Dr Louise Hardwick has been awarded 2000 Euro by the EU Climate-KIC programme Pioneers into Practice.

The award enables Louise to develop her research in Ecocriticism and Ecoliteracy through a specific training scheme (workshops, online exercises, and a dedicated coach) and to undertake a placement with a non-academic stakeholder, The Small Woods Association, a charity in Ironbridge with strong interest in practical applications of her research. It also strengthens Louise's cross-College activities as a University of Birmingham BIFoR Interdisciplinary Leadership Fellow.