Research fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
Abby Wild is currently working at BehaviourWorks Australia, with an interest in applying insights from sociology and psychology to help solve practical problems about the environment and human well-being. Research interests include behaviour change, human connection with nature and prison studies.
Abby obtained her undergraduate degree in History and Science at Harvard College. She obtained an M.Phil. in Criminological Research at Cambridge University (UK) and returned to Cambridge on a Gates Scholarship for her PhD, which she is currently completing. Abby has also collaborated in an interdisciplinary study of the impact of ‘green’ design, architecture and programming in prisons.
As the devastation of this season of bushfires unfolds, many people have asked themselves: what can I do to help? Perhaps they donated money, left food out for wildlife or thought about joining a bush regeneration...