Caroline Harris

PhD Researcher in English (Poetic Practice), Living Sustainably ECR representative for School of Humanities

Themes: Greener futures, Biodiversity and natural capital, Sustainability and creativity

Expertise: In both my research and personal life, I have a strong commitment to environmental and ethical issues and the more-than-human world. As a poet, publisher and editor, I particularly value the role that creative practice can play in forming connections, asking questions and engaging with different audiences and discourses.

Recently, I was Administrator for Royal Holloway’s COP26 Forum, facilitating and helping to organise and publicise more than 25 events bringing together academics, students, professional services departments, local community, and online attendees from across the world. As part of the Forum I chaired a panel discussion on Health in the Anthropocene and performed at the Poetics Research Centre’s ‘Out of the Woods / Words’.

I have worked with staff, parents and pupils at my local primary school to help it gain Eco Schools status, and written on ‘green household management’ for a book and magazine column. My current poetic practice research focuses on deer, and the complexities of our human relationships with and attitudes towards them; an essay collection, Scrub: Journeys into the Undergrowth, has been shortlisted for publication by The Emma Press.