Kevin Chadwick

PhD Scholar
Centre for Social Research and Methods

Kevin Chadwick is an experienced energy policy analyst, behavioural insights practitioner, and PhD Scholar. He pioneered the use of behavioural economics at the Australian Government Department of the Environment, and now oversees policy applications of findings from a $2 million research program on energy consumer behaviour.
Kevin is a member of International Energy Agency expert panels for Social Licence to Automate Distributed Energy Resources, and the Energy Sector Behavioural Insights Platform.
Kevin has a Bachelor of International Business & Modern Languages (Joint Hons.) from Aston University in the UK, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics from the University of Canberra, and a Master of International & Development Economics from ANU.

Kevin’s PhD research explores how insights from behavioural economics and social marketing can help deliver social benefits in the energy transition.

Thesis Topic:

The humans in the system: Insights from behavioural economics and social marketing on household energy decisions

Research interests

  • Behavioural economics
  • Social marketing
  • Experimental research design
  • Quasi-experimental analysis
  • Energy policy
  • Interactive workshop facilitation methods
  • Industry engagement and collaboration