Aleksandra Van Hummel
Industry PhD project title: Developing an Australian Trust Index
RACE University and Industry partners: QUT, Essential Energy
Previous education and work background:
- 1st Class Honours Bachelor of Psychological Science
- Post-graduate certificate in behavioural economics
What attracted you to the RACE Industry PhD?:
The fact my project outputs will contribute to such an important, real-world problem. The opportunity to work and network with industry and be part of a supportive community.
When you were young, what did you want to be when you were older?
Archaeologist and astronaut – I was obsessed with dinosaurs and space
What do you hope to achieve?
To create a body of work that doesn’t just address my industry partner’s problem, but also contributes to a happier more sustainable society and future.
What are you most looking forward to?
Gaining knowledge and experience in my area and meeting like-minded people!
What innovation/change would you like to see in 5-10 years’ time?
I would love to see both government and businesses step-up and work together to address societal problems with innovative long-term solutions.
Fun fact about you:
I am a keen gardener and also enjoy spinning pottery