Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

1984 …2022
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My research spans many aspects of social psychology, with a strong emphasis on the application of social psychology to problems such as relative deprivation and prejudice, climate change, and water and energy conservation. This research is primarily concerned with understanding and engaging with processes of social and environmental change. Behind this lies a broader concern with developing a better theoretical understanding of sociality and the interplay between theory and practice, to allow for more potent and durable environmental, social, and behavioural change. My goal is to join analyses of ecosystems, social systems, and egosystems, to enhance social and environmental sustainabaility within and across those systems.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of California at Santa Cruz


Master, University of California at Santa Cruz


Bachelor, Flinders University


Bachelor, University of Adelaide


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Climate Change Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Identification Medicine & Life Sciences
Tissue and Organ Procurement Medicine & Life Sciences
climate change Earth & Environmental Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Self Concept Medicine & Life Sciences
prejudice Social Sciences
deprivation Social Sciences

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Projects 2019 2022

Research Output 1984 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Analyzing social media data: A mixed-methods framework combining computational and qualitative text analysis

Andreotta, M., Nugroho, R., Hurlstone, M., Boschetti, F., Farrell, S., WALKER, I. & Paris, C., 2019, In : Behavior Research Methods. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Media
Research Personnel
Climate Change

Climate change from a distance: An analysis of construal level and psychological distance from climate change

Wang, S., Hurlstone, M., Leviston, Z., WALKER, I. & Lawrence, C., 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, p. 1-22 22 p., 230.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Climate Change
Environmental Policy

Increasing registrations on the Australian Organ Donor Register

Moloney, G., Sutherland, M., Norton, M., Alison, B. & WALKER, I., 2019, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 210, 3, p. 143 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Tissue Donors
Tissue and Organ Procurement
South Australia
New South Wales
1 Citation (Scopus)

When is the gift given? Organ donation, social representations, and an opportunity to register

Moloney, G., Sutherland, M., Norton, M. & Walker, I., 2019, In : Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gift Giving
organ donation
Tissue and Organ Procurement
1 Citation (Scopus)

Correct Me if I'm Wrong: Groups Outperform Individuals in the Climate Stabilization Task

Xie, B., Hurlstone, M. J. & Walker, I., 30 Nov 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access