Registered to supervise postgraduate research

PhD projects

*Environmental non-fiction and journalism
*Climate change writing
*Climate change solutions
*General non-fiction and journalism
*Solutions journalism


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

Jennifer Pinkerton is a journalist/author with a background in longform, feature and non-fiction writing. She writes for national newspapers and publications, and in 2022 authored Heartland (Allen & Unwin). Her recent reportage covers the environment and climate change.

Jennifer holds a Doctor of Creative Arts (journalism/non-fiction) from the University of Technology Sydney. Her academic research aspires to enhance the ways journalism connects with audiences, as well as journalism's capacity to enable informed decision-making and present solutions to social and environmental problems – particularly those related to global heating and climate change. 

She is a member of the Sydney Environment Institute, the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia, and the Nordic Forum for Social Responsibility in Journalism. 

Research topics covered:

  • Environmental journalism and writing
  • Climate change reporting and storytelling
  • Regional Australia and climate change
  • Climate change solutions
  • Solutions journalism
  • Regional journalism
  • Indigenous affairs journalism and reporting
  • Longform journalism and feature writing
  • Narrative non-fiction


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