Katherine King, BSc

Katherine received a First class Honours in Geography at the University of Brighton in 2004.  Subsequently she became employed as an Information Assistant for an independent environmental charity, Waste Watch in London.
In January 2005 she returned to the University of Brighton to start a PhD in collaboration with Forest Research.

Current role

PhD student at the University of Brighton and in collaboration with Forest Research.

Current programmes

The PhD forms part of the evaluation and development of the Active Woods initiative in relation to Active England funding for projects promoting healthy and active lifestyles particularly amongst underrepresented groups.

The project will take place at the recently developed multi-activity Forest and Pinetum at Bedgebury in Kent. It will provide in depth research on under representation of social diversity focussing on young people and their use of woodlands to promote health and well being, examining experiences of nature through outdoor recreation.

Research areas

  • Public health and well-being
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Outdoor recreation.