Kelly Fielding is an affiliate academic in the Institute for Social Science Research. As a social and environmental psychologist her research broadly focuses on the psycho-social dimensions of environmental sustainability.

She takes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to research, working with local council, State government, catchment management authorities, and industry partners. She has also been a visiting scientist at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation).

Kelly has led significant interdisciplinary projects that focused on household environmental sustainability and social analyses of urban water management; she currently leads an interdisciplinary project on Social innovations and Behaviour change in the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.

She is a member of the editorial board of Environment and Behavior, she regularly reviews for leading social and environmental psychology journals, and she is on national and international reference panels relating to her work on the social dimensions of urban water management.

REsearch interests:

  • Social and psychological determinants of environmentally sustainable behaviour
  • Psychology of urban water management
  • Community responses to alternative water sources
  • Climate change communication
  • Promoting environmental sustainability in organisations
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Climate change
  • Social identity
  • Group processes and intergroup relations
  • Environmental behaviour change


Staff Details

  • Associate Professor
  • BA (Hons), UQ
  • PhD (Social Psychology), UQ