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Outdoor Environmental Education Research Blog

Outdoor Environmental Education Research Blog

A compilation of research from students and staff in Outdoor Environmental Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport.

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About the author Sarah R. Squire recently completed a MSc in Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education, and has been offered admission to continue to PhD. Her research interests include intersectional sustainability, philosophy of education, land- and place-based education, and human and more-than-human communities. In the interim between degrees, she will have completed a British Sign […]

About the author Hannah Granger completed the Outdoor, Environmental, and Sustainability Education MSc in 2023. As an educator in the United States, Dominican Republic and Colombia, she grew interested in teaching and learning spaces outside of the traditional classroom setting. As an avid traveler, documentary watcher, music lover, and voracious reader, her heroes are Sir […]

About the author Jessica Chamberlin graduated from the Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education MSc Programme in 2023. Her research focuses on the role of crafting in outdoor education, and she plans to continue this research into a PhD programme soon. She now works at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as an Educational Support Specialist and loves working […]

About the author Rajeswari began her educational journey as a social work student in India, and her areas of interest include mental health, gender, and children. She previously worked as an Education Specialist for a private organisation in rural schools in South India. After graduating from the MSc Outdoor Education Programme, she now works at […]

About the author Alice Codner graduated from the Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education MSc programme.  She previously worked as a primary school teacher and outdoor learning leader in an area of high deprivation in London, where she started a school farm.  She now continues her work in outdoor learning with school groups across Gloucestershire.  In […]

In 2021 six women came together to explore the intersections of their research and lived experiences. Heidi Smith, Morgan Ludington, Anouska Duffy, Denise Mitten, Justina Burks, Mary Breunig. A research question was formulated to guide the collaborative work: In what ways do women experience their places in the outdoors? Ethical approval has been approved through […]

About the author Stewart Atkinson is an active and enthusiastic facilitator of outdoor learning experiences. He graduated with merit from the Outdoor Education MSc programme having been accepted onto the course with no prior academic experience, relying instead on his sector experience. Having worked in independent education, local-authorities and third sector organisations, his MSc has […]

About the author   Morgan Ludington, PhD Student at Moray House, University of Edinburgh. See below for more information about Morgan’s background and her current research.                 Background For my dissertation, I decided to explore a topic (menstruation) that I have previously researched in a new (for me) […]

About the author       Charlotte Megret graduated from the Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education MSc programme. She works mostly in outdoor residential settings and is interested in how communities are built and impact participants’ experiences. You can contact her via email This research has been published in the Journal of Adventure Education […]

About the author: Anouska Duffy (She / Her) Anouska Duffy has recently finished the MSc in Outdoor Education at The University of Edinburgh.  She applied for the course having previously worked in Outdoor Education and Youth Development.  Anouska (also known as Noush) has always had a passion for enabling learning and utilises the outdoors in […]


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