Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania

Chloe began her career as a documentary researcher and producer for the BBC. After a stint as a divemaster on the Great Barrier Reef, she moved to Australia in 2002, and became an environmental communications consultant.

Chloe's PhD explored social polarisation about climate change. Focussing on the narratives and experiences of people who have tuned out from climate change messages, she looked at ways to rethink communication about climate change.

She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow on the ARC Discovery Project 'Geographies of house and contents under-insurance' (DP170100096), in which she is investigating how insurance and underinsurance affects people after climate-related natural disasters.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Tasmania


  • 2018 
    University of Tasmania, PhD, Geography
  • 2003 
    James Cook University, Master of Applied Science Natural Resource Management
  • 1997 
    University of Edniburgh, Master of Arts English Literature


  • 2018
    Lucas CH and Davison A, Not 'getting on the bandwagon': When climate change is a matter of unconcern, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space
  • 2018
    Lucas CH and Warman RD, Disrupting polarised discourses: Can we get out of the ruts of environmental conflicts?, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 36(6): 987–1005.
  • 2018
    Lucas CH, Concerning values: What underlies public polarisation about climate change? , Geographical Research 56(3): 298–310.
  • 2015
    Lucas C, Leith P and Davison A, How climate change research undermines trust in everyday life: a review. , Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 6(1): 79–91.

Professional Memberships

  • International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)
  • Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)

Research Areas

  • Social And Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Human Geography (1604)