BEST Advisory Board

BEST Advisory Board


The Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST) is a Tier 1 Research Centre within the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). BEST was established in 2018 with the vision of generating evidence-based behavioural research that transforms society and the economy. The Centre brings together behavioural insights expertise from behavioural economics and social marketing, and context specialists from fields such as health, cybersecurity, agriculture and law from across QUT. As part of the Centre’s ongoing development, an Inaugural Advisory Board was established in 2022.

The role of the BEST Advisory Board (Board) is to provide advice and counsel to the leadership of BEST. Specifically, the Board seeks to provide:

  • Insights into the strategic direction of BEST’s research agenda;
  • Advice on specific emerging topics of research interest;
  • Introductions and links to key people and organisations that are able to facilitate BEST’s strategic aims;
  • Advice and assistance on strategies to secure resources; and
  • Advice on candidates for Board membership.

The Board is comprised of a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) external board members with the BEST Co-Directors and Co Deputy-Directors are ex officio members of the Board.

Each member will bring to the Board a suite of skills, experiences and attributes that contribute to the group’s ability to achieve its purpose. While it is appropriate that there will be a diversity in composition, it is likely that board members will share a deep appreciation for research and its importance to society. It is also likely that a number of board members will be able to provide links to key external parties critical to BEST’s success.

The Board’s Chair is nominated by the Co-Directors. The Board secretary is the BEST Centre Manager.

While there is no monetary compensation for the role, Board members can expect to lead and participate in high-level, strategic conversations that contribute to society through BEST’s research impact. You can view the full terms and references for the board HERE.