BEST Conference 2022

4th Annual BEST Conference on Human Behaviour &
Decision Making 2022

In 2022, the BEST Centre will host the 4th annual “BEST Conference on Human Behaviour and Decision Making” on Thursday 10th & Friday 11th February at the Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane Australia.


The Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST) is a national and international leader in applied behavioural research. The Centre draws on QUT’s expertise in applied economics and social marketing, while leveraging and amplifying QUT’s expertise in health, science, technology and creative industries. The BEST Centre brings together researchers interested in applying Behavioural Insights to address real world problems in close collaboration with government, industry and the not-for-profit sector.

The conference will bring together academic, private sector and policy researchers to share, learn and collaborate on scientific research focused on understanding human behaviour, and how that impacts decision making and thus society more broadly. This event will be a hybrid-conference, allowing for participants to join in-person and via Zoom.

The Conference welcomes researchers from all fields, including but not limited to: Applied & Experimental Economics, Social Marketing, Psychology, Sociology, Social Psychology & Evolutionary Psychology, Evolutionary Biology, Education, Health, Demography, Sexuality & Gender, Political Science, Religion, Anthropology, Scientometrics, Sports, Engineering, Mathematics, Management, Business Studies, Creative Industries, and Philosophy.

Conference Program

To view the Conference program for the BEST Conference 2022, follow the link below:


Confirmed Plenaries











  • Prof. Jolanda Jetten – University of Queensland – Social Psychology
    • Plenary topic: Economic inequality: Consequences for social, political and consumer behaviour
  • Prof. Gigi Foster – University of New South Wales – Economics
    • Plenary topic: COVID Policy: Science or Religion?
  • Prof. Rebekah Russell-Bennett – QUT & BEST Centre – Social Marketing
    • Plenary topic: Social Marketing and Behavioural Economics: The BEST of both worlds
  • Natasha Doherty – Accenture
    • Plenary topic: Behaviour insights in action: practical applications of behavioural economics and why it is important in public

To learn more about our plenary speakers, click HERE.

For more information please contact Dr Stephen Whyte (

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