I work as an independent researcher and consultant on gender and environmental issues.
With forty years experience of academic research, teaching and management, and over twenty years experience of volunteering in women's and environmental 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.
It's the final year of the Empowering Women for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development programme for which I am the gender advisor. The two PhD students I am advising are getting ready to submit their dissertations. They are publishing papers on gender equality in marine research and education (see 'Articles') and preparing their kappas (these are PhDs by publication). The team is also collectively writing a chapter for a book on feminist approaches to climate policy, and developing a gender action plan for use in the ocean science sector.
I will be running a gender awareness workshop for those who manage stadium sports through the EU funded ACCESS project (Achieving Circularity in Cities through Environmental Sustainability of Sports) coordinated by ACR+ and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. We will be exploring how an attention to gender can help achieve greater sustainability.
Speaker - 'How ecological breakdown is gendered and the need for a feminist response' for JVL workshop: Ecological Breakdown - Responding to Injustice
Post Covid launch of 'Gender, Intersectionality and Climate Institutions in Industrialised States' edited by Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir and Annica Kronsell, and setting the agenda for related projects, University of Malmo. Watch this space for future publications, research and exhibition.
Discussant - 'Transforming Economies of Care' at Centre for Alternatives to Social and Economic Inequalities, Lancaster University
Speaker - 'Intersectional feminist perspectives on climate – past, present and future perspectives' for The Coordination for Gender Research at the University of Copenhagen seminar 'Climate, Intersectionality and Gender'
Speaker - 'Sex and Gender in Environmental Research' for German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Discussant - 'New risks and old approaches, or vice versa? Interrogating gender and climate security rhetoric' for IRDR Humanitarian Summit 2021: Interrogating changing risks, UCL
For more on each of these, please go to the News, Projects and Publications pages.