Dr Victoria Circus
- Position: Research Assistant
- Areas of expertise: environmental education; sustainable lifestyles including fashion and plant-based diets; qualitative methods
- Email: V.E.Circus@leeds.ac.uk
- Website: Twitter | Googlescholar
I joined the University of Leeds as a Research Assistant on the ‘Rebirth Fashion: Community-based collaborative consumption’ project in November 2022 after completing my PhD in Environmental Education at the University of Sheffield in 2022.
Before that, I completed an MA in Social Research at the University of Sheffield (2017), an MSc in Sustainability at Anglia Ruskin University (2016) and a BSc in Psychology at the University of Sheffield (2015).
My research has focused on how we can understand and encourage sustainable lifestyles.
Most recently I have worked with primary school children to explore how an environmental education programme taught through songs and animations impacted the food, travel, waste, energy and water-related practices of families, using qualitative methods.
I have also used quantitative methods when working with individual consumers of fashion, energy and meat to understand engagement, for example consumer perceptions to sustainable alternatives to meat, like edible insects and lab-grown meat (https://www.the-ies.org/resources/feeding-nine-billion)<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD Environmental Education
- MA Social Research
- MSc Sustainability
- BSc Psychology