Aleksandra Van Hummel

Aleksandra Van Hummel

Industry PhD project title: Developing an Australian Trust Index

RACE University and Industry partners: University of Canberra, 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