I have spent most of my career in the commercial sector, drawing on my background in economics, both standard and non-standard. In 2009 I began teaching behavioural economics as a Senior Lecturer at University of Brighton Business School and then as a Visiting Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, teaching health professionals from medics to commissioners. See below for more information on my client-based presentations and workshops.

Where economics meets psychology, and why it matters

Behavioural economics (BE) has moved into the mainstream in business and policy helped by popular books like Nudge and Thinking Fast and Slow. While textbook economics assumes that we are selfish maximisers who make decisions based on a rational analysis of inputs and outputs, BE recognises that we have limited time and bandwidth, and are subject to cognitive and psychological biases. This affects our decision-making across the board - from personal finances to health and much more.

Client-based presentations, workshops and training

Whether it's for a conference, a workshop or a training session, I create and deliver interactive sessions tailored to client needs, budgets and availability. Click here for more information, or send me an email: stephenyoungorguk@gmail.com

Academic activities, teaching award nominations and student feedback

My teaching and practice is workshop-style, with an emphasis on experiments, interaction and practical application. I receive excellent feedback from Post Graduate students from a wide variety of backgrounds.

I was delighted to be nominated for awards for 'Inspirational Teaching' and 'Academic Engagement' in the 2012 Brighton University Student Union Teaching Excellence Awards.

In 2014 I was nominated for the University of Brighton Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning Award Scheme.

Sample feedback: "the best course I've done on my MBA," "engaging, interesting and relevant," "perfect balance of theory, thoughts and interactive elements," "should be used as a benchmark for all courses on MBA," "enriching and thought provoking," and "fascinating subject...taught extremely well."