​I'm currently based in the Institute for Education, Teaching, and Leadership at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh.

Undergraduate teaching

 

I teach on the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)  where I coordinate the Outdoor Learning course

Postgraduate teaching

I teach on the MSc Education, MSc Learning for Sustainability, MSc Outdoor Education, and the MSc Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education where I contribute to the following courses:

  • The Sources of Knowledge (Research Methods I)

  • Conceptualising research: Foundations, assumptions and praxis (Research Methods II)

  • Philosophy of Education

  • Experiential Education

  • Social Theory and Outdoor Education

  • Outdoor Environmental Education in Practice

  • Personal and Social Development in Outdoor Education: Critical Perspectives

I also contribute to the Postgraduate Dissertation Support Strand.

Areas of interest for supervision

 

I view educational research-practice as situated in and necessarily responding to the Anthropocene era. I am hopeful to work with candidates in the following areas:

  • Creative approaches to education research

  • Practitioner inquiry and participatory action research

  • Narrative, autobiographical, and autoethnographic inquiry

  • Philosophical inquiry, with a particular focus on feminist new materialisms and posthumanism

  • Research into the methods and methodologies of environmental education research

 

Past MSc titles supervised to completion:

  •  Exploring (Outdoor Environmental) Education Enrichment through the Integration of Emotions, Affect and Ontological Multiplicity:
    (Post)Personal Experiences from my Master’s Study

  • Returning to Cader Idris; an Autoethnographic Exploration on the Influence of Memories on Present Experience. 

  • Interdisciplinary and Environmental Education from a Process Perspective

  • Can cultural travelling experiences help promote travellers’ future environmental activism? A critical conceptual discussion exploring the possibility that cultural travelling relates with learning for sustainability and promotes an environmentally sustainable lifestyle

  • Critical Discourse Analysis of the Advertising of Environmental Educators Training Workshops on Social Media: A Case Study of China Nature Education Forum 

  • What are the factors influencing volunteers’ engagement in environmental action?: Research into environmental volunteers participating in conservation projects in the National Trust for Scotland organisation.

  • A Phenomenological Study of Scottish Teachers’ Lived Experiences in Utilising Outdoor Education to Deliver the History Curriculum

  • The theoretical frameworks in China and Britain on education for the gifted and talented

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