Katie Parsons is a PhD researcher at the University of Hull, following an established career as a Registered Children’s Home manager, working with children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Katie is experienced and trained in creative and play therapies, which she has found transferable when engaging in participatory research methods.
Katie’s PhD is investigating if outdoor learning can raise attainment and wellbeing in children and young people. Katie is working with a range of teachers, schools, and youth groups to help up-skill practitioners to enable children and young people to engage with environmental education.
Katie is passionate about empowering children and young people to use their voice and take part in social action and engage with activism. Katie is currently working on several projects with environmental youth ambassadors internationally and in the UK.
In her spare time Katie loves nothing more than having an adventure exploring the wonderful offerings of the outdoors with her 3 young children.