Bradley Jorgensen has been a Senior Research Fellow at BehaviourWorks Australia since 2014.
Dr Jorgensen holds a PhD and B.Sc. (Hons I) in psychology from Curtin University, where he was awarded a number of scholastic awards including the Vice-Chancellor’s List, the Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation and Australian Psychological Society prizes for outstanding achievement. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Centre for Limnology.
Dr Jorgensen’s research interests are in applied social psychology and he has conducted research in a number of public policy areas including energy efficiency, water conservation, stormwater management, the management of coarse woody habitat in recreational lakes, the public’s trust and acceptance of urban drinking water systems, ‘sense of place’ theory and measurement, biosecurity and invasive species control, improving the use of research in policy and procedural fairness in the non-market valuation of ecosystem services and public good.
Dr Jorgensen has published a considerable number of articles appearing in psychology, economics, geography, ecology and engineering journals. He has been invited to present his research at Cambridge University, the Tinbergen Institute as well as public and private sector organisations around Australia.
He has received funding from the ARC and from a range of other agencies and has consulted for federal, local and state government organisations.
Dr Jorgensen is the Australian representative of the International Association of Research in Economic Psychology and a Foundation Member of the Behavioural Science & Policy Association. He taught applied social psychology in the UK where he was nominated for the University of Bath’s prestigious John Willis Award for excellence in teaching, research and student welfare.
Dr Jorgensen is also a recipient of the Regional Studies Association Editors’ Choice for best referee. He is currently the Chief Examiner for “Understanding human behaviour to influence change” in the Master of Environment and Sustainability.