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BWA News/Blog

Our news, plus a few thought pieces and observations from the world of behaviour change. Please note that, while some of our recent publications are previewed below, we will soon be publishing a comprehensive list of behaviour change publications.

Our research

Reflections on the research-policy-nexus

March 13, 2019

Following a 2018 roundtable on “Research Impact in Policy” at the 2018 Global Evidence and Implementation Summit, Wiley Publishing invited BehaviourWo...

Our research

Grant for wearable device incorporating behaviour change

February 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...

Think pieces

Game changers

October 24, 2018

Gamification and behaviour change

Our team

Advancing science with a retreat

August 14, 2018

12 researchers. 3 days. 83,000 words.


GRIP launch: successful!

April 20, 2018

Our latest cohort of GRIP students were officially launched

Our team

Meet Zan, Kanban! man

April 17, 2018

Meet Zan Saeri, new to the Sydney team


More Masters to influence change

March 28, 2018

A new book about the power of randomised trials


A random approach to better science

March 19, 2018

A new book about the power of randomised trials

Publications and Reports

A conversation about oBikes

January 16, 2018

Obikes aren't the problem - it's our behaviours.

Think pieces

New year’s resolutions – not just willpower

January 4, 2018

Some tips on how to form good habits and stick to them

Publications and Reports

Giving Trauma The Lancet

November 8, 2017

Dr Peter Bragge is part of a Monash team identifying better treatments of TBI (traumatic brain injury)

Think pieces

Fundraising till it hurts

October 25, 2017

Why we're punishing our bodies for good causes

Publications and Reports

Some wins for Windermere

October 24, 2017

BehaviourWorks gets fast results on slow payers

Think pieces

Right on the button

October 16, 2017

Digital tricks and behavioural insights

Think pieces

Fans, fanatics and fusion

October 4, 2017

How footy fans can shed light on fanatics

Think pieces

A street car named dilemma

October 3, 2017

The Trolley Problem is heading our way

Publications and Reports

oBikes. oBoy.

September 22, 2017

Are oBikes a solution or a tripping hazard?

Publications and Reports

A message of hope – from marketing

August 23, 2017

Visiting academics Professors Andrea Prothero and Pierre McDonagh present key ideas from their work on how macro marketing can help sustainability.

Publications and Reports

An even more inconvenient truth

August 21, 2017

A BWA article in the Conversation asks if big issue docos bring about change


The Dark Side of Behaviour Change

August 10, 2017

An article on how we're getting savvy to being influenced

Think pieces

Does a Dry July change our drinking habits?

July 2, 2017

What does a month off the grog mean in terms of health benefits, awareness of dangerous drinking habits and cancer research? The evidence appears mixe...

Think pieces

Storytelling and behaviour change

June 28, 2017

Stories don't just take us away, they can bring us back to change our behaviour

Think pieces

Teaching young mindfulness

June 22, 2017

Mindfulness certainly sound like the answer to many behavioural problems, particularly for kinds, but what's the evidence?

Publications and Reports

Some nudges towards healthier eating

June 12, 2017

Four BWA researchers have written an article for The Conversation detailing some of the findings of a review into the best way to encouraging healthy ...

Think pieces

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...

Think pieces

When everyone wins, most of us lose

June 1, 2017

It promised so much – but has the self-esteem movement created a measurable rise in narcissism and a generation of selfie-snapping millennials? And is...


Masters of the (sustainable) universe

June 1, 2017

The inaugural Master of Environment and Sustainability course is the first cross-faculty Masters course at Monash University. It’s also the first time...

Think pieces

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

Publications and Reports

Public value is an actual thing

May 25, 2017

Can you put a value on government services? Yes you can.

Think pieces

The wolf at the door for renters

May 17, 2017

An article about rental apps that are marketed as fair but are actually forcing prices up

Think pieces

If they don’t get science, get emotional

May 5, 2017

Scientists need to get emotional to explain what they do and why it's so important

Think pieces

Same flag, poles apart

April 27, 2017

As political polarisation intensifies, it seems even the US flag can trigger different reactions depending on your ideology.

Think pieces

A stock market tip: less is more

April 11, 2017

The more we worry about investment mistakes, the more we make (mistakes, that is)

Think pieces

Parents behaviour can influence their child’s reaction to pain

April 11, 2017

How parents react and behave during their children’s medical treatment can affect how that child perceives stress and pain.

Think pieces

What’s driving us in the gig economy?

April 6, 2017

What motivates workers in the gig economy? Behavioural science, apparently.

Think pieces

Are we changing things or are they changing us?

March 24, 2017

Will our behaviour soon be dictated by devices speaking in algorithms?

Think pieces

Seeing through useless scans

March 14, 2017

A behavioural insight into why doctors prescribe so many useless scans

Publications and Reports

The science of walking in others people’s shoes

March 10, 2017

BWA's Nick Faulkner has had a new paper published exploring the link between cosmopolitanism and empathy

Think pieces

The safety catch with guns

February 15, 2017

Fear drives behaviour, and gun sales

Think pieces

Not just a pretty face

January 31, 2017

Can celebrities influence our buying behaviours?

Think pieces

Tennis rackets: fixing the norms of match-fixing

January 18, 2017

An article on tennis match-fixing from a behavioural point of view

Think pieces

Dear Centrelink

January 13, 2017

BWA researchers have come up with a better letter