Ahead of the PHE annual conference, this blog explores the work carried out by PHE’s Behavioural Insights (PHEBI) team to change the behaviour of millions of people to help make us a healthier nation.
Dr Richard Amlôt is Head of Behavioural Science in the Emergency Response Department at Public Health England (PHE). He leads a team conducting applied research and evaluation for PHE and its partners, applying insights from the behavioural sciences to a range of health protection topics, with a particular focus on public health emergency preparedness and response. He and his team have conducted responsive projects concerning the behavioural and psychological impacts of a range of major public health emergencies, including major flooding events in the UK, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and most recently the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. He is also the PHE Assistant Director of the Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response at King’s College London.