Kathryn Williams

Speech title:
Learning from the ways that psychological concepts are applied in environmental management


Kathryn Williams is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Her research is concerned with the psycho-social dimensions of environmental management, particularly the emotional and cognitive factors that shape conservation behaviour and public response to environmental policy and management, and the psychological benefits of nature experience.

Her cross-disciplinary research is grounded in partnerships with environmental agencies concerned with forest management and urban greening. Professor Williams’ teaching mirrors her research priorities: applied environmental psychology, social research methods, and knowledge integration for environmental professionals. She is Editor (People and Trees) for Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research.