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Department of Psychology


Is Kai Ruggeri the greatest Affiliated Lecturer in the history of the Department?

Probably not.

Is he the best statistics teacher since Mark Twain?

Equally unlikely.

Has his social media following been likened to those of George Takei, IFLScience and Cristiano Ronaldo?

Takei wishes.

Does he have an astonishing ability to maintain the attention of nearly half of the students in his classes?

More plausible than the other ones, so sure, let him have this one.


His background is in quantitative research with an emphasis on evidence-based policy, mainly in global health. Kai is Director of Studies in Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Corpus Christi College. He is also founding Director of the Junior Researcher Programme - a global research initiative for young psychologists. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He occasionally has a social life that involves rugby and travel.


Key publications: 

Kácha, O., & Ruggeri, K. (2018). Nudging intrinsic motivation in environmental risk and social policy. Journal of Risk Research.

Ruggeri, K., Yoon, H., Kácha, O., van der Linden, S., & Muennig, P. (2017). Policy and population behavior in the age of Big Data. Current Opinion in Behavioral Science, 18, 1-6.

Farver-Vestergaard, I., & Ruggeri, K. (2017). Setting National Policy Agendas in Light of the Denmark Results for Well-being. JAMA Psychiatry, 74(8).

Anderson, J., Ruggeri, K., Steemers, K., & Huppert, F. (2016). Lively social space, well-being activity and urban design: findings from a low-cost community-led public space intervention. Environment & Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0013916516659108

Ruggeri, K., Maguire, Á., Andrews, J. L., Menon, S., & Martin, E. (2016). Are we there yet? Exploring the impact of translating cognitive tests for dementia using mobile technology in an ageing population. Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience, 8(21), DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00021.

Ruggeri, K., Maguire, Á., & Cook, G. (2016). Between the lines: The 'next big thing' in rrMM may be held back by design. JAMA Oncology. DOI:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.1782

Ruggeri, K., Zalis, L., Meurice, C., Hilton, I., Ly, T.L., Zupan, Z. & Hinrichs, S. (2015). Evidence on global medical travel. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(11).

Ruggeri, K. (2014). Disseminating health research in sub-Saharan Africa through journal partnerships. The Lancet Global Health, 2(4), e193-e194.

Farrington, C., Aristidou, A., & Ruggeri, K. (2014). mHealth and global mental health: Still waiting for the wedding? BMC Globalization and Health, 10(17). 

Ruggeri, K. & Bird, C. (2014). Single parents and employment in Europe. European Commission Directorate for Justice: RAND Corporation. DOI: 10.2838/54302

Ruggeri, K., & Nolte, E. (2013). Pharmaceutical pricing: the use of external reference pricing. RAND Health Quarterly, 3(2): Paper 6.  

Ruggeri, K., Farrington, C., & Brayne, C. (2013). A Global Model for Effective Use and Evaluation of e-Learning in Health. Telemedicine and e-Health, 19(4), 1-10.

Affiliated Lecturer
Fellow | Corpus Christi College
Director | Policy Research Group
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