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University of Tasmania and
the Tasmanian Cognition Laboratory

Victoria Heinrich web

Victoria (Vicki) Heinrich is a psychological sciences PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. Her research is investigating weather-related decision-making, risk perceptions, and environmental information use in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions using metacognition, social, and behavioural theories. She has worked as a weather observer for the Bureau of Meteorology including deployment to the Australian Antarctic Stations. She is interested people's experiences in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic, human behaviour and cognition, and improving weather services products, usability, and education. Vicki is involved with the Polar Prediction Project, Societal and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA) task team.

Research projects / interests:

  • Use of weather and climate information risk perception and decision-making in Antarctica
  • Measuring the benefit and value of Antarctic weather services

For publications visit: Vicki's ResearchGate page

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Areas of interest: 

  • Antarctic operations
  • Environmental prediction and weather services
  • Decision-making and risk perception
  • Education and training
  • Tourism
  • Environmental Management
  • Values
  • Human behaviour
  • Interdisciplinary research