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Dr Lynda Dunlop



What is place for young people and teachers in environmental decision-making? What is the role of education in responding to the climate emergency? What opportunities exist for action-oriented environmental education? These are some of the questions that I am interested in exploring through research and teaching.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Science Education and a member of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). I work on science and environmental education, and my research in science education has been supported by, amongst others, the Education Endowment Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Gatsby Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust. I recently co-led the 2021 British Educational Research Association’s commission on Education for Environmental Sustainability, which has implications for policy and practice in primary, secondary and higher education.

My teaching focuses on science and environmental education, and in 2018, I was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching. I welcome enquiries from interested potential PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars working in the research areas identified on our suggested projects page.



My research interests are in:

  • The environment and politics in science education
  • Climate change and environmental education
  • Youth participation in environmental decision-making

Recent publications, grants and other research research-related activities are available on the York Research Database.

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Contact details

Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: + 44 (0)1904 323442