Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Doctorate studentship will explore sustainability reporting in Higher Education

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The department welcomes PhD student Katerina Kosta to the research community at Oxford Brookes. Her research will investigate sustainability in higher education, an emerging field as universities seek

The department welcomes PhD student Katerina Kosta to the research community at Oxford Brookes. Her research will investigate sustainability in higher education, an emerging field as universities seek to become ‘greener’

Katerina remarked “I will focus on the sustainability reports issued by universities in the UK. I plan to analyse the content of these documents and see how they compare with corporate sustainability reporting. University sustainability reporting is a fairly recent trend and only in 2013 did all UK universities have such a document publicly available on their website. My study aims to explore this important aspect of sustainability in higher education”.

Katerina has recently completed a research internship at the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), an organisation currently at the fore front of sustainability in higher education. She also participated in the 2016 judging panel for the Sustainability Reporting category of the prestigious Green Gown Awards.

Her paper ‘Sustainability research as presented in UK university sustainability policies’ will be published shortly in a volume of the well-established Springer World Sustainability Series.

Katerina is a recipient of one of the 150 year anniversary doctoral studentships offered by Oxford Brookes. She belongs to the Communication, Media and Culture group of the HPC department and is supervised by Dr Alon Lischinsky, Dr Samantha Miles and Professor Beverly Clark.

Find out about research degrees opportunities in the department of History, Philosophy and Religion  here.