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Nicholas Faulkner is a Research Fellow at BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash University. Nicholas completed his Ph.D. at Monash University and his undergraduate studies at Griffith University and Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies). In 2012, he was AEUIFAI Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence.

His research interests lie primarily in the areas of political psychology and behavioural public administration. In recent years, he has investigated several topics, including: how emotions, norms and social identities influence cosmopolitan helping; how the internet can be used to improve or exacerbate intergroup bias and racism; and, how psychological techniques can be used to increase compliance with requests from government agencies. His research has been published in leading social and political science journals, including Political Psychology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and the International Political Science Review. He also regularly consults and works with government and non-government bodies on how to use behavioural science to promote socially-beneficial behaviours. 

Nicholas is a member of a range of academic organisations, such as the International Society for Political Psychology and the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, and serves as a reviewer for several academic journals.

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Research interests

Political psychology; behavioural public policy; intergroup relations

Research area keywords

  • Political psychology
  • Behavioural public administration
  • Intergroup relations
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Behaviour Change
  • Social Inclusion

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2010 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)

Can behavioural interventions increase citizens' use of e-government? Evidence from a quasi-experimental trial

Faulkner, N., Jorgensen, B. & Koufariotis, G., Jan 2019, In : Government Information Quarterly. 36, 1, p. 61-68 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Reply to letter to the editor in response to the article “Communication-based interventions for increasing influenza vaccination rates among Aboriginal children: A randomised controlled trial”

Borg, K., Sutton, K., Beasley, M., Tull, F., Faulkner, N., Halliday, J., Knott, C. & Bragge, P., 6 Jun 2019, In : Vaccine. 37, 26, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Short message Service reminders to parents for increasing adolescent human papillomavirus vaccination rates in a secondary school vaccine program: a randomized control trial

Tull, F., Borg, K., Knott, C., Beasley, M., Halliday, J., Faulkner, N., Sutton, K. & Bragge, P., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Adolescent Health. 65, 1, p. 116-123 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Simulation-based training for increasing health service board members' effectiveness: protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial

Faulkner, N., Wright, B., Bragge, P., Lennox, A., Bismark, M. M., Boag, J., Boffa, S. & Waxman, B., 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 4, 7 p., e025170.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Press / Media

Helping agencies deliver ‘high-impact messages’

Nick Faulkner


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Study shows supports can boost e-government use

Nick Faulkner


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So much hoopla for such a modest tax cut

Nick Faulkner


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