Adam Scott

Research Lead

Adam Scott

Adam has over ten years of experience working on a diverse range of research projects relating to public health, public policy and sustainability. He has a particular interest in how organisations can positively contribute to the natural environment and their local communities.

Adam is passionate about using behaviour change mechanisms and a variety of research methodologies to understand how organisations and people can positively contribute to society.

At Ellis Jones, Adam is working on:

– Helping Vasey RSL Care understand and develop the home and residential care aspect of their business.

– Defining social impact for the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

– Delivering quantitative research for the Victorian Disability Worker Commission.

– Conducting a variety of research methods for WorkSafe Victoria’s workplace mental health strategy.

Before joining Ellis Jones, Adam worked for Turning Point on the internationally recognised National Ambulance Project where he explored drug and alcohol trends across Australia.

He also worked at the Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO) researching user needs and editing the New Zealand Policy Collection.

More recently his interests have concentrated on business sustainability projects, including the corporate social responsibility of sports teams and understanding how Australian universities report on their sustainable development goals.

Adam has taught undergraduate and postgraduate psychology units at Swinburne University, where he continues today in a sessional capacity.

Adam holds a Masters of Arts in Psychology. For this qualification, he completed an action research project with a high school, using a variety of behaviour change mechanisms with the goal of improving the school’s environmental performance.

He also holds a PhD in Business. For this work, he explored how social enterprises manage their sustainability tensions.