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Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australians foremost researchers on social trends. She is the author of numerous books including How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way that Makes a Difference (Murdoch books, 2020). She currently runs an independent research and consultancy firm focussing on social justice issues, in particularly climate change and the environment. She works closely with The Sunrise Movement on the Climate Compass Project as well as with many other climate and environment NGOs. She is the Chair of the Advisory Board of Australian Parents for Climate Action. Rebecca co-presented The Mick Dark Talk for The Future 2021 with Professor Tim Flannery on how we can address climate change in Australia.
Rebecca has researched the social and political dimensions of food and cooking throughout her career and has published on these topics in books and articles. She has written and presented two episodes of RN’s Future Tense, on climate change and food and ageing and food. She presented at MAD Syd in 2017 with Rene Redzepi and David Chang. She is on the Advisory Group of MAD Sydney. She wrote a children’s book, Nonna’s Gnocchi celebrating the job of grandparents cooking with their children.
Rebecca Huntley’s book has cut the gordian knot that has bedevilled discussion around climate change for the past 15 years – how to convince Australians we need to act now. No other Australian speaker communicates so clearly and persuasively on the national issue of our times.
Chifley Research Centre
Rebecca has injected incredible vitality to our sector and the way in which our sector works together. Combining top-quality research and analysis with a great ability to communicate individually and across the whole sector, Rebecca has driven better collaboration and improved communications in organisations big and small.
Climate Action Network Australia
Rebecca is a brilliant speaker – intelligent, incisive and polished but also warm and entertaining. Her work on climate change is impressive and original, and incredibly relevant to audiences. She is wonderful to work with and highly professional in her approach.
Director Centre for Ideas
Rebecca is one of Australia's leading experts in the psychology of climate change, and particularly in how to communicate the science, impacts and solutions. She is knowledgeable, warm, and engaging - she'll take your audience on a heartfelt journey and change their lives.
CEO - Environmental Leadership Australia