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David’s research interests lie within community psychology and contextual behavioural science as applied to resilience functioning and preparedness and recovery responses in the context of climate change and social disruptions. 

David’s current PhD project explores the adaptive and transformative responses in an Australian farmer cohort of adaptive innovators in preparing for reducing the effects of climatic risks. This project highlights the contextual influence of climate disruptions as contributing to reactive adaptation, and the socio-ecological influence of farmer groups for strengthening climate change preparedness behaviours. 

David has a rural background with diverse experience in broad-acre crop and wool production, and as an agricultural commodity market analyst and financial counsellor, in Victoria, Australia. More recently, he has worked in Mental health recovery, Family and relationship counselling, and as a Family mental health practitioner.  

Education/Academic qualifications 

  • Agricultural Science (Hons) Melbourne University 
  • Psychological Science (Hons) University of Tasmania 
  • Graduate Diploma in Emergency and Disaster Management, Charles Darwin University.  


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