Programs & Projects

In the face of humanity’s biggest challenges, heroes know that scientific and technological solutions are essential. They also understand the importance of inspiring people to embrace the change. Enter the Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST) – an international leader in applied behavioural insights and behavioural economics research that is willing to seek out new frontiers in knowledge.

Backed by QUT’s expertise in Behavioural Insights as applied in Economics and Marketing, BEST is harnessing and amplifying QUT’s skill in Health, Science, Technology and the Creative Industries. The Centre is forging an interdisciplinary research program and impact agenda that contributes to the frontiers of knowledge while improving the health, wealth and happiness of Australians and society globally. We design, develop and evaluate behavioural insight solutions in sectors ranging from education to medical sciences. Our centre tackles the diverse and complex issues facing contemporary society head on, and aims to attract significant external engagement, disciplinary and student interest – domestically and internationally.

Through six research programs, spanning behavioural economics, social marketing, social interactions, biomedical innovation, behavioural data governance, and decision making and behaviour in agriculture, BEST transforms society and the economy. With experts from  Business, Health and Creative Industries faculties, BEST is driving change for a better future.

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people” – Maya Angelou