Miss Victoria E. Circus

Room: Room A01, Management School Doctoral Centre
Email: vecircus1@sheffield.ac.uk
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Psychology
MSc Sustainability

Biography

My background is in Psychology, Environmental Psychology and Sustainability. My research interests include studying pro-environmental behaviour change theories and interventions and the environmental impacts of lifestyle choices, such as diet. In particular of meat production, interventions to reduce meat consumption and psychological perceptions of alternative protein sources such as cultured meat, edible insects and meat substitutes. My current research focuses on sustainability education and its potential impact on primary-school students and their families.

Supervisors

Dr Caroline Oates
Dr Mark Blades
Dr Panayiota Julie Alevizou

Thesis Title

The Impact of Music-Based Environmental Education within the Family Home

Scope of Research (aims and objectives)

My PhD research aims to explore the impact of a music-based environmental education resource within the family home and the potential for ‘reverse eco-socialisation’ to occur, where a child influences their parents to become more environmentally-friendly. Using qualitative methods, the practices and identities of families will be studied in order to identify how an environmental educational resource delivered in the children's school might have an impact on the family as a whole. My PhD research aims to have wider societal implications in addressing sustainability-related issues through education, as well as offering theoretical contributions.

Involvement in any Previous Research Projects

Project TRANSFER (TRading Approaches to Nurturing Sustainable consumption in Fashion and Energy Retail)

Recent Publications

Circus, V. (2017) Alternative proteins: meet the future of meat. Journal of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, 26(1) pp. 70-74. Available at: https://www.the-ies.org/sites/default/files/journals/es_feeding_nine_billion_feb_17.pdf

Conference presentations

'Spillover between school and home' at BPS Environmental Spillover Between Contexts seminar on 12th June 2017, The University of Sheffield.

'The impact of school-based environmental education in the home' poster presentation at BPS Environmental Spillover Between Contexts seminar on 12th June 2017, The University of Sheffield.

'The impact of music-based environmental education within the family home' at Sheffield University Management School Annual Doctoral Conference 2017 on 12th September 2017, The University of Sheffield.