Climate Communication Research Fellow at 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

Contact John for

  • General
  • Media request
  • Speaking request
  • Consulting / Advising
  • Research collaboration
  • Research supervision