I have supervised sixteen students to successful completion:
- Winter, Emily (2017) Engaging millennials: strategies and experiences of Christian social action groups in the UK
- Kilis, Emils (2016) An Awkward Encounter: A Constructivist Study of Latvian Sociology
- Psarikidou, Katerina (2012), Re-imagining sustainable agro-food futures: alternative (bio)economies
- Leah, John (2011), The wellbeing benefits of contact with nature and green spaces
- Hsiao, Huei Chung (2011), The making of the politics of nature and indigeneity in two Atayal villages of Taiwan
- Roberts, Tom (2010), Tales of power: public and policy narratives on the climate and energy crisis
- Moeller, Nina (2010), The protection of traditional knowledge in the Ecuadorian Amazon: a critical ethnography
- Abreu, Alejandro Torres (2009), The political ecology of demand: managing water stress in Puerto Rico
- Curnow-Garland, Davey John (2007), The internet and disability in the Anti-depleted Uranium Movement (M.Phil)
- Hewson, Christopher David (2006), Technologies of citizenship: local media and public service
- Tutt, Dylan (2006), At home with media: a video ethnography of interactions with media in the living room
- Fan, Mei-Fang (2005), Nuclear waste management and environmental justice in Taiwan
- Morris, Breton Jake (2004), Participatory approaches to protected area management in Britain and Peru
- Horton, David Richard (2003), An ethnography of everyday life among environmental activists
- Cass, Noel Flay (2003), Local authority responses to climate change: a discursive and cultural analysis
- Tomalin, Emma Louise (2000), A comparative study of religious environmentalism in Britain and India
I have six current PhD students: Adam Khyas, Jonathan Beacham, Claude Yang, Christos Stavrou, Jeremy Holland, and Davor Mujezinovic.
I have been external examiner for seven non-Lancaster PhDs: Jeremy Baskin, University of Melbourne (2017), Jeffrey Kirby, University of Leeds (2014); Bambo Soyinka, Cardiff University (2010), Rachel Harkness, University of Aberdeen (2009); Foye Hatton, University of East Anglia (2008); Belinda Daly, Imperial College, University of London (2005) and Matthew Szabo, University of Manchester (2005); and internal examiner for four Lancaster Sociology PhDs: Maia Galarraga (2008); Kingsley Dennis (2007); Majid Yar (2000) and Ian Ball (1997).
I have had four ESRC CASE studentships, with:
- Natural History Museum (2007-2012)
- Natural England (2005-2009)
- Teleconomy, Lancaster (2001-2004)
- Immage TV Studios, Immingham (2000-2003)
2007 – 2010 and 2016 – present SOCL360 and MCS.360 Independent Dissertation Project
I convene this final-year dissertation module with about 50 students, delivering lectures on the research process, co-ordinating a team of academic supervisors, and personally supervising up to 8 students every year.
2016 – present SOCL221 Climate Change and Society
I co-convene and co-teach this 15-credit, one-term second year undergraduate module with around 20 students.
2016 – 2017 SOCL200 Understanding Social Thought
I devised and delivered a term of 10 two-hour lectures plus seminars on classical sociological thinkers for this compulsory second year course with around 50 students.
2006 – 2014 SOCL101 Introduction to Sociology
This involved co-devising and co-teaching a block of 10 lectures on ‘Society and Nature’ in 2006-11 to c.300 students, and then in response to student feedback devising and teaching my own block on ‘Community’ in 2011-14.
2006-12 SOCL521 Environment and Culture
Designed, convened and delivered 10-week, 20-credit MA module. In 2010 completely redesigned the curriculum in response to feedback to make it more contemporary and engaging, with more interactive classroom elements.
2010-13 FASS507 Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Convened and delivered 10-week, 20-credit module, with guest lectures and c.30 students on proximate and distance-learning (DL) versions. In 2012 worked with a postdoc to devise new interactive content and format for the DL version.
2007 – 2009 SOCL930 Policy, Publics and Expertise
Co-designed and co-delivered brand new 10-week, 20-credit module, designed to teach a critical approach to the use of science and other forms of expertise in policymaking to both social and natural scientists, with c.10 students.
External teaching and examining
- Plenary lecture at New Natures, Entangled Cultures: Perspectives in Environmental Humanities, 6th winter school of the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA), Tallinn University, Estonia, 23-27 January 2017. See footage of this here.
- Session as guest lecturer on Environmental Studies Certificate Program, Rachel Carson Centre, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, 27 April.
- ‘Instructor’ for the Anthropocene Campus II Technosphere Edition, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 17-22 April 2016. Involved co-designing and co-teaching a one-and-a-half-day seminar ‘Knowing (in) the Anthropocene’, with 30 participants. See footage of this here.
- Guest lecturer at the New Art Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig 21 November 2014.
- One of 26 ‘Instructors’ for the Anthropocene Campus, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 14-22 November 2014. Involved co-designing and co-teaching two one-and-a-half-day seminars, ‘Imaging the Anthropocene’ and ‘Disciplinarities’, with 30 participants each. See footage of this here.
- External Examiner for the Combined Honours in the Social Sciences, University of Durham, 2004-2007.
- Invited lecturer on five PhD ‘Summer schools’ – two at Aalborg University, Denmark, two at Tampere University, Finland, one at Smögen, Sweden.
- Assessor for ESRC Board of Examiners for Open Competition studentships, 2009.