Elena is the PGCE Geography subject Lead. She has taught both geography and science education across the primary and secondary centres on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She leads the Education for Sustainable Futures Special Interest Group (ESF SIG) and contributes sustainability sessions to courses across the School of Education.
She was awarded ‘Global Educator of the Year’ in 2016. Her research interests include Climate Emergency, Sustainable Futures, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and flood education. She has presented at BERA, Advance HE, RAISE and Geographical Association conferences, as well as having her work publishing by Discover Sustainability, the NAEE, the ASE and the Chartered College of Teaching. Elena’s 2022 Green Impact Projects, on primary and secondary ESD, were awarded Platinum and Gold Awards and she was recognised with the institutions Sustainability Staff Award. She is Co-Chair of the Our Shared World network, an advisor on the OCR Natural History Strategic Advisory Board and a fellow of the HEA and the Royal Geographical Society.