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Dr. Sally Flint

Dr. Sally Flint

Continuing Professional Development Co-ordinator

 South Cloisters 2.07


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Dr Sally Flint brings her experience as a writer, editor, publisher and lecturer in English/Creative Writing, and work in healthcare, to the role of Continuing Professional Development Co-Ordinator in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences. Communication through storytelling underpins her practice and research, and she works alongside scientists, health experts, educators, youth leaders, artists, translators, and others to raise awareness of social/cultural change, planetary health, and climate justice. As Creative/Editing Lead she is part of a team on Climate Stories, One Chance Left (COP26, Glasgow 2021) and We Still Have a Chance (COP27, Egypt 2022 - which has reached over 28 million people). In 2023, after designing and facilitating creative writing workshops between interdiscipinary groups in UK and UAE connecting science facts and feelings, she is currently developing / editing the co-creation of a bilingual, '12 Poems for 12 Days of COP28' which will be launched in the Blue and Green Zones at COP 28 in Dubai (Nov/Dec 2023), to both policy makers and the public. The poems demonstrate how linking science and the arts can accelerate, encourage and support positive climate actions at all levels. Working with The Theatre of Others these new poems are the inspiration for new sustainable performances at theatre schools around the world, and the bedrock of music and soundscapes created by academics and students at BIMM Institute  - these will also be showcased at COP28. Sally is also part of a groundbreaking programme connecting schools across the ocean, partnering with the University of Exeter, the University of Khorfakkan and Emirates Literature Foundation, and others, to co-create new narratives which bring together youth voices to raise awareness that healing and protecting marine ecosystems is vital for all living things to thrive on this precious planet.            

New Narratives for a Healthy Planet - The Lancet Planetary Health

When Climate Science Met Poetry - The Lit Platform






MA Degree English & Creative Writing

PhD English & Creative Writing


Research interests

Planetary Health - past, present, and future-focussed narratives connecting climate science, education and the arts as a way to accelerate positive change

Medical writing/themes related to short stories and poetry

Ekphrasis and the relationship between text and image, especially in a contemporary context

Publishing and ‘the best words in the best order’ 

Research projects

Poetry project: 12 poems for 12 days of Cop28 in Dubai

Riptide Journal



Flint S (2014). pieces of us., worple press. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

Co-Founder/Editor: Riptide Journal and Press

Associate Editor: Culture Matters



* English/Creative Writing & Publishing

* Creative Approaches to Climate Science

* Medical Humanities

* Liberal Arts/Culture

I design and faciliate academic and public-facing creative writing workshops online or in-person. The workshops might link disciplines on an international level - or focus locally on one subject. EG I have worked with the Met Office, libraries, museums, schools, literature and science festivals, astrophysicists, engineers, medical professionals, trainee lawyers, Devon Drugs Project, on co-creating and publishing stories and poetry. As poet Wallace Stevens writes: 'The Imagination is the only genius'.       

Supervision / Group

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