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Strengthening links with academia

25 June 2018

BETA is pleased to announce the formation of an Academic Advisory Panel to strengthen its links with academia and support its capacity to translate behavioural research into policy.

During its first two years of operation, BETA relied principally upon Harvard Professor Michael Hiscox, the founding Director, for academic expertise and advice on research design. Since mid-2017, University of Sydney’s Professor Robert Slonim, has provided that expertise and guidance for the team.

To coincide with Professor Slonim’s return to full-time academic duties from 1 July 2018, BETA is evolving and expanding its relationships with academia, by establishing an Academic Advisory Panel. The panel will provide expert advice from scholars working at the frontiers of behavioural science and create opportunities for collaborations between researchers and BETA.

Bob (as Chair) and Michael (as international expert) will remain connected to BETA as members of the new panel. Joining Bob and Michael on the panel are a number of high profile academics:

  • Professor Jolanda Jetten (University of Queensland)
  • Associate Prof Nick Biddle (Australian National University)
  • Professor Uwe Dulleck (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Professor Ben Newell (University of New South Wales)
  • We look forward to working with the Academic Advisory Panel.

We also thank Professor Bob Slonim for sharing his expertise with BETA over the last 12 months and wish him all the best returning to his role at the University of Sydney. We have been fortunate to learn from Bob’s immense behavioural insights knowledge. While we will miss him, we know he will teach and inspire many of Australia’s best and brightest economics students, and hopefully inspire many to consider a career in applied behavioural insights!