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Briony Latter

Last modified: March 18, 2024
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Climate engagement researcher
Cardiff University
Pronouns: She/her/hers


The sector(s) I work in: Academic and Freelance

Professional qualifications:

PhD in climate engagement (nearing completion);
Climate Justice module (from MSc Climate Justice);
MA Climate Change: History, Culture, Society;
BA Photography & Video


Personal website


About the organisation(s) I've worked for

Organisation name:

Cardiff University

About my experience and expertise

Personal statement:

I am a social sciences, mixed methods researcher with a qualitative focus and am interested in interdisciplinary working. I work on society and climate change, mainly communication and public engagement e.g. attitudes, values, narratives, barriers to action and how to overcome them, and have also worked on wider social issues. I focus on having real world impact which has led me to work across academia, organisations and freelance. I have a non-research background in communications and the creative sector (photography).

Key topic areas of research or interest:

I am interested in how to broaden engagement and action on climate change and work with those who are not usually part of the climate conversation.

My research has involved working with a wide range of people (e.g. different members of the public, older people, young adults, policymakers and practitioners, organisations) and topics (e.g. live music, arts and culture, photography, travel/transport, climate justice, Higher Education, food, circular economy, cost of living).

Collaboration opportunities:

I am actively looking for consultancy work and/or work within universities and organisations. I am keen to have real world impact and am interested in interdisciplinary collaborations as well as teaming up with people working in similar areas.


Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Wanting to be part of change but feeling overworked and disempowered: Researchers’ perceptions of climate action in UK universities. PLOS Climate.

Comparing coronavirus (COVID-19) and climate change perceptions: Implications for support for individual and collective- level policies. Frontiers in Psychology.

Climate change communication and engagement with older people in England. Frontiers in Communication.

Climate Emergency: UK Universities’ Declarations and Their Role in Responding to Climate Change. Frontiers in Sustainability.

Other projects and networks:

Selected reports, briefing papers and other outputs:

Engaging live music audiences on climate change through travel campaigns: case studies for the live music industry.

CAST Briefing Paper: Academic researchers’ perceptions of climate action in UK universities.

Healthy Ageing in a Changing Climate: Creating Inclusive, Age-Friendly, and Climate Resilient Cities and Communities in the UK.

From carbon footprints to cultural influence: engaging live music audiences on travel choices.

Communicating climate justice with young adults in Europe.

How we talk about climate change with Briony Latter. Guest episode on the Athlete Climate Academy podcast.

Engaging older people with climate change – a largely forgotten but key demographic. Blog.

Can cultural events catalyse engagement with climate change? A Season for Change case study.

Nature Visuals: Diversity in images of England’s green and natural spaces.

Britain Talks COP26: New insights on what the UK public want from the climate summit.

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