Dr Ria Dunkley

  • Lecturer in Geography, Environment and Sustainability (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

Biography

Ria is a Lecturer in Geography, Sustainability and Environment at the University of Glasgow within the School of Education. She is also a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning at the University of Warwick and a Research Affiliate of the Sustainable Places Research Institute at Cardiff University.

Prior to her current role, Ria developed her research into Environmental Education and Sustainable Communities through several positions, most recently as a Research Associate at the Sustainable Places Research Institute, at Cardiff University (2013-2017). She has also previously held a Research Fellowship in Education for Sustainability (2012-2013) at the University of Warwick. She was a Research Assistant at the ESRC Centre for Business, Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS), at Cardiff University (2011-2012) and from 2010-2011, Ria was lead researcher for EU and UK government-funded Education Programmes at the environmental charity, the Eden Project, Cornwall. From 2007-2009, Ria was a lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She gained her PhD and PgC-Teaching in Higher Education from the University of Wales in 2007.

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Research interests

Ria's research interests focus upon human-nature encounters in various contexts, which translates into several empirical projects. Firstly, Ria is particularly interested in how and why transitions towards sustainability are formed through environmental education (especially in informal, experiential environments) and community-led action (including through the practices of grassroots and artistic communities). Secondly, she examines how changing perceptions of nature influence the motivations of individuals and communities to participate in environmental sustainability-related initiatives. She is also interested in alternative means of knowledge creation and understanding, beyond scientific and how these influence the transmission and circulation of notions of environmental sustainability. These interests have led to a number of projects such as, Homing In: Sensing, Sense-Making and Sustainable Place-Making (an arts and social sciences collaborative network) (AHRC 2013-2014); a community action for climate change: learning review (Welsh Government 2012-13) and Building Bridges for Education for Sustainability (University of Warwick and Monash University 2012-2013). Ria's recent publications address community involvement in environmental sustainability initiatives, as well as the effects of environmental learning experiences. She is also currently investigating the meaning of citizen science experiences to involved individuals and the role of participatory science in sustainable development.

Ria has also led research projects that assess the impact of environmental sustainability education and public engagement programmes, funded by the Department for Education, Welsh Government and the European Social Fund. This research has involved collaboration with a range of environmental organisations, including the Eden Project, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Brecon Beacons National Park.


Publications

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2020

Dunkley, R. A. (2020) Engaging local small to medium enterprises with environmental sustainability. In: Jensen, E. (ed.) From Conservation Education to Public Engagement: Research, Principles and Practice. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107629462 (In Press)

2019

Dunkley, R. (2019) A climate change curriculum to empower the climate strike generation. Conversation, 16 Sep.

Dunkley, R. (2019) Feeling Our Way Through: the Affordances of the Citizen Science Experience for Environmental Learning. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019, London, UK, 27-30 Aug 2019.

Dunkley, R. (2019) Conceptual Approaches Place-based Thinking and a Social Science Perspective on Citizen Science. Deep-dive: Place-based Citizen Science: Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF) Workshop, Cardiff, UK, 15 Aug 2019. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2019) Beyond Lovely: Coming to Know Place Through Training the Citizen Scientific Eye. Place-Based Citizen-Science for Wellbeing: Conceptual and Practical Understandings of ‘Place’ for Science and Society, Cardiff, UK, 14 Aug 2019.

Smith, T. A., Laurier, E., Reeves, S. and Dunkley, R. A. (2019) “Off the beaten map”: navigating with digital maps on moorland. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, (Accepted for Publication)

Dunkley, R. (2019) Feeling Our Way Through: Experiencing Citizen Science. Heidelberg Bridge Colloquium: Changing Climate, Heidelberg, Germany, 08 Jul 2019.

Dunkley, R. A. (2019) Monitoring ecological change in UK woodlands and rivers: An exploration of the relational geographies of citizen science. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 44(1), pp. 16-31. (doi:10.1111/tran.12258)

Dunkley, R. A. and Smith, T. A. (2019) Geocoaching: memories and habits of learning in practices of ecopedagogy. Geographical Journal, (doi:10.1111/geoj.12295) (Early Online Publication)

Dunkley, R. A. and Smith, T. A. (2019) By-standing memories of curious observations: children’s storied landscapes of ecological encounter. Cultural Geographies, 26(11), pp. 89-107. (doi:10.1177/1474474018792652)

2018

Livingston, K. , Doherty, C. , Lido, C. , Cassar, R., Dunkley, R. , Gale, T. and Parker, S. (2018) British Council School Programmes in Scotland: an Impact Study: Final Report. Project Report. School of Education, University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. , Baker, S., Constant, N. and Sanderson-Bellamy, A. (2018) Enabling the IPBES conceptual framework to work across knowledge boundaries. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 18(6), pp. 779-799. (doi:10.1007/s10784-018-9415-z)

Sageidet, B. M., Almeida, S. C. and Dunkley, R. (2018) Children’s Access to Urban Gardens in Norway, India and the United Kingdom. 28th EECERA Annual Conference: Early Childhood Education, Families and Communities, Budapest, Hungary, 28-31 Aug 2018. ISBN 9786158022668

Smith, T., Jones, S. and Dunkley, R. (2018) Using Mobile Evaluation Methods to Monitor Visitor Use of a Heritage App ‘In the wild’: Walking with Romans in the Brecon Beacons National Park. New Approaches to Monitoring Participation in Outdoor Recreation, Cardiff, UK, 18 Apr 2018.

Dunkley, R. and Smith, T. (2018) Representations of Identities Within Mobile Applications that Seek to Interpret Dissonant Heritage. European Social Science History Conference 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 04-7 Apr 2018.

Dunkley, R. (2018) Space-timeScapes as ecopedagogy. Journal of Environmental Education, 49(2), pp. 117-129. (doi:10.1080/00958964.2017.1417223)

Dunkley, R. (2018) Narrative analysis: Attending to the poetic structure of interview transcripts to understand the tourist experience. In: Lewis, J. (ed.) SAGE Research Methods Datasets [online]. SAGE Publications. (doi:10.4135/9781526439307)

Sageidet, B. M., Almeida, C. and Dunkley, R. (2018) Children's access to urban gardens in Norway, India and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 13(5), pp. 467-480.

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. (2018) Technology-nonhuman-child assemblages: reconceptualising rural childhood roaming. Children's Geographies, 16(3), pp. 304-318. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2017.1407406)

2017

Dunkley, R. (2017) Approaches for Evaluating Outdoor Learning. Academics Go Wild: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), Edinburgh, Scotland, 11 Dec 2017. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2017) “I’ve come back to what I was doing as a child”: The Spatial and Temporal Components of Environmental Learning. Human Geography Research Group T E S T I N G G R O U N D Seminar, Glasgow, UK, 19 Oct 2017.

Sageidet, B., Almeida, S. and Dunkley, R. (2017) Children's Access to Gardens in Norway, India and the United Kingdom. 9th World Environmental Education Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 09-15 Sep 2017. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. and Smith, T. (2017) Scales of Childhood Roaming Within the ‘Educational Landscape’ of the National Park. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017, London, UK, 29 Aug - 01 Sep 2017.

Franklin, A. and Dunkley, R. (2017) Becoming a (green) identity entrepreneur: learning to negotiate situated identities to nurture community environmental practice. Environment and Planning A, 49(7), pp. 1500-1516. (doi:10.1177/0308518X17699610)

Dunkley, R. (2017) Making Sustainable Places? Realising the UK’s Low Carbon Transition Plan in Rural South-West England, Through Local Third Party Engagement. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), Umeå, Sweden, 19-22 Jun 2017.

Jones, S., Smith, T. and Dunkley, R. (2017) Measuring our Interaction with Digital Heritage Apps ‘in the wild’. Digital Past Conference 2017, Newport, Wales, 15-16 Feb 2017.

Dunkley, R. A. and Franklin, A. (2017) Failing better: The stochastic art of evaluating community-led environmental action programs. Evaluation and Program Planning, 60, pp. 112-122. (PMID:27842275)

Dunkley, R. (2017) Children Place and Sustainability, edited by Margaret Somerville and Monica Green. Children's Geographies, 4, pp. 498-499. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2016.1184836) [Book Review]

Dunkley, R. A. (2017) The role of Citizen Science in environmental education: A critical exploration of the citizen scientist experience. In: Ceccaroni, L. and Piera, J. (eds.) Analyzing the Role of Citizen Science in Modern Research. IGI Global, pp. 213-230. ISBN 9781522509622 (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0962-2.ch010)

2016

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. (2016) Evaluation of Learning Activity in National Parks. UK National Park Association Outreach and Educators Workshop, Stackpole Centre, Pembrokeshire, 24 Nov 2016.

Dunkley, R. , Smith, T. A., Lorimer, E. and Reeves, S. (2016) ‘Walking with Romans’: Technology, Nature, Navigation and Interaction in Outdoor Settings. HANS (Human activity in Natural Settings): Nature as a Site for Mobility, Interaction and Socialization Studies, Oulu, Finland, 24-25 Oct 2016.

Smith, T. A., Dunkley, R. and Jones, S. (2016) Measuring Our Interaction With Mobile Device Applications ‘in the Wild’ – Can They Change Visitor Behaviour? Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Conference 2016: Can Interpretation Change the World?, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 05-07 Oct 2016.

Dunkley, R. (2016) Interpreting a Dark Past for a Brighter Future? The Contentious Nature of Heritage Interpretation at Thanatourism Sites. Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Conference 2016: Can Interpretation Change the World?, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 05-07 Oct 2016.

Dunkley, R. (2016) Project wild thing & children’s relationships with nature. Environmental Education, 113, pp. 13-15.

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. (2016) New Frontiers or Frustrating Distractions? Using Innovative Technological Methods to Understand the Role of Apps and Mobile Technologies in Children and Families Interactions Within the Outdoors. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Royal Geographical Society, London, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2016.

Dunkley, R. (2016) Citizen Science as a Leisure Pursuit. Invited Lecture: Department of Tourism Seminar Series, University of Otago, New Zealand, 14 Sep 2016.

Dunkley, R. (2016) A light in dark places? Analysing the impact of dark tourism experiences on everyday life. In: Hooper, G. and Lennon, J. J. (eds.) Dark Tourism: Practice and Interpretation. Series: New directions in tourism analysis. Routledge: London, pp. 108-120. ISBN 9781472452436

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. (2016) Roaming and Nature, Creativity and Technology: Experimenting with Contrasting Qualitative Methodologies and Impact in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Innovative Research Methods with Children and Young People, Cardiff University, Cardiff, 25 May 2016. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2016) Engaging Participants in Citizen Science Studies: A Qualitative Approach to Exploring the Motivations and Experiences of Environmental Citizen Scientists. In: First International ECSA Conference: Citizen Science - Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy, Berlin, Germany, 19-21 May 2016, (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2016) Motivations and Experiences of Environmental Citizen Science. In: First International ECSA Conference: Citizen Science - Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy, Berlin, Germany, 19-21 May 2016, (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2016) Invited talk: Heritage Tourism and Thanatourist Experiences. Third Urban Transformation Conference (UTC), Rotterdam, Netherlands, 17 May 2016. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2016) Engaging Publics in Scientific Research: A Qualitative Approach to Exploring the Motivations and Experiences of Environmental Citizen Scientists. WISERD Seminar Series, Cardiff University, Cardiff, 05 Apr 2016. (Unpublished)

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. A. (2016) Roaming and Nature, Creativity and Technology: Experimenting With Contrasting Qualitative Methodologies and Impact in the Brecon Beacons National Park. South West Qualitative Research Symposium 2016, University of Bath, United Kingdom, 23 Mar 2016.

Dunkley, R. A. (2016) Learning at eco-attractions: Exploring the bifurcation of nature and culture through experiential environmental education. Journal of Environmental Education, 47(3), pp. 213-221. (doi:10.1080/00958964.2016.1164113)

Dunkley, R. A. and Smith, T. A. (2016) Evaluating the outdoor learning experience – a toolkit for practitioners. Cardiff University.

2015

Dunkley, R. (2015) The Role of Citizen Science in Environmental Education: a Critical Exploration of the Citizens Scientist Experience. Sustainable Places Research Institute Seminar Series, Cardiff University, Wales, 18 Dec 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) Invited lecture: 'History, Heritage and Battlefield Tourism'. In: War! Popular Culture and European heritage of Major Armed Conflicts, University of Rotterdam, Netherlands, 30 Oct 2015, (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) Exploring the Potentials of Citizen Science as a Pedagogic Approach Within Informal Environmental Education. 2015 International Greening Education Event, Karlsruhe, Germany, 21-23 Oct 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) At Home in the Park: Exploring Resident Young People’s Interactions With Nature Within Brecon Beacons National Park. The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces, The University of Northampton, United Kinddom, 09-10 Sep 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) The Role of the Citizen Science Experience in Environmental Education. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, University of Exeter, 01-04 Sep 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) Invited Lecture: Eco-Pedagogy and the ‘Living Laboratory’. Evolving Eco-creative Pedagogies in Living Laboratories, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 17 Jun 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. A. (2015) Beyond temporal reflections in thanatourism research. Annals of Tourism Research, 52, 177 - 179. (doi:10.1016/j.annals.2015.03.007)

Dunkley, R. (2015) Urban-Rural Community Engagement for Sustainability and Environmental Action. Social Science Department Seminar Series, Luleå Tekniska Universitet of Sweden, 23 Feb 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. and Franklin, A. (2015) Measuring Social Outcome. Outdoor Recreation Network Research Seminar: Values in Outdoor Recreation, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 30 Jan 2015.

Dunkley, R. A. (2015) Reimagining a sustainable future through artistic events: a case study from Wales. In: Moufakkir, O. and Pernecky, T. (eds.) Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events. CABI: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, pp. 100-109. ISBN 9781780643526

2014

Dunkley, R. (2014) Ecopedagogy and the University Campus. Sustainable Places Research Institute Seminar Series, Cardiff University, Wales, 07 Nov 2014. (Unpublished)

Franklin, A. and Dunkley, R. (2014) Green Identity, Place Attachment and Community Sustainability Practice. Environment Research Group Seminar, Cardiff, UK, 30 Jun 2014. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2014) Homing in: Sensing, sense-making and sustainable place-making: Sensing, Feeling, Talking, Reflecting, Futuring. Project Report. Cardiff University, Cardiff.

Dunkley, R. (2014) Tourism and Sustainable Development: Reconsidering a Concept of Vague Policies (Jörn W. Mundt). Tourism Analysis, 19(1), pp. 125-128. [Book Review]

Dunkley, R. A. (2014) Botanics, birds and biomes: the role of eco-attractions in learning for a sustainable future. In: Aitchison, C. (ed.) Education and Outdoor Learning: Adventure, Tourism and Sustainable Development. Series: LSA publication, 174 (22). Leisure Studies Association, pp. 41-57. ISBN 9781905369379

2013

Dunkley, R. (2013) A Light in Dark Places? Assessing the Transformative Value of Interpreting Death and Disaster in Promoting Peace Through Tourism. Post-Conflict, Cultural Heritage and Regional Development: An International Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 09-11 Oct 2013. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2013) The Value of the Environmental Arts and Humanities in the Context of Community Engagement with Sustainability. The Environmental Humanities Symposium, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, 08 Sep 2013. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2013) Invited lecture: The Motivations and Experiences of Visitors to the Battlefields of WWI. British Studies at Oxford Summer School, St John’s College, Oxford University, 16 Jul 2013. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2013) Radicalising Higher Education? A Critique of the Appropriateness of Ecopedagogy for Addressing Sustainability Within Higher Education. Approaches to Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 28 Jun 2013. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. A. (2013) Building Bridges for Education for Sustainability: 2013 Report for the Development of Education for Sustainability through the Monash-Warwick Alliance. Project Report. Warwick University.

2012

Dunkley, R. (2012) Fortifications, post-colonialism and power: ruins and imperial legacies by Joao Sarmento. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 7(4), pp. 369-370. (doi:10.1080/1743873X.2012.680749) [Book Review]

Dunkley, R. (2012) Finding Our Place: The Role of the Cultural Sector in Sustainable Place Making. Cardiff International Conference on Sustainable Place-Making, Cardiff University, Wales, 30 Oct 2012. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2012) The Role of Museums in Inspiring Environmental and Social Change. 1st International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living Communities, Seixal, Portugal, 19-21 Sep 2012. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2012) The Role of Eco-Attractions in Learning for a Sustainable Future. Annual International Conference of the Leisure Studies Association, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 17-19 Jul 2012. (Unpublished)

2011

Dunkley, R. , Morgan, N. and Westwood, S. (2011) Visiting the trenches: Exploring meanings and motivations in battlefield tourism. Tourism Management, 32(4), 860 - 868. (doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2010.07.011)

2008

Dunkley, R. (2008) Tourism and welfare: ethics, responsibility and sustained well-being, by D. Hall and F. Brown. Leisure Studies, 27(3), pp. 351-353. (doi:10.1080/02614360802109654) [Book Review]

2007

Dunkley, R. (2007) The Vulnerable Researcher: a Hot Approach to Studying Thanatourism Experiences. Cardiff School of Management Postgraduate Poster Evening, Cardiff, UK, July 2007. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2007) A PhD Journey on the Road Less Travelled. 2nd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Split, Croatia, 20-23 Jun 2007. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2007) A shot in the dark? Developing a new conceptual framework for thanatourism. Asian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 1(1), pp. 54-63.

Dunkley, R. A. (2007) Re-peopling tourism: a 'hot approach' to studying thanatourist experiences. In: Ateljevic, I., Pritchard, A. and Morgan, N. (eds.) The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies. Series: Advances in tourism research. Elsevier: Oxford, 371 - 385. ISBN 9780080450988 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-045098-8.50027-1)

2006

Dunkley, R. (2006) Thanatourism: the Concept of a Thanasite Typology and Understanding the Visitor Experience. RGS: Geography of Leisure and Tourism Research Group (GLTRG): Progressing Tourism Research, Post-Graduate Research Conference, University of Exeter, September 2006. (Unpublished)

2005

Dunkley, R. (2005) The Thanatourist: a Fascination With Death and Depravity? Dark Tourism: Cashing in on Tragedy?, London, UK, 17 Oct 2005. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2005) Thanatourism: a Morbid Fascination With Death and Depravity or Something Less Sinister? Wales Tourism Forum, Cardiff, UK, September 2005. (Unpublished)

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Articles

Dunkley, R. (2019) A climate change curriculum to empower the climate strike generation. Conversation, 16 Sep.

Smith, T. A., Laurier, E., Reeves, S. and Dunkley, R. A. (2019) “Off the beaten map”: navigating with digital maps on moorland. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, (Accepted for Publication)

Dunkley, R. A. (2019) Monitoring ecological change in UK woodlands and rivers: An exploration of the relational geographies of citizen science. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 44(1), pp. 16-31. (doi:10.1111/tran.12258)

Dunkley, R. A. and Smith, T. A. (2019) Geocoaching: memories and habits of learning in practices of ecopedagogy. Geographical Journal, (doi:10.1111/geoj.12295) (Early Online Publication)

Dunkley, R. A. and Smith, T. A. (2019) By-standing memories of curious observations: children’s storied landscapes of ecological encounter. Cultural Geographies, 26(11), pp. 89-107. (doi:10.1177/1474474018792652)

Dunkley, R. , Baker, S., Constant, N. and Sanderson-Bellamy, A. (2018) Enabling the IPBES conceptual framework to work across knowledge boundaries. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 18(6), pp. 779-799. (doi:10.1007/s10784-018-9415-z)

Dunkley, R. (2018) Space-timeScapes as ecopedagogy. Journal of Environmental Education, 49(2), pp. 117-129. (doi:10.1080/00958964.2017.1417223)

Sageidet, B. M., Almeida, C. and Dunkley, R. (2018) Children's access to urban gardens in Norway, India and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 13(5), pp. 467-480.

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. (2018) Technology-nonhuman-child assemblages: reconceptualising rural childhood roaming. Children's Geographies, 16(3), pp. 304-318. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2017.1407406)

Franklin, A. and Dunkley, R. (2017) Becoming a (green) identity entrepreneur: learning to negotiate situated identities to nurture community environmental practice. Environment and Planning A, 49(7), pp. 1500-1516. (doi:10.1177/0308518X17699610)

Dunkley, R. A. and Franklin, A. (2017) Failing better: The stochastic art of evaluating community-led environmental action programs. Evaluation and Program Planning, 60, pp. 112-122. (PMID:27842275)

Dunkley, R. (2016) Project wild thing & children’s relationships with nature. Environmental Education, 113, pp. 13-15.

Dunkley, R. A. (2016) Learning at eco-attractions: Exploring the bifurcation of nature and culture through experiential environmental education. Journal of Environmental Education, 47(3), pp. 213-221. (doi:10.1080/00958964.2016.1164113)

Dunkley, R. A. (2015) Beyond temporal reflections in thanatourism research. Annals of Tourism Research, 52, 177 - 179. (doi:10.1016/j.annals.2015.03.007)

Dunkley, R. , Morgan, N. and Westwood, S. (2011) Visiting the trenches: Exploring meanings and motivations in battlefield tourism. Tourism Management, 32(4), 860 - 868. (doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2010.07.011)

Dunkley, R. (2007) A shot in the dark? Developing a new conceptual framework for thanatourism. Asian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 1(1), pp. 54-63.

Books

Dunkley, R. A. and Smith, T. A. (2016) Evaluating the outdoor learning experience – a toolkit for practitioners. Cardiff University.

Book Sections

Dunkley, R. A. (2020) Engaging local small to medium enterprises with environmental sustainability. In: Jensen, E. (ed.) From Conservation Education to Public Engagement: Research, Principles and Practice. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107629462 (In Press)

Dunkley, R. (2018) Narrative analysis: Attending to the poetic structure of interview transcripts to understand the tourist experience. In: Lewis, J. (ed.) SAGE Research Methods Datasets [online]. SAGE Publications. (doi:10.4135/9781526439307)

Dunkley, R. A. (2017) The role of Citizen Science in environmental education: A critical exploration of the citizen scientist experience. In: Ceccaroni, L. and Piera, J. (eds.) Analyzing the Role of Citizen Science in Modern Research. IGI Global, pp. 213-230. ISBN 9781522509622 (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0962-2.ch010)

Dunkley, R. (2016) A light in dark places? Analysing the impact of dark tourism experiences on everyday life. In: Hooper, G. and Lennon, J. J. (eds.) Dark Tourism: Practice and Interpretation. Series: New directions in tourism analysis. Routledge: London, pp. 108-120. ISBN 9781472452436

Dunkley, R. A. (2015) Reimagining a sustainable future through artistic events: a case study from Wales. In: Moufakkir, O. and Pernecky, T. (eds.) Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events. CABI: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, pp. 100-109. ISBN 9781780643526

Dunkley, R. A. (2014) Botanics, birds and biomes: the role of eco-attractions in learning for a sustainable future. In: Aitchison, C. (ed.) Education and Outdoor Learning: Adventure, Tourism and Sustainable Development. Series: LSA publication, 174 (22). Leisure Studies Association, pp. 41-57. ISBN 9781905369379

Dunkley, R. A. (2007) Re-peopling tourism: a 'hot approach' to studying thanatourist experiences. In: Ateljevic, I., Pritchard, A. and Morgan, N. (eds.) The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies. Series: Advances in tourism research. Elsevier: Oxford, 371 - 385. ISBN 9780080450988 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-045098-8.50027-1)

Book Reviews

Dunkley, R. (2017) Children Place and Sustainability, edited by Margaret Somerville and Monica Green. Children's Geographies, 4, pp. 498-499. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2016.1184836) [Book Review]

Dunkley, R. (2014) Tourism and Sustainable Development: Reconsidering a Concept of Vague Policies (Jörn W. Mundt). Tourism Analysis, 19(1), pp. 125-128. [Book Review]

Dunkley, R. (2012) Fortifications, post-colonialism and power: ruins and imperial legacies by Joao Sarmento. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 7(4), pp. 369-370. (doi:10.1080/1743873X.2012.680749) [Book Review]

Dunkley, R. (2008) Tourism and welfare: ethics, responsibility and sustained well-being, by D. Hall and F. Brown. Leisure Studies, 27(3), pp. 351-353. (doi:10.1080/02614360802109654) [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Livingston, K. , Doherty, C. , Lido, C. , Cassar, R., Dunkley, R. , Gale, T. and Parker, S. (2018) British Council School Programmes in Scotland: an Impact Study: Final Report. Project Report. School of Education, University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2014) Homing in: Sensing, sense-making and sustainable place-making: Sensing, Feeling, Talking, Reflecting, Futuring. Project Report. Cardiff University, Cardiff.

Dunkley, R. A. (2013) Building Bridges for Education for Sustainability: 2013 Report for the Development of Education for Sustainability through the Monash-Warwick Alliance. Project Report. Warwick University.

Conference or Workshop Item

Dunkley, R. (2019) Feeling Our Way Through: the Affordances of the Citizen Science Experience for Environmental Learning. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019, London, UK, 27-30 Aug 2019.

Dunkley, R. (2019) Conceptual Approaches Place-based Thinking and a Social Science Perspective on Citizen Science. Deep-dive: Place-based Citizen Science: Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF) Workshop, Cardiff, UK, 15 Aug 2019. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2019) Beyond Lovely: Coming to Know Place Through Training the Citizen Scientific Eye. Place-Based Citizen-Science for Wellbeing: Conceptual and Practical Understandings of ‘Place’ for Science and Society, Cardiff, UK, 14 Aug 2019.

Dunkley, R. (2019) Feeling Our Way Through: Experiencing Citizen Science. Heidelberg Bridge Colloquium: Changing Climate, Heidelberg, Germany, 08 Jul 2019.

Sageidet, B. M., Almeida, S. C. and Dunkley, R. (2018) Children’s Access to Urban Gardens in Norway, India and the United Kingdom. 28th EECERA Annual Conference: Early Childhood Education, Families and Communities, Budapest, Hungary, 28-31 Aug 2018. ISBN 9786158022668

Smith, T., Jones, S. and Dunkley, R. (2018) Using Mobile Evaluation Methods to Monitor Visitor Use of a Heritage App ‘In the wild’: Walking with Romans in the Brecon Beacons National Park. New Approaches to Monitoring Participation in Outdoor Recreation, Cardiff, UK, 18 Apr 2018.

Dunkley, R. and Smith, T. (2018) Representations of Identities Within Mobile Applications that Seek to Interpret Dissonant Heritage. European Social Science History Conference 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 04-7 Apr 2018.

Dunkley, R. (2017) Approaches for Evaluating Outdoor Learning. Academics Go Wild: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), Edinburgh, Scotland, 11 Dec 2017. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2017) “I’ve come back to what I was doing as a child”: The Spatial and Temporal Components of Environmental Learning. Human Geography Research Group T E S T I N G G R O U N D Seminar, Glasgow, UK, 19 Oct 2017.

Sageidet, B., Almeida, S. and Dunkley, R. (2017) Children's Access to Gardens in Norway, India and the United Kingdom. 9th World Environmental Education Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 09-15 Sep 2017. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. and Smith, T. (2017) Scales of Childhood Roaming Within the ‘Educational Landscape’ of the National Park. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017, London, UK, 29 Aug - 01 Sep 2017.

Dunkley, R. (2017) Making Sustainable Places? Realising the UK’s Low Carbon Transition Plan in Rural South-West England, Through Local Third Party Engagement. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), Umeå, Sweden, 19-22 Jun 2017.

Jones, S., Smith, T. and Dunkley, R. (2017) Measuring our Interaction with Digital Heritage Apps ‘in the wild’. Digital Past Conference 2017, Newport, Wales, 15-16 Feb 2017.

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. (2016) Evaluation of Learning Activity in National Parks. UK National Park Association Outreach and Educators Workshop, Stackpole Centre, Pembrokeshire, 24 Nov 2016.

Dunkley, R. , Smith, T. A., Lorimer, E. and Reeves, S. (2016) ‘Walking with Romans’: Technology, Nature, Navigation and Interaction in Outdoor Settings. HANS (Human activity in Natural Settings): Nature as a Site for Mobility, Interaction and Socialization Studies, Oulu, Finland, 24-25 Oct 2016.

Smith, T. A., Dunkley, R. and Jones, S. (2016) Measuring Our Interaction With Mobile Device Applications ‘in the Wild’ – Can They Change Visitor Behaviour? Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Conference 2016: Can Interpretation Change the World?, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 05-07 Oct 2016.

Dunkley, R. (2016) Interpreting a Dark Past for a Brighter Future? The Contentious Nature of Heritage Interpretation at Thanatourism Sites. Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Conference 2016: Can Interpretation Change the World?, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 05-07 Oct 2016.

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. (2016) New Frontiers or Frustrating Distractions? Using Innovative Technological Methods to Understand the Role of Apps and Mobile Technologies in Children and Families Interactions Within the Outdoors. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Royal Geographical Society, London, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2016.

Dunkley, R. (2016) Citizen Science as a Leisure Pursuit. Invited Lecture: Department of Tourism Seminar Series, University of Otago, New Zealand, 14 Sep 2016.

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. (2016) Roaming and Nature, Creativity and Technology: Experimenting with Contrasting Qualitative Methodologies and Impact in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Innovative Research Methods with Children and Young People, Cardiff University, Cardiff, 25 May 2016. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2016) Invited talk: Heritage Tourism and Thanatourist Experiences. Third Urban Transformation Conference (UTC), Rotterdam, Netherlands, 17 May 2016. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2016) Engaging Publics in Scientific Research: A Qualitative Approach to Exploring the Motivations and Experiences of Environmental Citizen Scientists. WISERD Seminar Series, Cardiff University, Cardiff, 05 Apr 2016. (Unpublished)

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. A. (2016) Roaming and Nature, Creativity and Technology: Experimenting With Contrasting Qualitative Methodologies and Impact in the Brecon Beacons National Park. South West Qualitative Research Symposium 2016, University of Bath, United Kingdom, 23 Mar 2016.

Dunkley, R. (2015) The Role of Citizen Science in Environmental Education: a Critical Exploration of the Citizens Scientist Experience. Sustainable Places Research Institute Seminar Series, Cardiff University, Wales, 18 Dec 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) Exploring the Potentials of Citizen Science as a Pedagogic Approach Within Informal Environmental Education. 2015 International Greening Education Event, Karlsruhe, Germany, 21-23 Oct 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) At Home in the Park: Exploring Resident Young People’s Interactions With Nature Within Brecon Beacons National Park. The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces, The University of Northampton, United Kinddom, 09-10 Sep 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) The Role of the Citizen Science Experience in Environmental Education. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, University of Exeter, 01-04 Sep 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) Invited Lecture: Eco-Pedagogy and the ‘Living Laboratory’. Evolving Eco-creative Pedagogies in Living Laboratories, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 17 Jun 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) Urban-Rural Community Engagement for Sustainability and Environmental Action. Social Science Department Seminar Series, Luleå Tekniska Universitet of Sweden, 23 Feb 2015. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. and Franklin, A. (2015) Measuring Social Outcome. Outdoor Recreation Network Research Seminar: Values in Outdoor Recreation, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 30 Jan 2015.

Dunkley, R. (2014) Ecopedagogy and the University Campus. Sustainable Places Research Institute Seminar Series, Cardiff University, Wales, 07 Nov 2014. (Unpublished)

Franklin, A. and Dunkley, R. (2014) Green Identity, Place Attachment and Community Sustainability Practice. Environment Research Group Seminar, Cardiff, UK, 30 Jun 2014. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2013) A Light in Dark Places? Assessing the Transformative Value of Interpreting Death and Disaster in Promoting Peace Through Tourism. Post-Conflict, Cultural Heritage and Regional Development: An International Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 09-11 Oct 2013. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2013) The Value of the Environmental Arts and Humanities in the Context of Community Engagement with Sustainability. The Environmental Humanities Symposium, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, 08 Sep 2013. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2013) Invited lecture: The Motivations and Experiences of Visitors to the Battlefields of WWI. British Studies at Oxford Summer School, St John’s College, Oxford University, 16 Jul 2013. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2013) Radicalising Higher Education? A Critique of the Appropriateness of Ecopedagogy for Addressing Sustainability Within Higher Education. Approaches to Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 28 Jun 2013. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2012) Finding Our Place: The Role of the Cultural Sector in Sustainable Place Making. Cardiff International Conference on Sustainable Place-Making, Cardiff University, Wales, 30 Oct 2012. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2012) The Role of Museums in Inspiring Environmental and Social Change. 1st International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living Communities, Seixal, Portugal, 19-21 Sep 2012. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2012) The Role of Eco-Attractions in Learning for a Sustainable Future. Annual International Conference of the Leisure Studies Association, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 17-19 Jul 2012. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2007) The Vulnerable Researcher: a Hot Approach to Studying Thanatourism Experiences. Cardiff School of Management Postgraduate Poster Evening, Cardiff, UK, July 2007. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2007) A PhD Journey on the Road Less Travelled. 2nd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Split, Croatia, 20-23 Jun 2007. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2006) Thanatourism: the Concept of a Thanasite Typology and Understanding the Visitor Experience. RGS: Geography of Leisure and Tourism Research Group (GLTRG): Progressing Tourism Research, Post-Graduate Research Conference, University of Exeter, September 2006. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2005) The Thanatourist: a Fascination With Death and Depravity? Dark Tourism: Cashing in on Tragedy?, London, UK, 17 Oct 2005. (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2005) Thanatourism: a Morbid Fascination With Death and Depravity or Something Less Sinister? Wales Tourism Forum, Cardiff, UK, September 2005. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Dunkley, R. (2016) Engaging Participants in Citizen Science Studies: A Qualitative Approach to Exploring the Motivations and Experiences of Environmental Citizen Scientists. In: First International ECSA Conference: Citizen Science - Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy, Berlin, Germany, 19-21 May 2016, (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2016) Motivations and Experiences of Environmental Citizen Science. In: First International ECSA Conference: Citizen Science - Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy, Berlin, Germany, 19-21 May 2016, (Unpublished)

Dunkley, R. (2015) Invited lecture: 'History, Heritage and Battlefield Tourism'. In: War! Popular Culture and European heritage of Major Armed Conflicts, University of Rotterdam, Netherlands, 30 Oct 2015, (Unpublished)

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Grants

  • Exploring environmental education in the context of a Scottish National Park, Academic Returners and Research Support, PI: Ria Dunkley (£9,035)
  • Walk the Global Walk Project (2019-2020), European Commission: EU Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Fund grant, (August 2019-December 2020) (270,000 EUR).
  • “National Coastal Change Assessment 2: Enhancing the evidence base and our ability to adapt”, Application for Research and Development Project for the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW), PI: Professor Jim Hansom, Co-I: Dr Larissa Naylor; Dr Ria Dunkley; Dr Martin Hurst; Dr Richard Williams (£237,774.70, December 2017).
  • “Impact study, British Council school programmes in Scotland”, PI-Professor Kay Livingstone; PI: Professor Catherine Doherty, Co-I: Professor Trevor Gale; Co-I: Dr Catherine Lido; Co-I: Dr Ria Dunkley; Co-I: Dr Stephen Parker (£52,358.92, December, 2017).
  • Writing workshop at the University of Stavanger on young people and gardens, University of Stavanger, Faculty of Arts and Education Project Development Grant, PI – Barbara Maria Sageidet; Co-I: Ria Dunkley; Co-I: Sylvia Almeida (20,000NOK) (October 2016)
  • International interdisciplinary workshop on Environmental Governance, British Council grant to participate, University of Brasilia, Brazil, 4-8 July 2016.
  • Exploring the motivations and experiences of environmental citizen scientists: A comparative study of two citizen science learning spaces, Sustainable places research institute data collection fund award (£2,975.59, PI: Ria Dunkley).
  • ESRC Impact acceleration Account: Building evaluative capacity amongst outdoor learning practitioners: Enhancing user experience understanding through place-based research methodologies, January 2016 -December 2016 (Awarded ESRC £2,858.00, PI).
  • Santander grant to establish a citizen science project: “spotabee.buzz” (Awarded Santander, £5,000, Co-I: Ria Dunkley & Co-I: Professor Les Baillie).
  • Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) award to host placement student for research project: ‘The Campus as a Living Laboratory – sustainable place-making through visualisations’, July, 2015 (Awarded Cardiff University, £1,440, PI).
  • GW4 Initiator fund: 'Sustainability, Place and Memory': An Environmental Humanities Network, 2015 (Awarded £5,106 GW4) (PI: Dr Nicola Whyte, Co-I: Ria Dunkley, Co-I, Professor Peter Coates, Co-I, Professor Axel Goodbody)
  • ERASMUS+ Teaching mobility placement, Luleå University of Technology, ERASMUS 2015 (Awarded EU funds 1,480 EUR).
  • Canal and Rivers Trust (CRT) – Devising a Public Benefits Outcome Framework, 2014 (Awarded CRT, £40,000) (PI: Professor Terry Marsden, Co-I: Dr. Ria Dunkley; Co-I: Dr. Alex Franklin)
  • Two Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) awards to host placement student for research project: ‘The University Campus as a Living Laboratory – Exploring place-based learning approaches to Education for Sustainability’, July, 2014 (Awarded Cardiff University, £2,720, PI).
  • Funding to host a HEA Seminar at Cardiff University: ‘The Campus as a Living Laboratory: Place-based Approaches to Education for Sustainability’, 2013. (Awarded HEA, £750.00) (PI).
  • ‘Sensing, sense-making and sustainable place making: An arts & social science collaborative network’, 2013, (Awarded AHRC, £39,920.51) (PI: Professor Karen Henwood, Co-I: Professor Carl Lavery, Co-I, Dr Ria Dunkley, Co-I: Dr Chis Groves).
  • Creative Resilience through Community Imaginings’, 2013, (Awarded AHRC, £11,939) (PI: Professor Ann Light; Co-I: Dr. Carl Lavery; Co-I: Dr. Ruth Rettie; Co-I: Dr. Katrina Brown; Co-I: Dr Ria Dunkley.
  • Best postgraduate presentation, in the Tourism Training Forum for Wales, Tourism Research Conference, 2005 (£200).
  • University of Wales, Doctoral Scholarship, 2004-2007 (Fees & Living Stipend).
  • Ian Bell Trust Award for work placement, year group’s most promising young professional, 2003 (£1,000).
 

Supervision

  • Ria currently supervised Postgraduate students within the school, through the Master's of Education programme.
  • Brighid Golden Thesis title: Exploring the potential of development education within initial teacher education in Ireland to develop critical thinking and a commitment to social justice in its students.
  • Shuqi Rao The Challenge of Unity among Diversity: A Comparative Study of National Identity Education in the Context of Globalization in China and Scotland.
  • Uduak Essien Affiah Thesis title: Vulnerability of the Nigerian coast to climate change induced coastal hazards (Collaboration with School of Geographical and Earth Sciences).
  • Advisory panel member for PhD Research Programme: 'War! Popular Culture and European heritage of Major Armed Conflicts', University of Rotterdam.

In addition, Ria has acted as an internal and external examiner for PhD theses at the University of Otago (New Zealand), La Trobe University (Australia) and Cardiff Metropolitan University.


Teaching

I teach on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of geography, environment and sustainability and am course convenor for Rethinking Education and Society at Level Four. I also act as a supervisor for dissertation students at Masters level; and supervise doctoral researchers. 

My current courses include: Rethinking Education and Society (Level Four); Education and Society (Level Two); Education and Society (Level Three); Education Enquiry (Level 3); Education in Practice (Level 3); Education in Practice (Level Four); Social Studies (PgDE); Heritage Citizenship and Sustainability (Level Three) and Dissertation Supervision (MSc in Education Studies).

I am on an Advisory Board for PhDs through the Research Excellence Initiative project "War! Popular Culture and European Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts" at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) (University of Rotterdam). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and gained a distinction for my PgC in Teaching in Higher Education (2007). I am also an honorary fellow of the Institute of Teaching and Learning at Warwick University (2016-2021).


Additional information

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2007).
  • PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments), Accredited Practitioner (2012).
  • Professional Certificate in Environmental Management, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), Distinction (2012).

 

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Member of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • Member of the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers
  • Member of National Association for Environmental Education
  • Member of Global Environmental Education Partnership
  • Member of the Association of Heritage Interpretation

Academic Refereeing

Area, Environmental Science & Policy, Journal of Environmental Policy, Mobilities, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene; Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Tourism Management, International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism, Routledge, Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, Leisure Studies, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, International Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Education Research.