Media Exposure, Climate Anxiety and Mental Health (MECAMH)

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Climate change has negative implications for mental health through direct exposure to adverse environmental conditions, as well as through the anxiety and psychological distress that can arise from acknowledging the threat posed by global climate change. Previously, most studies have focused on the mental health effects of direct exposure to adverse climatic conditions but there is little empirical evidence regarding how mental health and wellbeing relate to expsoure to virtual media representations of ongoing environmental impacts. This project is aimed at addressing this gap in the literature by investigating the links between media exposure, climate change anxiety and mental health using data gathered in 32 countries.

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Project consortium

Australia

Dr Navjot Bhullar

Edith Cowan University

Brazil

Sibele Aquino

Tiago Marot

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Canada

Professor Julie Aitken-Schermer

University of Western Ontario

Chile

Dr Anna Wlodarczyk

Universidad Católica del Norte

China

Dr Feng Jiang

Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing

 

Colombia

Dr Laura Martinez Buelvas

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar

Egypt & Oman

Dr Mai Helmy

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

 

Finland

Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro

University of Helsinki

Germany

Professor Daniel Hanss

Technical University of Darmstadt

Italy

Dr Daniela Acquadro Maran

University of Turin

India

Dr Radha Yadav

Christ University

Indonesia

Dr Rahkman Ardi

Airlangga University

Iran

Elahe Ghanbarian

University of Tehran

Japan

Dr Joonha Park

Professor Takashi Tsubakita

NUCB Business School

Malaysia

Dr Chee-Seng Tan

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Netherlands

Dr Karlijn van den Broek

University of Utrecht

Nigeria

JohnBosco Chika Chukwuorji, University of Nigeria

Kehinde Ojewumi, Obafemi Awolowo University

Norway

Dr Rouven Doran

Razieh Chegeni (Iran)

University of Bergen

Pakistan

Hajra Tahir

University of Bergen

Palestine

Dr Mai Albzour

Birzeit University

Philippines

Professor Marc Eric S Reyes

University of Santo Tomas

Portugal

Professor Samuel Lins

University of Porto

Romania

Dr Violeta Enea

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi

Russia

Dr Tatiana Volkodav

Kuban State University

Slovakia

Professor Tomáš Sollár

Constantine the Philosopher Unversity in Nitra

Spain

Dr Ginés Navarro-Carillo, University of Jaén

Jorge Torres-Marín, University of Granada

Sweden

Dr Maria Ojala

Örebro University

Tanzania

Dr Winfred Mbugu

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Turkey

Dr Aydin Bayad, University of Bielefeld

Dr Mehmet Karasu, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University

Uganda

Dr Charles Onyutha

Kyambogo University

United Arab Emirates

Dr Arin Ayanian, University of Bielefeld

Dr Jihane Ghorayeb, Zayed University

United Kingdom

Dr Charles Ogunbode, University of Nottingham (PI)

Dr Su Lu, De Montfort University

Dr Michael Lomas, University of Salford