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Biography

Morgan Tear is a Research Fellow at BehaviourWorks Australia. His background is in psychology, having completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) and a PhD (2015) at The University of Queensland. He then completed a post-doctoral research position (2016-2018) in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. There he worked with Tom Reader in the area of organisational safety culture. Now at BehaviourWorks Australia, Morgan works with Peter Bragge in collaboration with WorkSafe Victoria and The Shannon Company.


Morgan works at the intersection of social, cultural, and organisational psychologies, and aims to understand how complex social phenomena manifest. He has previously worked in the areas of media effects on social behaviour (PhD), and mental health and identity. His current research interests include the role of organisational identities in promoting citizenship behaviour, the role of power in safety culture and safety behaviours, how behavioural insights can be applied to safety culture, and the effectiveness of nudges in social contexts. 

Morgan’s work relies on rich relationships with industry partners. He has worked with a number of organisations and partners, including Queensland Police Service (QPS), National ICT Australia (NICTA; now CSIRO’s Data61 group), EUROCONTROL, OECD Network of Economic Regulators, WorkSafe Victoria, and The Shannon Company. 

Morgan has experience in university course delivery, supervising graduate researchers, designing and analysing mixed methods approaches, facilitating workshop and focus group discussion. He strongly believes that quantitative data are the start of a conversation and the meaning of those data must be derived through discussion and consultation in context.

Keywords

  • Behaviour Change
  • Behavioural psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Workplace health and safety

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 6 Article
  • 2 Conference Paper
  • 1 Conference article

Safety culture and power: interactions between perceptions of safety culture, organisational hierarchy, and national culture

Tear, M. J., Reader, T. W., Shorrock, S. & Kirwan, B., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Safety Science. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Stressful life transitions and wellbeing: A comparison of the stress buffering hypothesis and the social identity model of identity change

Praharso, N. F., Tear, M. J. & Cruwys, T., 1 Jan 2017, In : Psychiatry Research. 247, p. 265-275 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Divergent perceptions of safety culture between occupational groups: the role of national culture

Tear, M. J., Reader, T. W., Shorrock, S. & Kirwan, B., Sep 2016, In : Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 60, 1, p. 1622-1626 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

Video games and prosocial behavior: A study of the effects of non-violent, violent and ultra-violent gameplay

Tear, M. J. & Nielsen, M., 1 Jan 2014, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 41, p. 8-13 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Failure to Demonstrate That Playing Violent Video Games Diminishes Prosocial Behavior

Tear, M. J. & Nielsen, M., 3 Jul 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 7, e68382.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review