Alison Neilson


Alison Neilson is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies in the Science, Economy and Society (NECES) group. She conducts narrative and arts-informed research on the way sustainability is understood and manifest in education and policy. Her current research is about the ways that people who live on islands, Iceland and the Azores, learn to be part of the governance system related to life on the sea. She studies the processes of education, including informal, nonformal and formal, to understand how people are encultured into governance structures and how the issues and structures themselves are constructed.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Neilson, Alison; São Marcos, Rita (2018), Catch of the day, in Springer (org.), Hunting, gathering and fishing for food: Place studies and perspectives.. Joel Pontius, David Greenwood & Mike Mueller

Book Chapter

Neilson, Alison; São Marcos, Rita (2017), Artisanal fishing community, Azores, Portugal, in Leis & Chuenpagdee (org.), The Meaning of Small: Diverse Values of Small-Scale Fisheries. St. John's, NL, Canada: TBTI Publication Series

Book Chapter

Neilson, Alison; São Marcos, Rita; Inocêncio, Andrea (2017), Graphic essay, "Blind running: 25 pictures per page., in River Publishers Series in Innovation and Change in Education - Cross-cultural Perspective. (org.), Arts-based methods in education around the world.. Denmark/The Netherlands: Xiangyun Du and Tatiana Chemi (Eds.), 183-203

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