DR Lean Obrien

DR Lean Obrien


  • Environmental Psychology (Low Carbon Living)
  • Health Psychology (Social support)
  • Social Psychology (Behaviour change, Identity)



  • I am a social psychologist investigating social behaviour and wellbeing, with a particular interest in sustainability. I am currently a Level B Post-Doctoral Fellow on the Low Carbon Living CRC Project "Transformation to Low Carbon Living" (Supervisor: Prof. Kashima). My primary research focus at the moment is how and why people will make a transition to "low carbon" living, i.e. lifestyles with a reduced profile of greenhouse gas emissions. I also have a background in social identity and social capital research, examining how they are protective for mental health.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • LLB(Hons), Australian National University
  • PhD, Australian National University
  • BSci(Hons: Psychology), Australian National University