BA (Hons) PhD, UWS
Helen is a sociologist focusing on environmental, interspecies and livelihood/labour issues, and their intersections. This includes sustainable and ethical livelihoods projects. Helen frequently undertakes multiple methods projects, but specialises in qualitative research within critical sociology frameworks. Helen is co-founder and convenor of the Environmental Justice and Governance research group within CSU's Institute for Land, Water and Society.
Helen has extended her long history in social inequalities and labour/livelihoods research into investigations of related environmental and interspecies issues. Her current projects are focusing on environmental justice and community action, animal advocacy, ethical food cultures, and integration of social and ecological approaches to these issues.
Helen welcomes enquiries from potential honours, Masters and PhD students interested in aspects of environmental sociology or the sociology of animals.
Selected RHD and honours students (past and present):
Helen is currently engaged in the following learning, research and community engagement projects: