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Durham University

Psychology

Behavioural Science Team (BeST)


We are an expert team of behavioural scientists at Durham University.

We conduct world-leading research on human behaviour and behaviour change. We apply our research to challenges across the public, private, and third sectors.


We are a team of world-leading behavioural scientists based at Durham University who provide expert guidance and consultancy focused on understanding and influencing human behaviour.

Our expertise covers a wide range of topics, including equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, leadership and decision making, and influencing consumer behaviour. In the public sector, we have focused on redesigning services to improve public health and well-being, as well as facilitating civility and pro-environmental behaviour using evidence-based behavioural insights.

We have a strong track record of successful consultancy and partnerships with public, private, and third sector organisations across the UK, US, and Europe

We are a team of world-leading behavioural scientists based at Durham University who provide expert guidance and consultancy focused on understanding and influencing human behaviour.

Our expertise covers a wide range of topics, including equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, leadership and decision making, and influencing consumer behaviour. In the public sector, we have focused on redesigning services to improve public health and well-being, as well as facilitating civility and pro-environmental behaviour using evidence-based behavioural insights.

We have a strong track record of successful consultancy and partnerships with public, private, and third sector organisations across the UK, US, and Europe.

Some of our collaborators and clients:

The Environment Agency
National Express
The Banking Standards Board
Osborne Clarke LLP
Lighthill Risk Network
Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government
Waltham Forest Council
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Florida Humanities Council
Alarm – the Public Risk Management Association
YMCA Lincolnshire

People United
The Charles Koch Foundation
Poynter Institute
Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD)
The Village Square

Jaguar Land Rover
Jacobs
NHSBT
Shapecast
Lloyd’s of London
Amlin
Tower of Hamlets Council
Swiss Re
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Get in touch if you are looking for expert consultancy in behavioural science or if you are interested in collaborating with us or joining our team.

We welcome collaborators from all walks of life including academic collaborators, student collaborators, and collaborators from public, private, and third sectors.

BeST - Behavioural Science Team
Department of Psychology
Durham University
Durham
DH1 3LE

Contact us via email: behavioural.science@durham.ac.uk


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