Dr Angela Dean

Angela Dean


Researcher and lecturer


School of the Environment

Areas of research & interest:

  • Agriculture & food
  • Behaviour change
  • Biodiversity & conservation
  • Communications
  • Communities & society
  • Education
  • Emissions reduction
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Social issues
  • Sustainability
  • Tourism
  • Workforce & training


  • Agriculture & environment
  • Communities in transition
  • Emissions reduction & sequestration
  • Industry & business solutions
  • Nature based solutions

Research Institution:


Dr Angela Dean is a conservation social scientist with more than 20 years' experience leading research and engagement programs with diverse communities, from urban residents to rural farming communities. Her research draws on behavioural science to explore patterns and drivers of environmental stewardship, how people experience and perceive environmental change, and the effectiveness of different engagement & communication approaches in encouraging uptake of conservation actions. Angela works closely with a range of government and NGO partners, coordinating social monitoring of engagement in reef and waterway stewardship.