About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Oli Berry

Oli is a senior researcher for the sustainable future mission on secondment from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT).

Oli specialises in quantitative research, including impact evaluation design and quasi-experimental methods. During his two years at BIT as a research advisor in their Home Affairs & Education team Oli has designed, implemented, and analysed a number of field and online trials, including a randomised controlled trial involving 1,000 crime hotspots in London. Other projects include reducing household carbon emissions, improving sensitive document handling in the civil service and increasing handwashing in Bangladesh.

Before working at BIT, Oli spent four years working as a management consultant, where he specialised in providing executive remuneration advice to global corporate firms.

Oli has a MSc in Behavioural Science from the London School of Economics and a MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. In his Master’s dissertation, he explored whether social norms and social identity theory could help promote pro-environmental food choices.