Dr Cobi Calyx joined the UNSW Centre for Social Impact as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2019, after graduating from her ANU PhD in science communication and deliberative democracy in 2018. She has earlier qualifications in health promotion, international studies and journalism, as well as 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. Dr Calyx has more than a decade of experience working at the intersection of environmental governance, science communication, health promotion and disaster response. She has been employed in governance organizations ranging from the UN in Geneva to state environment and disaster response agencies.
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 2018 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.