Dr Chloe Lucas is a Research Fellow in Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences. Her research explores the social dimensions of climate change. As a documentary producer, an environmental communications consultant, and now as an academic, Chloe’s career has focused on ways to improve communication about climate and environmental issues across all sections of society. She has investigated the values and experiences underlying unconcern and polarisation about climate change, and identified pathways to more empathetic and inclusive climate conversations. Her recent work focusses on how policy and cultural context drives social adaptation to extreme weather events including bushfires and floods.