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Anna Hawkins

Anna Hawkins BA (Hons), PgCert

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Social Science


Summary

My professional background is in urban planning and regeneration. I teach subjects related to urban sustainability and placed-based health. My research interests include changing practices and processes to support sustainable and equitable resource consumption, ecological harm reduction and restoration. I undertake work in policy and project evaluation, content analysis, theories of change, indicator / outcome mapping and specialise in research design to explore and address poor policy outcomes.

About

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

Teaching

Department of the Natural and Built Environment

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Publications

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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102241

Parr, S., Hawkins, A., & Dayson, C. (2021). The Ethical Dilemmas of Food Banking: an Analysis of the More Than Food Programme. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 29 (3), 259-277. http://doi.org/10.1332/175982721X16246224734827

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. http://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12707

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. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2019.3479427335

Hawkins, A., Sharpe, R., Spence, K., & Holmes, N. (2018). Inappropriate flushing of menstrual sanitary products. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water Management. https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/toc/jwama/0/0

Conference papers

Hawkins, A., Ambrose, A., Parkes, S., Arbell, Y., Garcia, A.C., & Rafalowicz-Campbell, M. (2022). High consumers of energy and resources and the work of being wealthy: towards a research agenda. In ECEEE Summer Study 2022, Hyeres, France, 6 June 2022 - 11 June 2022. ECEEE: https://www.eceee.org/library/conference_proceedings/eceee_Summer_Studies/2022/1-dynamics-of-consumption-less-is-more/high-consumers-of-energy-and-resources-and-the-work-of-being-wealthy-towards-a-research-agenda/

Reports

Ambrose, A., Castano Garcia, A., Hawkins, A., Parkes, S., Rafalowicz-Campbell, M., & Smith, M. (2022). It’s high time to talk about the climate impacts of high consumers. Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/its-high-time-to-talk-about-the-climate-impacts-of-high-consumers

Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E., & Hawkins, A. (2019). Reaching the 'Hardest to Reach' with energy advice: final report - Executive Summary. Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/reaching-the-hardest-to-reach-with-energy-advice-final-report---executive-summary

Ambrose, A., Baker, W., Batty, E., & Hawkins, A. (2019). Reaching the 'Hardest to Reach' with energy advice: final report. Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2019.8286642862

Presentations

Holmes, N., Hawkins, A., Simpson, S., & Wharton, L. (2021). Student experiences of virtual fieldwork learning opportunities [as a response to C-19]. Presented at: Transforming Learning conference, Online

Buckley, B., Goldwood, M., Holmes, N., Dowey, N., & Hawkins, A. (2021). Producing a JEDI impact assessment and checklist for local field visits. Presented at: Transforming Learning conference, Online

Holmes, N., & Hawkins, A. (2021). Learning about the outdoors, indoors: encouraging individual engagement with learning and the environment through assessment. Presented at: Transforming Learning conference, Online

Holmes, N., & Hawkins, A. (2021). Giving the students their (anonymous) voices: encouraging engagement in online sessions. Presented at: Transforming Learning conference, Online

Holmes, N., & Hawkins, A. (2021). Learning about the outdoors, indoors: encouraging individual engagement with learning and the environment through assessment. Presented at: CHES Annual Forum (IES), Online

Holmes, N., & Hawkins, A. (2021). Giving the students their (anonymous) voices: encouraging engagement in online sessions. Presented at: CHES / IES Annual Forum, Online

Posters

Holmes, N., Hawkins, A., Simpson, S., & Wharton, L. (2021). Student experiences of virtual fieldwork learning opportunities [as a response to C-19]. Presented at: BSG Annual Meeting, Online

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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