Researcher biography

Dr van Vuuren's research focus is on the relationship between geographical communities and local and community media, with a particular focus on environmental issues.

Her current research interests are on environmental discourses, with a particular focus on climate change. She is a member of the International Environmental Communication Association, and on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed international journal Environmental Communication (2014 Impact Factor 0.817).

Dr van Vuuren teaches environmental communication, science communication, and communication and social changet.