Researcher Biography

Sarah Ball completed her Masters Degree in Sociology in 2010, focusing on gender and sexuality issues. Since, she has expanded her interests into the behavioural sciences and the how behaviour impacts policy design. She is currently working on her PhD at the Institute of Social Science Research at the University of Queensland. Her topic explores the theory of change supporting the increased use of behavioural insights and experimental methods in the development of social policy.

PhD topic

The use of behavioural insights and experimental methods in the development of social policy in Australia

Advisors

  • Associate Professor Cameron Parsell (Principal)
  • Professor Brian Head (Associate)
  • Dr Sarah Bennett (Associate)
  • Dr Emma Antrobus (Associate)

Research Interests

  • Public policy
  • Organisational ethnography
  • Evidence-based policy
  • Policy maker behaviour