Dr. Elsa Lee

University of Cambridge
Dr. Elsa Lee is a Co-Lead for the MECCE Project’s Learning Institutes component and participates on the Knowledge Mobilization Working Group. Dr. Lee is an educationalist specialising in environmental sustainability education, citizenship education, place-based learning and hydro-sociology. She spent ten years teaching science at secondary schools in the UK and Mexico before returning to university for further study. Since completing her doctorate, she has worked on a number of projects seeking to understand human relationships with the natural worlds, human behaviour towards the environment, including through sociological, anthropological and psychological theories and concepts, and how this intersects with education. These projects involved using ethnographic research techniques, in particular walking as a method for research and public engagement, and this innovative approach remains an important part of how Elsa approaches data generation.