Tanya Wilkins

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

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As a promoter of genuine communication and engagement, Tanya is an advocate for the experts in these new days of ‘google-fuelled online warriors’. She has worked with an adaptation and resilience knowledge exchange network based out of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford and the Australian Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre. Recently she worked directly with business leaders at the chamber of commerce to understand the motivations of the business community when it comes to net-zero and sustainability. 

One of her more innovative communication projects has been a climate change murder/mystery game (see Publications for further details).

Her masters thesis explored the journey that climate change communication has taken to increase public understanding. This included the influences of communication methods, psychology, and the media.

Aside from her academic and professional interests, Tanya is Mum to a 'spirited' teen daughter, hangs onto her dream of being published in The New Yorker one day, and is an avid recycler.



  • Wilkins and Fight Food Waste CRC (2021) Fight Food Waste - It’s Easy As, Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre, Adelaide, Australia.

  • Wilkins, T. and Cooper, I. (2019) ‘Lessons from coordinating a knowledge exchange network for connecting research, policy and practice’. Research for All, 3 (2): 204–17. DOI https://doi.org/10.18546/RFA.03.2.07http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/10081305/1/s7.pdf

  • 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.

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