Rose Macaulay

Rose is a PhD Candidate in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences. Her PhD research focuses on how people experience and engage with urban nature. She is interested in the psychological benefits received through nature experiences, and how these can be enhanced by applying the concept of mindfulness to nature interactions. In her research, Rose uses a range of methods including conducting semi-structured interviews and designing experimental studies to understand the impact of mindful engagement in nature on psychological outcomes.

Supervisors: Professor Kathryn Williams, A/Prof Katherine Johnson, Dr Kate Lee

Contact: rosejm [at]

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.