I have a current biographies with the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW and the Australian Academy of Science’s STEM Women.

If I’ve accepted an invitation to be involved with your project or event, here are a couple of bio versions you could use; please ensure an Acknowledgement of Country or preferably a funded Welcome to Country come before introducing me.

Dr Cobi Calyx joined the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW 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 in South Australia. She returned home to Adelaide to live by the coast around family and in 2018 became a mother. She’s been involved with the Fight for the Bight campaign in South Australia. 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 broadcast journalist and has performed comedy in Adelaide, Melbourne and London, as well as for ABC’s Catalyst program and CERN in Geneva. Her science communication PhD was about deliberative engagement, she’s an experienced facilitator and she’s moderating today’s panel.

You can contact me via cobi.calyx@unsw.edu.au or @cobicalyx on Twitter.

Thanks to Kaurna people for sharing unceded Kaurna yerta with me, as a child and now as I’ve returned to raise my own children. I give my respect to elders past and present and appreciate knowledge shared with my family, connecting us through generations, trees, lands and waters. First Nations across the continent we now call Australia never ceded sovereignty. British, Dutch, Guernésiais, Irish and Mauritian Creole settlers on predominantly Kaurna and Narungga coastal country have shaped my family relations and culture. My children and I are learning Kaurna language in growing respect for living Kaurna culture, as well as prioritising good relations with other First Nations in our words and actions.