Dr Cobi Calyx

Research Fellow

Dr Cobi Calyx is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact UNSW. Whilst Cobi is primarily based at CSI UNSW, she is also involved with CSI Flinders and the The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society at Swinburne University. 

Cobi has more than a decade of experience working internationally across disaster risk reduction, science communication, health promotion and environmental governance, with organisations ranging from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to the United Nations. As well as academic publications about evaluation and impact in science and society, Cobi contributes to CSI projects with organisations ranging from social enterprises to banks.

She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, reflecting her educational expertise - she specialises in embedding social impact and sustainability learning into science curricula, as she was recruited to do for UNSW. Her ANU PhD was focused on science communication and deliberative democracy; she is an advocate for lifelong collaborative learning and participatory engagement.

Cobi lives on Kaurna yerta with her family, settlers of British, Dutch, Giernési, Irish and Mauritian Creole heritage. She is multilingual and supports endangered language revival, currently focused on Kaurna and Guernésiais.

She has lived on five continents, including a year with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact in Thailand through the Australian Aid program. This shaped her ongoing support for Aboriginal self-determination, noting sovereignty in Australia was never ceded. She supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Cobi's publications and journal articles are available on the UNSW research website.

You can hear from Cobi in the impact2020 webinar: Citizen science for social impact.


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