What we do

The Behavioural Dynamics Institute (BDI) is a team of academics and industry specialists who apply research, experience and scientific insight to solving group behavioural problems.

We are a private, not-for-profit, non-partisan institute that fosters multidisciplinary collaboration between psychologists, anthropologists, behavioural biologists, mathematicians, communication scientists, and behavioural economists – amongst others – for investigating complex human group or societal issues where behaviour change is key.

Such challenges abound in the modern world, like Western health trends, crime and corruption in Latin America, radicalisation in the Middle East, disease spread in Africa, and consumer choice everywhere.

In fact, wherever a problem of group behaviour can be identified, the BDI can work to determine its primary causes, and precisely what (if any) kind of intervention would be most effective in bringing about sustainable behaviour change outcomes.

Our scientists and expert practitioners work to develop the latest and best scientific approaches to understanding group dynamics and are rightly considered to be part of a centre of excellence that applies academic knowledge to providing real-world solutions.

Day-to-day, we work to refine our methodology, with a ruthless focus on precise research, groups and actionable recommendations. We do so by bringing together leading experts, collating the latest research, commenting and making our own contributions to the debate.