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Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks
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Céline is a Research Fellow at BehaviourWorks and is currently involved in a Waste and Circular Economy research collaboration project, which involves five partners: Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy, Sustainability Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, EPA Victoria, and NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Céline holds a PhD in Communication Science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and a Master's degree in Media Management/Media Psychology from the University of Cologne (Germany).

During her PhD, Céline conducted research on the nature of mass media coverage of infectious disease outbreaks, in particular emotional or sensationalist coverage, and its effect on perceptions of risk, emotional response and preventive behaviours. She participated as researcher in the interdisciplinary EU research project "Effective Communication in Outbreak Management (ECOM)", which developed an evidence-based behavioural and communication package for health professionals and institutions in case of major infectious disease outbreaks.

Before joining BWA, Céline was a Lecturer in MSDI's Sustainable Development Education Program, where she took the lead in developing and delivering a new Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) unit in the Master of Environment and Sustainability. Her students were working on real-world projects addressing sustainable development challenges in collaboration with diverse industry partners.

Céline has developed and taught university course content on topics such as social media and media effects, journalism and news bias in climate change reporting, research methods, and has supervised graduate research.