Portfolio /



We are driven by curiosity and solving challenging problems that have impactful solutions. Our work has led to real-world change in improving the health and quality of life of Australians and people globally by changing health systems and the way people and organisations behave.

The Health Portfolio at BWA is led by co-directors Dr Denise Goodwin and Dr Breanna Wright. Dr Goodwin has an extensive background in psychology, sociology and exercise science, bringing many skills including a focus on systems level thinking to this growing team. Dr Wright has experience in psychology and epidemiology, contributing extensive qualitative and quantitative research skills to the list of skills offered by this group. 

The Health portfolio has an impressive history of completing important projects with real-world implications for the health of Australians and people globally. Importantly, all projects are completed together with industry and government bodies, further supporting the real-world applicability of our work. Here’s some of our key topic areas: 

1. Safety in life and at work; The safety of consumers and staff within the workplace, including healthcare settings, and in recreation is important to ensure people can live a healthy and happy life.

2. Helping people become healthier versions of themselves; Healthy people create healthy societies. We have worked with several clients with goals to change health behaviours of the people they serve.

3. Healthy people living in healthy environments; Our surrounding environment can impact our health, both positively and negatively. We also help clients to address problems that sit in the health-environment nexus.

What sets us apart from the rest?

BehaviourWorks Australia is the largest university-based applied behaviour change research unit in Australia. Based at Monash University, we have the expertise and resources to complete high quality research expected of a university that is consistently ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide. We are also unique in that we publish a lot of what we do in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals to ensure our global followers can learn and grow from our work. Click on the links below to see our recent publications: 

All of our projects involve close collaboration with our partners, clients and relevant stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes. We achieve great outcomes by applying our BWA Method in part or in full. Check out our research services for more information.

Do you have a small, big or wicked problem that you need us to help you solve? We use the BWA method to examine your problem in depth with you and work together with you to find solutions. That’s right, we work together with you to get the results you want.

Contact us to discuss how we can help. Let’s get started today!

Education & training

Looking to upskill?

We're passionate about upskilling our behaviour change community. Check out our short, bespoke and accredited training program.


Have a project for us?

BehaviourWorks offers a broad range of research services to government and non-government organisations.