Located in the UCD Geary Institute in Dublin, the behavioural science and policy group is a centre for research and collaboration on integrating behaviourally-informed ideas into public policy. The research team is being led by Professor Liam Delaney and consists of a core group of faculty, researchers and PhD students, a wide network of research affiliates and external stakeholders. Our aims are to contribute in a meaningful way to the international development of the field of behavioural science and to be a key site for the integration of this field into public policy.
Our research is funded by a range of public, private, and research council sources, including AIB, European Commission, and core support for scholarships and faculty development from the UCD School of Economics. We engage with many external agencies, including Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Department of Health, Beaumont Hospital, Environmental Protection Agency, and Amarach Research, and have collaborations with researchers in universities and research agencies throughout the world.