As a geographer, Dr Marie-Jeanne Royer is interested in interdisciplinary research into the human impacts and adaptations to climatic and environmental change. These include (but are not limited to): the human-environment relationship and how it is influenced by climate and environmental change; health and environment (especially pertaining to change); and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK).
Dr Royer joined the School of Anthropology and Conservation in 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the ‘Environmental Spaces and the Feel-Good Factor: Relating Subjective Wellbeing to Biodiversity (RELATE)’ project, led by Professor Zoe Davis.
Before joining Kent, Dr Royer was part of a project documenting historical extreme weather events and their associated social responses in the UK. Marie-Jeanne holds a PhD in geography for which she studied climate change impacts and traditional ecological knowledge in the Eastern James Bay (Canada). She also has experience as a sessional lecturer on a number of undergraduate modules both in Canada and the UK.
Dr Marie-Jeanne Royer is a member of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.