My name is Nic Badullovich and I’m a PhD student at the Australian National University in Canberra.
I am completing my PhD at the Crawford School of Public Policy and am conducting research on the communication of climate change in Australia. I am hoping to speak with Australian-based climate change communicators as part of one of my PhD studies.
I am hoping to speak with communicators in Government, non-profit organisations, universities, and other relevant areas. If communicating climate change makes up a core part of your job, then it would be great to talk with you and learn from you. While communicating climate change can happen in many forms and at many levels, this study is seeking people that do this as a primary function of their current job. The discussion would be recorded so that I do not forgot what we discuss, and any personal information you provide will be made anonymous, meaning that no one else will know that you participated in the project. That means this will be a strictly confidential discussion. I’ll share the insight from our discussion as part of my PhD, but I will not say who was involved – this project has also been approved by the ANU Human Ethics board.
I hope the discussion would be enjoyable, and the intention would be able to help me answer a few questions that I have guiding my research, as well as capture the experience of real communicators. I will ask questions like “what are your experiences in communicating climate change” and “is communicating climate change different to others?”.
An information sheet can also be sent to you which provides more detailed information on the project. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally, if you know of someone who might be interested, please feel free to forward this information onto them if you feel comfortable to do so.
Thank you for your consideration and I hope to meet you in the future!
Resources, Environment & Development (RE&D) Group
Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University