Don Hine

Professor - School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences

Don Hine

Phone: +61 2 6773 2731



B.Sc. University of Alberta; M.A. University of Victoria; Ph.D. University of Victoria

Teaching Areas

PSYC315 Psychology for Sustainability
PSYC401 Core Component:  Advanced Research Skills
PSYC401 Reading Course: Changing Behaviour for Personal and Public Benefit

Supervision Areas

Environmental psychology,
Behaviour change and environmental sustainability,
Public perceptions and responses to climate change,
Human dimensions of Invasive animals management.

Research Interests

My primary research area is environmental psychology. My work focuses on understanding the factors that underlie environmental problems such as resource over-consumption, climate change, air pollution, and invasive species.   Our research group designs and evaluates behaviour change strategies to help solve these problems.


Morgan, M. I., Hine, D.W., Bhullar, N., Dunstan, D.A. & Bartik W. (2016).  Fracked: Coal seam gas extraction and farmer’s mental health.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 47, 22-32.

Xue, W., Hine, D.W., Marks, A.D.G., & Phillips, W.J. (2016).  Combining threat and efficacy messaging to increase public engagement with climate change in China: An experimental intervention.  Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1678-1.

Jones, C., Hine, D.W.,  & Marks, A.D.G. (2016).  The future is now:  Reducing psychological distance to increase public engagement with climate change.  Risk Analysis.  DOI: 10.1111/risa.12601.

Hine, D.W., Phillips, W.J., Cooksey, R., Reser, J.P., Nunn, P., Marks, A.D.G., Loi, N.M., & Watt, S.E. (2016).  Preaching to different choirs:  How to engage audiences that are dismissive, uncommitted or alarmed about climate change.  Global Environmental Change, 36, 1-11.

Phillips, W.J., Fletcher, J.M., Marks, A.D.G. & Hine, D.W. (2016).  Thinking styles and decision making:  A meta-analysis.  Psychological Bulletin, 142, 260-290.

McLeod, L.J., Hine, D.W., Please, P.M., & Driver, A. B. (2015).  Applying behavioural theories to invasive species management:  Towards an integrated framework. Journal of Environmental Management, 161, 63-71.

Morgan, M., Hine, D.W., Bhullar, N., & Loi, N. (2015).  Adoption of low emission agricultural practices among Australian farmers:  A profiling approach.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 41, 35-44.

Hine, D.W., Reser, J.P., Morrison, M., Phillips, W.J., Nunn, P., & Cooksey, R. (2014). Audience segmentation and climate change communication:  Conceptual and methodological considerations.  Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Climate Change, 5, 441-459. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.279

Xue, W., Hine, D.W., Loi, N., Thorsteinsson, E.B. & Phillips, W.J. (2014).  Cultural worldviews and environmental risk perceptions:  A meta-analysis.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40, 249-258.

Hine, D.W., Reser, J. Phillips, W. Cooksey, R. Nunn, R., Marks, A.D.G., Watt, Bradley, G., & Glendon, I. (2013).  Identifying climate change interpretive communities in a large Australian sample. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36, 229-239.