A climate change researcher who focuses on communication, public engagement and understanding UK university and research culture and practices in the context of the climate emergency
I am a climate change researcher at the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), based at Cardiff University (UK), and am also part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
My work mainly focuses on climate change communication and public engagement across a range of areas. I have worked as a Research Assistant at Climate Outreach where I was involved in a broad range of research from diversity in nature/outdoor photography to young people’s perceptions of climate justice issues in Europe, and what the UK public wanted from the climate change conference COP26.
I am currently undertaking a PhD where my research focuses on understanding UK university and research culture and practices in the context of the climate emergency, which has included exploring the role of climate emergency declarations by universities. I am also very interested in climate justice and the role of the cultural/creative sector in responding to climate change, and am keen on interdisciplinary working.
Prior to becoming involved in climate change research, I worked in communications. I also worked in the creative industry as a retoucher and photographer (the topic area that I originally trained in) and I have a background in art and design.