Dr Cobi Calyx is a Climate Reality Leader who’s lived on five continents. She’s worked for organizations ranging from the United Nations in Geneva to the Country Fire Service here in South Australia. She returned home to Adelaide to live by the coast around family and in recent months became a new mother. She’s been an active member of The Wilderness Society for the Fight for the Bight campaign. She completed her PhD in science communication at Australian National University and has earlier qualifications in health promotion, international studies and journalism. She’s worked in international development in Asia and the Pacific and as an environmental law scholar at Melbourne Law School. She started her career as an ABC journalist and moved into comedy, performing in Adelaide, Melbourne and London. Her science communication PhD was about deliberative engagement, she’s an experienced facilitator and she’s moderating today’s panel.

Dr Cobi Calyx has qualifications in science communication, health promotion and yoga teaching. She raises awareness of elements of yoga beyond poses, including mindful breathing and meditation. She is a new mother who leads non-profit mums and bubs yoga at her local community centre, as well as corporate wellbeing workshops.

Above are two bios used to describe me in 2018 – my bio depends on its purpose.

I’m on maternity leave from government and doing some postdoctoral research work with the University of Melbourne. I maintain a range of projects and associations discussed on my old personal and academic sites.