Dr. Ball recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of Queensland, within the Institute of Social Science Research. Her doctoral research included an ethnographic study on a central behavioral insights team with the aim of better understanding barriers and facilitators to the use of behavioral insights in Australia. She now works as a research assistant at the University of Queensland on multiple projects which are exploring how knowledge and evidence influence and shape the actions of public servants – both at the front line and in the halls of government.
From the Lab to the Cabinet: How Behavioral Science Informs Policymaking
This conversation with Sarah Ball discusses how scientific investigation makes its way into the policies that have sway over all of our lives.