Having a gap on a CV can lead to discrimination. Using real job vacancies, researchers experimented with changes to CVs to reduce this bias against people with gaps in employment.

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Leonie Nicks, Senior Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team

Leonie is a Senior Advisor currently working on gender equality as part of the Gender and Behavioural Insights Programme – a two-year research collaboration with the UK Government Equalities Office. Before joining BIT, Leonie worked at Accenture across technology consulting and customer strategy projects in retail and finance.

She has an MSc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology from King’s College London and a BA in Psychology & Philosophy from the University of Oxford.

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