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Hannes Jarke

Hannes Jarke.

Research Associate


 Evidence-based policy, behavioural insights, health policy, behavioural economics, science communication, open science.


GCRF Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC-MENA)

Personal background

Hannes Jarke joined the CBR in autumn 2019 to investigate mental health and decision-making in Lebanon as part of R4HC-MENA. Prior to his appointment, he had already worked with the PRG on publications translating scientific evidence from behavioural sciences for policymakers and the wider public, resulting in multiple reports and a textbook. His main research interest is how the application of evidence from behavioural sciences can improve public health policy.

As a Project Coordinator for the European Patients’ Forum, Hannes is primarily responsible for managing various aspects in the creation of a patient-friendly platform for clinical trials. He also serves as the Director of Operations for the Junior Researcher Programme, which creates research and training opportunities for psychology students from around the globe and has a long collaborative history with the Policy Research Group. Hannes is also experienced in co-ordinating the evaluation of multiple large-scale randomised controlled trials and consulted the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre for the Enlightenment 2.0 research programme. Hannes holds a BSc and MSc in Psychology from the University of Vienna, as well as an MSc in Governance and Leadership in European Public Health from Maastricht University.

Selected publications

Jarke, H., Ruggeri, K., Graeber, J., Tünte, M.R., Ojinaga-Alfageme, O., Verra, S. … Galizzi, M. M. (forthcoming). Health and healthcare. In: K. Ruggeri (Ed.), Psychology and Behavioral Economics: Applications for Public Policy. New York and London: Routledge.

Jarke, H., Varaday, G., & Ruggeri, K. (2020). Applying Behavioural Insights to Policy: From Evidence to Practice. Cambridge: UK.

Ruggeri, K., Alí, S., Berge, M. L., Bertoldo, G., Cortijos-Bernabeu, A., Bjørndal, L. D., … Jarke, H. … Folke, T. (2020). Replicating patterns of Prospect Theory for decision under risk. Nature Human Behaviour, 4, 622–633.

Jarke, H., Broeks, M., Dimova, S., Iakovidou, E., Thompson, G., Ilie, S., & Sutherland, A. (2020). Evaluation of a Technology-based Intervention for Reading in UK Classroom Settings. Santa Monica, CA and Cambridge, UK: RAND Corporation.

Ruggeri, K., Folke, T., Jarke, H., Paul, A., F., Gladstone, J. (2019). Economic, financial and consumer. In K. Ruggeri (Ed.), Behavioural insights for policy: Concepts and cases: (pp. 156-179). Routledge.

Jakob, L., Garcia-Garzon, E., Jarke, H., & Dablander, F. (2019). The Science Behind the Magic? The Relation of the Harry Potter “Sorting Hat Quiz” to Personality and Human Values. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1), 31.

Contact details

Hannes Jarke
Centre for Business Research
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG