Dr Céline Klemm
Sustainable Development Education Program
T: +61 3 9905 8059
Céline is an Assistant Lecturer with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s Sustainable Development Education Program.
Her background is interdisciplinary, holding a Master’s degree in Media Management/Media Psychology from the University of Cologne (Germany) and a PhD in Communication Science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands). In her prior roles, she was involved in Bachelor’s thesis supervision, tutoring, and was a lecturer in the journalism program at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Céline’s interests lie mass media and its role in risk communication and behaviour change, especially relating to public health and climate change-related risks. While obtaining her PhD, Céline participated as researcher in the interdisciplinary European Union research project Ecom@eu: Communication in times of an outbreak, which developed an evidence-based behavioural and communication package for health professionals and institutions throughout Europe in case of major epidemic outbreaks. Afterwards, she supported the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative Nepal project based at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs as a pro bono consultant.
Before entering academia, she did internships and worked as freelancer in Public Relations in the media and arts industry, including the German film foundation “DEFA-Stiftung” and the radio station “SkyRadio Hessen”.