*** Note, my teaching responsibilities are paused between 2021-2023 whilst I undertake my Leverhulme Fellowship. Kerry Burton will be the GEO2317 convenor during this time. I will not be available for undergraduate dissertation supervision until 2023-24. ***
GEO2317 Climate Change: Science & Society
I convene a large interdisciplinary second year module Climate Change: Science and Society, co-taught with Neil Adger, which attracts a diversity of students from Geography and beyond. The aim of the module is to develop students’ skills in the scientific and social scientific analysis of global climate change, using perspectives from physical and human geography, economics and politics. The course gives a grounding in climate and society relations, economic principles, ethical dimensions and the governance of climate hazards, energy and greenhouse gas emissions. Students are challenged to think about the interlinked human and physical geographic dimensions of climate change. Inspired by the ‘C-Challenge’ teaching of Karen O’Brien and Robin Leichenko, the assessment asks students to undertake a week-long challenge to address an aspect of climate change mitigation or adaptation (e.g. related to food, travel, waste or energy use), and to reflect on the opportunities and barriers for climate action which they have experienced. Further information can be found in the module information form or on the Exeter ELE site (login required). We tweet about module content using #GEO2317 and #ClimateChallenge.
I supervise third year dissertation students working on climate and environment issues, and those using visual methods or undertaking media-related research (including social media). I was delighted to be nominated by my dissertation students for an Exeter Guild Teaching Award in the category of ‘Best Supervisor’ for academic year 2018-19.
I am particularly interested in supervising dissertation students who wish to explore:
- representations of climate in traditional media (TV, newspapers)
- climate change discourse online (e.g. blogs, Twitter, TikTok, etc)
- perceptions of weather, climate, and climate change
- the process of climate change adaptation
- the use of visual methods for geographical research
GEO2327 Geographies of Justice / GEO2328 Geographies of Consumption
I teach into the second year tutorials that run over both semesters for these modules.