Research Fellow in Science Communication, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW Sydney
Dr Cobi Calyx joined the Centre for Social Impact in mid-2019 to catalyse a collaboration with UNSW Science about research for social impact. She graduated from her PhD in science communication from Australian National University in 2018. Cobi has earlier qualifications in health promotion, international studies and journalism and experience with 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 in 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, beginning with bushfire recovery reporting as an ABC journalist. She has been employed in governance organizations ranged 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 tradeoffs in deliberative public engagement with science. She is a citizen scientist in biology and has international experience in participatory mapping, facilitating workshops documenting knowledge for sustainable development, such as local food security and pedestrian paths.
She is a Climate Reality Leader who’s lived on five continents. Cobi returned home to Adelaide to live by the coast around family and became a new mother weeks before her PhD was conferred.