Talks & events

Upcoming talks

Eco-anxiety, Ecological Grief, and Solastalgia: Individual, Collective, and Intergenerational Perspectives. An event organised by the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality & Peace, Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7-9pm. Online. Book here

Previous talks

Then to Now: What have we learnt about the Psychosocial Response to Climate Change? Panel session as part of the international conference ‘6 months on from COP26 Psycho-Social Reflections: What have we learnt?’ Organised by the Association for Psychosocial Studies & Climate Psychology Alliance. Wednesday 4 May 2022, 1-3pm. Online. Information about the event here

Eco-anxiety and managing emotions. A presentation for a climate cafe run by Aberdeen Climate Action. Tuesday 5 April 2022, 7-8pm. Online. VIEW HERE

Eco-anxiety and managing emotions. A presentation for University of St Andrews Wellbeing Week. Tuesday 22 March 2022, 6-6.45pm.

Women’s Climate Strike, as part of a 24 hour vigil at Scottish Parliament, I will give a talk on climate distress and managing emotions and lead a short mindfulness exercise. Tuesday 8 March 2022, 2.30pm, outside Scottish Parliament, Holyrood. Information about the event here

Lecture on Psychological Approaches to the Environment. For the Edinburgh University MSc Environmental Protection & Management Lecture Series: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Environment, Tuesday 8 Feb 2022

The Psycho-Spiritual Understanding and Transformation of Trauma. An event organised by the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality & Peace. Wednesday 15 Dec 2021

Working on climate change: impact on people in organisations. A seminar as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, where I presented key findings from my PhD research, along with Rebecca Nestor. Monday 29 Nov 2021 7-8.30pm

Climate Psychology Summit. I organised this day event exploring key topics in climate psychology, for the Climate Psychology Alliance, Saturday 20 Nov 2021. View video recordings of talks and dialogue sessions:

Session 1 Introduction to Summit & Climate distress
Session 2 Trauma & resilience
Session 3 Threat responses & organisations
Session 4 Ecological grief & nature connection

Citizens’ assemblies on climate change – lessons from the UK. A seminar as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, with Dr Stephen Elstub, where we presented early findings from research into the Climate Assembly UK and Scotland’s Climate Assembly. Thursday 25 Nov 2021 2-3.30pm & 7-8.30pm VIEW HERE

The Journey from Scientific Insight to Societal Action. An event with the European Climate Research Association, as part of the COP26 EU Side Event programme, Monday 1 Nov 2021. I talked about the psychological considerations of communicating shocking research.

Threat, coping and vitality – exploring the implications of threat responses for wellbeing and sustainability decision making in organisational contexts. A seminar as part of Lancaster University COP26 Festival, Friday 22 Oct 2021 VIEW HERE

Climate change, nature connection & racism. A workshop as part of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights – Black History Month programme, Tues 19 Oct 2021

Eco-anxiety and climate emotions. A presentation for the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network, 31 August 2021 VIEW HERE (20 mins)

Climate trauma, resilience & Taoist physical arts practices Deep Adaptation Forum, 30 July 2021 VIEW HERE

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