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Robyn Gulliver

University of Queensland

Based in


Dr Gulliver researches the antecedents and consequences of environmental collective action. She uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine how climate change groups communicate with bystanders, supporters and third parties; how they mobilize supporters; how they build and sustain networks; and what their campaigns achieve. She is developing Australia’s largest database of environmental groups and campaigns alongside an associated ‘Campaign Explorer’ citizen science project. Outside of her research work Robyn is a multi-award winning environmentalist, writer and researcher who has served as an organiser and leader of numerous local and national environmental organisations.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Australia New Zealand

Focus areas of expertise

Climate law and litigation Communications research Behavioral action Social movements

How to Connect



Johnson, J., & Gulliver, R. 2021. “Public Interest Communication.” Press Book.

Gulliver, R., Fielding, K., & Louis, W. 2021. “Civil resistance against climate change.” International Centre for Nonviolent Action. Washington, D.C.

Gulliver, R., Wibisono, S., Louis, W., & Fielding, K. 2021. “The Psychology of Effective Activism.” Cambridge University Press.

Gulliver, R., Ferguson, J. L. 2021. “The Advocates: Women Within the Australian Environmental Movement.” Melbourne University Press.

Book chapters

Gulliver, R., Wibisono, S., & Louis, W. R. 2022. “Rising tides and dirty coal: The environmental movement in Oceania.” In The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Movements (pp. 123-136). Routledge.


Dean, A. J., Newton, F. J., Gulliver, R. E., Fielding, K. S., & Ross, H. 2021. “Accelerating the adoption of water sensitive innovations: community perceptions of practices and technologies to mitigate urban stormwater pollution.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1-20.

Gulliver, R., Fielding, K., & Louis, W. 2021. “Assessing the mobilization potential of environmental advocacy communication.” Journal of Environmental Psychology. 74

Gulliver, R. 2021. “Development or dunes? The long struggle to protect Perth’s Scarborough Beach coastal reserve.” Arcadia

Gulliver, R., Fielding, K. S., & Louis, W. 2020. “The characteristics, activities and goals of environmental organizations engaged in advocacy within the Australian environmental movement. Environmental Communication.”14(5), 614-627.

Gulliver, R., Fahmi, M., & Abramson, D. 2020. “Technical Considerations for Implementing Digital Infrastructure for Social Policy.” Australian Journal of Social Issues 56(3).

Gulliver, R., Chapman, C., Solly, K., & Schultz, T. 2020. “Testing the Impact of Images on Environmental Campaigns.” Journal of Environmental Psychology. (71).

Dean, A., Gulliver, R., & Wilson, K. 2020. “Taking action for the Reef? Australians do not connect reef conservation with climate-related actions.” Conservation Letters. 14(2)

Gulliver, R. 2019. “Women on the Frontline: Morality in the Anthropocene.” Earth Ethics Australia. 1(1)

Gulliver, R., Fielding, K. S., & Louis, W. R. 2019. “Understanding the outcomes of climate change campaigns in the Australian environmental movement.” Case Studies in the Environment, 3(1), 1-9.