Dr Cobi Calyx

Postdoctoral Fellow - Science for Impact

Dr Cobi Calyx joined CSI UNSW in mid-2019 to catalyse a collaboration with UNSW Science focused on research for social impact.

Cobi graduated from her PhD in science communication from Australian National University in 2018 and has earlier qualifications in health promotion, international studies and journalism, along with experience working on Australian aid-funded projects in Asia and the Pacific.

During her PhD she was a visiting scholar at Melbourne Law School and taught in Masters courses at the University of Melbourne on interdisciplinarity, environment and global governance. Cobi continues research collaborations in environmental law and human rights.

Cobi has more than a decade of experience working at the intersection of environmental governance, health communication and disaster response, which began with bushfire recovery reporting as an ABC journalist. She has been employed in governance organisations, ranging from the United Nations in Geneva to most recently the South Australian Department of Environment and Water.

Cobi has edited several educational books on topics including climate change, migration and media convergence. Her PhD thesis explored trade-offs in deliberative public engagement with science.

She is a citizen scientist in biology and has international experience in participatory mapping and facilitating workshops to document knowledge for sustainable development, such as local food security and pedestrian paths.

Cobi is a Climate Reality Leader who’s lived on five continents. She returned home to Adelaide to live by the coast around family and became a new mother weeks before her PhD was conferred.

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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