Dr Zoe Leviston

PhD (Psychology)
College of Health & Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Social And Community Psychology 170113

Research interests

  • Social psychological responses to climate change
  • Environmental values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours
  • Prejudice, intergroup conflict, relative deprivation, and multiculturalism
  • Social perception and social comparison
  • Public understanding of science.



Zoe's work applies social psychological theory to investigate how individuals, groups, and culture shape people’s responses to climate change and other environmental issues. She is especially interested in how group processes and social norms influence people’s attitudes and behaviours, and the role of collective action in ‘mainstreaming’ meaningful climate action. Before commencing with the Australian National University in 2020, Zoe was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University (2017-2020), and a research scientist at the CSIRO (2004-2017). She has a PhD in Psychology from Curtin University (2013).


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