University of Calgary

Amanda Boyd

  • Doctoral Student (ended on Jul 18, 2013)

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Amanda Boyd is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Department of Communication and Culture. She is also completing a specialty in Energy and Environmental Sustems at the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy.  Amanda's research interests focus on environmental, health and risk communication.  Her work is interdisciplinary and integrates a number of theoretical and practical approaches.  These include a primary grounding in communication studies and influences from other disciplines such as rural and environmental sociology, social shaping of technology, psychology and management studies.  Some of her research projects have included examining environmental health risks in Northern Aboriginal communities; public perceptions and communication of Mad Cow Disease, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and H1N1; as well as public views of energy systems.  Amanda’s dissertation research investigates perceptions of carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives.  Specifically, her research involves better understanding Canadian views of CCS including the general public; communities where projects may be located; and how CCS is communicated through the media. 


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