Katy King

Senior Advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team

Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team
Junior Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

In her current role, Katy King focuses on consumer issues such as savings, credit and money management. She has recently co-authored a report entitled ‘Applying Behavioural Insights to Regulated Markets’ which was commissioned by Citizen’s Advice. She has worked with the Department of Work and Pensions, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ofgem.

The Behavioural Insights Team started life inside 10 Downing Street as the world’s first government institution dedicated to the application of behavioural sciences. It has recently become a social purpose company whose mission is to help organisations in the UK and overseas to apply behavioural insights in support of social purpose goals. The Behavioural Insights Team helps bring together ideas from a range of inter-related academic disciplines (behavioural economics, psychology, and social anthropology) to design policies or interventions that can encourage, support and enable people to make better choices for themselves and society.

Before joining the team Katy worked as a strategist for a leading advertising agency. Katy holds a First Class degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.