Miss Jennifer Dodsworth

Miss Jennifer Dodsworth
Miss Jennifer Dodsworth
Miss Jennifer Dodsworth

Teaching Assistant


Research Overview

Jennifer is a research assistant in the School of Geography and Environment interested in the cultural geographies and environmental politics of animals, agriculture, and nature conservation. She is currently a part-time DPhil student at the University of Oxford and works on another research project at the University of Sheffield regarding the development of the Environmental Land Management schemes in England. Jennifer is also a member of the Digital Ecologies research group.

Areas of particular interest:

    • Politics of the environment 
    • Participatory and collaborative research methods
    • Digital methods and social media research
    • The affective politics of digital images
    • Political ecology in the UK context
    • Rural communities and their role in landscape maintenance
    • Upland farming practices and rural heritage
    • Agriculture and conservation, rewilding and nature-friendly farming
    • Sheep in the nature and culture of the British landscape

Research Areas

Geography and Environment

Research Specialisms

  • Cultural Geography
  • Environmental Geography
  • Agricultural Geography
  • Applied Social Science

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

Jennifer currently works as a research assistant for the European H2020 Research project Contracts2.0, where she focuses on the development of agri-environment contracts which are beneficial for farmers and for nature. She specialises in how results-based contracts and collective approaches in the uplands might be developed in the context of England's new agri-environmental schemes.


Past Research

Prior to her DPhil, Jennifer completed an MSc Nature, Society & Environmental Governance (Distinction) at the University of Oxford. She also has an MA in Political Research (Distinction) and a BA (1st Class Hons) in Politics from Newcastle University. 


Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Jennifer has previously taught in the Master of Land Economy Programme in the Geography School.

She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the MSc in Nature, Society & Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford from 2018 to 2019.

Jennifer has also provided specialist lectures in Digital Research Methods and the Politics of Rewilding at Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels.