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Dr Morgan Tear

Dr Morgan Tear

Research Fellow

Social psychologist

Morgan sits within BWA’s Social and Finance portfolio and draws on his training in psychology to apply a behaviour change lens to organisational culture, particularly in regards to safety and risk.

Highlights of his work in the Social and Finance Portfolio include:

  • Working with EUROCONTROL to measure and understand the safety culture in European Air Traffic Management;
  • Providing subject matter expertise to the OECD in an application of behavioural insights for improving safety culture in four national energy sectors;
  • A deep dive with WorkSafe Victoria into farmer safety behaviour around quad bikes; and
  • Designing an intervention and evaluation trial to reduce unsafe practice on Victorian building sites with the Victorian Building Authority

Morgan is a social and cultural psychologist with a Bachelor degree in Psychological Science (BPsySc) and a PhD in Social Psychology, both from The University of Queensland. He completed a postdoctoral research position at the London School of Economics and Political Science at the juncture of social and cultural psychologies.

Morgan joined BehaviourWorks in 2018. Previously a Postdoctoral Research Officer in the Department of Psychological and Behaviour Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Morgan is now working as a Researcher in Residence with The Shannon Company.

Other highlights of Morgan’s work include:

  • The delivery of a monthly survey to understand drivers and barriers to COVID-related behaviours (Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet);
  • An evidence and practice review of factors and activities that lead to scale-up of behavioural interventions (Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet);
  • Inclusion of those experiencing energy stress (Brotherhood of St Laurence; Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation) and vulnerable families (Department of Human and Health Services)

Morgan is currently working on:

  • Design of a risk culture measurement and uplift process with Australian Super
  • Evidence and practice review of construction safety culture with Fleetwood
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