Cognitive science in governments: insights from the OECD and the DITP

Mariam Chammat
Chiara Varazzani
Informations pratiques
11 mai 2021
De 11h à 12h15

Sur Zoom

ChammatMariam Chammat is an executive advisor at the French behavioral insights unit within the Interministerial Directorate for public transformation (DITP). Her work consists in translating findings and methods from cognitive and behavioral sciences into improvements in public policies and programs. Mariam also works on strengthening evidence-based policy making by developing and piloting projects between policy-makers and researchers. Ms Chammat holds a PhD in affective and cognitive neuroscience where she studied various ways in which emotions can bias perception. She also completed a postdoctoral research at Brain and Spine Institute in France (ICM). Her research focused on the neural basis of cognitive dissonance resolution and choice-induced preference change. Passionate about belief update, in 2015 Mariam co-founded a think tank (CHIASMA) where she has developed debiasing programs aimed at improving critical thinking skills.

VarazzaniChiara Varazzani is a behavioural science practitioner having set up and led units of behavioural scientists in government, designed behaviour change interventions and shaped communication across different areas, including health, education, financial decision-making, energy and international development. Today, Chiara is Lead Behavioural Scientist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Chiara also serves as a member of the Technical Advisory Group on Behavioural Insights for the World Health Organization (WHO) and she is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Monash University. Prior to this, Chiara held several positions in government. She was the Principal Advisor of the Behavioural Insights Unit of the Victorian Government in Australia, Executive Advisor in behavioural economics to the Australian Federal Government and Research Fellow at the Behavioural Insights Team in London. Chiara is a CogMaster alumna and holds a Ph.D. in Behavioural Neuroscience.

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