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Kim completed her PhD in Behavioural Science - Environment at Monash University exploring the role of media in turning the social tide on plastic avoidance. 

Kim’s research experience lies in the area of social and government research where she has worked with a number of large organisations and departments such as DELWP, Sustainability Victoria, DHHS, and Australia Post.

Prior to joining BehaviourWorks Australia (BWA) she worked across many different social and behavioural research areas including road safety, mental health, vocational health and safety, patient satisfaction, and the environment. She also played an active role in designing and testing best practice methods for survey data collection. 

Kim has been involved in a variety of research projects at BWA, initially exploring attitudes and behaviours related to health and social inclusion - including the use of emergency phone services, increasing immunisation rates, digital inclusion, and supporting vulnerable families. In recent years, she has started to specialise in environmental behaviour change, undertaking projects related to connection to nature, eco-label effectiveness, wildlife management, and waste prevention and disposal. She is currently overseeing a large multi-year research collaboration on Responsible Consumption

Kim's main area of interest is minimising the impact of human behaviour on the natural world, particularly related to material consumption and conservation.

In addition to her research roles, Kim is also a member of Zoos Victoria's Science Advisory Committee and Plastic Oceans Australasia's Technical Advisory Panel.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Behaviour Change
  • Social Sciences
  • Surveys and Survey Research
  • Health Behaviour
  • Environmental Behaviour
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Social Change
  • Driving Behaviour
  • Behavioural Sciences

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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