Dr. Teresa Belton studied Art History at the University of East Anglia 1971-1974, during which time she was a founder member of the UEA Eco-action Group. After taking a Diploma in Arts Administration at City University, London, she worked for two years as foyer manager at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, mounting exhibitions to accompany stage productions, and other cultural events.
While her three sons were young she was involved in developing the charity Play for Life which aimed to stimulate fresh public thinking about the kinds of free-time activities which nurture children’s social, emotional, cultural and spiritual development. This led to doctoral research into the influence of television on children’s story-making. Since then she has worked for four years as education officer for a rural regeneration partnership and for the last fifteen years as a researcher in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, where she is now a visiting fellow.
Teresa has employed her professional social science research skills to work on Happier People Healthier Planet which brings together her long-standing personal concern for the environment and an interest in wellbeing and the origins of attitudes, values and behaviours.
Contact Teresa at: firstname.lastname@example.org