Professor of Social Work - Social Work
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BA (Portsmouth), MSc (London)
Drawing on her expertise in gender and environmental issues, Susan is a convening the working group on Gender, Energy and Climate Change for the new European Union COST initiative, launched on 28 November 2012. This Targeted Network aims to advance the state of the art in knowledge and policy implementation on gender, science, technology and engineering through creating a network of policy-makers and experts on these disciplines.
Specifically, genderSTE will enhance the implementation of gender-focussed policy measures for structural change in science and technology institutions, and integration of sex and gender dimensions in the content of science and technology. genderSTE will also work towards enhancing knowledge and resources regarding the sex and gender dimensions of technological development and innovation processes, with specific attention to the Grand Challenges identified in Horizon 2020 and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe.
The first two years of the project will scope research into gender, energy and climate change, and identify research gaps, the final two years will develop research proposals and disseminate research across the EU.
- Embodied research methodologies (particularly with reference to the use of yoga in research with abused and marginalised women). With Dr Monica Degen (Sociology) I have been working with a women's support centre in East London developing understandings of how embodied practices (yoga) can enhance the research process.
- Gender and environment (gendered environmental justice; the gendering of environmental decision making; gender and climate change; gender and waste). Most recently this has been developed by a British Council funded programme on environmental education in Pakistan. Susan has worked with scholars at Mehran University to develop understandings of how environmental problems in Pakistan are gendered.
- Community gardening (particularly as it is used by marginalized women).
- Participatory, engaged and activist research in own research practice, and, pedagogically, as an approach to student learning (Applied Research module in MA Children, Young People and International Development.
- Embodied methodologies: using the body as a research instrument (AAG Conference, Washington DC, April 2010, with Monica Degen), TITLE of session (International Sociological Association RC21: Sociology of Urban and Regional Development, Sao Paulo, with Monica Degen) www.centrodametropole.org.br/ISA2009
- Bread and Roses: the challenges and contradictions of sustainable consumption (RGS-IBG conference session 2007, with Prof Gordon Walker)
- Women, Work-Life Balance and Quality of Life (RGS-IBG conference session 2007, with Elodie Marandet, Fiona Smith, Emma Wainwright)
- Agenda 21: Retrospect & Prospect. (RGS-IBG Conference, Belfast Jan 2002, with Gordon Walker)
- The Economic, Social and Planning Reconstructon of Declining and Destroyed Areas in Europe. (9th PERG International Conference, Thessaloniki, 3rd-6th September 2001)
- Local Sustainabilities (AAG Conference, New York, 2001, with Bob Evans)
- The Public and the Environment: Citizens, Sustainability and Science. RGS/IBG, 14th April 1999.
- Local Economic Restructuring - Social and Environmental Impacts' Brunel University, June 1999 (with Alan Patterson)
- The Politics of Environmental Action - RGS/IBG Research and Higher Education Division annual conference, University of Surrey January 1998 (with Alan Patterson)
(Forthcoming) Wainwright, E., Marandet, E., Buckingham, S. and Smith, F., Mothers participation in and progression through the neo-liberal learning market, Gender, Place and Culture In press
(2012) Buckingham, SJ. and Degen, M., Sensing our way: using yoga as a research method, The Senses and Society 7 (3) : 129- 344
(2012) Krueger, R. and Buckingham, S., Toward a ‘Consensual’ Urban Politics? Creative Planning, Urban Sustainability and Regional Development, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 36 (3) : 486- 503
(2011) Wainwright, E., Marandet, E., Buckingham, S. and Smith, F., The training-to-work trajectory: pressures for and subversions to participation in the neoliberal learning market in the UK, Gender, Place and Culture 18 (5) : 635- 654
(2011) Smith, F., Wainwright, E., Buckingham, S. and Marandet, E., Women, work-life balance and quality of life: case studies from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, Gender, Place and Culture 18 603- 610
(2010) Buckingham, SJ., Call in the Women, Nature 468 502- 502
(2010) Wainwright, E., Buckingham, S., Marandet, E. and Smith, F., 'Body training': Investigating the embodied training choices of/for mothers in West London, Geoforum 41 (3) : 489- 497
(2009) Buckingham, S. and Kulcur, R., Gendered geographies of environmental injustice, Antipode 41 (4) : 659- 683
(2009) Krueger, R. and Buckingham, S., Creative city scripts, economic development, and sustainability, Geographical Review 99 (1) : iii- xii Download publication
(2008) Smith, F., Barker, J., Wainwright, E., Marandet, E. and Buckingham, S., A new deal for lone parents? Training lone parents for work in West London, Area 40 (2) : 237- 244
(2006) Buckingham, S., Marandet, E., Smith, F., Wainwright, E. and Diosi, M., The liminality of training spaces: places of private/public transitions, Geoforum 37 (6) : 895- 905 Download publication
(2005) Buckingham, S., Reeves, D. and Batchelor, A., Wasting women: the environmental justice of including women in municipal waste management, Local Environment 10 (4) : 427- 444
(2005) Buckingham, S., Women (re)construct the plot: the regen(d)eration of urban food growing, Area 37 (2) : 171- 179
(2004) Buckingham, S., Ecofeminism in the twenty-first century, The Geographical Journal 170 (2) Download publication
(2013) Buckingham, S., Gender, sustainability and the urban environment. In: Sánchez de Madariaga, I. and Roberts, M. eds. Fair Shared Cities: The impact of gender planning in Europe. Ashgate 21- 32
(2010) Buckingham, SJ. and Kulcur, R., Gendered Geographies of Environmental Justice. In: Holifield, R., Porter, M. and Walker, G. eds. Spaces of Environmental Justice. Wiley-Blackwell 70- 94
(2008) Buckingham, S. and Collins, PEF., Food. In: Buckingham, S. and Turner, M. eds. Understanding Environmental Issues. SAGE Publications Ltd 121-
(2007) Buckingham, S., Micro-geographies and micro-ruptures: the politics of gender in the theory and practice of sustainability. In: Krueger, JR. and Gibbs, D. eds. The sustainable development paradox: urban political economy in the United States and Europe. New York : Guilford Press 66- 94
(2008) Buckingham, S. and Turner, M., Understanding Environmental Issues. Sage Publications Ltd
(2006) Buckingham, S. and Lievesley, G., In the hands of women. Manchester Univ Pr
(2003) Buckingham, S. and Theobald, K., Local environmental sustainability. Woodhead Publishing
(2000) Buckingham-Hatfield, S., Gender and environment. Routledge
(1999) Buckingham-Hatfield, S. and Percy, S., Constructing local environmental agendas. Routledge
(1996) Buckingham, SJ. and Evans, B., Environmental planning and sustainability. John Wiley & Son Ltd