Michela is a PhD candidate and associate lecturer in Media Studies at Bangor University. She is an expert in risk communication and environmental communication, and she is a member and advisor for the Media and Persuasive Communication Network at Bangor. Her research focuses on the visual representation of climate change in films and television programmes from a sociological perspective. She is currently the co-leader and producer of 'Visually Capturing CO2', a series of projects that involves the production of environmental visuals in collaboration with the department of engineering at Swansea University. Her next paper on the role of films in environmental communication will come out as a chapter in the first "Handbook of Climate Change Communication" by Springer in September 2017. Her latest short environmental film "Be Tradition", available on YouTube, is about utilization of carbon dioxide with green energy and uses 'tradition' as a metaphor for 'sustainability'.