Dr Verity Jones

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Verity is an Associate Professor of Education at UWE, Bristol. Her research interests lie in social and environmental justice. This has seen Verity explore themes of equity and inclusion through the lens of international consumption and production, mental health and wellbeing and education practices.

Verity chairs the Climate Change Primary Education Research Network – please get in touch if you would like to be involved. She co-authored the award winning children's books and teacher's resources: 'DRY: the diary of a water superhero' and 'Learning to Live with Fog Monsters'

Verity leads the RESPECT team (Racialised Experiences Project: education, children and trust) which is amplifying the racialised lived experiences of children in Bristol and the impacts this has on mental health and wellbeing. This work and the resources produced have been welcomed by leading children's charity Barnardo's . Verity is working with Avon and Somerset Police Constabulary, the local NHS mental health Trust and schools throughout the region to support these organisations in the training and delivery of their services with regard anti-racist practices.

Verity is on the International Education Working Group for Fashion Revolution and co-wrote the Who Made My Clothes? online course. This has seen over 17,000 people sign up to learn about fast fashion and the political, social, economic and environmental consequences of this system. Verity is the Education Lead for SPARKS where she has developed an exciting, immersive visitor experience relating to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This has been informed by over twenty years of work in developing hopeful pedagogies. This includes Verity's work with Friends of the Earth where she explored how under represented families in environmental education can be supported in navigating emotional responses to climate change and the ecological emergency.

Verity led the first research of its kind that explored introducing insect protein through innovative foods designed by Bug Farm Food  and will see changes to school meal provision.  Currently she is working with schools to explore how young people navigate ethical decisions around food and how school curriculum can support this.

Verity lectures in sustainability and climate education, food systems, equity, diversity and inclusion, primary education and research methods on:  Primary Education (ITE), Education BA,  Sustainable Development in Practice MSc, Sustainable Food Systems MSc, Primary Education PGCE, Doctor of Education EdD, International Doctor of Education


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