Building resilient behaviours to enhance human function

We are known for our unique approach to building resilient, healthy behaviours. The Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre (BBB), based at the University of South Australia, investigates humans through the combined lens of behaviour, brain and body.

Our research enhances cognitive performance, builds resilient behaviours, and analyses behaviour changes. We combine the lens of psychology (behaviour), neurobiology (brain) and physiology (body) to build resilient behaviours and enhance human function.

Our team of over 30 experts works collaboratively across behavioural change, fatigue and stress management, decision-making and recovery, to predict, prevent, detect and intervene, all with the aim of optimising human function.

At BBB we blend pure research with real world contexts to help our community, government and industry partners tackle their thorniest questions and create solutions that support behavioural resilience and promote healthy functioning.

The enterprising way we engage with our partners pivots on our ability to bring together people with different expertise to solve these big challenges.

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At BBB we are committed to research that leads to positive change. Our research puts people at the core of our research, allowing people to build resilient behaviours despite what life throws at them.

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Our research facilities

We help our clients and partners tackle the difficult questions. At BBB, we investigate humans through the combined lens of behaviour, brain and body, rather than through the lens of a single approach.

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UniSA Video

Enterprising Research: Fighting fatigue in the workplace

Professor Siobhan Banks and her team showed that while a short nap on nightshift can be a powerful tool for maintaining performance, it can also be hazardous. In their research project, they discovered that caffeine gum may be an effective countermeasure for mitigating performance deficits on nightshift, especially when used strategically.

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Our partners

Aust Govt – Defence
Aus Research Council
Australasian Sleep Ass
Alzheimer's Australia
Brain Foundation
Bushfire CRC
Flinders Port Holdings
Heart Foundation
NSW Rail Corp
Pacific National
QLD Rail
Sleep Health Foundation
Sleep Research Society

Contact us

Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre

Location Magill Campus St Bernards Road Magill SA 5072