Our news, plus a few thought pieces and observations from the world of behaviour change.
Wave 3 SCRUB Covid-19 survey: Findings about Australians’ protective behavioursMay 22, 2020
Data from wave 3 of our COVID-19 Responses to Understand Behaviour (SCRUB) study show how protective behaviours, such as hand-washing, are dynamicall...
Reflections on coming out of lockdown – from prisonersMay 20, 2020
What can US prisoners teach us about coming out of lockdown in a way that also breaks down our mental and emotional constraints?
Covid-19 SCRUB survey wave 2: What are Australians doing and who are they listening to?May 13, 2020
Waves 1 and 2 of the Survey of COVID-19 Responses to Understand Behaviour (SCRUB) project are giving policymakers actionable insights into public atti...
Living survey to track Australians’ experience of COVID-19April 8, 2020
More than 1,000 Australians were interviewed about their thoughts, feelings, experiences and behaviours of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emotional and behavioural reactions to the unexpectedMarch 26, 2020
To address the emotional, cognitive and behavioural manifestations of the unexpected context that is COVID-19, we need to recognise, accept and work w...
Are 4 bins the answer to Victoria’s waste problem?March 3, 2020
Victoria's new waste policy came into effect in Feb/March 2020. Will it be effective? BehaviourWorks waste experts, Jenni Downes, explores the pros an...
Behaviour change 101 series: Five steps to select the right behaviour/s to targetFebruary 26, 2020
At BehaviourWorks Australia, we're committed to improving behaviour change literacy. In this new series, we provide specific tips on how to achieve de...
Little known gems: Spark Wave’s 10 Conditions for ChangeFebruary 13, 2020
In the first part of a new series ‘Little known gems of behaviour science’, we review Spark Wave's ‘Ten Conditions for Change' - a new framework for c...
Bushfire crisis a critical moment to encourage pro-environmental behavioursFebruary 3, 2020
The Australian bushfire crisis represents a 'critical moment' to use behavioural science to encourage individuals to act for nature.
Behaviour change PhD candidates showcase work in progressDecember 11, 2019
PhD candidates enrolled in the world-first Behaviour Change Graduate Research Industry Partnership program present their initial ideas and research to...
What can researchers learn from entrepreneurs? Part 1November 14, 2019
The first part of a new series exploring what researchers and practitioners can learn from entrepreneurs.
Pathways to Transition to a Circular Textile Economy in AustraliaNovember 14, 2019
A series of interviews with Australian fashion and textile sector industry experts has revealed that while many are employing sustainable business pra...
10 questions with a behaviour change practitioner Lily TidyNovember 14, 2019
A series where we talk to some of Australia's leading or emerging behaviour change practitioners. This edition with The Shannon Company's Lily Tidy.
8 tips for developing and designing successful behaviour change apps and websitesSeptember 5, 2019
Behaviour change platforms, such as apps and websites, are being eveloped to elicit a plethora of different behaviour change activities, from promotin...
How to manage the coming ‘tsunami’ of paper health recordsJuly 10, 2019
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Grant for wearable device incorporating behaviour changeFebruary 18, 2019
The potential of using wearable technology to tackle global health issues like diabetes will now be explored thanks a $2.15M grant awarded by the Aust...
Giving patients the ability to make decisions about their healthcareFebruary 28, 2018
Healthcare decisions can be complex. There are several contributing factors and multiple treatment options, which can place patients in complicated, c...
Online scammers – nature’s behavioural economists?June 9, 2017
A recent episode of ABC Radio National’s The Money was devoted to online scams and the tricks that scammers use to defraud, humiliate and sometimes bl...
Why stopping in public parks is called ‘loitering’May 26, 2017
A new article reveals why Australian towns and cities don't have public squares