Research

Sustainability in Education Research Group (SIERG)

We are a diverse group of educators, researchers and activists who have come together to understand and address Sustainability in Education. We encourage new faculty and PhD students to join us.

Our core areas of focus include:

  • Hand holding a glass ball that's reflecting the sky and clouds
    sustainability in outdoor and environmental education practice
  • interdisciplinary and STEAM approaches to sustainability
  • sustainability in teacher education (and Learning for Sustainability in Scotland)
  • linguistic, ethnographic and international perspectives
  • social justice, inclusion and intersectionality
  • sustainability from philosophical and policy perspectives
  • sustainability in research methodology and methods

Study with us

Our members teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Undergraduate programmes

Postgraduate programmes

PhD study

SIERG includes a number of PhD students. You can read about them and their research on our 'Members' page. If you are considering applying for PhD study, please follow the guidance on our School's 'Postgraduate Research Degrees' pages.

Postgraduate Research Degrees 

You can also explore the research interests of potential supervisors by looking at our members' profiles, which are linked through our 'Members' page.

Edinburgh Futures Institute course: Creating Edinburgh

This course allows you to explore the city of Edinburgh, both on foot and online. You'll engage with the city as a site for new ideas, designs and methods, working with students from across the University to respond to Edinburgh's various sites and routes.

Learn more about the Creating Edinburgh course

SIERG members

Members of the Sustainability in Education Research Group.

SIERG's work

Learning for Sustainability Introduction
Current projects and examples of recent publications.

Learning for Sustainability Scotland

Several of our members coordinate Scotland’s United Nations University-recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development. Find out more about their work to make sustainability part of the everyday for all learners and educators.

Learning for Sustainability (LfS) Scotland

Contact us

If you would like to contact any of our members directly, please do so. For general inquiries, please email Sustainability in Education Research Group coordinators Ramsey Affifi and Laura Colucci-Gray.

Dr Ramsey Affifi

SIERG Coordinator

Contact details

Address

Street

Moray House School of Education and Sport

City
University of Edinburgh
Post Code
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

Dr Laura Colucci-Gray

SIERG Coordinator

Contact details

Address

Street

Moray House School of Education and Sport

City
University of Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 8AQ