- Job title: Research Fellow
- School: Business / Earth and Environment
- Areas of expertise: Human dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation; communications, media and the public discourse; social decision making and public engagement; behaviour change; applied use of narratives in analysis and communications; futures work; governance and policy; climate change in the arts and humanities.
- Faculty profile link: https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1707/dr-rachel-harcourt
Project: Narrating the UK’s adaptation to a changing climate
I am researching how the UK is storying climate change impacts and adaptation. Drawing on media and other publicly available texts, I am identifying the currently most prominent narratives circulating within the public discourse. I will then work with research participants to evaluate whether individuals find these narratives motivating and engaging, and to explore whether there might be other, more effective ways to story the UK’s journey towards climate readiness.