Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Climate Change Network

Welcome to the UQ Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Climate Change Network, which was established in late 2019 to:

  • respond to the growing need to provide government and industry with an evidence base for interventions, tools, and policies to protect social and emotional wellbeing in climate change;
  • coordinate and expand research activities with university and industry/government /community partners;
  • harness trans-disciplinary expertise for greater innovation and impact; and
  • bring together a critical mass of research within this growing area of concern.

Experts from diverse discipline areas including psychology, environmental sciences, urban planning, social science, economics, mental health, and public health are working together with industry, government and community partners, to define the problems, identify evidence gaps, offer opportunities for higher degree research students, and propose new research targeted at improving social and emotional wellbeing in climate change.

Ultimately, this new knowledge will inform service planning and targeted strategies that will support people's social and emotional wellbeing as we adapt to a changing climate. 


The network aims to:

  • support members to create new knowledge about the social and emotional wellbeing aspects of climate change;
  • foster genuine collaboration between research groups, government agencies, community organisations, and industry partners; 
  • help position members for strategic funding and investment opportunities;
  • offer opportunities for training and the sharing of ideas, knowledge, expertise, and outputs. 

    Join our network

    Do you want to be a member of our Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Climate Change Network?

    People from universities, government, industry, and community organisations are welcome to join.

    For more information about the Climate Change and Health TIRN, please contact:

    Kate Gadenne
    Research Development Manager
    School of Public Health, The University of Queensland