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Alice Wheatley

Alice Wheatley

Philosophy

Alice Wheatley is a UEA English Literature and Philosophy graduate, and a former committee member for the UEA Vegan Society. She is now studying towards an MA in Philosophy at King’s College London. She has interests in Environmental and Animal Ethics, particularly their Literary representation.

Alise Miluna

Alise Miluna

Student Representative

Alise Miluna studies Environmental Sciences at UEA and has previously worked for the animal defence organization, Dzīvnieku Brīvība, in Latvia and humanitarian projects of One World Institute Norway and Humana People to People. She is interested in (and happy to discuss!) everything from synthesising environmental, animal and human welfare to art, travelling and outdoor adventures.

Caroline Verfuerth

Caroline Verfuerth

Psychology

Caroline is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield and Impact Support Officer at the University of Bath’s Psychology Department. She has recently submitted her thesis titled "Sustainable behaviour in the workplace: An investigation of contextual spillover effects from work to home through the lens of Identity Process Theory” in which she investigated the effects of a meat reduction intervention in a workplace on employees’ pro-environmental behaviours at home.
Some findings of her thesis are published in the Journal "Frontiers in Psychology."

She is co-founder of the British Environmental Psychology Society (BrEPS), a UK based network for researchers in environmental psychology and environment and behaviour research.
Her research interests lie in promoting environmentally sustainable lifestyles and in particular sustainable diets and reduction of meat consumption.

Catherine Rowett

Catherine Rowett

Philosophy

Catherine Rowett (formerly publishing as Catherine Osborne) works on ancient philosophy, with a focus on Plato, Aristotle, philosophy before Socrates and also the early Christian period. She is also interested in the history of ideas and attitudes in the West, towards the exploitation of natural resources, including animal husbandry, over the period from antiquity to the present day, and in the role of literature and the imagination in developing moral sensitivity and judgement. Her publications include Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the humane in ancient philosophy and literature (Oxford 2007), and 'Ancient Vegetarianism' in Food in Antiquity, ed. Wilkins, Harvey, Dobson. (Exeter 1995) as well as several articles on Pythagoreanism and reincarnation theories in antiquity. She defends a position against intensive factory farming but in favour of a mixed economy that includes traditional farming practices suitable to the local area, including raising animals for meat and dairy where animals have traditionally been allowed to graze without damaging the ecosystem. She is active in campaigning on environmental issues alongside her academic work.

Emelia Quinn

Emelia Quinn

Literature & Media

Emelia Quinn is a DPhil candidate in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford and recently submitted her thesis, entitled "The Monstrous Vegan: Reading Veganism in Literature, 1818 to Present." She is co-editor of Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture: Towards a Vegan Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Her work focuses on the intersections between vegan theory, animal studies, and queer theory.

She is currently convening the special option module "An Unnatural History: Animals in Modern Western Art" in the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies at the University of Birmingham. In addition, her paper "Notes on Vegan Camp" is forthcoming with PMLA.

Helen Pallett

Helen Pallett

Human Geography

Helen Pallett is a lecturer in the Human Geography of the Environment in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA. Her research is concerned with public participation and engagement around environmental and science policy issues. Most of her research to date has focussed on public participation related to climate change and UK low carbon energy transitions, but she also has emerging interests in other social innovations for sustainability such as veganism or sustainable fashion, as well as the increasing adoption of digital technologies in orchestrating and organising public participation. Her research draws on approaches from science and technology studies (STS) and human geography. She is a member of the Science, Society & Sustainability (3S) research group which conducts interdisciplinary social science research and teaching about societal innovations for sustainability.

She is a member of the Science & Democracy Network and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Helen teaches both undergraduates and masters students, covering topics related to public participation and science policy, sustainability, low carbon transitions, knowledge, governance, and social difference.

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