Michael Sanders is the Head of Research at the Behavioural Insights Team. His team supports the Behavioural Insights Team’s evaluation capabilities, and in particular the use of randomised controlled trials to test public policy interventions. Michael’s PhD explored the application of behavioural insights to charitable giving, and he authored BIT's report on Applying Behavioural Insights to Charitable Giving. He holds an MSc in Economics and Public Policy, and a PhD in Economics, both from the University of Bristol. He previously taught Policy Design and Analysis at the University of Bristol, and worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath. He is an Associate Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, where he lectures in Behavioural Science and Policy. He is also a member of the Behavioural Insights Group at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and is a Research Associate at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol.