CfHAS research theme: representational practices and cultural understanding

  • ‘Multispecies Storytelling: More than human narratives about landscape’ (2019-2021). AHRC funded network (PI: Professor Claire Parkinson, Co-I: Professor Brett Mills (UEA)).
  • ‘Pathways to Veganism: exploring effective messages in vegan transition‘ (2019). This continuation project is funded by The Vegan Society (PI: Professor Claire Parkinson, Co-Is: Dr Richard Twine, Dr Claire Blennerhassett, RA: Lara Herring).
  • ‘Pathways to Veganism: exploring effective messages in vegan transition‘ (2018-2019). This 12 month project was funded by The Vegan Society (PI: Professor Claire Parkinson, CI: Dr Richard Twine, RA: Dr Naomi Griffin).
  • Digital Animalities (2015-2019) SSHRC funded project. PI CfHAS Visiting Professor Professor Jody Berland (York University, Canada). Co-I: Professor Claire Parkinson.
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship: Dr. Paula Arcari: ECF-2019-150. The Visual Consumption of animals: Challenging persistent binaries. Project-Web-site
  • PhD Project: ‘The Workplace Experiences of Qualified Veterinary Professionals in the UK who Identify as Ethical Vegans‘ (Donelle Gadenne) 
  • PhD Project: ‘Reframing the animal‘ (EvaMarie Lindahl).

CfHAS research theme: climate change and sustainability

This research theme focuses on relationships between climate change, sustainability, foods of animal origin, biodiversity loss and plant-based diets. Work in this area also explores human-animal relationships in the context of food and food systems, engaging with key themes of social justice and health and wellbeing.

  • Dr Richard Twine – Understanding Vegan Transition. This project examines veganism as an example of a sustainable food transition. Applying a practice theory framework to empirical data from qualitative interviews with a sample of UK based vegans, the project aims to yield conceptual tools which afford greater understanding of the experience and process of vegan transition. This research has now evolved into a book manuscript currently being written.
  • CfHAS researchers (Professor Claire Parkinson and Dr Richard Twine) contributed to Sustainable Food Lancashire and to the development of the Sustainable Food Charter.

CfHAS research theme: health and wellbeing

  • PhD Project: In January 2021 we welcome a new PhD project on vegan transition, led by Dr. Claire Blennerhassett as Director of Studies.
  • PhD Project: ‘FEEDing the World? A ‘Critical Animal Discourse Analysis of Global Food / Nutrition Discourse and Policy’ (Abigail Masefield)