Professor of Behavioural Science
London School of Economics and Political Science
Formerly: academic posts at York, Newcastle, Sheffield and Imperial, and visiting scholar, Princeton. Currently: Professor, Dept of Social Policy, LSE; Chief Academic Adviser on Economic Appraisal, Gov. Economic Service. Work focuses on developing measures of happiness subjective well-being that can be used in policy, and considering ways in which lessons from behavioural economics can be used to understand and change individual behaviour. Formerly: Member, several expert government panels; has advised various gov. depts, including Defra, DH, DCLG and the Home Office; seconded member, Behavioural Insights Team, Cabinet Office, UK. Published in top economics, psychology, health and social science journals. Recipient, Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics for Contribution to Health Economics (2002).