Liese Coulter is lecturer in Science Technology and Society and a PhD Candidate at Griffith University. Her thesis (submission early 2018), is titled: Future climate narratives: knowledge informing climate change adaptation. Liese gained an undergraduate degree from the University of Canberra in Environmental Design and a Master’s Degree in Science Communication from the Australian National University. Her research focuses on how climate knowledge is used to envision, communicate, and manage environmental and social issues associated with climate change, especially related to engagement in future thinking by decision-makers. She co-edited and contributed to the 2018 Springer book: Communicating Climate Change Information for Decision-Making and in 2015, published a book chapter titled: Reflecting climate change impacts in governance and integrity system design.
Previously, Liese was Communication Manager for the CSIRO Climate Change Adaptation Flagship, and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). She has consulted with government departments and universities on climate change adaptation and knowledge exchange and was awarded a Future Earth travel grant by the Max Planck Institute to contribute to an international meeting in Berlin on Extreme Events and Environments from Climate to Society. Since 2010, she has volunteered with the Australian Red Cross to manage evacuation centres. Before moving to Australia, Liese was a practicing glass artist in Vancouver BC, and her work is represented in international collections in Denmark, the United States and Canada.