Science Communication Lead
Professor Iain Walker is a social psychologist with broad interests in social and environmental sustainability and in social justice. His research focuses on understanding processes of social and environmental change, with a broader aim of developing a better understanding of the interplay between theory and practice. His goal is to join analyses of ecosystems, social systems, and egosystems to enhance social and environmental sustainability within and across those systems. Consistent with this, his research has increasingly been done in interdisciplinary contexts and appears in interdisciplinary outlets. He currently leads an MRFF-funded project on psychological distress and resilience following the 2019-20 bushfires, is involved in ongoing work on public understanding of climate change and mobilising pro-environmental behaviour, and is co-leads the Science Communication theme within the HEAL Network.