Ms Sophie Laggan

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  • Qualifications:MSc Social-Ecological Resilience for Sutainable Development
  • Position:Research Fellow
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 87672

About me

Sophie Laggan is a Research Fellow within the Air Quality Resource Management Centre and Science Communication Unit. She is a social scientist, action researcher and practitioner in the areas of community organising, community development, participatory methods, climate communications and deliberative democracy for sustainable development. 

She works collaboratively on local, regional and European projects that put citizens at the centre of decision making, be that citizen science projects, training programmes or projects that test new forms of governance. My role varies from evaluating participants' experiences, and attitudinal and behavioural change (e.g., towards being more politically active), to facilitating space for deliberation or delivering training.

Area of expertise

Participatory methods, social-ecological transformations and power dynamics, citizen science, community organising, community development, climate communications, transdisciplinarity and deliberative democracy for sustainable development. In short, I am interested in how to empower communities, shift power dynamics and support inclusive sustainable development/a just transision. 

I have a L3 Award in Community Organising and an Active Citizens award from the British Council.

Do get in touch if you'd like advice or guidance on this area, or to discuss potential collaborations


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