I am a nature writer and ecocritic with a record of reaching non-academic audiences through books, national journalism and broadcasting. Nature writing has been through an extraordinary resurgence in Britain in recent years, and I would like to connect this form of cultural production and consumption with the direct experience of natural ecosystems; also I am interested in the paradox evident in much of our discussion: a lot of it is about managing ecosystems, yet one thing people value is the unmanagability of nature - its wildness. This question opens up an alternative account of wellbeing, and I'm interested in finding a place for these questions in a collaborative project.
Bath Spa University
Arts & Humanities
Natural hazards & extreme weather events
Pathogens & natural aquatic toxins
Health and wellbeing