I am an Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology at the University of Nottingham, UK. My research broadly
investigates how our responses to environmental problems are shaped by our experiences, the media we consume, and the attitudes of people around us. I am also interested in how climate change affects our mental health and wellbeing.
One project I am working on is looking at how young people in the Pacific small islands are psychologically adapting to climate change. The Pacific islands are commonly associated with the risk of imminent innundation by rising sea levels due to climate change. Yet, the people who live in these places have showed a high level of resilience and there is a lot that the rest of the world can learn from their experiences. Our project looks at how young people's responses to climate change is shaped by influences in their schools and within their communities.