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Dr Naomi Holmes



I joined the University of York in August 2023 as a Lecturer in Environmental Education, based jointly in the Department of Education and the Department of Environment and Geography. Prior to this I was an Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

Although my background is in physical geography I now teach into education, environmental geography, environmental science, environment, economics and ecology, and human geography and environment undergraduate courses, and on the Environmental Sustainability Education and Communication postgraduate programme. I am a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and an Accredited Practitioner of the Institute of Outdoor Learning. My interdisciplinary research focuses on geography pedagogies in higher education, outdoor learning, accessibility of science and environmental change. I welcome enquiries from potential PhD researchers in these areas. As well as being an academic, I am an outdoor learning practitioner and have successfully integrated applied outdoor learning opportunities into my university learning, teaching and assessment activity. 

I am on the committee of the Community for Environmental Disciplines in Higher Education where I am involved in work around equity, diversity and inclusion and in assessing applications for programme accreditation. I am the Education Officer for the Royal Geographical Society’s Geography & Education Research Group, and co-lead the online Teaching and Scholarship Forum and the New to Teaching event.

Contact details

Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD