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 am also interested in how FBOs may develop distinctive ‘faith-based’ styles of campaigning within the UN system and act as important brokers in navigating between international (secular) climate change campaigning and grassroots (religious) climate change action.

Research interests

  • Faith-based organisations (FBOs)
  • Religious understandings of and responses to climate change
  • Religious environmentalism
  • Religion(s) and development
  • Religion(s) in secular spaces


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

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Religion and Public Life