Senior Lead, Behavioural Insights at the Impact and Innovation Unit, overseeing the application of behavioural science and design to public policy challenges.
Prior to joining the Government of Canada, Elizabeth held several senior leadership positions, including leading the Behavioural Insights Unit in the Government of Ontario, where she was instrumental in creating and building Canada’s first behavioural science team in government.
Kate Phillips is a Principal with Victoria’s Behavioural Insights Unit, providing oversight on the application of behavioural insights to public policy challenges in Victoria. Kate has previously worked across State, Federal and Territory Governments on policy areas ranging from human rights to financial crime. Kate holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and degrees in Laws and Science from the Australian National University. While studying at Harvard Kate led the Behavioural Insights Student Group.
Since establishing BWA in 2011, he has overseen significant growth and the research group now consists of 28, mostly academic, staff. Liam is committed to drawing on leading behavioural science insights to help solve the problems that face society, and making BWA a bridge between academic research and practical real-world solutions.