The Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS) is a partnership among the Universities of Nottingham, Warwick and East Anglia. We are a cross-disciplinary group of researchers from economics, business, computer science, mathematics, and psychology, who develop and test models of human behaviour and behavioural change, and draw out their implications for the formulation and evaluation of public policy. The Network is funded through to 30 September 2017 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
There has been growing interest in policy tools which take into account the realities of people's perceptions, judgements and choices. Different social sciences provide different accounts of the underpinnings and dynamics of human behaviour. The Network seeks to synthesize these approaches by combining the expertise of nineteen experienced researchers in three major UK centres for behavioural research. The Network operates an exchange programme, primarily for junior researchers, involving seven other international centres of excellence in behavioural science.
The network benefits from an Advisory Group consisting of external academic advisors and affiliate members representing business, industry, media and government. Our results interest those wishing to predict and influence individual or group/population behaviour; to commercial enterprises trying to understand and serve customer needs; to third sector organisations aiming to advance the welfare of the individuals and groups with whom they are concerned; and to policy makers charged with the promotion of social welfare.
Experimental Session at East Anglia's Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS)
Operational decisions are made by the Management Group which currently consists of:
- Chris Starmer (Principle Investigator and Director of NIBS based at Nottingham)
- Theodore Turocy (Communications Officer based at East Anglia)
- Gordon Brown (Co-Investigator at Warwick)
- John Gathergood (Co-Investigator at Nottingham)
- Graham Loomes (Co-Investigator at Warwick)
- Robert Sugden (Co-Investigator at East Anglia)