Elizabeth (Eshana) Bragg, PhD

Eshana is an ecopsychologist and has taught in the program since 2000. She has an undergraduate degree in ecology and psychology from the University of Sydney and a PhD from James Cook University in Far North Queensland. She focuses on understanding the psychological relationship between people and nature and using this to motivate social change and environmental action. Eshana is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Ecopsychology. She has consulted for Sustainable Futures Australia since 1998, specializing in developing innovative educational materials and experiences and systems for organizational change. She has managed award-winning projects. Eshana collaborates with visual artists and photographers and uses creative and interpretive writing for sustainability social marketing campaigns. She works in partnership with government, industry, and communities (including Aboriginal custodians).

In her role with SIT Australia, Eshana facilitates student discussion groups, sets essay topics, teaches research methods, and supervises Independent Study Projects. She leads a two-day experiential workshop on environmental psychology in a rainforest retreat center and a workshop on action for social change.


  • PhD, James Cook University
Elizabeth (Eshana) Bragg, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Assistant Academic Director

AUSTRALIA: Sustainability and Environmental Action

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