Professor Matthew Hornsey

Matthew Hornsey


Discipline Convenor, Management & Business Sustainability Initiative Research Hub Lead


School of Business

Areas of research & interest:

  • Behaviour change
  • Climate change
  • Communications
  • Emissions reduction
  • Environment
  • Social issues


  • Agriculture & environment
  • Emissions reduction & sequestration

Research Institution:


Professor Matthew Hornsey is known for developing insights around three themes: (1) rejection of science and technology, (2) pro-environmental behaviour, and (3) intergroup relations. In each domain he has developed unique models designed to understand the logic behind supposedly "irrational" behaviour, and used them to facilitate attitude and behaviour change. Since graduating in 1999 he has published over 200 papers, and in 2018 was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Scientists in Australia.