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2023 BEST Conference: enhancing equity and inclusion in research.

The Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST) is a national and international leader in applied behavioural research. The BEST Centre hosted the 5th annual BEST Conference on Human Behaviour and Decision Making at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane from 10 - 11th February 2023.

The conference was well attended with an estimated 100 delegates from research, government, and industry with a range of interesting topics - see the conference program.

Associate Professor Marit Kragt, CAED Director and UWA's PVC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, was a keynote speaker at this year's BEST Conference presenting on enhancing equity and inclusion in research.

The presentation discussed how to develop meaningful EDI initiatives, and how behavioural design can help to break down the systemic barriers that are restricting research success. "Nearly all organisations, universities and research institutes included, have equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) strategies these days" says Dr Kragt.

The ARC Training Centre for Behavioural Insights for Technology Adoption (BITA), which is a collaborative research centre led by Queensland University of Technology in partnership with University of Queensland and University of Western Australia, hosted its first training session at a pre-conference workshop on Co-Design.

The workshop was mostly attended by BITA's Chief Investigators and Partner Investigators commencing their funded research projects in 2023 with an aim to help them consider what is co-design, what biases impact co-design, and how we can overcome these issues and co-create solutions.

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