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The Science into Society group is led by Ms Peta Ashworth and consists of the following researchers and support staff:
Ms Peta Ashworth's work coordinates a range of social research projects for a number of CSIRO flagships as she and her team continually trial new and old ways to integrate social sciences into the scientific research programs of CSIRO.
Dr Kieren Moffat is a social and organisational psychologist who leads a team of social scientists in the Science into Society research group.
Dr Nina Hall is a social researcher helping low-income Australians to more efficiently use energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money on their energy bills, and increase their wellbeing through more comfortable heating and cooling.
Dr Dana Bradford works at the interface of neuroscience and technology to improve outcomes for specific population groups.
Dr Liz Hobman is an Organisational Psychologist working with the Energy Transformed Flagship and the Human Services Delivery Research Alliance between CSIRO and Centrelink/DHS.
Ms Anne-Maree Dowd is an applied research expert in climate change mitigation, adaptation, behaviour change, public perception, community engagement, organisational behaviour and communication.
Dr Claire Mason is a social scientist working in the Science into Society Group, using her background in psychology to support decision-making and change at an individual, group, organisational and societal level.
Dr Sharon Dane employs her research background in the field of social psychology to identify the role of social inclusion in predicting quality of life.
Dr Justine Lacey is a philosopher exploring how we make and justify our decisions about natural resource management and technology assessment in the minerals industry
Dr Lilly Lim-Camacho is a social scientist focused on encouraging communities and organisations to mitigate and adapt to climate change through communication and engagement.
Dr Lygia Romanach is a social researcher with a background in agriculture. Dr Romanach is interested in the relationships between scientific and technological innovations and society.
Dr Aysha Fleming is a social scientist working in the Science into Society group, based in Hobart, Tasmania. Dr Fleming brings an academic background in adult education, social research in agriculture, communication of climate change and rural sociology.
Dr Barton Loechel is social researcher investigating the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of mining industries and communities to climate change.
Ms Naomi Boughen is part of a team of social scientists exploring stakeholder perceptions to a range of complex issues that are strategically important to Australia.
Ms Carr-Cornish is an applied social researcher working to understand the social impacts of industries and innovations.
Ms Talia Jeanneret applies a range of social research methods to explore public attitudes towards climate change and low emission energy technologies.
Ms Shelley Rodriguez applies her expertise and skill to effectively communicate the science surrounding low emission energy technologies. Her work has particularly focused on carbon capture and storage, a new and emerging technology.
Research group: Science into Society
Research Group Leader
Earth Science and Resource Engineering
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