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Dr Katie Parsons

Last modified: March 19, 2024
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Research Fellow
Loughborough University

k.j.parsons@lboro.co.uk

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The sector(s) I work in: Academic

www.lboro.ac.uk


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Loughborough University


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Personal statement:

I am a transdisciplinary Research Associate at Loughborough University specializing in Children’s Geographies, boasting 25+ years’ experience in the social, youth, and education sectors. Utilizing play, creative therapies, and outdoor methods, I pioneer novel approaches through participatory action research. I have spearheaded diverse projects nationally and internationally, aiding communities and youth in comprehending and adapting to climate change impacts. My recent focus includes investigating children and young people’s experiences and connections with the natural environment post-COVID-19 in my recently completed PhD research.



Key topic areas of research or interest:

  • Creative Participatory Action Research (PAR)
  • Children and Youth voice and Action in Climate and Environmental Education
  • Place-based environmental stewardship
  • Storytelling
  • Environmental Justice
  • Outdoor learning
  • Disaster preparedness
  • The use of 360 digital technologies


Publications:

Muddy knees and muddy needs: parents perceptions of outdoor learning – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14733285.2019.1694637

A journey of emotions from a young environmental activist – https://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/area.12745

2020-Vision: understanding climate (in)action through the emotional lens of loss – https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/documents/3440/JBA-9s5-03-Jones-etal.pdf

See: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=dQ1uSaMAAAAJ&hl=en

Gendered childhoods and the inequity of accessing the outdoors Area – Wiley Online Library

Reimaging activism to save the planet: Using transdisciplinary and participatory methodologies to support collective youth action Reimaging activism to save the planet: Using transdisciplinary and participatory methodologies to support collective youth action – Jones – Children & Society – Wiley Online Library

Conversations on grief and hope: a collaborative autoethnographic account exploring the lifeworlds of international youth engaged with climate action JBA-11s3-04-Jones.pdf (thebritishacademy.ac.uk)

In it together! Cultivating space for intergenerational dialogue, empathy and hope in a climate of uncertainty Full article: In it together! Cultivating space for intergenerational dialogue, empathy and hope in a climate of uncertainty (tandfonline.com)



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