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Luminaries: Eco-anxiety in a changing climate

High levels of anxiety and constant fear can create physical changes in our bodies. One way to support those suffering from eco-anxiety is to create a sense of security and a belief they can do something to fix the problem.

When: Thursday 7 December, 2.30-3.30 pm ADT
Where: Online via Zoom - Zoom link to join the webinar will be emailed after registration


  • Associate Professor Natascha Klocker is a critical social geographer with a focus on belonging, marginalisation, and discrimination among migrant and refugee communities. Her current research explores the settlement of former refugees in rural and regional areas of Australia, and the environmental and agricultural knowledge and capacities of migrants.
  • Dr Blanche Verlie is a multidisciplinary social scientist whose research investigates how people understand, experience, and respond to climate change, and how we might do this differently and better.
  • Mark Donovan has worked as a clinical psychologist in child and adolescent mental health services in Australia and the UK for over 25 years. His main interests are in emotional and behavioural problems in children aged 3-12 years. He has also worked on clinical psychology training programs for over 20 years and is a PhD candidate at UOW.

Luminaries brings together leading UOW researchers, industry experts and thought leaders for a one-hour conversation every fortnight.

Join us online for this interdisciplinary series and discover how research and collaboration is tackling global social, environmental and economic challenges. The webinar series is free and open to the public.