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Liam Smith

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Three steps for regulators to embrace behavioural science

This article outlines three rules to help regulators gain the greatest benefit from new and applied research in behavioural science.
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Why do people comply? COVID-19 compliance behaviours in international and local perspective

Getting people to behave in desirable ways (or cease behaving in undesirable ones) is a critical outcome for regulators. While we struggle to save lives and flatten the curve, COVID-19 is providing behavioural and compliance researchers with a natural policy experiment in why people do...
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Measuring social inclusion

The Inclusive Australia Social Inclusion Index provides a unique overview of social inclusion in Australia by covering a wider array of social inclusion issues in one index.
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Inspire for better communications: achieving compliance is all in the framing

Recognised as the first model of behaviour change specifically designed to help public administrators, BehaviourWorks’ INSPIRE framework is based on a simple mnemonic that describes seven of the most powerful techniques: implementation intentions, norms, salience, procedural justice, incentives, reputation and credibility and ease.
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Facilitating the use of research in policy development and implementation

Three research projects funded by VCCCAR were selected to study research-to-policy interventions that might better facilitate the use of their respective results. These case studies were selected because they had progressed to a point that aligned with the time table of our “Research-to-Policy” project and...