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Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart BSc(Hons); DipCommPsych; PhD

Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart

BSc(Hons); DipCommPsych; PhD

Reader

School of Social Sciences

Email
macbride-stewarts@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 76354
Fax:
+44 (0)29 208 74175
Campuses
Room 0.76 Glamorgan Building, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart is a Reader in Health Medicine and Society, in the School of Social Sciences.

My research is in the field of Environmental Sociology, where I explore relationships between the natural environment and society using the lens of human health and environmental justice, evidencing practices and perspectives from the planetary scale to the everyday lives of communities. I have a special interest in understanding the new social inequalities (i.e. gender, geospatial) and problems for health and wellbeing, that emerge from changes to the natural landscape (biodiversity loss, socio-cultural change), and recreational natures.

My research is focused on co-constructing and conceptualizing social solutions that address problems between the natural and social world, in contemporary Wales and globally, across different places and people (currently projects in New Zealand, Malaysia and Latin America).

I have a number of projects on: place-based, values-orientated citizen-science (environmental restoration and biosecurity); recreational and wellbeing uses of the natural environment involving institutional relations (e.g. policy, health and social care) and social affects (emotions, attachments, affordances); protected or wilderness spaces; and urban mobilities or access to nature-based/outdoor recreation (cyclability, runnability, walkability, social/green prescribing). I have developed in-depth qualitative approaches for exploring natural landscapes as embodied, sensory, and affective places for community wellbeing.

My research approaches are interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary. I have worked across the fields of feminist studies, social sciences, science and technology studies, and medical sociology for the past 20 years. I engage with cutting-edge research from scholar-activists and academics across the fields of Sustainability science, Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Politics, Ecology, and Human and social geography.

My earliest publications on the narratives of sexuality, and gender and pain inform about illness experiences, so it is appropriate that I now use a critical approach to wellbeing and its role in environmental (in)justice.

I am an executive board member of the Sustainable Places Research Institute and an academic in the interdisciplinary School of Social Sciences.

I have been active in supervising PhDs, masters and undergraduate research students. I continue to contribute to academic teaching innovation and mentorship in the UK and internationally.

I welcome students to contact me for postgradute supervision in any of areas related to: the promotion of wellbeing in the natural environment, nature-based solutions or planetary health; environmental justice; gender, ecofeminism, feminist ecopolitics; environmental sociology; sustainable development, citizen science or social analyses of environmental problems or solutions; new materialisms. 

Key Publications:

MacBride-Stewart, S (in press) Towards a critical social science of climate change and health. In Antonia C. Lyons, Kerry Chamberlain (Eds). Routledge International Handbook of Critical Issues in Health and Illness (2nd Edition). London: Routledge

MacBride-Stewart, S (in press) Environment In Lee Monaghan, Jonathan Gabe (Eds). Key Concepts in Medical Sociology (3nd Edition). London: Sage

MacBride-Stewart, Parsons, C & Carati I (in press, due April 2021) Playfulness and game play: Using geocaching to engage young people’s wellbeing in a National Park. In Feifei Xu and Dimitrios Buhalis (Eds) Gamification in Tourism. Aspects of Tourism Series. Bristol. U.K: Channel View Publications. Multilingual: Title Detail Gamification for Tourism by Feifei Xu (channelviewpublications.com)

Thornhill, I., Cornelissen, J.H.C., McPherson, J.M., MacBride‐Stewart, S., Mohamad, Z., White, H.J. and Wiersma, Y.F. (2021), Towards ecological science for all by all. J Applied Ecology 58: 206-213. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13841

Shaw, C., Russell, M., Keall, M., MacBride-Stewart, S., Wild, K., Reeves, D., Woodward, A (2020) Beyond the bicycle: seeing the context of the gender gap in cycling. Journal of Transport & Health , 18 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2020.100871

MacBride-Stewart, S (2019) Discourses of wellbeing and environmental impact of trail runners in protected areas in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Geoforum 107 , pp. 134-142. 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.09.015

MacBride-Stewart, S. (2019). Studying Place. In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J.W. Sakshaug, & R.A. Williams (Eds.), SAGE Research Methods Foundations. London: Sage doi: 10.4135/9781526421036827514 https://methods.sagepub.com/foundations/studying-place?fromsearch=true

MacBride-Stewart, S. 2019. Atmospheres, landscapes and nature: Off-road runners’ experiences of well-being. Health, 23(2), 139–157.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459318785675

MacBride-Stewart, S., Butler, C., & Fox, N. J. (2019). Editorial: Special Issue on Society, Environment and Health. Health, 23(2), 117–121. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459318816138

Simon-Kumar, R., MacBride-Stewart., S., Baker, S and Saxena, L. P (2018). Towards north-south interconnectedness: a critique of gender dualities in sustainable development, the environment and women's health. Gender, Work and Organization 25(3), pp. 246-263. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gwao.12193

MacBride-Stewart, S. and Simon-Kumar, R (2017) The Janus face of infertility in the global north and the south: Reviewing feminist contributions to the debate. In Davis, G and Loughran, T. (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History, London: Palgrave. pp 461-490. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-52080-7_20

Read, S. and MacBride-Stewart, S (2017). The ‘good death’ and reduced capacity: a literature review. Mortality: 1-15  DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2017.1339676  http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/rcHPFuAbTmdxgENkrgTn/full

MacBride-Stewart, S., Gong, Y., & Antell, J (2016). Exploring the interconnections between gender, health and nature. Public Health http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.09.020

Public Engagement

Expert Speaker at the Citizens’ jury hosted by the Environmental Justice Commission speaking on "climate fairness in the South Wales Valleys" (Wed Nov 4th, Zoom-event). 

Media Coverage -

Reports

  • Headington,J.J and MacBride-Stewart, S (2021) The Potential Health and Well-being Benefits of the Brecon Beacons National Park for a Community on its Periphery. Sustainable Places Research Institute: Cardiff University  BBNP-and-PLACE-Report-FINAL-260321.pdf (cardiff.ac.uk)
  • Villis, E and MacBride-Stewart, S (2020) Studentification and Greening Cathays: Can students and residents work together for a place to live. Sustainable Places Research Institute: Cardiff University
  • MacBride-Stewart, S and Charlotte Brookfield (2020) Women Run the Streets: A report on womens running and runnable streets for the Cardiff Half Marathon. Sustainable Places Research Institute: Cardiff University www.cardiffhalfmarathon.co.uk/app/uploads/2021/03/Women-Run-The-Streets-Research-Report.pdf
  • A report for the WomenCan event for co-participants of the research on trail running and gender can be found at: https://www.womencan.co.uk/news.

Social Media

Biography

Qualifications

2004         Postgraduate diploma in Community Psychology, Psychology, Waikato University, NZ

2001         Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Waikato University, NZ

1990         Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Psychology, Otago University, NZ

Academic Appointments

2020-         Reader in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

2007- 2019 Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

2017     Visiting Senior Academic, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2004-6    Senior Researcher, Cardiff Institute of Society Health and Ethics, Cardiff University

2002-4    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Canterbury (Christchurch, NZ)

2001-2    Lecturer, Gender Studies, University of Canterbury

Recent Publications (2013-2016; for latest publications see previous pages)

  • MacBride-Stewart, S., Gong, Y., & Antell, J (2016). Exploring the interconnections between gender, health and nature. Public Health, 141, 279-286  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.09.020
  • Harden, J., Kendall, K., & MacBride-Stewart, S. (2016) Editorial: Teaching Social and Behavioural Sciences in Medical Education MedEd Publish http://dx.doi.org/10.15694/mep.2016.000087
  • Harden, J., Kendall, K., & MacBride-Stewart, S. (2016) Concluding Commentary: Teaching Social and Behavioural Sciences in Medical Education MedEd Publish http://dx.doi.org/10.15694/mep.2016.000166
  • MacBride-Stewart, S, Johns, N & Green, A, 2016. Understanding same-sex marriage as equality, but with exceptions, Families, Relationships and Societies. 5(2), pp. 229-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14303090852878
  • MacBride-Stewart, S, 2014. Motivations for the ‘gift-of-care’ in the context of the modernisation of medicine. Social Theory Health 12(1) 84-104 doi:10.1057/sth.2013.22
  • Johns, N., MacBride-Stewart, S., Powell, M., and Green, A., 2014. "When is positive action not positive action?” Exploring the conceptual meaning and implications of the tie-break criterion in the UK Equality Act 2010, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 33 (1), 97 – 113
  • MacBride-Stewart, S. J. 2014. Horowitz, R. In the public interest: medical licensing and the disciplinary process. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 2013. [Book Review]. Sociology of Health & Illness36(8), 1296-1297. 10.1111/1467-9566.12205
  • MacBride-Stewart, S. J. 2013. Stacey, C.L. The caring self: The work experiences of home care aides, New York: Cornell University Press. 2011. [Book Review]. Sociology of Health & Illness35(4), pp. 647-648. (10.1111/1467-9566.12060)
  • MacBride-Stewart, S. 2013. The effort to control time in the ‘new’ general practice. Sociology of Health and Illness, 35(4), 560–574

Memberships and Activities

  • 2017-current Co-coordinator BSA Medical Sociology Special Interest Group on Environment and Human Health
  • 2009-current Membership British Sociological Society
  • 2015 (July) Registered as HEA Affiliate (by invitation)
  • 2015 (July) Association of Medical Educators (AMEE) Affiliate (by invitation)
  • 2010-2017 BeSST Committee membership (National group of Sociologists and Psychologists teaching in Medicine)
  • 2010-2017 BeSST Social Sciences in Medicine Curriculum Design (see Regional Workshops)
  • 2009-2014 Wales British Sociological Society Medical Sociology Regional Representative

Honours and awards

British Academy Newton  (Malaysia) (2018) Project: ‘The application of systems and place-based methods for enhancing citizen science as a participatory approach for watershed conservation’ with Dr Zeeda Fatima Mohammed (University of Malay) and Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart’. Submitted 21 March 2017. Total: £74,000 NEWTON-UNGKU OMAR FUND: ADVANCED FELLOWSHIP (SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES)

Sustainable Places URI fund (February 2016) Award for Gender and Sustainable Places Research

Sciences Research Committee (February 2016) Award for Gender and Sustainable Places Research

Cardiff Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme (July 2015) Award (Dr Rachel Simon-Kumar, Auckland University, New Zealand)

Higher Education Academy Affiliate (July 2015) for Research Methods in Medical Education

Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme. (2016, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2008)

'Dying Well' GW4 accelerator bid with GW4 Dying Well Community (2015) Award to develop small research grant

Professional memberships

  • Co-coordinator BSA Medical Sociology Special Interest Group on Environment and Human Health
  • HEA Associate (by invitation);
  • Association of Medical Educators (AMEE) Affiliate (by invitation);
  • Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching (BeSST) Committee membership;
  • Membership British Sociological Society

Academic positions

  • Senior Researcher, Cardiff Institute of Society Health and Ethics, Cardiff University (2004-6);
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Canterbury (Christchurch, NZ) (2002-4);
  • Lecturer, Gender Studies, University of Canterbury (2001-2)

Speaking engagements

Recent Invited Presentations (2017-2015)

  • MacBride-Stewart, S (2017) Designated places for public wellbeing, environmental conservation or both? How can the concept of ‘interconnectedness’ help? United Nations University, 11 Nov, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • MacBride-Stewart, S (2017) Towards North-South Interconnectedness: Sustainable  Development & Women’s Health, National Postgraduate and Scholars’ Conference on Science, Technology and Society 2017 (STS 2017): Panel "Science, Technology & Innovation: The Way Forward in the Era of Sustainability".
  • MacBride-Stewart, S (2017) Landscape as a wellbeing element: Global and local effects Presented at School of Population Health Auckland University 09 Nov 2017
  • MacBride-Stewart, S (2017) ‘Gender, health and outdoor space: contributions to environment and human health from a sociological perspective’, SCHEMA Workshop: Promoting Health through Green Infrastructure, Jan 10-12, 2017, Kuching Malaysia (Invited).
  • MacBride-Stewart, S (2017) ‘Methods “In Place”’, SCHEMA Workshop: Promoting Health through Green Infrastructure, Jan 10-12, 2017, Kuching Malaysia (Invited).
  • MacBride-Stewart, S., Harden, J & Collett, T (2015) Teaching Sociology in Undergraduate Medical Education, Webinar hosted by AMEE on Wednesday 14th October

Key Seminars and Presentations

Macbride-Stewart, S  (2017) Can landscape be a wellbeing concept?. 2nd Environment and Human Health Conference, BSA MedSoc Study Group, 27 October 2017, Cardiff University

Macbride-Stewart, S  (2017) Geocaching in a National Park: Materializing health inequalities, re-materializing health. BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 13-15th September 2017, York University.

Macbride-Stewart, S  (2017)  The problem of realising the health benefits of natural space for gender: Contributions to environment and human health from a sociological perspective Healthy Spaces 17 May 2017 York University

Macbride-Stewart, S  (2017) The health benefits of natural space for gender: an investigation of the gendered experience of nature and health in a geocaching activity in Brecon Beacons National Park using ‘walking interviews’. Gender in Wales Then and Now: Representations, Understandings and Lived Experiences 7th June 2017, Swansea University.

Macbride-Stewart, S  (2017) Are national parks sites for public wellbeing, environmental conservation or both? How can the concept of ‘interconnectedness’ help? BSA Annual Conference 4-6 April 2017 University of Manchester

Macbride-Stewart, S  (2016) ‘Gender and the construction of meaningful engagement with natural environments’, Poster Presentation at Valuing Nature Annual Conference 18 Oct 2016 Manchester.

Macbride-Stewart, S  (2016) ‘Gender and the construction of meaningful engagement with natural environments’, Poster Presentation at Valuing Nature Annual Conference 18 Oct 2016 Manchester

Macbride-Stewart, S  (2016) The problem of realising the health benefits of natural space for gender: contributions to environment and human health from a sociological perspective. BSA Environment and Health - Social Perspectives 19 February, London School of Hygiene

MacBride-Stewart, S., Simon-Kumar, R., Baker, S., & Patnaik-Saxena, L (2016) (Un)Sustainable Production and Women’s Health: Towards a Feminist Ecologics of North-South Interconnectedness, conference presentation at 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference on Gender, Work and Organization (Accepted in panel on "Developing Feminist Ecologics: Politics, ethics, organization and nature”), 29th June-1st July, 2016, Keele University.

MacBride-Stewart, S, Gong, Y & Antell, J (2016) Articulating a ‘sensitised environment approach’: exploring the interconnections between gender, health and nature, Conference presentation at Environment and Human Health - Social Perspectives (BSA Climate Change, Environment & Health, and London Medsoc groups), 19 February, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London

Gender and Sustainable Place Making Roundtable event, at Sustainable Places Institute, Cardiff University, 27 February 2015.

BeSST Workshop at ASME conference 5-9 Sept Glasgow (2015)

MacBride-Stewart, S., Houston, H., Alcolado, R., Hawthorne, K., & Jones, A.  (2014) Medical Students Learning about ‘the Social’ in a Community Clinical Setting. 4th Annual Curriculum Conference: C21 Showcase, Cardiff School of Medicine, Friday, 7th March 2014

MacBride-Stewart, S., Stone, A., & Hawthorne, K. (2013) Tricking medical students or taming sociology? A critical assessment of the 'integration' of sociology into medical education via 'innovative' methods, Conference presentation at BSA MedSoc,  11-13 September, University of York

Brooks, L., Collett, T., Forrest, S., Kendall, K & MacBride-Stewart, S (2013) Sociology in medical education: state of the art and future directions. Conference presentation at BSA MedSoc,  11-13 September, University of York

BeSST Regional Workshop (London and South and Wales) 13 June 2013 ‘State of the Art Teaching and Future Developments’ in Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London.

MacBride-Stewart, S. J. (2012) ‘When I first trained, doctors were very caring but they died young’: Work/care regimes, the ‘new’ general practice and care of the self. Paper presented at Gender Work and Organization, 7th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, Keele University, 27th-29th June 2012

MacBride-Stewart, S. J. (2012) ‘When I first trained doctors were very caring but they died young’: Work/care regimes, the ‘new’ general practice and care of the self. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Leeds, Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th April 2012.

MacBride-Stewart, S. (2007) ‘The traffic of lived professional lives: Perspectives on care, professionalism and feminisation’ European Congress in Psychology (Prague, 3-6 July 2007)

MacBride-Stewart, S. (2007) ‘Psychosocial Perspectives on Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women’, presentation to Royal College Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SpROGS) (Cardiff, 23-25 May, 2007)

Committees and reviewing

2015-present           PhD Co-ordinator (SocSi)

2015-                   Convenor Journal Club – Gender and Sustainable Place-making (Sustainable Places Institute)

2010-2015           Year Two Tutor

2010-2014           Convenor Gender and Sexualities Research group

2009-2010           SocSi Ethics Committee Member

2007-2009           Library Representative

External Committees:

2016         Guest Editor for AMEE MedEd Publish Special Issue: Social and Behavioural Sciences in Medical Education

2010-current      BESST (Behavioural and Social Science Teaching in Medicine) Committee Member

2009-2015           Social Science Vertical Theme Lead, Cardiff School of Medicine

2005-2015           British Sociological Association (BSA) Medical Society, Wales, Regional Co-Ordinator

2015-                    HEA Associate

Reviewer for numerous journals including Medical Education, Sociology Health and Illness, Qualitative Research

Reviewer for Funding bodies inc NCIHR

Publications

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Teaching

I am a module leader in the following modules that I have developed, teach on and assess:

SI0306 Gender Relations & Society (year 2) Not taught 2021

SI0293 Secondary Data Analysis

SI0620 Environment and Human Health (NEW)

SIT019 Critical Perspectives in Social Science (lecturer only)

SIR019 Community Sustainable Health Wellbeing (NEW)

Dissertations

CURRENT

PHD, Prof Doc and Maters Students (including International supervision), please go to Supervision (tab)

External Examiner

MRes in Sustainable Futures, ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership

CURRENT AWARDS

I am the co-applicant on a Newton-Ungku Omar Fund: Advanced Fellowship with Dr Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad at the University of Malaya for a research project called “The application of systems and place-based methods for enhancing citizen science as a participatory approach for watershed conservation” (2018-2020)

I am the co-PI with Fabien Medvecky, Micheal Martin and Marie McEntree on a New Zealand Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, Mobilising for Action - Nga Rakau Taketake 'Reframing biosecurity tension through a citizen social science approach' 

I am the co-PI on a New Zealand Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, Mobilising for Action - Nga Rakau TaketakeRoles for Post-colonial biosecurity possibilities project-mapping shared and relational values of Kauri and Myrtaceae'

I am a PI on an CU AHSS Facilitation Grant on Informal Work and Sustainability in Latin America

I am co-PI with Mariana Prioli Cordeiro Instituto de Psicologia - Universidade de São Paulo on a British Council-Researcher Links grant on Unemployment and precarious work in the context of neoliberalism and precarity of life

During my University Study Leave (2018-19) I completed research on the use of nature spaces for wellbeing and impacts of wellbeing. This involves research on trail running, recreational disturbances and protected areas. My publications are listed on the previous page.

All of my research produces the research in an academic and a user-friendly format (see Overview page)

Detail of Funding Awards (External)

  • British Academy Newton Newton-Ungku Omar Fund: Advanced Fellowship (Social Sciences & Humanities) 2017 (Malaysia) Project: ‘The application of systems and place-based methods for enhancing citizen science as a participatory approach for watershed conservation’ with Dr Zeeda Fatima Mohammed (University of Malay) and Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart’. (2018-2020) (Total: £74,000)
  • British Council-Researcher Links (2019) Unemployment and precarious work in the context of neoliberalism and precarity of life’ with Mariana Prioli Cordeiro Instituto de Psicologia - Universidade de São Paulo (£32,680)

  • New Zealand Biological Heritage National Science Challenge 'Reframing biosecurity tension through a citizen social science approach' with Fabien Medvecky, (University of Otago), Micheal Martin and Marie McEntree (University Auckland) (NZD 154,000)

  • New Zealand Biological Heritage National Science Challenge 'Roles for Post-colonial biosecurity possibilities project-mapping shared and relational values of Kauri and Myrtaceae' with Alison Greenaway, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research; Andrea Grant, SCION Research; Liz O'Brien, Foresty Research, UK

  • Higher Education Academy Affiliate (July 2015) (Contract with Dr Jenni Carr & HEA). Research Project on “Research Methods Teaching in Medical Education” Awarded [£ expenses covered] (July 2015)
  • 'Dying Well' GW4 accelerator bid with GW4 Dying Well Community (2015) Dr Sally Anstey et al (March 2015) on “Dying with Reduced Agency: People, Places, Principles and Policies”. (Total: £74,881)

Funding Awards (Internal)

  • AHSS Facilitation Grant (Nov 2019) Informal Work and Sustainability in Latin America
  • Cardiff Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme (July 2015) Research programme on “Sustainability, Gender and Health” with Dr Rachel Simon-Kumar, Auckland New Zealand Awarded (Total: £3003.50)
  • 2 Cardiff University Small Grant Internal Grant funding between 2017-2016 for projects on ‘Gender and Sustainable Environments’ (Total £9,820)
  • 8 Cardiff University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) between 2019-2014 for projects on ‘Geocaching as an ‘Ecosystem Service’; ‘Making an national park ‘accessible’; Gender, Health and Outdoor Space; Curriculum Innovation for Social Science in Medicine (Total £12,000+)

Supervision

I an interested in supervising research in the following areas: environment, gender and health especially in relation to promoting sustainable health, social justice and equalities. That is, the ways in which natural environments (including national and urban parks) contribute to a health, well-being and social-justice agenda is of particular interest. In the context of global environmental pressures, I am interested in the interconnectedness in and between contexts, tensions between protecting nature and destroying nature, disenfranchised and connected communities, as well as alternative systems and institutional frameworks in which innovative approaches to gender, health and environmental changes/impacts are being advanced.

I will also consider supervision in the following topics and /or theoretical perspectives: environmental justice, nature-society-science discourses and policy, citizen science and participatory approaches, non-medical experiences, precarity and environmental labour, professional practice, public policy, feminist theories, queer, postmodern, and embodied approaches related to regulation, subjectivity, materiality, temporality, and affect.

Current Doctoral Students

  • Andrea Cooper (ESRC PhD) Investigating The Experience Of Informal Carers Within The Process Of Long Term Care Admission: Implications For Social Work Practice
  • Nia Came (Proff Doc) Speech & Language Therapy In Neurological Rehabilitation: Patient-Centres Care as a Dominant Discourse Underlying Daily Clinical Practice?
  • Amelia Curtis-Brown (1+3 ESRC) Personal sanitary products, sanitary poverty, and the future of the environment
  • Alice Essam (ESRC) Re-Enchantment In The Margins: Medicinal Plant Socio-Ecologies In Brazil And The Uk

International Supervision

Masters supervisor for Siti Norasiah Binti Abd. Kadir, Science and Teachnology Studies University Malaya 'Place-based Interpretation as a Sustainability Communication Strategy in Watershed Conservation'

Recently Completed Masters (completed Oct 2020) 

LIsten to a PODCAST about my students work, and how they managed their research during the pandemic Sustainable Places Podcast - Sustainable Places Research Institute - Cardiff University

  • Amelia Curtis-Rogers: Pandemics, Personal Care and Periods
  • Lucy Aprahamia: “Those Anaemic-Looking Millennials”: An Analysis of the UK Press Coverage of Vegans As Environmental Activists
  • Cathrine Winding:  Eco-Anxiety in The Welsh Capital: A Qualitative Study Of Climate Change Anxiety Amongst Young Adults In Cardiff

Current supervision

Andrea Cooper

Research student

Past projects

Completed Doctoral Students

  • Josie Austin (ESRC+3) Young people, bodily pleasure and sex/uality: A phenomenological study (2011-2017)
  • Julie Latchem (ESRC +3) Shaping, sharing and negotiating futures in brain injury rehabilitation (2013-2017)
  • Sanley Albia (Nippon Fellowship) Collaborative Arrangements between shipping organizations and private maritime colleges in the Philippines: A Case Study of Cadetship Programs (2010-2016)
  • Gwyn Owen (Professional Doctorate) The identity of physiotherapy - language, values & practice (2007-2015)
  • Sarah Whitcombe-Hayes (ESRC 1+3) Families, kinship and sexuality: queer sexuality and the reconfiguration of extended family structures, dynamics, and relationships (2009- 2014)
  • Rosanne Sutton (Professional Doctorate) ‘Learning to play the part of the therapeutic radiographer: The drama of clinical placement’ (2007-2014)

Examples of Student work:

  • Antell, J (2017) Beyond the ‘Sedentary’ Interview Exploring the Interrelations between Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Older People’s Experiences of Health and Well-being through Walking Interviews. Unpublished Thesis Submitted for Degree of Masters in Social Science, Cardiff University, Wales.

Examples of CUROP (Cardiff Unigergraduate Research Opportunities Programme): 

  • Villis, E (2019)  An Evaluation of a Social Prescribing Initiative for Active Ageing in the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority: A CUROP Project Report for BBNPA. Unpublished Report, Cardiff School of Social Sciences/Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University
  • Wilkins, M and MacBride-Stewart, S (2018)  A Mapping of Current Health and Wellbeing Activities in Brecon Beacons National Park: A CUROP Project Report for BBNPA. Unpublished report, Cardiff School of Social Sciences/Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University