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Member Seminar: Meet the Change-Makers
Beginning the conservation conversation in your community
What role does the ‘human factor’ play in the conservation of a species?
Human behaviour is complex and often illogical, so effectively engaging communities in a sustainable future can require a holistic approach, but one based on a foundation of solid science.
Join an expert panel including Dr Andy Moss Conservation Social Scientist at Chester Zoo, Dr Winnifred Louis Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland and Dr Jenny Gray CEO Zoos Victoria for one night only in an exclusive members (and member guests*) seminar. The panel will discuss, debate and dissect how they are using social science to engage their local community in sustainable behaviours, ultimately to create a sustainable future for all.
Don’t miss your chance to meet three leading change-makers in the conservation industry.
Dr. Andrew Moss
Andy is the Conservation Social Scientist at Chester Zoo and has over a decade of visitor research experience in zoos and aquariums. He has led over fifty evaluation research projects including the largest ever zoo and aquarium visitor impacts study (30 institutions; n>6,000) commissioned by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Specialising in quantitative social research methods, Andy has three broad research interests: the educational value of zoos and their role in promoting pro-conservation behaviour change; a better understanding of the interface (in real-time) between zoo animals and visitors; and exploring the potential of ‘big data’ analytical techniques to aid conservation. His expertise is valued within the zoo community and he is a member of the BIAZA Research Committee and the EAZA Conservation Education Committee.
Dr Winnifred Louis
Winnifred is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland and the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals, book chapters, peer-reviewed conference papers, and scholarly reports. Her research interests focus on the influence of identity and norms on social decision-making. She has studied this broad topic in contexts from politics and community activism to health and environmental choices. Winnifred is the winner of numerous awards for research, teaching, and service and was identified as a 2009 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science, an international organisation of over 20,000 psychologists.
*Members can bring guests, but must purchase tickets with their membership login.