Volume 3, Article 1: Editorial

Editorial: Ecopsychology Research
Stephen Palmer and Siobhain O’Riordan

Citation: Palmer, S., & O’Riordan, S. (2023). Editorial: Ecopsychology. Journal of Ecopsychology, 3, 1, 1-4. https://joe.nationalwellbeingservice.com/volumes/

Processing dates: Submitted: 11th March 2023; Accepted: 11th March 2023; Published: 15th March 2023

Volume 3, Article 1


Welcome to Volume Three of the Journal of Ecopsychology (JoE).

Research can help to inform the theory and practice of ecopsychology. We are pleased that in Volume two, we published four research papers covering a range of themes ie the role of environmental values and nature connectedness (Lee, Setti, & Cassarino, 2022), the role of nature in the recovery from eating disorders (Flaata, & Haukeland, 2022), the practice of coaching while walking in a green space (Savarese, & Dini, 2022) and a personal experience of group forest therapy (Alderman, 2022). We hope readers found them interesting and enlightening.


Professor Stephen Palmer PhD FISCP is Professor of Practice at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and is an Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is Honorary President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, and Director of the International Centre for Ecopsychology, London. Stephen’s professional qualifications include being a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Biologist and Chartered Scientist with an interest in climate change and biodiversity. He set up the Forum for Ecopsychology and is a member of the British Ecological Society. Stephen co-edits a number of academic journals and has written and edited 60 books.


Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD FISCP is a chartered psychologist and chartered scientist. She is Fellow and Chair of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) and a member of the International Research Centre Development Team of the ISCP. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Her recent book, Introduction to Coaching Psychology (with Palmer) was published in 2021 by Routledge.