Dr Kaufman has led EPA Victoria’s social science function since 2007. His 17 years’ experience in social research and pro-environmental behaviour change includes transport, green office programs, climate and health risk communication, energy, improving business environmental performance, evidence-informed decision making, organisational performance and public value measurement and environmental regulation.
His 2009 PhD with the ANU’s Fenner School investigated how expert-knowledge driven sustainability initiatives connect (or not) with the world-views and experience of their target audiences and the implications of this for successful social change for sustainability.
The unifying theme in his career is an interest in applied social and behavioural science to help organisations be more effective reflective and effective in what they do.
His secondment to BWA reflects a six-year collaboration with the EPA.