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I am an activist human geographer with an interest in autonomous, citizen-led and post-capitalist social, political and educational responses to environmental change and regenerative transition.

I hold a BA in Spanish and Politics from the University of Nottingham (2013), an MSc in International Development from the University of Bath (2017) and am currently a University of Bristol doctoral researcher in Geographical Sciences.

My current research is focused on exploring non-formal and place-based models of socio-ecological learning; looking specifically to the European ecovillage movement as a radical and prefigurative site of alternative pedagogical practice and exploring their impact on forming/transforming environmental values, relationships and behaviours. This project utilises qualitative research methodologies grounded in Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) and Sensory Ethnography and draws on a framework of political ecologist and non-representational theories.

Alongside my doctorate, I am involved with a climate change education research network in collaboration with academics and public sector workers, exploring possibilites for institutional reform, as well as an active member of the European Global Ecovillage Network (GEN EU) research circle. In my previous employments I have been engaged with civil society projects centered around sustainability - from permaculture and community-supported agriculture to sociocracy and intentional communities. 

My research interests include: sustainability transition, social practice theories, place-based and non-formal education, grassroots innovations, prefigurative politics and social movements.

My supervisors are Dr. Naomi Millner, School of Geography and Prof. Keri Facer, School of Education.

Education/Academic qualification

University of Bath

Award Date: 1 Sep 2016

University of Nottingham

Award Date: 1 Sep 2013

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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