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Biography

My PhD research 'Scientising the Environment' looked at the history of ENV here at UEA to explore how the 'environment' became an object of knowledge to be made known through scientific interdisciplinarity. I explored through four case studies how ENV came to be imagined and founded at UEA in the 1960s, how interdisciplinarity figured and was practiced in the first decade and how the physical 'environmental sciences' evolved to include climate and social sciences - from the local to the global. I conclude by resituating histories of the 'environmental sciences' in conceptual and practical debates about the 'Anthropocene'.  I completed this study in 2022.

I am now working as a postdoc mapping diverse forms of participation with nature, biodiversity and contributing to the design of, and experimentation with, a Public Engagement Laboratory for Nature and Society with colleagues across 3S and Natural England. I am also working on the politics and realities of socially responsive energy transitions (with UKERC).

I have also worked as a qualitative research analyst on an ad hoc basis for a mix of professional, corporate and non-profit clients (including global multistakeholder platforms and initatives).

I remain keenly interested in the histories and politics of environmental and climate knowledge, particularly in a British context.

My background is in environmental sciences and human geography. I completed a BSc in Environmental Earth Sciences here at UEA in 2016, before studying an MSc in Environment, Politics and Society at University College London (UCL) in 2017. I completed a PhD at UEA in 2022.

Since 2022 I have been a member of UEA's Biodiversity and Climate Action Network (BCAN) and have been leading the organisation and campaigning to reform climate education across campus. This included securing funding from the CHASE Climate Justice Network to run a series of workshops with teaching staff and students looking at climate education across the university. This work on the challenge politics of transformative climate education is ongoing and part of my wider interest in reforming and reimagining the university to meet the demands of a changing world.

Key Research Interests

science and society; history of science; geography of science; sociology of science; environmental humanities; STS; historical geography; future-making; science-policy; history of climate science; histories of the environment; re-making participation; universities and climate action; histories and practices of interdisciplinarity

Research Group or Lab Membership

Key Responsibilities

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia

1 Oct 201820 Jul 2022

Award Date: 22 Sep 2022

Master in Science, University College London

21 Sep 20169 Sep 2017

Award Date: 21 Nov 2017

Bachelor of Science, University of East Anglia

21 Sep 20136 Jun 2016

Award Date: 22 Jul 2016

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