For the behavioural sciences to really flourish in Australia, we need a new generation of behavioural experts who are capable of straddling the worlds of academia and government/industry.
BehaviourWorks Australia (BWA) is playing a lead role in identifying opportunities for students and developing programs that help graduates advance their careers in this rapidly-evolving multidisciplinary field.
The best example of this is the Monash Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) program. Launched in 2017 and led by BWA, the GRIP responds to strong demand for researchers who can work with government and industry to help solve public policy issues.
The GRIP is giving 18 PhD candidates the opportunity to work with BWA’s government partners to co-design and deliver new interdisciplinary behaviour change approaches to help solve a range of social, environmental and organisational problems.