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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.
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 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 Kieren Moffat is a social and organisational psychologist who leads a team of social scientists in the Science into Society research group.
Ms Yasmin van Kasteren's focus is on consumer/household decision-making and behaviour change, working principally on the Energymark project. Energymark is a community-based approach to climate mitigation, through kitchen table discussions to enable behaviour 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.
Dr Dana Bradford works at the interface of neuroscience and technology to improve outcomes for specific population groups.
Ms Carr-Cornish has a background in sustainable development and applies this to research into the likely acceptance of Australia’s emerging low-emission energy technologies.
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 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.
Ms Estelle Gaillard's focus is on the social dimensions of climate change mitigation and adaptation, working on projects including the Zero Emission Home and Adaptive Primary Industries, Enterprises and Communities.
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 Talia Jeanneret applies a range of social research methods to explore public attitudes towards climate change and low emission energy technologies.
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 Barton Loechel is social researcher investigating the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of mining industries and communities to climate change.
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 Richard Parsons is an organisational communications specialist, working with the Wealth from Oceans and Minerals Down Under Flagships.
Dr George Quezada applies innovation process theory to major urban challenges.
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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