BehaviourWorks Australia is a research enterprise within the
Monash Sustainable Development Institute
BWA researchers come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines including psychology, sociology, behavioural economics, health, systems thinking, political science and education. They seek to bridge the research-practice gap by collaborating with government and industry practitioners.
Since 2011, BWA has worked on hundreds of behaviour change programs across the areas of health, sustainability, finance, regulation and compliance, energy, social inclusion, safety, consumer decision-making, organisational change, community engagement and more.
Our new video series gets into the heads of our Research Fellows, giving them an ‘open mike’ to tell us about their current research and why it matters to them (and the rest of us).
Episode 1 features Mark Boulet who’s eager to tell the world about the problem of food waste.
Encouraging Victorians to value nature
A key goal of the Victorian Government's Biodiversity 2037 plan is Victorians Value Nature. It includes multiple priorities around raising the awareness of biodiversity and facilitating occasions for people to connect with nature. We surveyed 3,090 Victorians to find out how.
What makes for a 'good' retirement?
AustralianSuper and BehaviourWorks collaborated on a behaviourally-focused study to better understand how confident people over 50 feel about retirement and what influences their decision to retire. The findings have been compiled into the first-ever Retirement Confidence Index.
Motivating fuel retailers
Leaks from underground petroleum storage systems can have significant impacts on people, property and the environment. To address this risk, Environment Protection Authority Vic engaged BehaviourWorks to explore options for raising awareness and promoting behaviour change.