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Susanne Börner


Dr Susanne Börner (she/her) is Assistant Professor in Human Geography at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on youth everyday agency, mental health, and urban well-being in the context of interconnected urban crises and climate change. Susanne is particularly interested in the experiences of those growing up and living ‘at the margins’, such as children and young people as well as multi-generational contexts of knowledge generation. Her Marie Curie Global Fellowship (2019-2023) explored how young people in Sao Paulo’s urban periphery adapt to contexts of resource scarcity and disaster risk. Susanne has an interest in applied and impact-oriented research to identify pathways for integrating youth knowledge into public policies for a sustainable and healthy urban development. She particularly aims to learn from community-based knowledge, practices and relationships to generate positive change.