I work as an independent researcher and consultant on gender and environmental issues.


With thirty years experience of academic research, teaching and management, and fifteen years experience of volunteering in women's organisations, I now work independently on projects which will advance environmental and gender justice.


It is my deeply held belief that there can be no solutions to environmental problems without addressing social injustices, and that social and environmental problems, and their solutions, need to be understood as interconnected.

January 2020 - Women's Empowerment in Ocean Science

I begin my expert consultancy with the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden - advising on women's empowerment in ocean science. 2021-2030 is the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and the WMU are focusing on women's empowerment and gender equality as a core element of this. See Projects pages for more details.  

Saturday January 11th - True Tales for Change - a project for a fairer future

What does it feel like to be a vulnerable person in an unassailable place? 'True Tales for Change' harnesses the power of people's stories - the people whose voices are not usually heard. I will be presenting the context of exclusion in Cambridge - the most economically divided city in the UK - drawing on more conventional research. But research is never neutral: I will also stress the importance for this kind of research to go beyond the statistics, and for researchers, artists, community activists and residents to work together in common cause to reduce inequality.

October 2019 Humanitarian Congress in Berlin

Co-ordinated by Medicins Sans Frontieres, Medicins du Monde, the German Red Cross, Artskammer Berlin and Greenpeace International , I was in conversation with Joy Warmington, Founder and CEO of brap following my keynote talk: CLIMATE EMERGENCY, HUMANITARIAN ACTION AND GENDER EQUALITY

Gender & Environment Book Series

There have been two new publications in the Routledge Book Series of which I am the Series Editor. Joining Martin Hultman's and Paul Pule's 'Ecological Masculinities' are Barbara Zibell, Doris Damyanovic and Ulrike Sturm's edited 'Gendered Approaches to Spatial Development in Europe' and Clara Greed's edited 'Gender and Religion in the City'. Watch this page for details of publications.

For more on each of these, please go to the News, Projects and Publications pages.

© 2016 Susan Buckingham