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Dr Manu Savani
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Public Policy

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Membership and affiliation

Policy engagement and outreach

I coordinated a Public Health Policy Lab for practitioners and behavioural scientists at the LSE/King's Knowledge Exchange event, Behavioural Transformations in the 21st century: Novel ways to make behavioural public policy more effective. I facilitated a Policy Roundtable at a follow-up event Behavioural Transformations 2022 on Getting nudges right: the value of mixed methods in design and evaluation.

I am an Advisor on the Trussell Trust's flagship programme of research Hunger in the UK. I served as a member of the Advisory Board for the previous programme State of Hunger (2018-21). Read the latest evidence and calls for action.

I worked with Barnet Local Authority on perceptions of food security, which contributed to their first, local Joint Needs Assessment of food insecurity. Findings from this work was submitted to the House of Lords inquiry on Food Security and Sustainability (2019-20), and to the UN Special Rapporteur's visit to the UK (2018).

Read about my work on commitment devices and why nudges might fail at the Policy and Politics Journal Blog.

Read about my work on commitment devices and health behaviour change at the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change Digi-Hub Blog

Memberships

  • UK Political Science Association (PSA), including Specialist Groups for Public Policy and Administration, and Social Policy and Politics
  • Brunel Health Behaviour Change Research Network
  • Law, Economics and Finance Research Institute
  • Open Data Analysis for Social and Political Sciences Research Group