Dr Cobi Calyx is an Honorary Senior Lecturer with UNSW Sydney, remotely from home on Kaurna country in southern Adelaide. She is a popular guest lecturer in environmental management and leadership, with a novel focus on space governance. She advises PhD students in environmental and space governance.
She now works in government, having been affiliated at Flinders with the Climate and Sustainability Policy Research group and the Centre for Social Impact. She's also been involved in public health at Flinders, completing a Grad Cert in Health Promotion during her ANU PhD. She remains part of Flinders University Childcare Centre through her children.
Cobi has more than a decade of experience working internationally across disaster risk reduction, science communication, technology development, health promotion and environmental governance, with organisations ranging from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to the United Nations. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, reflecting her educational expertise.
Cobi lives on Kaurna land with her family, settlers of British, Dutch, Guernési, Irish and Mauritian Creole heritage. She is multilingual and supports endangered language revival, focused on Kaurna and Guernésiais. She has lived on five continents, including a year with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact in Thailand through the Australian Aid program. This shaped her ongoing support for Aboriginal self-determination, noting sovereignty in Australia was never ceded.