Meet the team


The Behaviouralist was born in 2014 to help solve real world problems through its unique blend of behavioural science expertise, academic insight and applied experience.


Meet our team

Bob is a prominent economist and leader in policy research in law and economics, regulation, and antitrust. He is a Visiting Professor and was formerly the Director of Economics at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Bob previously served as a member of the U.S. Commission for Evidence-Based Policymaking.

Prof. Robert Hahn

Co-Founder & Director

Rob is an experimental innovator and a renowned behavioural economist. His work has improved lives and increased revenues for households, organisations, and governments. He is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston University.

Prof. Rob Metcalfe

Co-Founder & CRO

Jesper has extensive experience running randomised control trials, particularly with a focus on behavioural change. He has worked on a range of topics, from food security to trade. Jesper holds a Master of Public Affairs from Brown University and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford.

Jesper Akesson

Managing Director

Manu is a Lead Data Behavioural Scientist for The Behaviouralist. He heads research projects and data analytics and specialises in the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioural change interventions in areas ranging from education to public health and labour markets. Manu holds a Master of Public Affairs from Brown University.

Manuel Monti-Nussbaum

Deputy Managing Director

Ian has a background in cognitive psychology, behavioural economics, and eye tracking. He specialises in understanding micro decision processes and has applied this in retail, social marketing, and customer experience for over 15 years. He has an MA in Psychology from Edinburgh and an MSc in Cognition and Decision Sciences from UCL.

Ian Redpath

Senior Behavioural Scientist

Iranzu is a service designer. She specialises in design research and strategic design. Iranzu has led projects for a wide range of companies from retail to the financial sector. Her background is in marketing and product management in the pharma and biotech sectors.

Iranzu Monreal

Senior Behavioural Service Designer

Filippo is a behavioural scientist at The Behaviouralist. He holds a MSc in Psychology of Economic Life from the London School of Economics and has experience in programme evaluation, group facilitation, and service design.

Filippo Muzi-Falconi

Senior Behavioural Scientist

Ondrej is a social psychologist and service designer. He specialises in social decision-making and behaviour change, particularly in the domain of sustainability. Ondrej holds a M.Phil in Psychology from the University of Cambridge.

Ondrej Kacha

Senior Behavioural Scientist

Kai is an economist at The Behaviouralist. He holds a Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Data, Economics, and Development Policy from MIT and a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley. Kai’s background is in research, program evaluation, and consulting in the fields of behavioural and development economics.

JingKai Ong


Hannah holds a BA in English and Psychology from Hamilton College, an MA in modern literature and culture from University College London, and an MSc in the Psychology of Economic Life (Distinction) at the London School of Economics. Hannah has a background in education and is passionate about using behavioural science to improve organisations and public services.

Hannah Chappell

Behavioural Scientist

Rahel is a behavioural designer. With a background in design thinking, she specialises in incorporating design methods to projects. She particularly enjoys working on sustainability challenges and designing digital interventions. She holds a BASc in Arts and Sciences from UCL.

Rahel Kiss

Behavioural Designer

Michael is part of the marketing team at The Behaviouralist. He holds a MSc in Behavioural Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Politics from the University of Exeter.

Michael Galley

Marketing & Communications Intern

Ankita is Office Administrator at The Behaviouralist. She holds a BSc in Hotel & Hospitality Administration and a Master in Business Administration with a specialisation in International Business.

Ankita Chadha

Office Administrator

Itzhak is a PhD candidate in behavioural economics at the University of Oxford, where he also obtained his master's and undergraduate degrees. His research interests include behavioural game theory, policy evaluation and experimental design. As a researcher for the Behaviouralist, he helps turn reports into academic papers and review the latest advances in behavioural economics.

Itzhak Rasooly

Research Associate

Canishk is a mathematician and behavioural economist. He holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, an MSc (Distinction) in Applicable Mathematics from the LSE and won the Haya Freedman Prize for his dissertation in behavioural decision science. Canishk assists with research and data analysis, particularly in the social housing sector. He is currently pursing a PhD in Economics at the LSE.

Canishk Naik

Research Associate

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