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Jenna Collins

Jenna Collins

Changing behaviours at scale: The challenge facing our health system

At the Conservative Party Conference earlier this month I attended an event on whether efficiency and patient expectations mutually exclusive….

October 17, 2016

Do we need a ‘National Child Protection Service’?

Image credit: @aboutwithneilmp It was standing room only at a packed Localis fringe event to debate whether the UK needs…

October 4, 2016

A narrative for communities in uncertain times

All communities share a collective story about themselves: who they are, where they came from, and the values that help…

July 22, 2016

The power of the ‘eureka moment’

Recent research on the ‘eureka moment’ has shown that solutions derived from a flash of inspiration rather than a purely…

June 3, 2016

Why the public sector should be wary of hindsight bias

Hindsight bias is when we justify something unexpected as if we knew it was going to happen all along. We’ve…

May 6, 2016

Uberfication of social care is not the answer

“What if Uber did social care?” or a variation of this question is a topic of debate that rears its…

April 15, 2016

Productivity and public services

I was waiting in my local housing office this morning and the man in front of me in the queue…

March 23, 2016

Lessons on experimental government

Given the current and – following George Osbourne’s budget tomorrow – future financial challenge facing the public sector, Nesta’s seminar on…

March 15, 2016

Behaviour change in education

According to Garth Stahl – an academic who spent three years researching why white working class boys were the worst…

March 3, 2016

Beyond a nudge is not another nudge

This week I attended City University’s behaviour change seminar ‘Beyond Nudge: Risk, psychology and choice architecture in policy’. On the…

February 12, 2016

IMPOWER’s greatest hits 2015

IMPOWER spend a lot of time collecting and analysing our clients’ data to unearth insights, reach conclusions and redesign services….

December 15, 2015

Thinking about behaviours and the Labour leadership election

Behavioural economics tells us that there are multiple social, economic and psychological factors influencing every decision we make. Which is…

August 11, 2015


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