School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s)

  • Deepening animal-human understanding and relationships through intuitive interspecies communication (IIC)
  • Understanding and application of multi-species research methods
  • Engaging individuals in transformative sustainability education
  • Bridging knowledges through increased respect for Indigenous and other ways of knowing

Academic Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University of Regina
  • Master of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Bachelor of Education, Queen’s University (OEE)
  • Bachelor of History and Literature (Honours), Harvard University

Selected Publications

Barrett, M.J., Hinz, V., Wijngaarden, V., & Lovrod, M. 2021.  ‘Speaking’ with other animals through intuitive interspecies communication. In Hovorka, A., VanPatter, L., McCubbin, S. (Eds.). A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Barrett, M.J., Alphonsus, K., Harmin, M., Epp, T., Hoessler, C., McIntyre, D., Reeder, B., & Singh, B. (2019). Learning for Transdisciplinary Leadership: Why Skilled Scholars Coming Together is Not Enough. Biosciences

McInnis, A., Kincaid, A., Barrett, M.J. (2019). Strengthening Animal-Human Relationships as a Doorway to Indigenous Wellness. Ecopsychology. 11(3), 162-173.

Barrett, M.J., Harmin, M., Maracle, B., Patterson, M., Thomson, C., Flowers, M., and Bors, K. (2017). Shifting Relations with the More-than-Human: Six Threshold Concepts for Transformative Sustainability Learning. Environmental Education Research, 23(1): 131-143.

Barrett, M.J. (2013). Researching through porosity: An animist research methodology. G. Harvey (Ed.). Handbook of contemporary animism. Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing, 20(1), 56-69.