Tanya Wilkins

Bach of Business (Commercial Law), Masters of Communication
PhD Researcher

Tanya's previous role was communications lead for an adaptation and resilience knowledge exchange network based out of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. Her role was to synthesise, translate and communicate critical research outputs for use by decision-making communities, and coordinate engagement and knowledge transfer activities.  One of her more innovative communication projects was a climate change murder/mystery game (see Publications for further details).

Her masters thesis explored the efforts thus far in increasing the understanding of climate change in the broader public, with consideration of the influence of the current state of global affairs and the influences of communications, psychology and the media.

As a promoter of genuine communication and engagement, Tanya is an advocate for the experts in these new days of ‘google-fuelled online warriors’. Before her time at Oxford, she built her marcomms career across government programmes both in Australia and the UK in diverse policy areas such as climate change, agriculture, training and skills, industry and trade. She is currently at the South Australian Attorney-General's Department when she is not 'PhD-ing'. 

Aside from her academic and professional interests, Tanya is Mum to a 'spirited' daughter, Nan to a fish called 'Sultana', and is desperately trying to maintain her commitment to sustainable public transport.

  • Wilkins (2018) ARCC climate action narrative: test phase. UKCIP, University of Oxford.
  • Wilkins and Walton (2017) Flooding & business –what does research tell us? UKCIP, University of Oxford   
  • Young, Wilkins, Dilling, Vulturius, and Bergseng (2017) Learning from failures in communication: Sharing lessons from research and practice workshop. European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, 5–8 June 2017, Glasgow. UKCIP, University of Oxford  
  • Wilkins, Broughton and Walton (2017) Showcasing research – early career researcher workshop summary. UKCIP, University of Oxford. 
  • Street, Hayman and Wilkins (2017) Understanding the value of the Adaptation Reporting Power process to the reporting organisations involved. UKCIP, University of Oxford.