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How Can Policy Makers Use Behavioural Science?

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World

Online public event


Teresa Almeida

Teresa Almeida

Professor Paul Dolan

Professor Paul Dolan

Professor Julian Le Grand

Professor Julian Le Grand

Dr Grace Lordan

Dr Grace Lordan


Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

What specific societal behaviours should policy makers want to shape as we move forward in a post-COVID world?  

We analyse what behavioural science research has added to the policy debate on COVID-19 so far, and what questions have been overlooked. 

Meet our speakers and chair

Teresa Almeida is a Research Officer in Behavioural Science at The Inclusion Initiative, LSE. She holds an MSc in Behavioural Science from LSE. Her research is focused on inclusion, with particular interest in understanding how individual differences and contextual factors impact labour market outcomes.

Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book Happiness by Design, and Happy Ever After.  

Julian Le Grand has been Professor of Social Policy at LSE since 1993. He was awarded a knighthood in the 2015 New Year's Honour's list for services to social sciences and public service.  

Grace Lordan (@GraceLordan_) is Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at LSE. Her research focuses on why some people have successful lives as compared to others because of factors beyond their own control. She is the founder and director of The Inclusion Initiative, a research centre at LSE and the author of Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Career You Want.   

Tony Travers is Director of LSE London and Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE 

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis and how social science research can shape it.  

The Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science (@LSE_PBS) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world.

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