BehaviourWorks Australia is a research enterprise within the
Monash Sustainable Development Institute
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.
Understanding how the minimum wage affects behaviour
A study with 1,500 participants, half of whom were employed in industries typically associated with minimum pay rates, explored the behavioural - or anchoring - effect of including the minimum wage on a workplace information statement and how it may hinder negotiations.
Safer Together - bushfire preparedness and response
Bushfires have always been a feature of the Australian landscape, but the spectre of climate change and rapid population growth are exacerbating community fears. Safer Together involves fire and land management agencies taking a more holistic approach to fire management.
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.