Jodie Bettis

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Geography (2020 cohort)

I am interested in the protection of English ecosystems through the introduction of ecocide and rights of nature law. Using discourse analysis and corpus linguistics methods, I assess post-Brexit environmental legislation for alignment with principles of ecocide law, review ecosystem protection in different parts of the world, and explore opportunities and barriers to the criminalisation of ecocide in England.                   

I am an alumnus of the Open University, completing a Diploma in Pollution Control, a BSc (Honours) Open, and an MA in Environment Policy and Society whilst working in industry as a soil scientist, and in third sector coalitions on international and national environmental campaigns.