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Dr Mitchell Scovell

Research Scientist


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Mitchell Scovell is a Research Scientist in the Sustainability Pathways Program, CSIRO Environment. With a background in psychology, his main research interest is in applying qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how people think and behave in response to environmental changes. His PhD research explored the psychology behind cyclone mitigation behaviour in North Queensland. Since joining CSIRO his research has mainly explored public attitudes towards emerging energy technologies and infrastructure (e.g., hydrogen and large-scale renewables).

Academic Qualifications

  • 2020

    Doctor of Philosophy
    James Cook University

  • 2015

    Bachelor of Psychology
    James Cook University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2020

    Research Training Program Stipend
    James Cook University

  • 2018-2018

    3 Minute Thesis winner
    James Cook University

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-2020

    Sessional Academic
    James Cook University

  • 2019-2019

    Research Assistant
    James Cook University

  • 2020-2023

    Postdoctoral Fellow

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