Stefan 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 Australian National University’s Fenner School, investigated how expert, knowledge-driven sustainability initiatives connect (or not) with the worldviews and experience of their target audiences and the implications of this for successful social change and sustainability.
The unifying theme of Stefan’s career is an interest in applied social and behavioural science to help organisations be more effective and reflective in what they do.
His secondment to BehaviourWorks from the EPA commenced in 2018.
In 2019, Stefan will take up a visiting fellowship position in Germany’s Potsdam Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies.