Karen Smith

Lecturer, University College Dublin - Dublin
Karen Smith

As an academic with a focus on children and young people, I am conscious both of the need to take every possible action to address the climate crisis but also of the pressure within the academy to travel to international conferences. I flew three times last year but have recently pledged to fly less, and don’t intend to fly again this year.

I have initiated a conversation in my workplace about flying less.

I am a lecturer in Equality Studies with a particular interest in childhood inequality.