We are an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers from The University of Hull, Vietnam National University and Newcastle University. Take a look below to find out more about us!
Dr. Lisa Jones
Lisa is a Senior Lecturer in Education and is the Director of Research in the School of Education. Her research and teaching expertise focus on educational and social inequalities, particularly those pertaining to issues of social class and socio-economic disadvantage as well as climate injustice. Lisa is interested in participatory, collaborative and creative approaches to research.
Lisa is the Principal Investigator on this project, and therefore manages the staff team. She oversees all key decisions as a part of the project, and utilises her extensive experience to support this.
Dr. Hue Le
Dr. Hue Le is senior researcher and lecturer from VNU-Central Institute for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Vietnam National University (VNU), Hanoi. Her research focuses on natural resource management, land tenure, and gender. Her scholarship examines the differentiating effects of the macro policy and investigates how social differentiation and power relations affect the way in which different classes of people use the resources and the income that each class earns from forest-related resources. Dr. Le has been the PI or co-PI on numerous research and development projects funded by a range of different donors, including the ICCO, USAID, NSF, Ford Foundation, FAO, IDRC, and SIDA. She has published numerous articles and books in international journals. She would therefore like to contribute her knowledge and expertise to this project to make sure that it will be successfully implemented.
Ms. Thu Vo
Ms. Thu Thi Vo`s educational background includes bachelor's and master's degrees in environmental science from Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam (2009) and Tsukuba University, Japan (2014). Currently, she is the researcher at Vietnam National University – Institution for Natural Resource and Environmental Studies (VNU-CRES). She has more than 10 years working in the field of natural resource management, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and community development.
As the project staff in this project, she works directly with youth in Vietnam to equip them with knowledge and skills to collect data from their localities. She supports to provide training materials and facilitate training, workshops and events in the project.
Anh T.Q. Nguyen
Quynh Anh is a young researcher, with spirit and responsibility in her work. Her studies are related to the biogeochemical cycle of some plant nutrient elements (Si, K) in the common agro-ecosystem in Vietnam, especially paddy field. One of her studies showed the effect of ambient temperature on processes in rice fields. Although these effects have not shown significant impacts on rice yield, it is indeed a matter of future concern in the context of climate change (especially global warming) increasingly caused obvious manifestations in Vietnam. From those results, she would like to bring relevant scientific information to the people in a creative, approachable ways. Participating in the youth-led climate change adaptation project, she wants to share her information and skills to help young people become confident in their role as leaders and influence the community where they live to be aware of and prepare to adapt to climate change.
Dr. Florence Halstead
Florence is the Post Doctoral Research Associate on this project, and is responsible for the design and implementation of qualitative and participatory research. Working closely with the other academic researchers, the Youth Advisory Board, other key partners, and the research participants, she is here to ensure a successful and collaborative process. Florence is supporting the skills development of participants and opportunities for intergenerational knowledge exchange, whilst monitoring and evaluating the overall process that accompanies such innovative ways of working. Based at the University of Hull, Florence has experience spanning numerous international research projects working directly with children, youth, families, communities and schools.
Florence works across disciplines on a broad spectrum of topics; most prominently Youth Activism, Education, Social Justice, Sustainability and Climate Change. With the consistent goal of enhancing the voices of marginalised people, she has expertise in qualitative and participatory data collection methods and analysis, and has employed ethnographic, as well as arts-based and creative, approaches to her research.
She has conducted research both in the UK, and internationally - working with partners in Vietnam, Cambodia, Kenya and beyond. Florence's research interests focus predominantly at the interface between climate change, sustainability and education. She has a particular interest in international settings, and has a growing repertoire working in youth climate action.
Digital and Participatory Expert
Katie is a transdisciplinary researcher, who works part time on her research and part time on her PhD. Katie's PhD is investigating the lived experiences of children and young peoples relationships with the natural environment. Her research looks at how the relationship with the natural environment has evolved during and after the Covid pandemic and how this has impacted children and young people.
Katie's researcher role allows her to work on a number of University wide projects, working with the Energy and Environment Institute, the Faculty of Science and the School of Education. Here Katie uses her previous career experience to collaborate with children, young people and communities to explore or mitigate environmental or climate change issues. Katie is an advocate for children's and youth voice and this is central to her practice. She uses creative and participatory methodologies that she has adjusted from previous experience of working with play and creative therapies.
Prof. Dan Parsons
Professor Dan Parsons is an active researcher in areas related to fluvial, estuarine, coastal and deep marine sedimentary environments, exploring responses of these systems to climate and environmental change, for example understanding how evolving flood hazard translates to risk across the world and how this can impact populations within river basins and low-lying coastal environments.
As the Director of the Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull, he has gathered together a multidisciplinary team of over 130 researchers, has a portfolio of active research grants and projects of over £29M, and hosts flagship MSc programmes, including one addressing Flood Risk Management.
Dan is using his expertise and knowledge in this project by facilitating project participants understanding of the global processes that fuel their localised Climate Change impacts.
Dr. Chris Hackney
Chris is a NUAcT Fellow at Newcastle University. His research focusses on sediment and water transport through river and delta systems, particularly in South East Asian deltas such as the Red River. He is interested in the way that humans are impacting natural fluvial processes, both directly through processes such as sand mining, and indirectly through the impacts of climate change. In this project Chris is keen to understand how climate change is affecting river flows and how these impacts ultimately affect the populations and communities which make Red River region their home.
Dr. Alison Lloyd Williams
Alison is a researcher in the Energy and Environment Institute. She has a background in education and applied theatre and uses creative methods to research youth citizenship and participation, most recently in the context of disasters and disaster risk. Alison has been involved in projects in the UK, Europe and internationally that have investigated the experiences of disaster-affected children and young people and sought to promote their involvement in disaster risk management.
Alison’s role on this project is to work with the youth leaders to find creative ways to share the stories of climate change that they discover through their research and engage the wider community with the issues raised.