Professor Kathryn Williams

Kathryn is Professor of Environmental Psychology in the School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She enjoys exploring how people feel, think and act toward plants, animals and physical environments – and what this means for environmental conservation and decision making. Much of this work focuses on people’s relationships with forests, bushfire and grasslands as well as ‘urban nature’ including parks, gardens and green infrastructure. She values mixed-method research and employs a range of survey, experimental, field-observation and photo-based methodologies.

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Professor Kathryn Williams


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay respects to elders – past, present and emerging. We aim to work together with Traditional Custodians to develop solutions to environmental problems in genuine partnership, respecting and appreciating their knowledge, culture, history and world views.