I have been interested in the inner workings of outdoor learning and outdoor education for some time. I have been actively involved in practice based and academic research for a couple of years. My current research areas are the outdoors and inclusion with a focus on poverty and food poverty.
During my Masters I enjoyed exploring the relevance of folk tales and fairy tales in woodland and forest based education, and later, the use of food and cooking to break down financial barriers in outdoor education.
Currently in year one of my PhD, I am building the work on poverty and inclusion in the outdoors and am investigating the influence of poverty and stigma on access to adventure experiences.
I use ethnographic methods and utilise fireside interviews and walking interview techniques.
I have several "pracademic" research interests that I have discussed, delivered at conferences, training and blogged about: Aggressive play outdoors, Story and monsters in the woods, Nature tables for inclusivity, Campfire Cooking, Neurodiversity Outdoors, Why Tiny adventures matter, Outdoors, nature and privilege, outdoor learning in unusual spaces.
Please get in touch if you are interested in me delivering a workshop, presentation, talk or training on any of these subjects or others.