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Biography

Kate's career in environment, climate change and education sectors has concentrated on contributing to a more environmentally sustainable and just future. She has leadership experience at organisation, team and project level, in government and non-government settings, and across various sustainability disciplines.

Prior to joining King's in 2016, career highlights include managing the education team for Sustainability Victoria, a state government agency in Australia, and working as Regional Director of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Southeast Asia and Pacific and Senior Policy Advisor - International, at the Clean Energy Council (Australia).

Alongside her studies, Kate has worked as a research assistant for projects related to sustainability education and international assessment, have co-designed and taught a new MA module, "Environmental Education: Sustainability and Society", and presented at several London-based and international conferences. Full details of her career can be found on LinkedIn.

Research interests

Kate's research interests are in exploring the links between sustainability, climate change, justice and education. Her PhD is examining stakeholders perspectives on climate change education in England. Using qualitative, interpretive research methods, the research explores how influential stakeholders have come to shape climate change education in England, asking why some perspectives have come to influence policy development, and why some stakeholders have not seen their role as one of shaping climate change education.

This research, which began in 2017, has become increasingly topical amidst the recent global civil movement calling for ‘urgent’ changes to education, and ‘more’ climate change education. It provides insight into a range of views on what ‘climate change education’ is or should be, and illuminates discord between some of the perspectives and the dominant model of education in England.

Her thesis title is Perspectives on the role of education in the context of climate change.

Principal supervisor: Dr Heather King

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Secondary supervisor: Dr Melissa Glackin

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