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Dr Aditi Mankad

Principal Research Scientist


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Dr. Aditi Mankad is a principal research scientist with the Sustainability Pathways Program in CSIRO Environment, based in Brisbane. Her research focuses on attitudes, behaviour and risk perception in agricultural innovation, biosecurity and biotechnology. Aditi leads the Interdisciplinary Decision Making theme within the Advanced Engineering Biology FSP, which houses the social and economic sciences capability.

Aditi is trained in psychological science and has core expertise in psychological/behavioural issues around motivation, risk perception and behaviour change.

Her current research portfolio comprises:
* public attitudes towards synthetic biology technologies
* risk perception of biosecurity threats
* attitudes towards pest biocontrol and associated management practices
* behavioural adoption of biosecurity activities and technologies

Other Interests

Dr. Mankad’s broader research background includes health, sport and exercise psychology related to motivation, goal orientations and injury rehabilitation.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2002

    Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)
    University of Queensland

  • 2005

    Master of Science (Sport Psychology)
    Purdue University

  • 2009

    Doctor of Philosophy (Sport, Exercise & Health Psychology)
    The University of Western Australia

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