I am currently the Director of Impactful Government Careers - an organisation focused on helping individuals find, secure, and excel in high impact civil service careers. My main interests are in improving institutional decision making as I believe even small changes could have substantial benefits for humanity.
I've spent the last 5 years working in the heart of the UK Government, with 4 of those at HM Treasury. My roles have included:
These roles have involved: advising UK Ministers on policy, spending, and strategy issues relating to international development; assessing the value for money of proposed high-value development projects; developing the 2021 CDEI Strategy and leading the organisational change related to this.
I have recently completed an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences at UCL, where I have focused my research on probabilistic reasoning and improving individual and group decision-making processes. My final research project involved an experimental study into whether a short course (2 hours) on Bayesian reasoning could improve individual's single-shot accuracy when forecasting geopolitical events. On the side, a colleague and me run a small project helping to improve predictive reasoning: https://www.daymark-di.com/
I am looking for individuals and groups that are interested in improving institutional decision making, whether that's within the typical high-power institutions such as governments/civil services, multilateral bodies, large multinational corporations, or smaller EA organisations that are delivering high-impact work.
I have a broad range of experience, but can probably be of best help on the topics of:
On the side, a colleague and me run a small project helping to improve predictive reasoning which can be found here: https://www.daymark-di.com/. If you are interested in finding out more, feel free to drop me a message.