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Assoc Prof. Dr. Johanna Nalau

Associate Professor

Assoc Prof. Dr. Johanna Nalau

Griffith University, Queensland

Associate Professor Johanna Nalau is an award-winning climate adaptation scientist who thrives on finding clues how humans can better see into the future and adapt. Her research focuses on understanding climate adaptation heuristics and the role these play in adaptation decision- and policy-making processes globally and in Australia. A/Prof Nalau is Lead Author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment report in Working Group II, Co-chair of the Science Committee of the World Adaptation Science Program at United Nations and leads the Adaptation Science Research Theme at Cities Research Institute, Griffith University. She was recently awarded the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award 2023 for Emerging Leadership for her work on climate adaptation. She is passionate about the role of innovation, imagination and foresight in enabling better futures.


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