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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Catherine Walker


Newcastle University Academic Track Fellow, Newcastle University, United Kingdom



I am an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research straddles human geography, sociology and environmental politics. I have carried out research in the UK, India, Brazil and Australia. Most of my research has to do with young people, climate change and the environment, extending into environmental education, cultural identity and critical geographies of sustainability (how ideas about sustainability are culturally and spatially located, and how they travel). From February 2023 I will be based at Newcastle University as a Newcastle University Academic Track (NUAcT) fellow.



Walker, C. 2021. ‘Generation Z’ and second-generation: An agenda for learning from cross-cultural negotiations of the climate crisis in the lives of immigrant families. Children’s Geographies 19:3, 267-274.

Walker, C. 2020. Uneven solidarity: The school strikes for climate in global and intergenerational perspective. Sustainable Earth 3:5. 


Young people, climate change and sustainability education, intergenerational relationships, cross-national research, critical sustainability, creative methods.
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