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Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhD

Associate

Julia is an Associate at BEworks with experience diagnosing the psychological and behavioural barriers facing customers, healthcare providers, students, and the community more generally. She uses evidence-based insights to address these barriers and motivate behavior change across domains, with a focus on healthcare and financial well-being. Julia is especially interested in challenges that require shifting norms of behavior over time and interventions that target people with different underlying motivations.

Prior to joining BEworks, Julia completed a PhD in Development Psychology at the University of British Columbia and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Waterloo. Her research explored the biases and heuristics that shape social and moral judgments across the lifespan, and the role of emotions in decision-making. Julia's graduate studies were supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and her work has appeared in peer-reviewed developmental, cognitive, and social psychology research journals. Julia's dog, Bixby, is also a valuable member of the BEworks team.

What is Julia's dream project/challenge she'd love to work on?

Julia's dream project would be using behavioural science to motivate other-oriented behaviors, such as increased charitable giving or environmental protection on behalf of future generations.

FEATURING JULIA

  • VIDEO Get to know Julia Van de Vondervoort, BEworks Associate
  • Ada Le, PhDVice President, Strategy

    Ada Le, PhD

    Ada Le, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Shannon O'Malley, PhDHead of Client Experience

    Shannon O'Malley, PhD

    Shannon O'Malley, PhDHead of Client Experience

  • Wardah MalikChief Executive Officer

    Wardah Malik

    Wardah MalikChief Executive Officer

  • Prof. Dan Ariely, PhDCo-Founder & Chief Behavioral Scientist

    Prof. Dan Ariely, PhD

    Prof. Dan Ariely, PhDCo-Founder & Chief Behavioral Scientist

  • Nina Mazar, PhD Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor

    Nina Mazar, PhD

    Nina Mazar, PhD Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor

  • David Pizarro, PhD Chief Science Officer

    David Pizarro, PhD

    David Pizarro, PhD Chief Science Officer

  • David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD President, BEworks Research Institute

    David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD

    David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD President, BEworks Research Institute

  • Nathaniel Barr, PhD Senior Innovation Advisor

    Nathaniel Barr, PhD

    Nathaniel Barr, PhD Senior Innovation Advisor

  • Michelle Hilscher, PhDVice President, Strategy

    Michelle Hilscher, PhD

    Michelle Hilscher, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Sean Donnelly Senior Vice President Client Strategy

    Sean Donnelly

    Sean Donnelly Senior Vice President Client Strategy

  • David Thomson, PhDVice President, Strategy

    David Thomson, PhD

    David Thomson, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMASenior Vice President Finance & Operations

    Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMA

    Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMASenior Vice President Finance & Operations

  • Kazunaga Matsuki, PhD Regional Director, Japan

    Kazunaga Matsuki, PhD

    Kazunaga Matsuki, PhD Regional Director, Japan

  • Adalberto Palma Executive Advisor, LATAM

    Adalberto Palma

    Adalberto Palma Executive Advisor, LATAM

  • Juan Camilo Salcedo, PhDRegional Director, LATAM

    Juan Camilo Salcedo, PhD

    Juan Camilo Salcedo, PhDRegional Director, LATAM

  • Miles Atwell, MBA Director, Operations, HR, Strategy

    Miles Atwell, MBA

    Miles Atwell, MBA Director, Operations, HR, Strategy

  • Angela Cooper, PhDSenior Strategist

    Angela Cooper, PhD

    Angela Cooper, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Shelbie Sutherland, PhDSenior Strategist

    Shelbie Sutherland, PhD

    Shelbie Sutherland, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Pierre-Jean Malé, PhDSenior Strategist

    Pierre-Jean Malé, PhD

    Pierre-Jean Malé, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Sarah M. Carpentier, PhDSenior Strategist

    Sarah M. Carpentier, PhD

    Sarah M. Carpentier, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Erick Roat, PhDAdvisor

    Erick Roat, PhD

    Erick Roat, PhDAdvisor

  • Mona Zhu, PhDAssociate

    Mona Zhu, PhD

    Mona Zhu, PhDAssociate

  • Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhDAssociate

    Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhD

    Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhDAssociate

  • Matthias Berkes, PhDAssociate

    Matthias Berkes, PhD

    Matthias Berkes, PhDAssociate

  • Youval Aberman, PhDAssociate

    Youval Aberman, PhD

    Youval Aberman, PhDAssociate

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