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Bernice is a research fellow at BehaviourWorks Australia within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Bernice is involved in various applied research projects, which draw upon the BehaviourWorks method to find solutions to real-world problems. She is currently supporting various health projects that aim to improve patient care in public hospitals. Bernice also serves on the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC).

Research interests

Behaviour change: Anthropomorphism; gamification; humour; implementation intentions; persuasion; self-persuasion; social influence.

Creativity: Cognitive processes; individual differences; social influences.

Research methods: Randomised control trials; systematic reviews; direct and objective measures of behaviour; implicit measures. 

Research area keywords

  • Behaviour Change
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Systematic reviews

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Research Output

Making New Year's resolutions personal could actually make them stick

Plant, B. R. C., 28 Dec 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther

The Twenty-Fifth international conference on Learning

Mckenzie, S. P., Kaissidis, A., Aziz, Z., Garivaldis, F., Plant, B. R. C. & Mundy, M., Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

The effects of anti-speeding advertisements on the simulated driving behaviour of young drivers

Plant, B. R. C., Irwin, J. D. & Chekaluk, E., 1 Mar 2017, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 100, p. 65-74 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

A systematic review of how anti-speeding advertisements are evaluated

Plant, B. R. C., Reza, F. & Irwin, J. D., 2011, In : Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety. 22, 4, p. 18 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Getting personal: How to make your New Year's resolutions stick

Bernice Plant


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Curbing the need to speed

Bernice Plant


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature