Professor Paul  Dolan

Professor Paul Dolan

Head of Department

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Paul Dolan is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. His main research interests are in the measurement of happiness and in changing behaviour through changing the contexts within which people make choices. He has over 18,000 citations and is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book, ‘Happiness by Design’.

Paul wrote the questions that are currently being used by the Office for National Statistics to monitor national wellbeing and is also responsible for producing the MINDSPACE report for the UK Cabinet Office, which he uses widely in consulting with public sector and corporate clients.

Paul is currently working on his new book ‘The Narrative Trap’ in which he talks about how the stories we tell about how we ought to live our lives harm us. He has featured on a number of TV programmes and is committed to making behavioural science more accessible to a public audience.



Field experiments; happiness; public policy; well-being; behavioural economics