Professor Susan Baker

Professor Susan Baker


School of Social Sciences

+44 (0)29 2087 5237
+44 (0)29 208 74175


  • English: mother tongue;
  • Irish: second language;
  • Dutch: advanced working knowledge;
  • French: good working knowledge;
  • Italian: working knowledge.



I am interested in supervising research on sustainable development, including the role of governance processes and institutions.

Work addressing governance in the context of global environmental change (climate change and biodiversity loss) is particularly welcome. This can include both a European Union focus as well as the wider global context.

The study of sustainable development as it relates to understanding the interrelationship between ecological systems and social processes is of direct interest, including the study of the value attributed to nature in environmental management through restoration policy and initiatives.

  • The European Union and its Public Policy Significance;
  • European Union Environmental and Social Policy;
  • Social and Environmental Change in Eastern Europe;
  • Feminist Perspectives and Social Policy;
  • Any of the above are areas of interest for PhD supervision.

1. Environmental governance in the European Union, including

  • The promotion of sustainable development;
  • Environmental governance and eastern enlargement, including in Bulgaria;
  • Governance and democratic participation.

2. Eco feminism, gender and the environment.

Current research

  • Environmental governance and participatory democracy in the European Union;
  • Environmental management in Bulgaria;
  • Eastern enlargement of the EU and its impact on environmental governance.