Andrew has a background in natural and social sciences. His current work sits at the interface of Science and Technology Studies and Environmental Planning.
BSc (Hons) Biology, University of York
MSc (Distinction) Rural Resource and Countryside Management, Newcastle University
PhD, Newcastle University
Awarded 2008 Ashby Prize for most innovative paper in Environment and Planning A.
My research focuses on the ways in which we understand and organize our relationships with the biophysical environment.
There are currently three strands to this work:
• The framing, formation and management of environmental problems and controversies, especially the way in which these are portrayed and acted upon as ‘interdisciplinary’ concerns. Recently this work has taken flood risk management as a case study.
• The operation, regulation and understanding of the materialities of animal production and processing, especially as ‘vital systems’, ‘critical infrastructure’ or ‘metabolic infrastructure’ that underpin and produce contemporary environments and ways of life. This work builds on and encompasses my previous research on animal diseases and biosecurity.
• Land in a technological society, including the development and function of experts in land management, and the enactment of strategy and regulation.
Dr Paul Cowie "In-Migrant Networks and Knowledge Economies in Rural England" (Completed 2013)
Dr Elizabeth Charles "Community Supported Agriculture in North East England" (Completed 2012)
Dr Justin Armstrong "Veterinary Expertise in the Rural Economy and Policy Making" (Completed 2011)
Dr Richard Lee "Setting Science-Based International Food Standards: Defining Dietary Fibre in the Codex Alimentarius Commission" (Completed 2010)
Dr Katy Wilkinson "Bureaucracy and other stories: Organizing policymaking in DEFRA" (Completed 2009)
Dr Gary Bosworth "Entrepreneurial in-migrants and economic development in rural England" (Completed 2008)
TCP1025 Social Worlds
TCP2023 Understanding Sustainable Development
TCP2027 Research Skills
TCP2028 Understanding Cities
TCP3054 Planning Theory and Politics
TCP8901 The Reflexive Practitioner
TCP8910 Planning Theory (module leader)
TCP8911 Evaluation, Analysis and Research (module leader)
TCP8923 Planning Practice and Climate Change
TCP8929 Stakeholders and Participation (module leader)
TCP8934 Cities, Security and Resilience
TCP8099 Dissertation (module leader)