- Department of Resource Management and Geography
- University of Melbourne
- 221 Bouverie Street
- +61 3 8344 0806
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My research interests focus on the social dimensions of climate change. Specifically, I conduct interdisciplinary research investigating the emotional, cognitive and behavioural components of risk perception, risk communication and public engagement with environmental change. I was awarded the 2011 UK Scopus Young Researcher Award for Social Science, awarded by Elsevier and the UK/US Fulbright Commission, for work published in this area.
Whilst in Australia, my research has explored the social dimensions of bushfire risk and household preparedness (for the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission); the concept of ‘maladaptation’, particularly in regard to water management and to migration; and visual representations of climate change in the international media, and public engagement with these images.
I enjoy being involved in public engagement with climate change activities beyond academia. I co-designed a Silver Lindley medal-winning garden for the 2008 RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The 2050 Garden: Exploring plants and practices in a changing climate. The garden was visited by over 20,000 members of the public. I have been interviewed by the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and Teachers TV.