I am a Professor in Media and Communication. My research examines the ways in which media, and visual and popular culture, shape our understandings of, and responses to, climate change and the environment. I have worked collaboratively with visual artists and practitioners to explore how creative methods, such as storytelling and play, can be used to engage young people with climate change. I have also provided consultancy for environmental NGOs, government, and the sustainability communications sector on best practice for climate and environmental communication.
I am Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Humanities (Duke UP) and was co-founder and former Director of of the Centre for Research in Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, University of Brighton. I am passionate about the importance of collaborative and creative research practice for creating more meaningful and effective climate communication and engagement.