In November 2017, Genene O'Neill. of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in Queensland, shared with us some findings from a recently completed project that examined compliance and non-compliance through the lens of social science. The project identified a range of motivations and barriers to compliance that provides new insights into how regulators can use these findings to increase compliance and beyond compliance behaviour.
Genene O'Neill is a Principal Project Officer and Social Scientist leading the Behavioural Insights team in the Environmental Services and Regulation (ESR) division, at EHP.
Genene applies her understanding of human behaviour and behavioural change skills from her post graduate qualifications in psychology, and experience as a PhD candidate in the Psychology of Climate Change in the area of applied Environmental Psychology which is the interface of human decision making and behaviour and environmental impacts. Genene and her project team have delivered new insights into the motivations and barriers of a regulated community to better support quality environmental management and the development of operational interventions and strategies.