Neil is a doctoral student in communication and graduate research assistant for 4C. His interests include communicating the scale and nature of the risks involved with climate change, and building understanding of (and support for) the transformation of global energy systems.
At 4C, Neil's current projects include a survey examining the motivations and usage patterns of regular users of climate websites, an experiment on viewer reactions to video clips explaining a key concept of climate change, and a survey of meteorologists’ views on climate change.
Prior to arriving at Mason, Neil studied social cognition, cognitive ergonomics, and philosophy of science at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He also studied political science and international relations at the University of Auckland.
BSc (’05), Psychology, University of Otago
PGDipSci (’06), Psychology, University of Otago
GradDipArts (’10), Political Studies, University of Auckland