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Forthcoming (submitted, in review, accepted: articles available as pre-prints)

Prosser, A. M. B., O’Neill, S., Whitmarsh, L., Bolderdijk, J. W., Kurz, T., & Blackwood, L. (2023, April 15). Overcoming (vegan) activist burnout: Mass-gatherings can rekindle shared identity and activism efforts in minority groups. (Pre-print, 15 Apr 2023)

Cann, T., Dennes, B., Coan, T., O’Neill, S., Williams, H.T.P (submitted) Using Semantic Similarity and Text Embedding to Measure the Social Media Echo of Strategic Communications. ArXiv (Pre-print, 30 Mar 2023)

Weaver, I., Westwood, N., Coan, T., O’Neill, S., Williams, H. T. P. (submitted) Sponsored messaging about climate change on Facebook: Actors, content, frames. (Pre-print, 25 Nov 2022)

Prosser, A.M.B., Heung, L.M.N., Blackwood, L., O’Neill, S., Bolderdijk, J.W., Kurz, T. (submitted) ‘Talk amongst yourselves’: Designing and evaluating a novel remotely-moderated focus group methodology for exploring group talk. (Pre-print, 05 Oct 2022/updated 23 Apr 2023)


Morrison, T.H., Adger, W.N., Agrawal, A., Brown, K., Hornsey, M.J., Hughes, T.P., Jain, M., Lemos, M.C., Holmes McHugh, L., O’Neill, S. and Van Berkel, D. (2022) Radical interventions for climate-impacted systems. Nature Climate Change, 15, (Open Access Article)

O’Neill, S., Hayes, S., Strauß, N., Doutreix, M., Steentjes, K., Ettinger, J., Westwood, N. and Painter, J. (2022). Visual portrayals of fun in the sun misrepresent heatwave risks in European newspapers. The Geographical Journal. (Open Access Article). (This article was previously published as a pre-print, 05 May 2022).

Devine-Wright, P., Whitmarsh, L., Gatersleben, B., O’Neill, S., Hartley, S., Burningham, K., Sovacool, B., Barr, S., Anable, J. (2022) Placing people at the heart of climate action. PLOS Climate 1(5), e0000035. (Open Access Article)

Lee, K., O’Neill, S., Blackwood, L., Barnett, J. (2022) Perspectives of UK adolescents on the youth climate strikes. Nature Climate Change. (Abstract)

O’Neill, S. (2022) Defining a visual metonym: A hauntological study of polar bear imagery in climate communication. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. DOI:10.1111/tran.12543 (Open Access Article)

Treen, K., Williams, H., O’Neill, S., Coan, T. (2022) Discussion of climate change on Reddit: Polarised discourse or deliberative debate? Environmental Communication, (Open Access Article)


O’Neill, S., Pidcock, R. (Eds.) (2021) Topical Collection: ‘Climate change communication and the IPCC’. Climatic Change. ISSN: 1573-1480 (Online). (Contents page of journal Special Issue)

O’Neill, S., Pidcock, R. (2021) Introducing the Topical Collection: ‘Climate change communication and the IPCC’. Climatic Change 169:19. (Open article via SharedIt)

Hayes, S., O’Neill, S. (2021) The Greta Effect: Visualising climate protest in UK media and the Getty Images collections. Global Environmental Change, 71, 102392 (Abstract)


O’Neill, S. (2020) More than meets the eye: A longitudinal analysis of climate change imagery in the print media. Climatic Change, 163, 9-26, (Open Access article). This paper forms part of the Special Issue ‘Everyday Climate Cultures: Understanding the cultural politics of climate change’ edited by Goodman, Doyle and Farrell

Treen, K.M, Williams, H.T.P, O’Neill, S. (2020) Online misinformation about climate change. WIREs: Climate Change, 11:e665. (Open Access Article)

Mortreux, C., O’Neill, S., Barnett, J. (2020) Between adaptive capacity and action: new insights into climate change adaptation at the household scale. Environmental Research Letters, 15, 074035 (Open Access Article)

Lee, K., Gjersoe, N., O’Neill, S., Barnett, J. (2020) Youth perceptions of climate change: a narrative synthesis. WIREs: Climate Change 11:e641. (Open Access Article)


Kurz, T., Prosser, A.M.B., Rabinovich, A., O’Neill, S. (2019) Could vegans and lycra cyclists be bad for the planet? Theorising the role of Moralised Minority Practice Identities in processes of societal-level change. Journal of Social Issues. (Abstract)

Handmer, J., Van der Merwe, M., O’Neill, S. (2019) The risk of dying in bushfires: a comparative analysis of fatalities and survivors. Progress in Disaster Science 1, 100015 (Abstract)


Nisbet, M., Ho, S., Markowitz, E., O’Neill, S., Schäfer, M.S. and Thaker, J. (Eds.) (2018) Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. 3 Volumes. Oxford University Press, New York (Encyclopedia homepage)


O’Neill, S. (2017) Engaging people with climate change imagery. The Oxford Encylopedia of Climate Change Communication. Oxford Research Encyclopedia (Climate Science), Oxford University Press (Article)

Schäfer, M. and O’Neill, S. (2017) Frame analysis in climate change communication. The Oxford Encylopedia of Climate Change Communication. Oxford Research Encyclopedia (Climate Science), Oxford University Press (Article)


O’Neill, S. and Graham, S. (2016) (En)visioning place-based adaptation to sea-level rise. Geo: Geography and Environment e00028, doi: 10.1002/geo2.28 (Article)

Schäfer, M., Berglez, P., Wessler, H., Eide, E., Nerlich, B. and O’Neill, S. (2016) Investigating Mediated Climate Change Communication: A Best-Practice Guide. Research Reports No 6. Jönköping: School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University (Article)

Handmer, J. and O’Neill, S. (2016) Examining bushfire policy in action: Preparedness and behaviour in the 2009 Black Saturday fires Environmental Science & Policy 63, 55 – 62 (Abstract)


O’Neill, S., Williams, H.T.P, Kurz, T., Wiersma, B. and Boykoff, M. (2015) Dominant frames in legacy and social media coverage of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. Nature Climate Change 5, 380–385 (Abstract)

See also the ‘IPCC and media coverage of climate reports’ Focus Issue in Nature Climate Change, led by Saffron



Guy, S., Kashima, Y., Walker, I. and O’Neill, S. (2014) Investigating the effects of knowledge and ideology on climate change beliefs. European Journal of Social Psychology 44, 421-429 (Abstract)

O’Neill, S. and Smith, N. (2014) Climate change and visual imagery. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 5, 73-87 (Abstract)



O’Neill, S. (2013) Image matters: Climate change imagery in US, UK and Australian newspapers. Geoforum 49, 10-19 (Paper)

O’Neill, S., Boykoff, M., Day, S. and Niemeyer, S. (2013) On the use of imagery for climate change engagement. Global Environmental Change 23, 413–421 (Paper)

Barnett, J. and O’Neill S. (2013) Minimising the risk of maladaptation: A framework for analysis. In: Palutikof et al. (eds.) Climate Adaptation Futures, Wiley-Blackwell. 87-93 (Email for book chapter pdf)

Brown, K., O’Neill, S. and Fabricius, C. (2013) Social science understandings of transformation. In: ISSC and UNESCO, World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments, OECD Publishing/Unesco Publishing, 100–106 (Chapter)

Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S. and Lorenzoni, I. (2013) Public engagement with climate change: what do we know, and where do we go from here? International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics 9, 7-25 (Abstract)

Guy, S., Kashima, Y., Walker, I. and O’Neill, S. (2013) Comparing the atmosphere to a bathtub: effectiveness of analogy for reasoning about accumulation. Climatic Change 121, 579-594 (Abstract)

Barnett, J., O’Neill, S., Waller, S. and Rogers, S. (2013) Reducing the risk of maladaptation in response to sea-level rise and urban water scarcity. In: Moser, S. and Boykoff, M. (eds.) Toward successful adaptation: linking science and practice in managing climate change impacts. London: Routledge, 37-49 (Email for book chapter pdf)



O’Neill, S.J., Handmer, J. (2012) Responding to bushfire risk: the need for transformative adaptation. Environmental Research Letters 7, 014018 (Paper)

Barnett, J., O’Neill, S. (2012). Islands, resettlement and adaptation. Nature Climate Change 2, 8-10 (Abstract)



Hulme, M., O’Neill, S. & Dessai, S. (2011) Is weather event attribution necessary for allocating international climate adaptation funds? Science 334, 764-765 (Abstract)

Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S., Lorenzoni, I. (eds.) (2011) Engaging the public with climate change: Communication and behaviour change. London: Earthscan: 289pp (Book Preview)

O’Neill, S., Boykoff, M. (2011) The role of new media in engaging individuals with climate change. In: Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S.J. and Lorenzoni, I. (eds.) Engaging the public with climate change: Communication and behaviour change. London: Earthscan, 233-251 (Email for book chapter pdf)

Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S., Lorenzoni, I. (2011) Climate change or social change? Debate within, amongst and beyond disciplines. Environment and Planning A 43, 258 – 261 (Abstract)

Whitmarsh, L., Seyfang, G., O’Neill, S.(2011) Public engagement with carbon and climate change: to what extent is the public ‘carbon capable’? Global Environmental Change 21, 56–65 (Abstract)



Barnett, J., O’Neill, S. (2010) Maladaptation. Global Environmental Change 20, 211-213 (Article)

O’Neill, S., Hulme, M., Turnpenny, J., Screen, J.A. (2010). Disciplines, geography, and gender in the framing of climate change. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 91(8), 997-1002 (Abstract)

Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill S. (2010) Green identity, green living? The role of pro-environmental self-identity in determining consistency across diverse pro-environmental behaviours. Journal of Environmental Psychology 30, 305–314 (Abstract)

O’Neill, S., Boykoff, M. (2010). Climate denier, skeptic, or contrarian? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107(39) (Letter)



O’Neill, S., Hulme, M. (2009) An iconic approach for representing climate change. Global Environmental Change 19, 402-410 (Paper)

O’Neill, S., Nicholson-Cole, S. (2009) Fear won’t do it: promoting positive engagement with climate change through imagery and icons. Science Communication 30, 355-379 (Paper)

Ockwell, D., Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S.J. (2009) Reorienting climate change communication for effective mitigation: Forcing people to be green or fostering grass-roots engagement? Science Communication 30, 305-327 (Paper)



O’Neill, S., Osborn, T.J., Hulme, M., Lorenzoni, I., Watkinson, A.R. (2008). Using expert knowledge to assess uncertainties in future polar bear populations under climate change. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45(6), 1649-1659 (Paper)