Should people in the UK have fewer children to save the world?

On behalf of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures we, a team of 1st year PhD students including Emma K. Smith (her blog) Florentine Weber and myself organised and hosted a debate on 1 May, 2018 as part of the exciting yearly Sheffield Festival of Debate focusing on the urgent and often not discussed issue of overpopulation. At the… Continue reading Should people in the UK have fewer children to save the world?

Join the 1st International Ecolinguistics Reading Group!

Research clusters My interdisciplinary PhD, situated between social and environmental accounting, sustainability, ecolinguistics, critical discourse studies, critical animal studies, and sociolinguistics, provided an excellent opportunity to join quite a few research clusters at my university. At Lings Lunch, a research cluster run by Dr Chris Montgomery and Dr Jane Hodson, I get to hear about… Continue reading Join the 1st International Ecolinguistics Reading Group!

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Symposium 2017

23 October 2017, Firth Court, The University of Sheffield Being a Grantham scholar, I have the privileged opportunity to attend this year’s symposium showcasing multidisciplinary sustainability research across many faculties The theme of the symposium this year is FEWER – Food, Energy, Water and Environmental Research and keynote speakers included Joanna Haigh, Co-Director, Grantham Institute for Climate… Continue reading Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Symposium 2017

How is Animal Welfare represented on Sainsbury’s website?

“The well-being and flourishing of human and non-human Life on Earth have value in themselves”. –Arne Naess and George Sessions, 1984. My recently completed research took a multimodal approach to the investigation of the way animal welfare is represented on Sainsbury’s website. At first, I wanted to compare four leading UK supermarkets: ASDA, Tesco, Morrison’s… Continue reading How is Animal Welfare represented on Sainsbury’s website?