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Anna Hawkins BA Hons, PgCert Heritage Management, PgCert Teaching in Higher Education

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography


My professional background is in urban planning and regeneration. I have been teaching subjects related to urban sustainability and resilience for the last 8 years and my research and teaching have evolved to focus upon sustainable consumption practices with a particular interest in sustainable food systems.


I am currently studying for a PhD in Social and Cultural Geographies of Food and Consumption at the University of Sheffield.

Teaching Interests

Geographies of Consumption

Sustainable Food Systems and Practices

Urban Ecologies and Resilience

Green Political Thought and Utopianism


Department of the Natural and Built Environment

Social Sciences and Arts


Journal articles

Castano Garcia, A., Ambrose, A., Hawkins, A., & Parkes, S. (2021). High consumption, an unsustainable habit that needs more attention. Energy Research and Social Science, 80.

Beatty, C., Bennett, C., & Hawkins, A. (2021). Managing precarity: food bank use by low-income women workers in a changing welfare regime. Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, 55 (5), 981-1000.

Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E., & MacNair Hawkins, A. (2020). "I have a panic attack when I pick up the phone": experiences of energy advice amongst 'hard to reach' energy users. People Place and Policy Online, 14 (1), 58-64.

Hawkins, A., Sharpe, R., Spence, K., & Holmes, N. (2018). Inappropriate flushing of menstrual sanitary products. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water Management.

Parr, S., Hawkins, A., & Dayson, C. (n.d.). The Ethical Dilemmas of Food Banking: an Analysis of the More Than Food Programme. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.


Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E., & Hawkins, A. (2019). Reaching the 'Hardest to Reach' with energy advice: final report - Executive Summary. Sheffield Hallam University.

Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E., & Hawkins, A. (2019). Reaching the 'Hardest to Reach' with energy advice: final report. Sheffield Hallam University.

Other activities

I am interested in supervising undergraduate and post-graduate research projects and dissertations in the following areas:

Geographies of food and consumption practice.

Sustainable food systems.

Environmental 'behaviour change'.

Please contact me for an informal chat if you are interested in carrying out research in these areas.

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