Dr. Chiara Varazzani

Lead Behavioural Scientist, OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation

Professional experience

Chiara leads the work on Behavioural Insights at OPSI. Her work includes fostering a global community of behavioural experts, helping countries tackle policy challenges and running experiments – to better understand what works, for whom and in what context – and providing expert behavioural advice to governments across many policy areas such as health, climate change, financial decision-making and misinformation. Chiara also serves as a member of the Technical Advisory Group on Behavioural Insights for the World Health Organization (WHO). Prior to this, Chiara held several positions in government. She was Principal Advisor of the Behavioural Insights Unit of the Victorian Government in Australia, Advisor in behavioural economics to the Australian Federal Government and Research Fellow at the Behavioural Insights Team in London. Chiara holds a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from Sorbonne University, a MSc from the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and a MSc in Cognitive Sciences from the École Normale Supérieure.

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