NIHR PRU Behavioural Science

Armstrong Building, Newcastle campus


The aim of the NIHR Policy Research Unit (PRU) in Behavioural Science is to inform government policy on health, preventing ill-health and health systems. We use behavioural science evidence, theory and methods to support decision-making.

Established in 2019, the Unit is a collaboration between Newcastle University, University College London, University of Warwick, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. We have a collaborating network of experts in public health and public and patient involvement (PPI).

We bring together researchers with a range of disciplinary backgrounds and expertise, to support policy makers in policy design, development, evaluation and implementation. We work closely with the Department of Health and Social Care and in collaboration with other Policy Research Units. This enables us to provide the best evidence and advice, in a timely way, for the benefit of the public and patients.

Find out more about the team here.

This project is funded by the National Institute for Health  Research (NIHR)  [Policy Research Unit in Behavioural Science (project reference PR-PRU-1217-20501)].