Climate Communication Research Fellow, Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland

John Cook is the Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland. He also runs, a website that makes climate science accessible to the general public and examines the arguments of global warming skeptics. He co-authored the book "Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand" with environmental scientist Haydn Washington and the university textbook "Climate Change Science: a Modern Synthesis" with geologist Tom Farmer. He completed a First Class Honours degree in Physics at the University of Queensland and is currently completing a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Western Australia.


  • 2011–present
    Adjunct Researcher, University of Queensland
  • 2011–present
    Climate Communication Research Fellow, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
  • 2011–present
    Adjunct Lecturer, University of Western Australia


  • 1989 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science Honours

Research Areas

  • Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (17)


2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge