I work with the following PhD researchers:

  • Kathie Treen: CEMPS/UoE funded, from 2018, Computer Science, University of Exeter. Her PhD title is ‘Online (mis)information and climate change: Using network analysis and machine learning to understand the debate’. Co-supervised with Hywel Williams, Computer Science, University of Exeter.
  • Annayah Prosser: ESRC 1+3 award, from 2018, Psychology, University of Bath. Annayah is funded through the ESRC’s Sustainable Futures PhD route. Her PhD examines moralised identities, practices and behaviour and their relationship to sustainability. Co-supervised with Tim Kurz, Psychology, University of Bath.
  • Katherine Lee: ESRC +3 award, from 2017, Psychology, University of Bath. Kath’s PhD topic is: ‘Children’s Conceptualisations of Climate Change: Prevalent Discourses and Potential for Action’. Co-supervised with Julie Barnett, Psychology, University of Bath.
  • Chris Manktelow: ESRC 1+3 award, 2016-present, Geography, University of Exeter Chris’ PhD topic is: ‘Following the Forecast: Risk, Uncertainty and the Life of Seasonal Weather Forecasts’ and involves in-depth ethnographic work based in the UK Met Office. Co-supervised with Karen Bickerstaff, Geography, University of Exeter; and Rich Betts, Met Office and Geography, University of Exeter.
  • Niall McLoughlin: ESRC 1+3 award, 2016-present, Psychology, University of Bath Niall’s PhD topic is: ‘Encouraging Pro-Environmental and Adaptive Behaviour Change through Tailored Framing Appeals’. Co-supervised with Ian Walker, Psychology, University of Bath.

The following students have all successfully completed their PhDs:

  • Dr Bouke Wiersma: ESRC +3 PhD award, 2012-2016, Geography, University of Exeter. Bouke’s PhD topic was: ‘Public Acceptability of Offshore Renewable Energy in Guernsey: Using Visual Methods to Investigate Local Energy Deliberations’. Co-supervised with Patrick Devine-Wright Geography, University of Exeter and Alan Lewis, Psychology, University of Bath. Bouke went on to work as a transport policy advisor in the Dutch government.
  • Dr Colette Mortreux: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) PhD award, 2009-2014, Department of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne. Colette’s PhD topic was: ‘Understanding Adaptation: Households and Bushfire Risk in Mount Dandenong’. Co-supervised with Jon Barnett, Geography, University of Melbourne. Colette went on to work as a Post-doc in Geography at the University of Exeter.
  • Dr Sophie Guy: PhD 2009-2014, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne. Sophie’s PhD topic was: ‘Building Climate Change Knowledge: Effects of Analogical Reasoning and Cognitive Elaboration on Beliefs and Policy Support’. Co-supervised with Yoshihisa Kashima , Psychology, University of Melbourne and Iain Walker, CSIRO. Sophie went on to work as a Post-doc in Population Health, University of Adelaide.

Post-doctoral supervision:

I have recent and/or ongoing collaborations with:

  • Hywel Williams, Computer Science, University of Exeter.
  • Tim Kurz, Psychology, University of Bath.
  • Mike Schäfer, IPMZ, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich
  • Jon Barnett, Department of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne
  • Sonia Graham, Department of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne
  • John Handmer, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University

I led the Geography Department’s Environment and Sustainability Research Group (2016-17) and am still an active part of this research group. Please click on the seperate tab for further information.