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Professor of Public Policy, King's College London

Michael Sanders is a Professor of Public Policy in the Policy Institute at King's College London. He was previously Chief Executive of What Works for Children's Social Care, and Chief Scientist and Director of Research at the Behavioural Insights Team, also known as the world's first nudge unit. In his academic and policy work he has conducted and overseen hundreds of randomised controlled trials, with his own research primarily focused on social and human capital, pro-social behaviour, and social mobility.


  • –present
    Reader in Public Policy, King's College London