Member Profile

Ms Elaine Fernandes

Events Co-ordinator

The University of Melbourne
+61 3 8344 7453


Elaine graduated from University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science/Media & Communication with first class honours. Her thesis was on climate change perceptions and barriers to change. She has experience in private, university and government sectors in areas of climate change adaptation, carbon management and sustainability education. Elaine has presented at the 14th NSW Geographical Society Annual Conference on climate change perceptions and at various Local Government NSW (LGNSW) and Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) conferences on adaptation strategies. She is the Knowledge Broker Co-ordinator across both the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and the Climate Change Communications Research Hub. Elaine creates strong industry partnerships, provides outreach, stakeholder management and specialist advice to our networks. She is passionate about climate change policy and effective communication of the technical science for use in broader community engagement.