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Nicholas Faulkner is a Senior 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). He was an 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:

  • techniques for improving intergroup relations and social inclusion;
  • how the internet can be used to improve or exacerbate intergroup bias and racism; and,
  • examining how psychological techniques can be used to increase compliance with requests from government agencies.

His research has been published in leading social, political, health, and general science journals, including Political Psychology, PLOS ONE, Public Administration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and BMJ Open.

He regularly consults with government and non-government bodies on how to use behavioural science to promote socially-beneficial behaviours.

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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