- Primary position:
- Lecturer in Human Geography
Dr Emma Roe is currently Lecturer in Human Geography. She joined Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton in 2007.
B.Sc Geography (Human and Physical) Reading 1998
Ph.D. Geography Bristol 2003
Fellow of Higher Education Academy 2010
2001-2003 Fixed Term Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol University
2003-2004 ESRC Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Geography Discipline, The Open University
2004-2007 Research Associate on EU FP6 WelfareQuality research project, School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Bodily cultural geographies of human-nonhuman relations
- Commercialisation of the nonhuman: retailing and supply-chain cultures
- Embodied consumption practices /Embodied stockperson practices
- Farm animal welfare
- Cross-species comparison of ethical practices of consent and welfare in clinical drug trials.
Methodologies for researching the performative, material nonhuman
- Critical ontologies for researching the nonhuman
- Post-phenomenological interpretations of video empirical material.
Theorising the corporeal nonhuman as naturecultures
- Embodied Material Ethics
- Affective geographies of care for the sentient nonhuman
Dr Emma Roe has over ten years experience of social science research in food and agriculture studies at the Universities of Bristol, the Open, Cardiff and currently Southampton.
Over the last 6 years she has specialised in the area of farm animal welfare through research in the UK, Hungary, Western Europe and China. She was a leading social scientist in the EU WelfareQuality® project 2004-2009, managing the UK and cross-European studies of the retail and food service sector study of foodstuffs with higher animal welfare standards. Additionally, she co-investigated an implementation study into the on-farm certification process and its flexibility to a change from resource-based to animal-based welfare measures.
Her work has received research funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy and the European Commission. She has written peer-reviewed journal articles, book-chapters, reports and short articles on food consumption practices, the market for animal welfare-friendly foodstuffs, human relations to the animals we eat and ethical responses to sentient creatures. She has presented research findings to industry and academic audiences, nationally and internationally.
- Principal Investigator 'Constructing Quality' - UK part of UK/France comparison of how animal welfare is currently included, audited and developing in farm assurance schemes. Subcontracted from Prof Henry Buller, Exeter University. 63979 euros. Funding from EU Welfare Quality project. Jan-Dec 2008
- Principal Investigator 'Negotiating post-Mao natures: a recent history of NGO involvement in improving farm animal husbandry in China' British Academy Small Grants Fund £5,530. 2007 - 2008.
- Principal Investigator. Cross-country study of welfare-friendly foodstuff in the food service sector. Work carried out in Norway, Italy, UK and the Netherlands. Includes product innovation work with Sodexho. 114,000 euros (30,820 euros for UK work). 'Funding from EU Welfare Quality project'. Jan-Dec 2007.
- 2013-2014 Co-Principle Investigator with Dr Beth Greenhough, Queen Mary University of London on ‘Exploring how laboratory animal technicians put ethics into practice’. Wellcome small grant £5,000.
- 2013 Co-Principle Investigator on ‘Foodscapes’ Arts and Humanities ‘Connected Communities’ Research Council Grant. With Michael Buser University of the West of England; Liz Dinnie, John Hutton Research Institute; Carolyn Hassan, Knowle West Media Centre; Roz Hall, Knowle West Media Centre. £50,000
Primary research group: Economy, Society and Space
Member Academic Unit Management Group
Geography and Environment publicity officer and web editor
Emma is on the UK Food Standards Agency register of Social Scientists.
Emma is currently supervising PhD candidates Daniel Keech and Julia Walker.
Convenor of Geog 2029 Research Methods in Human Geography (Fieldcourse and lecture course).
Convenor of Geog 3041 Geographies of Nature.
Geog 1010 Geographical Skills Tutor
Geog 3018 Undergraduate dissertation advisor.
Geog 2008 Critical Human Geographies lecturer.