Jodie Salter

Jodie Salter


I returned to the University of Leeds in 2019 as a PhD candidate funded by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH), having completed my MA here in 2017.

My research addresses the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in climate change action and activism at the United Nations, particularly through their engagement with UNEP and the UNFCCC. I’m interested in how FBOs frame and respond to climate change, how they may develop distinctive ‘faith-based’ styles of campaigning within the UN system and how they mediate between international climate change campaigning and grassroots climate change action.

Research interests

  • Faith-based organisations (FBOs)
  • Religious framings of and responses to climate change
  • Religious environmentalism
  • Religion(s) and development
  • (Post-)secularism in global civil society


  • MA Religion and Public Life
  • BA (Hons) Theology and Religious Studies

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Religion and Public Life