Our Fellows


Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022


The SWDTP is pleased to be hosting nine ESRC-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships across the South West. Fellowships are full-time for one year and are running throughout 2022.


The ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme provides a career development opportunity for those at a relatively early stage of their academic career and successful fellows were chosen on their ability to demonstrate great potential in social science research, with an international development focus.


As the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC), we were one of five DTC partners chosen by the ESRC in 2016 to deliver the fellowships programme based on a longstanding commitment to supporting postgraduate training with an international development focus and to demonstrable research strength in this area



Have a look at their profiles and see what our excellent Fellows are up to. Click on the links below to read their profiles in full!


Dr Bethan Stagg

From ‘plant blindness’ to ‘bug blindness’: disseminating an evidence-based pedagogy for plants and refining methodologies in attitudinal research


Dr Robert Mann

(Re)assessing the risk agenda: Exploring social discourses of risk and tailoring measures to reduce injury risk in recreational adolescent runners.


Dr Aimee Middlemiss

Invisible Labours: The reproductive politics of second trimester pregnancy loss in England


Dr the Collaboration Facilitator Bond

Unearthing synthetic biology food futures and the changing ‘nature’ of production


Dr Katharine Lee

Adolescents’ representations of climate change: Considering implications for climate change secondary education in the UK


Dr Pamela Buchan

International researcher-practitioner collaboration to co-produce conceptualisation of marine identities & put marine citizenship theory into practice


Dr Rachel Manning

The wellbeing of young people in curriculum-focused outdoor and environmental education.