Research project

HEIF 2023/24 Poetry for the Marine Environment (POET-ME)

Project overview

POET-ME is a creative collaboration between three faculties, the University of Southampton’s (UoS) Widening Participation and Social Mobility (WPSM) team, local schools, scientists from an EU-funded international research project (EMERGE), and a local professional artist. The goal of POET-ME is to promote knowledge exchange (KE) on nature- and engineering-based solutions to climate change and decarbonisation in the marine environment.


Lead researcher

Professor Ian Williams

Professor in Applied Environmental Scien

Research interests

  • Waste and Resource Management
  • Carbon management
  • Air Pollution
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Other researchers

Professor Nicky Marsh


Research interests

  • Intersections between culture and economics
  • Cultural representations of risk, money, finance, markets
  • Gender, feminism and the economy 
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Dr Andri Christodoulou

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Argumentation within scientific and socio-scientific contexts
  • Dialogic teaching
  • Socio-scientific inquiry-based learning
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Professor Marcus Grace BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCE, CSciTeach, FRSB

Professor of Science Education

Research interests

  • The science and values underpinning education for biodiversity, sustainable development and citizenship
  • Adolescent decision-making, and teaching and learning about socio-scientific issues
  • Outdoor science education
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs