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Dr Viktoria Spaiser presents her work at the Senedd (Welsh Parliament)


Dr Viktoria Spaiser will present some of the work she has been doing as part of her UKRI FLF award at the Senedd’s Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure (CCEI) Committee Areas of Research Interest (ARIs) event on the 30th of November 2023. She has been invited along with other researchers and experts to provide insights...

Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Dr Cristina Leston Bandeira contribute to House of Lords climate change report


Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Dr Cristina Leston Bandeira have contributed to a report published by the House of Lords, Environment and Climate Change Committee. Dr Spaiser and Dr Leston Bandeira, who submitted written evidence for the committee’s inquiry, had their evidence cited twelve times in this report. Their recommendations are also to be found within the report. Please...

New Publication on the Normative Challenge posed by Fridays for Future


Positive social transformation can start with challenging the normalisation of thinking and practices that keep us trapped within the Climate Crisis. See the new paper in PLOS Climate: “How dare you?”—The normative challenge posed by Fridays For Future

Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Dr Nicole Nisbett on Ilkley Literature Festival Podcast


POLIS Associate Professor, Dr Viktoria Spaiser, and Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Nicole Nisbett, have recently appeared on Ilkley Literature Festival’s podcast, Settee Seminars. Dr Spaiser and Dr Nisbett speak about the significance of social dynamics in seeking solutions to the global climate crisis in their episode of Settee Seminars, “Stablising Earth’s Climate: Key Social Dynamics”. Theirs...

CDE members Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Dr Nicole Nisbett attending COP26


Centre for Democratic Engagement members Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Dr Nicole Nisbett are going to the COP26 in Glasgow as part of a University of Leeds team engaged in this year’s UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, 1-12 November 2021. They will be there in the context of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship award granted to Dr...

Virtual Citizen Discussion on Climate Change Policies in the North


Centre for Democratic Engagement members Viktoria Spaiser and Nicole Nisbett have launched an online citizen discussion on climate change, from the 30 September to the 30 November. This is being developed in collaboration with various researchers across the University of Leeds, coordinated by Energy Leeds and with support from partners from the Leeds, Bradford and...