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David is Founder and Director of the Climate Change Communication Research Hub and is based in Communications and Media Studies at Monash University.

He is lead author of Media Storm: Communicating Climate Change in Australia, London, Anthem Press, with Simon Torok and Brooke Garas forthcoming 2019) David also conducts extensive field research into audience views of climate change beliefs, literacy and behaviour response. Having authored the first ever chapter on the sociology of climate change in an Australian sociology textbook (Holmes D, Hughes K and Julian R, (2015) Australian Sociology: A Changing Society, 4th edition), David is committed to inter-disciplinary responses to climate change. In Marrakech 2016 he was co-Head of Monash’s UNFCCC Delegation to COP22 and an accredited journalist reporting on the Paris Climate Summit (COP21) for The Conversation in 2015. David was columnist for The Conversation from 2013 to 2018 with a column called 'Changing Climates: communicating the relationship between political climates, media power and climate change, publishing over 90 articles in that time. His articles have also appeared in SBS online, Business Spectator (The Australian), Reneweconomy, Independent Australia, CNN, and Monash Lens.


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Projects 2014 2021

Research Output 1997 2018

Climate change communication in Australia: The politics, mainstream media and fossil fuel industry nexus

Holmes, D. C. & Star, C., 2018, Handbook of Climate Change Communication: Vol. 1: Theory of Climate Change Communication. Leal Filho, W., Manolas, E., Azul, A. M., Azeiteiro, U. M. & McGhie, H. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Vol. 1. p. 151-170 20 p. (Climate Change Management; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

RenRen and Social Capital in Contemporary China

Choudhury, N. & Holmes, D., 2018, Chinese Social Media: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications. Kent, M., Ellis, K. & Xu, J. (eds.). 1st ed. New York NY USA: Routledge, p. 106-116 11 p. (Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia; no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Understanding the Indonesian mediapolis: The role of social media during the 2014 Indonesian presidential election

Holmes, D. C. & Sulistyanto, 2016, In : Communication, Politics & Culture. 49, 2, p. 50-81 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Australia, get to know Bjorn Lomborg a little better

Holmes, D. C., 24 Apr 2015, The Australian.

Research output: Other contributionOtherpeer-review

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Contribution to conference

Utopian Studies Society Conference 2019

Andrew Milner (Organiser), Verity Burgmann (Organiser), Jacqueline Dutton (Organiser), Kate Rigby (Organiser), Tamara Prosic (Organiser), David Charles Holmes (Organiser), Gregory Claeys (Organiser), Raffaella Baccolini (Organiser), Zachary James Kendal (Organiser), Aisling Nandini Smith (Organiser), James Richard Burgmann Milner (Organiser)
1 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference