Established in 2011, BehaviourWorks is the largest applied behaviour change research unit in Australia. As part of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, BehaviourWorks is committed to making an impact on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, which represent a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people can participate fully in society.
Inclusive Australia represents an important collaboration through which committed organisations can work together to build a social movement backed by behavioural science. By understanding human behaviour, we will be better placed to reduce discrimination and increase people's willingness to advocate for inclusion.
As the movement grows, we expect to conduct further research and use our collective knowledge and skills to demonstrate leadership in the social inclusion space, to which Monash University is strongly committed.
BehaviourWorks Australia produced the first Inclusive Australia Social Inclusion Index in late 2017. We recently conducted research examining how women and minority groups respond to the wording on job advertisements and equal employment opportunity statements, as well as reviewed the drivers and barriers around digital inclusion in Australia.