Rosalind Bark

  Lecturer in Ecological Economics. My research interests employ environmental economics thinking and tools often with social science methods to address sustainability concerns around water resources management in times of change. 3S relevant research from my recent fellowship includes a collaboration with a filmmaker to capture cultural ecosystem services around river spaces and deliberative valuation…

David Rose

I am an Environmental Geographer interested in the interactions between science, technology, policy, and practice in the environmental sphere – particularly nature conservation, sustainable agriculture, and climate change. I completed my PhD in December 2014 with Professor Susan Owens at the University of Cambridge, which looked at the interactions between knowledge and policy in UK…

New article on Theoretical Theatre teaching innovation

  We’re proud to announce that our first pedagogical paper on 3S’s award-winning teaching method Theoretical Theatre, has been published in the Journal of Contemporary European Research, Vol 13 (3) 2017. Our teaching team in 3S has pioneered this exciting and effective teaching innovation, which is catching on across the country and the world. This…

Martin Mahony

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Human Geography. My research is concerned with how societies in different times and places make sense of weather and climate, and with how atmospheric science and technology intersect with politics and power. My current fellowship project is called ‘Imperial weather: meteorology and the making of twentieth century colonialism’, and…

Imperial Weather: Meteorology and the Making of Twentieth Century Colonialism

In this British Academy-funded project 3S lecturer Martin Mahony is investigating the intersections of science, empire and climate in order to understand how practices of predicting and observing the weather were shaped by the context of British colonialism. Relationships between science and empire have been well documented in a burgeoning field concerned with the histories and…

Crisis as Opportunity? An ethnographic case-study of the post-capitalist possibilities of Crisis Community Currency Movements

A growing body of scholarship suggests that capitalism is not inevitable and that moments of crisis provide an opportunity for critique and social transformation towards sustainability. Yet literature on social movements employing direct-action tactics to unmake capitalism and challenge austerity in the wake of the ongoing economic crisis is still lacking. It has neither adequately…

‘Opening up’ geoengineering appraisal: Deliberative Mapping of options for tackling climate change (PhD Project)

Deliberate large-scale interventions in the Earth’s climate system known as ‘geoengineering’ have been proposed in order to moderate anthropogenic climate change. This PhD research critically reviewed existing appraisals of geoengineering before developing and executing its own appraisal method in response to their limitations. The research developed an innovative multicriteria method called deliberative mapping to ‘open…