Louise Turner is a PhD Researcher at CAST in Theme 2 and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at The University of Manchester. Her research examines social practices around water to develop sustainable pathways to emissions and demand reduction in the water sector. By investigating case studies of alternative arenas of water practice, it aims to provide opportunities to reimagine hydro-social relations and discover modes of innovation that will facilitate the rapid and far-reaching change required to address emissions and demand, creating a low-carbon water system.

Louise writes an interview series on climate justice for the Women’s Environmental Network. Her master’s dissertation analysed UK climate policy from a feminist perspective speaking to key grassroots and policy actors in the UK Feminist Green New Deal. She has an MSc in Environmental Governance from The University of Manchester and a BA in Philosophy from The University of Sheffield. Prior to returning to academia, Louise was a member of a worker’s cooperative working on access to green space and local food.