Dr Sian Evans

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Senior Lecturer in Geography and Learning & Teaching Co-ordinator

Geography and Environment

Contact Details

email: sian.evans@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 85 5183 (Room SS004)

Twitter: @SianEvans1234

Dr Sian Evans joined the University of Worcester in 2010 after a number of different roles in academia and industry. Sian has diverse interdisciplinary research and teaching interests in sustainability and environmental and cultural geographies, she also works closely with the University’s Director of Sustainability on a range of university and community sustainability initiatives.

Key projects have included

  • Examining the emergent role of the body as a lens for enhanced understanding in political geography (output - book chapter)
  • Reflecting and improving pedagogic practice in Education for Sustainability (multiple projects with Students as Academic Partners)
  • Investigating social aspects of Wild boar in the Forest of Dean for the UK Forestry Commission (output - report)
  • Design, implementation and audit of environmental management systems in factory, university and virtual environments
  • Exploring methods for building a circular economy in collaboration with the European Union and multiple stakeholders from business and academia         

Academic Qualifications

  • PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, The University of Worcester, UK. (2019)
  • PhD ‘Consumer influence on product life – an explorative study’, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. (2005)
  • PG Dip in Social Science Research Methods, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. (2001)
  • MSc in European Environmental Policy and Regulation, Lancaster University, UK. (1996)
  • BSc (Hons) Human Ecology, The University of Huddersfield, UK. (1995)

Sian is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Teaching & Research

Current Teaching

GEOG1311 Risk and Resilience   
GEOG1312 People and Place      
GEOG1301 Geographical Investigations     
GEOG2130 Contemporary Debates in Human Geography     
GEOG2337 Climate Change: People, Politics and Action         
GEOG3002 Dissertation Supervision         
SUST1001 Introduction to Sustainability

Research Interests

Enhancing pedagogic practice in Education for Sustainability (EfS)   
Barriers to sustainable behaviours, particularly relating to consumption      
Gender and the body in human geography


Evans, S. (2020) Bodies in space: new frontiers. In Storey, D. (Ed) A Research Agenda for Territory and Territoriality. Elgar Research Agendas. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

Evans, S. and Smith, M. (2019) ‘Design and delivery of a new Module - GEOG1123 Climate Change: People Policy and Action’. In: K. Whitehouse (Ed.) University of Worcester Teaching Award Scheme 2018/19 - Vignettes of Practice. University of Worcester

Bakewell, R., Whild, A., Smith, M. and Evans, S. (2018) ‘Developing, testing and enhancing an innovative assessment replicating the UN Climate Change Negotiations’. University of Worcester 

Emblen-Perry, K., Evans, S., Boom, K., Corbett, W. and Weaver, L (2016) Evolution of an Interactive Online Magazine for Students, Academics and Expert Practitioners, to Engage Students from Multiple Disciplines in Education for Sustainable Development  In: Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education. World Sustainability Series, 2. Springer International Publishing, Gewerbestrasse, pp. 157-172. ISBN 978-3-319-47888-3 Online: 978-3-319-47889-0 http://eprints.worc.ac.uk/5155/ 

Dutton, J., Clayton, H. and Evans, S. (2015) The social aspects of wild boar in the Forest of Dean. Unpublished report for the Forestry Commission by the University of Worcester. Available at 

Evans, S. and Cooper, T. (2010) Consumer Influences on Product Life-Spans. In T. COOPER, ed., Longer lasting products: alternatives to the throwaway society. Farnham: Gower

Evans, S., Lawson, R. and Todd, S. (2006) New Zealand in the 21st century: A consumer lifestyles study. Technical Report. Department of Marketing, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Evans, S. (2005) Consumer influence on product life; an explorative study. Ph.D. Thesis, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Evans, S. and Cooper, T. (2003) Waste not, want not? An exploration of the effect of consumer behaviour on the service life of three categories of household product. Chartered Institute of Waste Management Annual Conference, Poole, UK

Evans, S. and Cooper, T.  (2003) Consuming to last: the contradictions and complexities of optimising product life in contemporary society. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, York, UK

Cooper, T. and Evans, S. (2001) Applying the 3S concept to the UK domestic market: A case study approach. Towards Sustainable Product Design 6, 6th International Conference October 2001, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Cooper, T. and Evans, S. (2000) Products to Services. London: Friends of the Earth