Paul is currently Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has over 15000 citations and has worked with Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman at Princeton University. He is Director of Executive MSc Behavioural Science.
There are three main themes to Paul’s work:
- Developing measures of happiness and subjective wellbeing that can be used in policy and by individuals looking to be happier. He wrote the questions that are currently being used by the Office for National Statistics in the UK to monitor national wellbeing
- Considering ways in which the lessons from the behavioural sciences can be used to understand and change individual behaviour, and to add to the evidence base in this regard. He was author of the MINDSPACE report for the UK Cabinet Office, which he uses widely in consulting with public sector and corporate clients.
- Using lab and field experiments to bring together (1) and (2) above.