Sian Duncan

Health and Wellbeing

PhD Researcher in Health and Wellbeing ESRC (1+3)
Department for Health, University of Bath

Start date: October 2020

Research topic: The Psychological Response to and Engagement with Climate Change.

I will be studying the role of “negative” emotions and experiences, such as grief, fear, uncertainty, guilt and blame, as well as “positive” aspects, such as mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, hope and gratitude, and how these experiences relate to peoples’ ability to cope with the climate situation and future predictions. The role of emotions and practices in positive climate action will also be explored.

Research supervisors: Dr Elizabeth Marks (Bath), Professor Paul Chadwick (Bath), Dr Catherine Butler (Exeter)