Bradley Jorgensen has been a Senior Research Fellow at BehaviourWorks Australia since 2014. Brad 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.
Brad completed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Centre for Limnology.
His research interests lie in the areas of 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 in the non-market valuation of ecosystem services and public good.
Brad has published a considerable number of articles appearing in psychology, economics, geography, ecology and engineering journals and 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 Australian Research Council and from a range of other agencies and consulted for federal, local and state government organisations.
Brad is the Australian representative of the International Association of Research in Economic Psychology and a Foundation Member of the Behavioural Science & Policy Association.
He has taught applied social psychology in the UK and been nominated for the University of Bath’s prestigious John Willis Award for excellence in teaching, research and student welfare. He is also a recipient of the Regional Studies Association Editors’ Choice for best referee.
Brad is currently the Chief Examiner for “Understanding human behaviour to influence change” in Monash University’s Master of Environment and Sustainability.