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Cynthia Nixon

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Cynthia Nixon

PhD Candidate
Journalism, Media and Communications
School of Social Sciences

Sandy Bay Campus

+61 03 6226 2331 (phone)

canixon@utas.edu.au

Biography

Cynthia Nixon is a current PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania.  She has over 15 years of industry experience in the paper and energy sectors, with a focus on environmental management and business improvement.  Cynthia has a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Law.

PhD Topic

Cynthia is researching the influence of media and communications on transnational environmental campaigns using the Queensland based Adani Carmichael coal mine proposal as a case study. The project explores the interplay between activists, media, industry, and policy makers and questions whether mediatised environmental conflict impacts international relations and trade.  This research is a part of the Australian Research Council Project DP150103454 ‘Transnational Environmental Campaigns in the Australia-Asian Region’.

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