This season’s volunteer bio features our Interim Association Secretary and Subscriber Co-ordinator, Jessica Amberson
I’m from Cork (like!) and, although participation in the eeai involves occasional travel to Dublin from the real capital, I am really delighted to be involved. Funny that I had to come to Dublin to find nature and those who love it most!
I discovered ecotherapy and ecopsychology as a result of exploratory research for a potential PhD on green/ blue therapies and the wellbeing effects of nature and non-human animals on people with disabilities. Via David Staunton’s ‘Hedge school’, I found my way to people similarly concerned with and about nature.
Ever so slightly (substitute ‘completely’) dog-obsessed and particularly animated about the abuses dogs, especially greyhounds, can experience in Ireland, I did not need to complete any further research to recognise my current concern for, and longstanding love of, animals.