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01522 83 5136
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Conohar Scott

Dr. Conohar Scott is a lecturer in photographic theory and a practicing artist at the School of Film & Media, University of Lincoln. Dr. Scott’s research interests concern the representation of environmental despoliation in photography, and the application of art as a tool for environmental advocacy. Dr. Scott is currently writing a monograph for Bloomsbury Press on the subject of 'Photography & Environmental Activism',which is part of the forthcoming series 'Photography, Place, Environment' series edited by Liz Wells. As part of his artistic practice, Dr. Scott founded Environmental Resistance (, which is an artist-led collective comprised of specialists in environmental science, photography, translation studies, anthropology and graphic design. The purpose of the collective is to raise awareness of industrial pollution and advocate, in collaboration with communities, NGOs and activist networks, for environmental remediation. Dr. Scott is an external examiner for the Photography BA (Hons.) course at Edinburgh Napier University and is particularly interested in supervising PhD students who are interested in the intersections between photography, environmentalism, activism and environmental science.

Department Responsibilities

Module co-ordinator for Level 2 and 3 contextual studies modules on the BA Photography programme. Tutor on the MA Photography course.

Subject Specialism

Photographic Theory, Photography, Environmental Art & Politics.


  • PhD — Loughborough University, 2015
  • PGCE (Adult, HE and FE) — University of Bolton, 2006
  • M.Des — Edinburgh College of Art, 2001
  • Ma (Hons) English Literature — University of Glasgow, 1999


  • Research Resources Allocation Fund (RRAF) — University of Lincoln,
  • Research Investment Fund (RIF) — University of Lincoln,
  • Artist in Residency (AIR) — Leverhulme Foundation,
  • Doctoral Scholarship Award — Loughborough University,


External Examiner Edinburgh Napier University, Photography BA (Hons.)

Research Interests

  • Environmental Art

  • Environmental Politics

  • Photographic Theory

  • Photography

Research Groups Memberships

  • Art & Political Practice (Lead)

Research Projects

  • Investigating the Environmental and Social Implications of Mining and Petrochemical Pollution in Sardinia — awarded £15000 by RIF in