Heidi Edmonds holds a PhD in environmental science and engineering from Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute in which she investigated the health of freshwater creeks in southeast Queensland (where she lives) and how they are impacted by the surrounding land use in the city of Brisbane.
As a parent with two young children, she is very concerned about the potential impacts of climate change on her children and grandchildren’s future health and happiness. So she is using her scientific background and her experience in writing about and communicating science, to inform herself and others with knowledge about climate change, how it will affect our kids, and what we can realistically do about it. In doing this she is extending her science communication work that she started as a volunteer on Eco Radio, a segment on local community radio 4ZzZ here in Brisbane. So on her site she has short and sweet content pages and some more detailed posts in her blog.
She is also a musician and singer who has been nominated for awards in the state of Queensland for her song writing and music production. Mentored by Regurgitator’s Quan Yeomans and the Lady Electronica Collective to produce the music for “Love for our Future”, and merging her science and her music backgrounds, she has written this uplifting, family friendly, climate-science-electro-pop song about saving our climate for the future, which is starting on its promotional journey and is already being well received on community radio. Half of sales will go to the Long Future Foundation. https://soundcloud.com/rosecarrousel/love-for-our-future-1 . This track was inspired by the earlier composition she co-wrote with Guy Lane from the Long Future Foundation called “Living in the Long Future”.
She has also had experience coordinating and volunteering for the community. She coordinated volunteers and administration for the Brisbane community radio station 4ZzZ fm, as well as ran announcer training, hosted several shows including the environmental focused Eco-Radio, and coordinated a special arts+music+environment fundraising event for 4ZzZ/Eco-Radio called Chrysalis. She has also volunteered with Engineers Without Borders and Amnesty International in various capacities.
You can find out more about Heidi and her various practices, see her list of academic publications and listen to some of her music on her personal website page www.rosecarrousel.com.
Image credits: Scott Webb and Julie Lovell