Top of the Blue Mountains. Large mountains with lush green trees, and a blue haze over the mountains in the horizon

Hecticness of Leave

I’m on leave. The day before I went on leave, everybody wanted everything from me, because I was going on leave, even though I’m only away for three business days. In order to go on leave, I had to deal with a request for a “quick trial,” providing advice on null results, and managing staff remotely.

Continue reading “Hecticness of Leave”
Close up of clinician's gloved hands doing a COVID-19 test with a long instrument

Public Health Trial

It’s been a while! I’ve been working long hours the past couple of months. These last few weeks, I’ve been up until 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. and working on the weekends. But it’s all been worth it because our randomised control trial to address COVID-19 behaviours is being launched on Monday!

Continue reading “Public Health Trial”
A girl if juggling on a beach wearing a hoodie

Juggling Research

I’m currently managing three large research projects, plus our media. I’ve had two big weeks preparing for our public health trial, planning an ethics application, delivering a workshop, finalising results of a project that’s been scaled across the state, and managing our public communications under less than ideal timing.

Continue reading “Juggling Research”
Neon sign that reads: #Tweet tweet

Twitter Tips for Not-for-Profits

Not-for-profit organisations still have a tendency to be reticent to fully embrace social media. For some it’s due to lack of funds, time or resources, for others it’s lack of confidence about technology. As not-for-profits are sometimes staffed by volunteers, social media duties may be handed to junior staff who aren’t adequately trained, or it’s otherwise done ad hoc by personnel who are looking after social media in additional to their main job.

Continue reading “Twitter Tips for Not-for-Profits”
Orange wall with orange megaphone

How to Communicate Effectively for Behavioural Change

Usually, when we create communications in Western societies, we’re used to telling a story. When you get an email, for example, it usually follows a narrative format. Evidence from behavioural insights actually shows us that this format, while highly familiar, very rarely shifts behaviour.

Continue reading “How to Communicate Effectively for Behavioural Change”
Photo of my laptop showing blogs on my website

Website Woes

I had Friday off. I ran around doing errands and I spent the day in Newtown. It was lovely! The rest of the weekend was pretty relaxed, though I also worked a little on my personal research. I hope to be able to tell you about that soon. In addition, there was a big technical hiccup to attend to.

Continue reading “Website Woes”