Dr Kristina Diprose

Research Associate

About Kristina

Kristina is a Research Associate on the ‘Realising Just Cities’ project, focussing on what ‘just’ sustainability means for the Sheffield city region and local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. She graduated from the University of Leeds with degrees in Childhood, Education and Culture (BA Hons), Social and Cultural Geography (MA) and a PhD in social geography.

She then worked at the intersection of research and community organising on The Young Foundation’s ‘Socially Sustainable Leeds’ project, before joining the University of Sheffield in 2015 as a Postdoc in the Faculty of Social Science.

Research interests

Kristina’s recent research and publications have focussed on: urban residents’ views on intergenerational justice, consumption and sustainability; media representations of sustainability; local narratives and moral geographies of climate change; and intergenerational community-based research.

She has a particular interest in participatory social research and creative practice, having previously collaborated with arts practitioners on intergenerational theatre, creative writing and filmmaking workshops.


Liu, C., Chen, L., Vanderbeck, R.M., Valentine, G., Zhang, M., Diprose, K., McQuaid, K. (2018) A Chinese route to sustainability: Postsocialist transitions and the construction of ecological civilization. Sustainable Development (online early view).

Liu, C., Valentine, G., Vanderbeck. R.M., McQuaid, K., Diprose, K. (2018) Placing ‘sustainability’ in context: Narratives of sustainable consumption in Nanjing, China. Social & Cultural Geography (online early view).

Diprose, K., Fern, R., Vanderbeck, R.M., Chen, L., Valentine, G., Liu, C., McQuaid, K. (2018) Corporations, consumerism and culpability: Sustainability in the British Press. Environmental Communication 12(5) 672-685.

McQuaid, K., Vanderbeck, R.M., Valentine, G., Liu, C., Chen L., Zhang, M., Diprose. K. (2018) Urban climate change, livelihood vulnerability and narratives of generational responsibility in Jinja, Uganda. Africa 88(1) 11-37.

Diprose, K., Liu, C., Vanderbeck, R.M., Valentine. G., Chen, L., McQuaid, K., Zhang, M. (2017) “Contrasting theories of intergenerational justice: Just savings or capabilities.” In Punch, S. and Vanderbeck, R.M. (Eds.) Families, Intergenerationality and Peer Group Relations, Volume 5. Singapore: Springer.

Diprose, K. (2016) Review of “Resilience in the Post-Welfare Inner City.” The London Journal 41(3) 334-335.

Diprose, K. (2014) Resilience is futile. Soundings 58 44-56.

Diprose, K. (2012) Critical distance: Doing Development Education through international volunteering. Area 44(2) 186-192.

Diprose, K., Valentine, G., Vanderbeck. R.V., Liu, C., McQuaid, K. (2019) Climate change, consumption and intergenerational justice: Lived experiences from China, Uganda and the UK. Bristol: Bristol University Press.

Diprose, K., Liu, C., Valentine, G., Vanderbeck, R.M., McQuaid, K. Caring for the future: Climate change and intergenerational responsibility in the UK and China.

Diprose, K., Valentine, G., Vanderbeck, R.M., Liu, C., McQuaid, K. Building common cause towards sustainable consumption: a cross-generational analysis.

Diprose, K., Valentine, G., Vanderbeck, R.M., Liu, C., McQuaid, K. Climate change, intergenerational justice and geographies of responsibility.