Neil Stenhouse


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 research on NASA's climate website, an analysis of American Meteorological Society (AMS) members' views on the conflict at AMS over global warming, and an investigation of the research needs of a variety of climate communication practitioners.

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

Selected Publications: 

Stenhouse, N., Maibach, E.W., Cobb, S., Ban, R., Bleistein, A., Croft, P., Bierly, E., Seitter, K., Rasmussen, G., & Leiserowitz, A. (2014). Meteorologists’ views about global warming: A survey of American Meteorological Society professional members. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95(7), [Page numbers yet to be determined].

Roser-Renouf, C., Stenhouse, N., Rolfe-Redding, J., Maibach, E., & Leiserowitz, A. (2014). Engaging diverse audiences with climate change: Message strategies for global warming's six Americas. In Hansen, A. & Cox, R. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication. New York, NY: Routledge.

Stenhouse, N., & Priest, S. (2013). Overcoming the issue attention cycle: Four possible ingredients of a successful climate movement. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

Anderson, A. A.; Myers, T. A.; Maibach, E. W.; Cullen, H.; Gandy, J.; Witte, J.; Stenhouse, N.; Leiserowitz, A. (2013). If they like you, they learn from you: How a brief weathercaster-delivered climate education segment is moderated by viewer evaluations of the weathercaster. Weather, Climate, and Society, 5(4): 367-377.