What we plan to do

Our aim is conduct behaviour change experiments to identify what works to help promote these kinds of micro-interactions between residents and essential workers. We will use our expertise in anthropology, co-design and behavioural science to understand current context, devise interventions and robustly test their effectiveness, in our 3 phase methodology:

  • Observe and study the social connections between workers and residents.

  • Understand the current context - where these behaviours are already happening and where barriers to engagement exist. 

  • Use principles and models from behavioural science and wider literature to develop early intervention ideas

  • Iterate and co-design ideas with essential workers to identify the most impactful

  • Conduct experimental trials 

  • Provide robust evidence of which drive better social interaction