Dr Ewan Woodley
Senior Lecturer in Geography
Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK
Ewan studied Geography at Swansea University from 2003-2006. Research for his undergraduate dissertation sparked an enthusiasm for delving into climates of the past and led to a NERC/CASE funded PhD on ‘Reconstructing the climate of Scotland using stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in tree-rings’. During his PhD, Ewan was involved with the Millennium Climate Change Project and worked closely with other UK and international isotope laboratories. In 2010, he moved to a postdoctoral position at the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory (Nottingham), where he was involved with a number of international research projects studying both palaeoclimatic variability and contemporary environmental issues. He moved to the University of Exeter in September 2011.
Ewan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Treasurer of the Planning and Environment Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society
- Reviews Editor for Environmental Values
- Committee member for the Weather Arts and Music Special Interest Group of the Royal Meteorological Society
Broad Research Specialisms
Climate change, natural hazards and public understandings of risk and resilience.
BSc, PhD in Geography (Wales)
Research group links
Communicating Climate Science
The communication of climate science is a key challenge for academics. I am working with both natural and social scientists to develop effective pedagogies of climate change through both the Climate and Society research group and within my teaching practice.
This research covers a range of important issues, from ways of maximising the impact of climate change research, through to the development of understanding effective knowledge exchange and dissemination pathways. I am interested in enhancing university education through the development of new teaching strategies that avoid saturation approaches to climate change communication, often referred to as ‘green fatigue’. In this way, I seek to develop new pedagogies of climate change through both my research and teaching practice that encourage experiential learning by students and a move beyond Education merely for Climate Change, to a position where tertiary learning is a reflection of, rather than reaction to, the challenges of global environmental change.
Publications by category
Publications by year
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Term 1, week 12 office hours (Mon, 14:30-15:30 and Fri, 9:00-10:00)
Office hours - term 2
Please check this table regularly as office hours may be subject to change.
|Week number (term 2)||Office hour 1||Office hour 2|
|1||Mon 11:30-12:30||Tues 14:30-15:30|
|2||Mon 11:30-12:30||Tues 13:30-14:30|
|3||Mon 11:30-12:30||Thurs 13:30-14:30|
|4||Tues 13:30-14:30||Thurs 15:30-16:30|
|5||Mon 11:30-12:30||Thurs 13:30-14:30|
|6||Mon 11:30-12:30||Tues 11:30-12:30|
|7||Mon 11:30-12:30||Thurs 14:00-15:00|
|8||Mon 11:30-12:30||Thurs 11:30-12:30|
|9||Mon 11:30-12:30||Fri 11:30-12:30|
|10||Mon 11:30-12:30||No hours|
|11||No hours||No hours|
Roles & Responsibilities in Education
- I am the BSc Programme Director, responsible for coordinating teaching activity for physical geography.
- I am a member of Geography's core education team and the Education Committee, which coordinate the development and delivery of education across the taught geography degree programmes.
- I am a member of Student Staff Liaison Committee, which meets regularly to ensure that our academic and professional services staff can act on student feedback to ensure high quality academic support and work with students to innovate in education.
- I am a member of Taught Faculty Sub-Committee at the University, which holds discussions on teaching quality assurance and makes recommendations to Taught Faculty.
- I am the academic liaison to the Geography Society (GeogSoc).
- GEO2316 - Volatile Planet
- GEO2331 - Research Design in Physical Geography
- GEO3321 - BSc Dissertation
- GEO3322 - BSc Dissertation