Elisabeth Barratt Hacking

  • Senior Lecturer/Deputy Head of Department - University of Bath Department of Education

Research interests

Elisabeth is an educational researcher is in the overlapping areas of environmental education, specifically, childhood and environment, and global citizenship. Initially commenced through an Economic and Social Research Council project (no. RES-221-25-0036), Elisabeth has advanced theory, policy and practice in the area of childhood and environment. Most recently, she has been instrumental, with colleagues, in creating the new posthuman concept ‘childhoodnature’ published in the co-edited book, Research Handbook on Childhoodnature: Assemblages of childhood and nature research (A. Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, K. Malone and E. Barratt Hacking, 2020). 

Elisabeth has published widely in the fields of environmental education, education for sustainability and global citizenship education. She has been involved in numerous educational research, evaluation and development projects over many years mostly with schools, students, teachers and leaders. Much of this research has focused on children’s and young people’s voice by employing participatory methodologies in school contexts.  Elisabeth is currently a co investigator in a climate change education research project with colleagues in the South West GW4 network.

Elisabeth also has expertise in curriculum development in early years, primary and secondary school education and in higher education. This includes an Environment and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project, 'Listening to Children: environmental perspectives and the school curriculum' and a Teachers in Development Education (TIDE) funded international project 'Cities Project: creative curriculum development'.