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Nathaniel Barr, PhD

Senior Innovation Advisor

Nathaniel Barr, PhD, is a Senior Innovation Advisor at BEworks. In addition, he is a Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking at Sheridan College. Prior to these roles, he earned his PhD and held a postdoctoral research fellow in the Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo. 

Nathaniel brings his expertise in human cognition and behavior to BEworks in a variety of capacities spanning strategy, practice, and innovation. His contributions range from interfacing with clients in diverse sectors, fostering partnerships with various academics and organizations, and envisioning how behavioral science, and BEworks, can solve important challenges and drive innovation. 

In the academic sphere, Nathaniel is an award-winning lecturer and researcher who’s work on bridging creativity and behavioral science has been funded by multiple federal research grants. He has published popular and scientific articles on a wide variety of topics within the cognitive and behavioral sciences including creativity, innovation, the intersection of thinking and technology, how best to align human and artificial intelligence in the workforce, the psychology of belief, and how to apply behavioral science toward solving the greatest challenges of this era. His research has been covered extensively in the media, including Scientific American, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal and he frequently acts as an expert commentator for print, radio, and television.

What is a big idea or question Nate has been thinking about?

“In an era defined by human impact, the most important questions to answer are ones about ourselves. We must learn about how we, as humans, think and act, and then use that knowledge to improve outcomes for people around the world. Behavioral science offers both insights and methods to accomplish these aims, and holds special promise in securing a safe and prosperous future for humanity.”

Nathaniel's Featured Talks

Events

BEworks Summit 2021

2021-10-05 | 11-3pm

Around the globe, organizations are at an inflection point: whether evaluating business direction, rethinking how to engage the workforce, or looking for new ways to meet consumer or citizen needs. 

  • Ada Le, PhDVice President, Strategy

    Ada Le, PhD

    Ada Le, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Shannon O'Malley, PhDBehavioral Science Consultant

    Shannon O'Malley, PhD

    Shannon O'Malley, PhDBehavioral Science Consultant

  • Wardah MalikChief Executive Officer

    Wardah Malik

    Wardah MalikChief Executive Officer

  • Nina Mazar, PhD Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor

    Nina Mazar, PhD

    Nina Mazar, PhD Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor

  • David Pizarro, PhD Chief Science Officer

    David Pizarro, PhD

    David Pizarro, PhD Chief Science Officer

  • David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD President, BEworks Research Institute

    David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD

    David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD President, BEworks Research Institute

  • Nathaniel Barr, PhD Senior Innovation Advisor

    Nathaniel Barr, PhD

    Nathaniel Barr, PhD Senior Innovation Advisor

  • Michelle Hilscher, PhDVice President, Strategy

    Michelle Hilscher, PhD

    Michelle Hilscher, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Sean Donnelly Senior Vice President, Client Strategy

    Sean Donnelly

    Sean Donnelly Senior Vice President, Client Strategy

  • David Thomson, PhDVice President, Strategy

    David Thomson, PhD

    David Thomson, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMASenior Vice President, Finance & Operations

    Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMA

    Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMASenior Vice President, Finance & Operations

  • Adalberto Palma Executive Advisor, LATAM

    Adalberto Palma

    Adalberto Palma Executive Advisor, LATAM

  • Juan Camilo Salcedo, PhDRegional Director, LATAM

    Juan Camilo Salcedo, PhD

    Juan Camilo Salcedo, PhDRegional Director, LATAM

  • Miles Atwell, MBA Director, Operations, HR, Strategy

    Miles Atwell, MBA

    Miles Atwell, MBA Director, Operations, HR, Strategy

  • Angela Cooper, PhDSenior Strategist

    Angela Cooper, PhD

    Angela Cooper, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Shelbie Sutherland, PhDSenior Strategist

    Shelbie Sutherland, PhD

    Shelbie Sutherland, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Pierre-Jean Malé, PhDSenior Strategist

    Pierre-Jean Malé, PhD

    Pierre-Jean Malé, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Erick Roat, PhDAdvisor

    Erick Roat, PhD

    Erick Roat, PhDAdvisor

  • Mona Zhu, PhDAssociate

    Mona Zhu, PhD

    Mona Zhu, PhDAssociate

  • Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhDBehavioral Science Consultant

    Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhD

    Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhDBehavioral Science Consultant

  • Matthias Berkes, PhDAssociate

    Matthias Berkes, PhD

    Matthias Berkes, PhDAssociate

  • Youval Aberman, PhDBehavioral Science Consultant

    Youval Aberman, PhD

    Youval Aberman, PhDBehavioral Science Consultant

  • Ian Roberts, PhDAssociate

    Ian Roberts, PhD

    Ian Roberts, PhDAssociate

  • Fernando Heffner, BA Senior Graphic Designer

    Fernando Heffner, BA

    Fernando Heffner, BA Senior Graphic Designer

  • Jovana Todorovic, BFA Graphic Designer

    Jovana Todorovic, BFA

    Jovana Todorovic, BFA Graphic Designer

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