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Lena holds a Master’s degree in Global Change Management from the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development in Germany and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Humboldt University, Berlin. Prior to joining BehaviourWorks Australia, Lena worked in Germany on a project applying environmental psychology in the context of the German energy transition.

Lena works as a Research Officer and joined BWA in 2014. As part of her role, she has done critical formative work for the Victorian state government in relation to proposed and forthcoming policy shifts in the environmental domain, for example on the General Environmental Duty or e-waste. For the latter project, Lena and her BWA colleagues researched Victorians’ drivers, barriers and attitudes to recycling unwanted electronic items to inform future government policy and communications with the Victorian public.

Other projects Lena was involved in trialled a ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ payment model for close-up encounters with Australian native animals, aimed at increasing household energy efficiency and researched social inclusion initiatives. Additionally, Lena developed an evaluation toolkit to enable practitioners to carry out their own program evaluation and was involved in the development of monitoring and evaluation plans for behaviour change projects. 

Her research interests focus on behaviour change in the context of the environment. She is interested in how to motivate people to behave in a more environmentally-friendly manner and, more generally, in interactions between people, nature and the environment.

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Research area keywords

  • Behaviour Change
  • Environmental Behaviour
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Applied research

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Research Output

  • 2 Commissioned Report
  • 2 Article

Pat, play, and pay: trialing a pay-what-you-want model for an up-close animal encounter

Borg, K., Jungbluth, L. & Smith, L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Applied Social Science. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The INSPIRE Framework: how public administrators can increase compliance with written requests using behavioral techniques

Faulkner, N., Borg, K., Bragge, P., Curtis, J., Ghafoori, E., Goodwin, D., Jorgensen, B. S., Jungbluth, L., Kneebone, S., Smith, L., Wright, B. & Wright, P., 2019, In : Public Administration Review. 79, 1, p. 125-135 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Victorian E-waste survey - results and implications

Boulet, M., Jungbluth, L., Jorgensen, B. & Curtis, J., 2017, Clayton Victoria Australia: BehaviourWorks Australia. 35 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch