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Dr Elizabeth Brooks
Research Associate

  • Email: elizabeth.brooks@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0191 208 8819
  • Fax: 0191 208 6008
  • Address: Dr Liz Brooks
    Research Associate
    School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
    Claremont Tower
    Claremont Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne

Research Interests

I have a background in psychology and social science. My research is mainly focused on people-environment interactions.


Professional background

2000-2005 research officer, then research manager at Counsel and Care, national older people’s charity

1996-2000 researcher in mental health at Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and St Georges Hospital Medical School

1987-1992 editor in arts publishing, including Conran Octopus, Philip Wilson and Centaur Communications



PhD Rural Ageing, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University (funded by ESRC and DCLG)

M.Sc. Ageing and Mental Health, Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London (part-funded by Counsel and Care)

B.Sc. Psychology equivalent (British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Registration); MA History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art; B.A. Philosophy and French, St Catherine’s College Oxford



French (fluent); Japanese (basic)


Research Associate (0.8)

2011-2015 ARCH (Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons), funded by EU Framework Programme 7, led by Norwegian Geotechnical Institute


Research Assistance

Consultancy project on Neighbourhood Planning: acting as critical friend to a Neighbourhood Planning Frontrunner in Northumberland, with Dr Geoff Vigar and Dr Zan Gunn, funded by the Catherine Cookson Trust.

Environmental Justice in the City of Newcastle: investigating the empirical aspects of environmental burdens and benefits in the city, with Professor Simin Davoudi, funded by the Institute for Local Governance.

Tackling Low Standards in Environmental Quality: a rapid review of the evidence, with Professor Simin Davoudi, commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Global SECURE: Sustainable Energy through China-UK Research Engagement: supporting scholar exchange and project outcomes including journal special issues and five year plan of engagement, with Professor John Pendlebury and Professor Simin Davoudi 



TCP8932 Planning for Climate Change 

TCP2023 Understanding Sustainable Development

TCP1026 Understanding Place

TCP3050 Strategies into Action

GEO3019 Analysis of Populations in Space and Time