ACCESS - Advancing Capacity for Climate  and Environment Social Science
ACCESS - Advancing Capacity for Climate  and Environment Social Science

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ACCESS Postdoctoral Research Impact Fellow


The post is full time for 1 year in the first instance, with the potential to extend subject to evaluation of project needs and circumstances.  We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements and can work either remotely or in a hybrid capacity. The Research Fellow will be working with […]


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Including the More-Than-Human World in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Developing a Conceptual Framework -Flex Fund Project


Catherine and Co-Investigator Tom Bott will be using a case study focussing on the deployment of biochar to test the suitability and further develop the conceptual framework. Biochar is an ideal case study as it is a ‘new technology’ that is currently being investigated for its greenhouse gas removal potential at scale and which has a direct […]


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Can a novel knowledge co-production approach advance the ability of community organisations to harness the social sciences in urban biodiversity renewal?


Bethan and Co-Investigator Lindsay Hetherington are working with partners; Devon Wildlife Trust – Wilder Learning; Plymouth City Council – Natural Infrastructure; and Zebra Collective. Bethan has also added some great videos to their project webpage that showcase urban biodiversity in her local neighbourhood. Read more  


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Where we live next – how can policy help to SHAPE sustainable places?


  This week (Tuesday 7 November) I joined several ACCESS Co-Investigators at a British Academy event in Exeter city centre looking at what a future sustainable Exeter might look like. The workshop also included several other academics, an ACCESS Leadership college fellow (lovely to catch up Mandy Bisset from The Southampton Collective), as well as […]


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Psychologists uniquely placed to help tackle climate change


Terri Morrissey, Chair of the CEACG, said: “Many thanks to the members of the group who worked collaboratively together to produce this statement. It gives a comprehensive overview of the crisis facing us all and steers us as psychologists toward the key areas where psychology can make a difference in helping to address these challenges. […]


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Sharing ACCESS’s Guiding Principles with the Academy of Social Sciences member learned societies


In the meeting, the Guiding Principles and their development were outlined, highlighting the intersecting issues of how social scientists can undertake their research in an environmentally sustainable, inclusive and co-productive way. Recognising the work already ongoing through many learned societies, the session enabled members to share their experiences of working to improve their own practices […]


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Mapping Public Engagement With Energy, Climate Change and Net Zero


In this recent webinar, recorded on Monday September 11 2023, the UKERC Public Engagement Observatory team present the findings of a major new analysis of public engagement with energy, climate change and net zero in the UK and considered the implications for developing a more systemic approach to public participation and engagement. Chair: Prof Jason […]


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A new database of Areas of Research Interest has been developed


ARIs are lists of research questions or topics which government departments and agencies would welcome more research on to inform their policies and help close the evidence policy gap. This new database allows anyone accessing it to search for particular areas of research interest, and find out what are the main research questions facing government departments. If […]


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Eye-opening and thought-provoking: This year’s ACCESS Summer School by George Warren 


The summer school kicked off with an interesting insight into the ACCESS project from the project directors, Patrick Devine-Wright and Birgitta Gatersleben. They outlined how we as environmental social scientists can have a valuable impact on research, training and policy. As a new Knowledge Exchange Fellow on the ACCESS Project, it was inspiring to see […]


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Sarah Golding, ACCESS Fellow was a runner up winner for C-DICE’s Unsung Hero EDI Champion Award



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