Following the completion of an MSc Environmental Economics at UCL, I immediately started working in Environmental Policy. I was increasingly intrigued by the importance of framing and communication of policy. I had a huge appetite for reading around this topic and increasingly stumbled upon the field of Behavioural Economics. I realised it was time to go back to school after 20 years in the field.
Best thing about the Behavioural Science Centre is the possibility of interacting with experts in both Economics and Psychology. As a part-time PhD student, I find the flexibility to work from home whilst being shored up by the excellent blog to be extremely helpful. I also like the model of starting work immediately on publishable papers - you hit the ground running.
Half way through the PhD, I was offered a resident position at the University of Malta, which I took up, effectively changing my career path completely. With Behavioural Economics, I am also able to contribute to a wider range of policy issues and have been involved in a number of research, consultancy and communication projects.