Dr Andrew Donaldson
Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Research
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5806
- Address: School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Newcastle upon Tyne
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
Honours and Awards
Awarded 2008 Ashby Prize for most innovative paper in Environment and Planning A.
My research concerns 'more-than-human' problems and how these are made, framed, envisioned and otherwise engaged with. Empirically, this work has focused on diseases (especially within the food chain), flooding and rural land management. It is now centred on food, urban infrastructures and pathological processes. There are currently 3 overlapping themes in my work:
1) Bodies and infrastructure
In what ways are human and nonhuman bodies (messy, difficult, biological things) bound up in routine, and often hidden, technological relationships that underly our daily lives? What constitutes disruption in these relationships? What are the consequences for 'thinking infrastructurally' about the biological?
2) Managing futures
I have a long term interest in the politics of anticipatory actions from routine governance and forms of planning, to novel risks, emergencies and security - especially mundane security, which relates to the previous theme.
3) Rethinking urban planning as a meeting place and a mediator for different forms of anticipatory action.
This third theme draws on the concepts and empirical insights for the other two and is currently developing through conversations with colleagues and through my teaching, especially in masters modules.
I am working on elements of the first two themes in my current ESRC/FSA funded project "Making Provisions".
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)
TCP2023 Understanding Sustainable Development
TCP2027 Research Skills
TCP2028 Understanding Cities
TCP3054 Planning Theory and Politics
TCP8929 Planning, Power and People (module leader)
TCP8911 Research Design (module leader)
TCP8923 Planning Practice and Climate Change
TCP8934 Cities, Security and Resilience
TCP8099 Dissertation (module leader)
- Donaldson A, Lane SL, Ward N, Whatmore SJ. Overflowing with issues: following the political trajectories of flooding. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 2013, 31(4), 603-618.
- Proctor A, Donaldson A, Phillipson J, Lowe P. Field expertise in rural land management. Environment and Planning A 2012, 44(7), 1696-1711.
- Donaldson A. Surveillance and Non-Humans . In: Ball, K., Haggerty, K., Lyon, D, ed. Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies. Oxford: Routledge, 2012, pp.217-224.
- Proctor A, Phillipson J, Lowe P, Donaldson A. Field Advisers as Agents of Knowledge Exchange. University of Newcastle upon Tyne: Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, 2011. Rural Economy and Land Use Programme Policy and Practice Note Series 30.
- Proctor A, Lowe P, Phillipson J, Donaldson A. Veterinary field expertise: using knowledge gained on the job. Veterinary Record 2011, 169(16), 408-410.
- Enticott G, Donaldson A, Lowe P, Power M, Proctor A, Wilkinson K. The changing role of veterinary expertise in the food chain. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2011, 366(1573), 1955-1965.
- Donaldson A, Ward N, Bradley S. Mess Among Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity in environmental research. Environment and Planning A 2010, 42(7), 1521-1536.
- Wilkinson K, Lowe P, Donaldson A. Beyond Policy Networks: Policy Framing and the Politics of Expertise in the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease Crisis. Public Administration 2010, 88(2), 331-345.
- Donaldson A. Biosecurity after the event: Risk politics and animal disease. Environment and Planning A 2008, 40(7), 1552-1567.
- Donaldson A, Murakami Wood D. Avian influenza and events in political biogeography. Area 2008, 40(1), 128-130.
- Stassart P, Bradley S, Donaldson A. Running an interdisciplinary competency group. Newcastle upon Tyne: Centre for Rural Economy, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2008. Centre for Rural Economy Discussion Paper Series 19.
- Donaldson A. Socialising animal disease risk : inventing traceback and re-inventing animals. Genomics, Society and Policy 2007, 3(2), 57-69.
- Lee R, Ward N, Wilkinson K, Donaldson A. Foot and mouth - five years on : the legacy of the 2001 foot and mouth crisis for farming and the British countryside. Newcastle upon Tyne: Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, 2006. Discussion Paper Series 6.
- Eden S, Donaldson A, Walker G. Green groups and grey areas: Scientific boundary-work, nongovernmental organisations, and environmental knowledge. Environment and Planning A 2006, 38(6), 1061-1076.
- Donaldson A. Performing regions: Territorial development and cultural politics in a Europe of the regions. Environment and Planning A 2006, 38(11), 2075-2092.
- Donaldson A, Heathwaite L, Lane S, Ward N, Whatmore S. Holistic approaches to understanding diffuse land management issues: a framework for interdisciplinary working. Newcastle upon Tyne: Newcastle University, 2005. CRE Discussion Paper 2.
- Eden S, Donaldson A, Walker G. Structuring subjectivities? Using Q methodology in human geography. Area 2005, 37(4), 413-422.
- Ward N, Donaldson A, Lowe P. Policy framing and learning the lessons from the UK's foot and mouth disease crisis. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 2004, 22(2), 291-306.
- Donaldson A, Wood D. Surveilling strange materialities: Categorisation in the evolving geographies of FMD biosecurity. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2004, 22(3), 373-391.
- Ward N, Donaldson A, Lowe P. The 2001 Foot and Mouth Crisis and the Management of Lesson Learning. Newcastle upon Tyne: Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, 2002. Centre for Rural Economy Working Paper 67.
- Donaldson A, Lowe P, Ward N. Virus-crisis-institutional change: The foot and mouth actor network and the governance of rural affairs in the UK. Sociologia Ruralis 2002, 42(3), 201-214.
- Bennett K, Phillipson J, Lowe P, Ward N, Cattermole A, Donaldson A, Elliott C, Midgely J, Thompson N. The Impact of the Foot and Mouth Crisis on Rural Firms: A Survey of Microbusinesses in the North East of England. Newcastle upon Tyne: Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, 2001. Centre for Rural Economy Research Report.
- Donaldson A. Linguistic Minorities in Rural Development: A Case Study of the Cornish Language and Cornwall. Newcastle upon Tyne: Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, 1999. Centre for Rural Economy Working Papers 42.
- Forrester J, Cook B, Bracken L, Cinderby S, Donaldson A. Combining participatory mapping with Q-methodology to map stakeholder perceptions of complex environmental problems. Applied Geography 2015, 56, 199-208.
- Bracken LJ, Oughton EA, Donaldson A, Cook B, Forrester J, Spray C, Cinderby S, Passmore D, Bissett N. Flood risk management, an approach to managing crossborder hazards. Natural Hazards 2016, 82(Supp. 2), 217-240.