This PhD Topic will develop an Australian Energy Trust Index that will be used to benchmark levels of trust across the energy supply chain and from different stakeholder perspectives. The PhD by publication will commence with a rapid review for the purpose of identify existing conceptualisations, metrics and drivers of trust across multiple industries and energy.
The second study will involve development of a rigorous measurement instrument that may triangulate data, this may be an adaptation of an existing instrument or a new instrument.
The final study will test the instrument across multiple perspectives to determine nomological validity (i.e. the instrument measures what it is supposed to and predicts outcomes that it should predict).