Nudging our way to more efficient health care
Unleashing the potential of behavioural economics

  • When 8.30am for 9am to 5.30pm  Tuesday 7 August 2018

  • WhereUQ Brisbane City, 293 Queen St, Brisbane

UQ Brisbane CityThe University of Queensland’s Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH) is pleased to invite healthcare managers, planners and policymakers to join us at UQ Brisbane City for this exciting one-day workshop.

At this workshop, you will hear from leading economic, business and psychology experts who will share with you their latest research and extensive experience of how to influence behavioural change within different healthcare settings and for a range of stakeholders, including patients, managers, providers and the wider community.

Key outcomes

  • Understand what behavioural economics is and is not.
  • Gain insights into how to successfully apply behavioural economics and advocate for behavioural economic-informed policy.
  • Explore the potential (and limitations) of behavioural economics to solve sector and system challenges and improve decision-making for better public health and healthcare policies.

Behavioural economics in focus

  • Behavioural economics studies the effects of psychological, cognitive, emotional, cultural and social factors on the economic decisions of individuals and institutions.
  • The popularity of behavioural economics (or ‘nudging’) in public policy is on the rise, with national and state governments establishing behavioural economics teams to contribute to the design, development and implementation of policies.

Keynote speakers and session themes

Adam Oliver
Associate Professor Adam Oliver

This workshop and our speakers’ topics will be structured around five session themes:

  • Behavioural economics: What it is and what it is not
  • Changing the behaviour of the public: Influencing needs
  • Changing the behaviour of patients: Influencing demands
  • Changing the behaviour of providers/managers: Influencing supply
  • Whither or wither behavioural economics in health policy? [panel discussion]

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from global leaders in this field including our keynote speaker Associate Professor Adam Oliver from the London School of Economics and Political Science, who will present Nudging, shoving and budging: Behavioural economic-informed policy.

View the full list of speakers and topics


UQ Brisbane CityLimited places are available for this exclusive opportunity. Purchase your tickets online before 12pm Tuesday 31 July 2018


Tickets for this one-day (8.30am for 9am to 5.30pm) workshop cost $350 and include refreshments, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and afternoon networking drinks and canapés at UQ Brisbane City.

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About the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health

The University of Queensland’s Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH) delivers leading economic evidence, analyses and insights to help policy- and decision-makers create sustainable healthcare systems that promote better patient outcomes and value for all Australians.

Through collaborative and customised research, CBEH aims to inform and improve how governments and care providers respond to and plan for the changing and complex healthcare needs of a diverse population.

The Centre is also building human capital and capability in the healthcare sector through postgraduate research opportunities and executive education programs for current and future leaders, focusing on change management, evaluation, resource allocation and innovation.

CBEH was established in 2015 and is a joint initiative of UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, and Mater Research Institute-UQ.