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Using behavioural science to design better policies and services

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Mercure Melbourne, Treasury Gardens, Apple Room

13 Spring Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Explore how you can apply behavioural insights (BI) interventions to public policy and service design in this interactive workshop. Participants in this course will gain:

  • An increased understanding of human behaviour and its drivers
  • Practical methodologies to design effective behaviour change programs.

At the conclusion of this course you will have a better understanding of how to maximise the effectiveness of your policies and services through the incorporation of behavioural science.

Who is this course for? This introductory workshop is open to all members of the VPS (recommended for VPS4-6).

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Sarah Kneebone is a Research Fellow with BehaviourWorks Australia and currently finalising her PhD thesis ‘Catalysing water saving behaviours in Australian urban households’. Sarah’s thesis focuses on behaviour identification and prioritisation to assist in water demand management for households. Her research contributes to the innovative international, multidisciplinary CRC for Water Sensitive Cities program. She is particularly interested in catalytic or ‘spillover’ behaviour adoption pathways, perceptions of behaviour similarity and assessing the effort involved in behaviour adoption as part of behaviour diagnosis.

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