Having worked on hundreds of behaviour change projects since 2011, we reckon we’ve got a pretty good idea of how we can help organisations understand how, why – and at what points – research can be used to give behaviour change programs the greatest chance of success.
Using a three-phase change kit known as the BWA Method, we have a tried and tested process for understanding problems, identifying and prioritising behaviours, investigating the drivers and barriers of those behaviours and trialling interventions to give us evidence of what works.
Our reputation for delivering rigorous research means that many new projects come our way via word of mouth. However, that doesn’t mean we’re not keen to make some new acquaintances!
Advice you can trust
BehaviourWorks Australia is not a consultancy per se. Rather, we’re a university-based research unit that helps organisations understand behavioural problems and develop evidence-based solutions.
We believe that having a practice grounded in academia gives us – and our partners – a distinct advantage. It means that our researchers are independent and trained to seek out and interpret data and provide qualified advice on the social, psychological, economic and environmental dimensions of everyday problems.
While grounded in academia, many of our researchers have worked in government and industry and are sensitive to the systems and processes of business. In fact, our researchers are passionate about bridging the research-practice gap and working collaboratively with practitioners.
Our partners tell us that we’re innovative, agile and a lot fun to work with; an open and creative organisation that doesn’t just focus on theory but on solving real-world problems.
There are two ways of working with us.
1. Consortium partnerships
Consortium partners are generally those organisations who have worked with us for some time and want to enter into a more formal arrangement to enable knowledge sharing. Our current Consortium partners are:
– Sustainability Victoria
– Environment Protection Authority Victoria
– The Shannon Company
– Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
– WorkSafe VictoriaVicRoads
– Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
– NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.