Stefan led Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s social science function for 11 years before joining BehaviourWorks in 2018, initally on secondment.
In fact, Stefan has more than 18 years’ experience in social research and pro-environmental behaviour change including transport, green office programs, climate and health risk communication, energy, improved business environmental performance, evidence-informed decision-making, organisational performance, 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 the experience of the target audience 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.
Stefan is currently a Visiting Fellow with Germany’s Potsdam Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies.