Reader in Landscape Planning Research & Policy Engagement
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- Address: School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape
Room 411c, Claremont Tower
Newcastle upon Tyne
My main research interests lie in the field of large scale landscape planning & design; landscape ecology; sustainable landscapes; coastal landscape planning, human perception of, experience and relationship with the landscape, participatory landscape planning, cultural landscapes, landscape change & policy development, assessment and planning.
These interests are reflected in my publications and in work and my experience on a wide range of multi-disciplinary research and landscape projects which involve building consensus between the public, voluntary and statutory organisations.
I am increasingly interested in bringing together fields of study in new and creative ways and in fostering the breaking down of traditional disciplinary barriers. I explore new approaches to research in landscape as well as to challenge conventional academic attitudes.
Main Roles and Responsibilities
Academic Director Northern Ireland & North East Doctoral Training Partnership at Newcastle University
Reader in Landscape Planning Research & Policy Engagement, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle
Consulting Editor Landscape Research journal
School Postgraduate Research Committee member
BA (Hons) DipLA MDesS MLI
1996 Certificate in Teaching & Learning, Newcastle University
1993 Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
1992-1993 Master in Design Studies (M.Des.S.), specialising in Landscape Planning and Ecology, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University, USA (Kennedy Memorial Trust Scholarship)
1989-1990 Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (DipLA) (Distinction) Leeds Metropolitan University
1985-1990 BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture (First Class) Leeds Metropolitan University
July 2003-2017 Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
July 2001-July 2004: Landscape Architecture Programmes Director
Sept 1996- June 2003: Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Jan 1994- 1996: Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, (Half-time), Department of Town & Country Planning, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
June 1993-1996: Freelance Environmental Consultant, Associate Consultant with The Environment Practice, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Nov 1990-Aug 1992: Landscape Architect with Woolerton Truscott, Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants, Durham, UK.
July-Nov 1990: Landscape Architect with David Bellamy Environmental Consultants, Durham, UK
Sept 1988-June 1989: Assistant Landscape Architect with Landscape Design Associates, Landscape Architects, Peterborough, UK
- Member of the REF2021 Criteria Stage Assessment Panel C, Sub Panel 13 Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Member of Natural England Science Advisory Committee (NESAC)
- Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
- Board Member of the Landscape Research Group (LRG)
- Member of the ESRC Peer Review College
- Member of the database of independent experts for European Research and Innovation (European Commission)
- Member of the British Council Newton Fund review panel
Honours and Awards
Landscape Institute Award (Research Category) November 2001 for Research on Landscape and Community.
Kennedy Memorial Trust Scholarship to study at Graduate School of Design, Harvard University 1992-3
Landscape Institute Travel Award 1989 to study Reafforestation Projects in Colombia and Ecuador.
Personal and Professional Statement
In my personal and working life the key principles I try to work with are:
- Promoting academic learning, knowledge and responsibility
- Promoting environmental sustainability, particularly in relation to the landscape
- Providing equal opportunities in all spheres of life
- Enabling wherever possible international co-operation, education and learning
I have established an international profile as a respected researcher, rigorous peer reviewer & leader in landscape policy engagement & and in landscape teaching & learning through:
- The production of high quality research projects and publications
- Acting as an adviser, academic ‘interpreter’ and scientific expert on landscape policy & practice
- Assessment, review and development of landscape research, particularly promoting landscape sustainability through integrated interdisciplinary, participatory & collaborative approaches
- Active involvement in enabling the success of young researchers through mentoring, tutoring and collaborations that encourage innovative research and co-operation across disciplinary and practice boundaries.
I joined Newcastle University in 1994 following work in practice within the region and a year carrying out research based at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University funded by a Kennedy Scholarship where I developed a wide-ranging cross-disciplinary understanding of landscape approaches through the study of: landscape planning & the visual landscape (Steinitz, GSD, Harvard), quantitative water resource modelling & planning (Binford, GSD) landscape ecology (Forman, GSD), ecofeminism (Hill, GSD), biodiversity (E.O. Wilson, Arts & Sciences), forest ecology & economic development in the tropics (Godoy, Harvard Institute for International Development), nature metaphors & theory (Leo Marx & Evelyn Fox-Keller, MIT) and Agroforestry Systems (Montagnini, Yale).
I have experience on a wide range of multi-disciplinary research and consultancy landscape projects which involve building consensus between the public, voluntary and statutory organisations. My main research interests lie in the field of large scale landscape planning and design; landscape ecology; sustainable landscapes; coastal landscape planning, human perception of, experience and relationship with the landscape, participatory landscape planning, cultural landscapes and landscape change.
I have developed successful research collaborations within the School, within other Departments and with a number of external organisations. Through my research I have been asked to participate in a number of European initiatives and research bids including funding from the Council of Europe, the EU and UNESCO. I have submitted numerous research proposals to funding bodies over the last few years including to: Leverhulme Trust, DETR, ESRC, AHRC, NERC, MRC, EU, Countryside Agency, Construction Research and Innovation Strategy Panel (CRISP) and MAFF. I have worked with international, national and local organisations on projects including Defra, Natural England, Environment Agency, English Nature, SNH, One-NE, North East Community Forests, Durham Heritage Coast Partnership, Uniscape, British Council/DfID and many others locally, nationally and internationally. Recent research on landscape and water included collaboration on an AHRC funded project ‘Hydrocitizenship’ under the connected communities programme. The knowledge gained in this project has been disseminated in many different ways including keynotes, conference papers, blogs, developing new project proposals and two Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) projects in the North East of England. My research on the European Landscape Convention (ELC), green infrastructure planning and landscape change continues to influence my thinking and I am developing new areas that bring all these strands together in the UK and internationally. I have worked in developing countries on sustainability issues such as the assessment of the landscape impacts of the shrimp industry in Bangladesh. I have spoken, lectured and taught in China, India and a number of countries in Europe. My main teaching responsibilities at Newcastle are with postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) students on sustainable landscape planning and climate change and planning.
I am a Director of the Landscape Research Group Ltd (LRG) and as Managing Editor of the international peer reviewed journal Landscape Research (2009-14) I helped to focus attention within the journal onto cultural landscape issues. I have given many keynote speeches and spoken at a number of conferences and symposiums, including the Council of Europe in relation to the ELC, academic and professional conferences and symposia. I have published widely on cultural landscape issues and landscape sustainability. My publications include the book, ‘New Cultural Landscapes’ (2014) which explores issues of heritage, conservation, human-nature relationships in the landscape and the creation of meaning in future landscapes. I am presently exploring alternative forms of publishing and dissemination of research through digital media. In addition to professional reports, my publications range from international academic peer-review papers, to ‘think’ pieces in professional journals in the UK and abroad. I have spoken in various countries on how to publish peer review papers in international journals.
I have acted as internal and external examiner at all levels of University education (undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD) both in the UK and abroad. I am presently External Examiner on the innovative Landscape Programmes at Writtle University College. I have supervised a number of successful PhD candidates and numerous students who are now in Landscape and Planning professional practice. I have also supervised post-doctoral visitors and academics who come to Newcastle to carry out research with me.
Selected Esteem Indicators/National and International Recognition:
- 2018 appointed as member of the REF2021 Criteria Stage Assessment Panel C, Sub Panel 13 Architecture, Planning & Landscape http://www.ref.ac.uk/media/ref,2021/downloads/Criteria%20phase%20panel%20membership%20-%20updated%2028.03.18.pdf
- 2017 Invitation to give Public Lecture ‘Hydro-citizenship: Tracing how citizens and communities live with each other and their environment in relation to water’. Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning, Copenhagen University 30.11.17.
- 2017 Keynote: ‘Collaboration for Co-production of Future Landscapes: Emerging Ideas, Methods and Policy Development in the UK’ FREMTIDENS LANDSKABER Afslutningskonference udfordringer - erfaringer –løsninger, Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning, Copenhagen University 16.11.17.
- 2017 Invitation to judge Landscape Policy & Research category, the Landscape Institute’s Awards 2017.
- 2017 Invitation to take part in Public Exhibition of research at ‘Science Uncovered’ event, Great North Museum, Newcastle, (funded by EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme) 29.09.17
- 2016-2019 Appointed Academic Director Newcastle Doctoral Training Centre/Partnership (NEDTC/NINEDTP)
- 2016 September Chair Panel 2: Landscape impacts assessment, Science & Law Seminar London, Natural England Science Advisory Committee (NESAC) Science into Practice Seminar series
- 2016 ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships Peer Review Assessor
- 2016 September Keynote/Summary: ‘Reflections: Getting grassroots expertise into landscape policy, practice and research’ at Artists, Farmers and Philosophers Symposium, The Bowes Museum, Co Durham 7-9 September
- 2015 November Keynote: ICOMOS-IFLA ISCCL International Symposium Jeju Island, S. Korea
- 2015 Keynote: ‘Urban Foodscapes’ at The Role of Food and Food Culture for a Sustainable Landscape Heritage Symposium, Stora Salen, Swedish National Heritage Board (RAÄ), Storgatan 41, Stockholm. 22 May 2015
- 2015 March Keynote: Anglo-Japan Workshop on Brownfield Regeneration with Green Infrastructure: Creating a Culture and Values, Osaka, Japan (Japanese Government Funded).
- 2015 Evaluation committee professor/associate professor landscape architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
- 2015 November Keynote: Research Seminar Swedish Agricultural University (SLU), Alnarp, Sweden ‘Crossing the Boundaries to new ways of working: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary research’
- 2015 Invited Speaker: ‘Is There Life After REF2014?’ Research Outputs: A Discussion with staff of the Landscape Department, Sheffield University June 2015
- 2015 June Keynote: Irish National Landscape Forum Symposium, Dublin, ‘Landscape Strategies in England’
- 2015-16 Member of World Urban Parks Knowledge and Standards Committee (formerly IFPRA)
- 2015-present Member, Natural England’s Landscape Advisory Group (LAG)
- 2015 Invited member NERC Green Infrastructure call review panel
- 2015 Invited Reviewer for research papers for European Councils of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS)
- 2014 Keynote: ‘Science & Evidence’ Natural England Conference, York, November 13
- 2014-present Consulting Editor Landscape Research international peer review journal; 2009-2014 Managing Editor; 2006-2006 Deputy Editor. 2015Impact Factor: 1.012 Ranking: 48/76 (Geography), 81/100 (Environmental Studies) 2015 5-year Impact Factor: 1.227 journal http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/01426397.htm
- 2014 May - Validation panel, Master of Landscape Architecture programme Kingston University UK.
- 2014 Reviewer of research proposals for: AHRC, ESRC; Leverhulme Trust; Research Grants Council Hong Kong; Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
- 2014 & 2011 Member, Landscape Institute Awards panel
- 2014-present Member, Scientific Advisory Group, EU FP7 GREEN SURGE (Infrastructure & Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban Development and the Green Economy) - 24 partners/11 countries www.greensurge.eu
- 2014 November Keynote: ‘The Art of Composing Scientific Articles: Analysis of Papers, Editors’ Survey & Reflections on Experience from Publishing Landscape Research 2004-2013’, Research Workshop, Department of Landscape Architecture, SLU, Alnarp, Sweden
- 2014 and other dates Keynote/Invited Speaker to PhD Workshops: Politecnico di Torino PhD School, 2014; VOLANTE and University of the Aegean PhD Summer School 2013; ELC Anniversary Conference, Civilscape, Florence 2010; Malaysia, publishing for young academics invitation 2010; SAPL, UK 2009.
- 2013-14 Assessor, UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) Sub-panel 16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning http://www.ref.ac.uk/
- 2013-present Review Panel, British Council Researcher Links and Newton Fund
- 2013-present Member, Natural England Science Advisory Committee (NESAC)
- 2013 Keynote: ‘New Cultural Landscapes: More than a ‘cultural repository of evidence’?’ Cultural Landscapes Symposium, Edinburgh College of Art, 6-7 September
- 2013 Reviews for Marine Management Organisation: Social Research Strategy; Research project: Social Impacts of Fisheries, Aquaculture, Recreation & Tourism; Marine Protected Areas in Marine Plan Areas in England
- 2012 Scientific Advisory Committee, review of Landscape Evidence & Knowledge for Scottish Natural Heritage
- 2012 Invited to join the database of independent experts for European Research and Innovation (European Commission)(specifically in relation to FP7 Green Infrastructure proposals)
- 2012 October Keynote/Summary speech: ‘Vision for the future of Europe on territorial democracy: landscape as a new strategy for spatial planning’ 12th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention (ELC), Thessaloniki, Greece 2-3 Oct 2013
- 2012 Invited participant, AHRC Communities, Cultures, Environments & Sustainability ‘sandpit’ event, Bristol.
- 2011-2018 Selected Invitations to review research papers for: Nature–Climate Change; Social & Cultural Geography; Intelligent Buildings International; Space & Culture; JEPM; Planning Theory; Sustainability; Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science; Climatic Change; Environmental Value; Poetics; Journal of Landscape Architecture; Journal of Urban History; Town Planning Review; Journal of King Saud University; Sustainability journal; Urban Ecosystems; Journal of Environmental Quality; Sustainable Urban Development; International Journal of Heritage Studies
- 2011-2016 Book proposals reviewer for: Edward Elgar; Thomson Professional; Architectural Press; Elsevier Science; Routledge/Taylor & Francis/Earthscan.
- 2011 July Invited Discussant and member of Organising committee Foundation for Environmental Conservation (FEC) 6th International Conference on Environmental Future Environmental Conservation on interdisciplinary progress in environmental science and management http://www.ncl.ac.uk.icef
- 2010-present Member of Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College
- 2010 Chair Landscape Character Network Workshop: Landscape and partnership working, Newcastle.
- 2009 Peer Review, UK Government Foresight Land Use Future on Societal attitudes & perceptions of land use
- 2009 Keynote Speaker, IFPRA Annual Conference, Finland
- 2009 Session Chair Reassessing Landscape Drivers; the Globalist Environmental Agenda, expert seminar, Lund.
- 2008 Invited Speaker Tuscan Authorities, Florence Biennale ‘Foundations for a Landscape Education’
- 2008 Chair, Expert Seminar on the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention, Sheffield.
- 2008 Invited expert Nottingham ESF-COST Workshop, New Approaches to Landscape (leader S. Daniels)
- 2008 HEFCE Panel Inspector Sheffield University Department of Landscape
- 2007-9 Keynote ELC and its role in Planning, Policy & Strategy, NE Seminar & Workshop, Tyne & Wear.
- 2007 Statement to Council of Europe, Strasbourg on the Implementation of the ELC on behalf of LRG.
- 2007 Invitation to act on Advisory Editorial Panel, Landscape Architecture China.
- 2005 Visiting Professor, School of Landscape Architecture Beijing University Shenzhen Campus (6 weeks); Public lectures at Beijing University, Beijing and Xi'an University of Architecture & Technology
- 2005 Keynote Durham Heritage Coast Forum
- 2002-2007 Member of Landscape Institute Research Committee
- 2001 Won Landscape Institute Award (Research Category) for Research on Landscape & Community.
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Throughout my career I have been involved in integrated interdisciplinary research primarily focused on landscape planning issues. My main research interests lie in the field of large scale landscape planning and design; landscape ecology; sustainable and cultural landscapes; coastal landscape planning, human perception of, experience and relationship with the landscape with a specific focus on community participation and the landscape.
My recent research includes working with communities using a cultural landscape approach and co-production methods between communities, artists and researchers to facilitate engagement and discussion with specific, targeted communities. Projects such as the Northern Heartlands HLF funded project use innovative approaches to enable communities to describe how their place and landscape has changed and is now valued, how this can be translated into future policy, strategy and plans and in the development and support of 'community champions'.
I am always interested to hear from potential PhD students and other possible collaborators in these areas.
Presently Consulting Editor of Landscape Research journal; Managing Editor 2009-13; Deputy Editor 2003-09
- Implementing a ‘landscape approach’ to community development
- Experimental arts-based approaches to landscape research
- Human and non(more-than)-human relationships with water and landscapes
- Coastal and marine landscape planning and management
- Food and landscape
REF2021 Panel member; Supervision of PhD and MPhil students; Postgraduate Research (PGR) Committee Member.
My research activities feed into my teaching at many different levels. At present this is concentrated on PhD supervision and the development of postgraduate opportunities particularly with regard to research training and professionally accredited Masters programmes. International links through Editorship of Landscape Research, the various research and teaching projects I carry out provide the impetus for new contacts and links in other countries, visitors to Newcastle and collaborative working. I have been involved in a number of PhD workshops in various countries, focusing on publishing in peer review journals and implementation of the European Landscape Convention.
PhD Research Supervision:
Sally WATSON (UK) NINEDTP ESRC funded studentship ‘Playing out: A study into children’s use of public space in 1970s housing estates’ (commencing September 2018).
Tokunbo Olorundami (Nigeria) Mapping the Contextual Barriers and Opportunities for Realizing Effectiveness in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): A Case Study of Nigeria (commenced Sept 2017).
Neils DABAULT (NL) AHRC Northern Bridge Studentship, ‘Cultural Heritage and Landscape Identity in the Tyne Valley: Participatory GIS for Landscape Archaeology’ (commenced Jan 2017)
Mitra CHERAGHI (Iran) Analysis of the Improvement Methods of Architectural Quality of Urban with a Social Sustainability Approach: Case Study of Tehran’s Ferdowsi Neighbourhood (commenced 2016)
Kathryn WATSON (UK) ESRC NEDTC Studentship, ‘Common Seas? Effects of Offshore Development on the Marine Environment as Public Space’ (commenced 2016)
Keiji, MAKINO (Japan) ‘An Ecology of Land Use: With particular reference to optimizing methods for striking a balance between man and nature; their connections in historic centres of Jesmond and Hagi, Japan’ (commenced Aug 2013)
Goran ERFANI (Iran) ‘Participatory Processes and Sense of Place, the case of Tehran, Iran’ (2012-2017)
Maimuna SALEH BALA (Nigeria) Evolving Sustainable Landscape Models for Oil and Gas Exploration Regions in Nigeria (2011-2016).
Amira Amira Ezzat Abd Elshafi HASANEIN, (Egypt) ‘Microclimate perception as a guide to outdoor space design’ (Jan 2011-Feb 2016).
Joseph MACARTHY (Sierra Leone) ‘Integrating Climate Change considerations in planning for urban development: The case of Freetown, Sierra Leone’ (Sept 2008-March 2012)
Tamer AHMED (Egypt) ‘Urban Landscape Infrastructure and Liveable Communities – A Case Study of New-Cairo, Egypt’ (Sept 2005- March 2011)
Jin AN (Korea) ‘Landscape Evaluation Using Virtual Environments’ (Sept 2002-Nov 2012)
Ian MELL (UK) ESRC/CASE studentship ‘Green Infrastructure: Concepts, Perceptions and its use in Spatial Planning’ (Sept 2005-July 2010)
Hannah MACPHERSON (UK) ESRC Studentship 1 3, ‘Landscapes of blindness and visual impairment: sight, touch and laughter in the English countryside’ (Sept 2003-Aug 2007)
Osman TAHIR (Malaysia) Sustainable Landscape Management for Urban Landscapes in Malaysia (April 2002-Dec 2005)
Other Supervision & Visitors:
Clive Davies (UK) Honorary Visiting Fellow 2007-present; Maria Bihunova (Slovakia) May 2015;Cao Yu (China) 2014;Dr Juan Garcia Esparza (Spain) 2012-13;Dr Tomoko MIGAYAWA (Japan) Postdoc visitor July 2014; Dr Albert LLAUSAS PASCUAL (Spain) Postdoc visitor Sept-Dec 2009; Dr Abdulaziz Mohammed ALAWAYED (Saudi Arabia) KFU BAE SYSTEMS Post-doctoral Summer Research Programme 2007; Dr Yum-geum KIM (Korea) Postdoc visitor Oct 2005-Sept 2006; Brett GRIMM (Australia) visiting PhD July 2005-Jan 2006;Dr Keitaro ITO Postdoc visitor (Japan) 2002;S.MOROVIC (Slovenia) MPhil full-time 2001-2.
Ishtiaque SHAMS Assessing the compatibility of green space multifunctionality, The School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), Manchester University, December 2017 (Extenal).
Johanna DEAK The Emerald Web: Regulating Ecosystem Services of Dispersed Green-Blue Structures in the Urban Matrix. Swedish Agricultural University (SLU), Sweden, November 2014 (External/opponent)
Gamal M.G.T. MOHAMMED Developing an Anatomical Approach to Urban Spatial Morphology: Integrating ideological & physical dimensions of urban form in the Middle East. Sheffield Univ. Aug. 2012 (External)
Lene LOTTRUP Workplace Greenery: Use, preferences, & health benefits of green outdoor environments at workplaces. Dept. of Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen. May 2012 (External)
Sam Shor Nahar YAAKOB Identification of Physical Impact Indicators for the Tropical Mountain Trail: The case of Gunung Tahan Trail, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia. March 2011 (Internal)
Helena NORDH, Helena, Components of small urban parks that predict the possibility for restoration. Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Spatial Planning, Norwegian Univ.of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. Sept 2010 (External/public defence of the thesis)
Mohd Yazid Mohd YUNOS, Public Participation in the urban landscape and part development process in Kuala Lumpur, Planning for Real in Datuk Keramat Lake Garden, June 2010. (Internal)
Katherine BEANEY Impact of green & open spaces on city centre residents. Sheffield Univ. Jan 2010 (External)
Rachel CURZON Process characteristics of land use decision making- change conflict, compromise and stakeholders in the restoration of former mineral sites in the UK. Birmingham Univ. Nov 2009 (Staff/External)
Ameera AL-HASSAN Environmental Architecture Education; A comparative study between the curricula of Kuwait University and Newcastle University with reflection on policy making and end users. Jan 2009 (Internal)
Samar NAZAR Hortus Conclusus’: Change, perception and meaning in Artas Valley/Palestine. Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences, Department of Economics & Resource Management, Aas, Norway. 2008 (External)
Kyraleigh HAMILTON Bioregionalism in a UK Context: the interrelationship between people, place and non-human nature, University of Gloucester, Jan 2007 (External)
Carl SMITH Green Homes: A study of their residential landscape sustainability. Sheffield Univ. Oct 2005 (External)
Keren JONES Children’s Participation in Landscape Design. Univ. of Central England Dec 2004 (External)
Anna JORGENSEN Living in the urban wild woods – a case study of the ecological woodland approach to landscape planning & design at Birchwood Warrington New Town, Sheffield Univ. Dec 2003 (Staff/ External)
Ming Chia LAI Community involvement in the restoration of historic urban park, Sheffield Univ.July 2002 (External)
Jinxuan WANG, University College Dublin May 2016 (External); Kevin CAMPION Edinburgh College of Art, May 2007 (External); Richard ROBERTS Jan 2003 (Internal); David FEIGE Aug 1999 (Internal)
- External Examiner MA Landscape Architecture (2 year course with a conversion year) and MA Garden Design Courses, Writtle University College 2017-2021
- External Examiner Postgraduate Landscape Courses, Birmingham University 2001-5
- External Examiner Landscape Planning & Management Undergraduate Programmes Manchester University 2004-7
- External Examiner BA (Hons) Undergraduate Landscape Architecture course, Leeds Met. University 1999-2003
Selected Research Grants, Projects & Funding
Research Title: What is an Urban National Forest?
Funding Body: Catherine Cookson Foundation
Researchers: Maggie Roe, Tim Townshend, Clive Davies in collaboration with Catharine Ward-Thompson (Edinburgh) and Natalie Gilsrud (Copenhagen)
Total Project Value: £2930.13
Project Title: Northern Heartlands Great Place Scheme
Funding Body: Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
Total Project Value: £1.48 million
Project Title: Tyne to Tees, Shores and Seas Seascape Partnership, County Durham
Funding Body: Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
Total Project Funding £2.9m, (£5M total) including development funding of £201,600 1 year development period, followed by 3 year implementation project.
Research Title: Towards Hydrocitizenship: Connecting communities with and through responses to interdependent, multiple water issues
Funding Body: AHRC
Researchers: Owain Jones (University of Gloucestershire (CCRI)); Lindsey McEwen and Michael Buser (University of the West of England, Bristol); Stephen Bottoms (University of Manchester); Andrew Church (University of Brighton); Peter Coates (University of Bristol); Graeme Evans (University of Middlesex); Sara Penrhyn Jones (University of Aberystwyth); Alex Plows (University of Bangor); Maggie Roe (University of Newcastle).
Total Project Value: £1.4m
Research Title: Hydrocitizenship development project
Funding Body: AHRC
Researchers: M.H.Roe (Newcastle), O.Jones (Gloucester), A. McCapra (LI), P. Coates (Bristol), S. Penryn Jones (Aberystwyth), A. Church (Brighton), A. Plows (Bangor). G. Evans (Brunel), M. Buser (UWE), S. Bottoms (Manchester
Research Title: ‘Valuing Nature Network’ project examining ‘Interdisciplinary methods to build a socio-ecological decision-making tool in Marine Governance and Policy’. The Valuing Nature Network is an Interdisciplinary Network for Valuing Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Natural Resource Use.
Funding Body: Natural Environment Research Council and a project of the Living With Environmental Change partnership.
Researchers: Chilton, S., Stead, S., Metcalf, H., Rushton, S., Roe, M. H. et al.
Research Title: ESRC/CASE Seminar (ESRC funded) Green Infrastructure Planning RES-623-26-0005 ESRC Knowledge Transfer Seminar: Green Infrastructure Planning: Translating knowledge into planning practice and policy
Date: Thursday 25th June 2009
Researchers: Newcastle University (Maggie Roe – Primary Investigator/Applicant)
Total Project Value: £1,601.00
Research Title: Green infrastructure, environmental perception and spatial behaviour RES/0360/7243 Ref: PTA-033-2005-00001
Funding Body: ESRC/CASE Studentship;
Researchers: Student Name: Ian C. Mell; Collaborating Organisation: North East Community Forests (NECF)
Total Project Value: £6,000 from ESRC (over three years)
Research Title: ECOPLAN (Ecology, Planning and Landscape Applications Network)
Funding Body: ESRC - Seminar group
Researcher(s): P. Selman - Leader (GLOSCAT); Co-Investigators: Roe (Newcastle University); Dover (Myerscough College, Lancs), Kirby (English Nature, Peterborough), Dennis (Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen), Macfarlane, (University of Northumbria) Kidd (Liverpool University), Hughes (Scottish Natural Heritage).
Total Project Value: £11,944
Title: Editorship of Landscape Research Journal
Funding Body: Landscape Research Group (LRG) LRG KH070938.
Researchers: Maggie Roe (Editor from 2009) Deputy Editor (from 2004).
Research Title: Marine spatial planning – Reflecting on new agendas for planning
Funding Body: Newcastle University PVC R&I Strategic Fund 2010-2011
Date: March 2011-Jan 2012
Researchers: Maggie Roe and Paola Gazzola, SAPL, Newcastle University
Research Title: The Development of an approach to facilitate judgement on landscape change options.
Funding Body: Natural England
Date: Jan-March 2010
Researchers: Newcastle University (M. H. Roe – Primary Investigator); Sheffield University Professor Paul Selman and Professor Carys Swanwick – co-investigators)
Research Title: Establishment of a baseline for, and monitoring of the impact of, the European Landscape Convention in the UK
Funding Body: Defra (and a Steering Committee) Research Contract: CR 0401
Date: September 2008 - June 2008
Researchers: Newcastle University (M. H. Roe – Primary Investigator; I. C. Mell – Research Assistant); Manchester University (C. Jones); Sheffield University (P. Selman & C. Swanwick)
Research title: ECLAS 'Le:Notre' Thematic Network Project
Funding Body: European Union Erasmus-Socrates Programme
Date: Commencing April 2003 – extended to 2009
Researcher(s): Maggie Roe (est. 10 days/year) with representatives from 100 Universities from 30 countries across Europe. Leader: Professor Richard Stiles, Technische Universitat Wien, Austria.
Second Stage Le Notre II project now in operation
Research Title: Research to Support the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention in England
Funding Body: Natural England
Date: November 2007 -April 2008-07-30
Researchers: Newcastle University (M. H. Roe – Primary Investigator; I. C. Mell); Manchester University (C. Jones)
Research Title: Green Infrastructure in the City Regions RES/0360/7246
Funding Body: Countryside Agency and others
Date: August 2005-March 2006
Researchers: Maggie Roe with R. Macfarlane, CESA, Northumbria University & Clive Davies, North East Community Forests (NECF)
Research Title: Open Space and Recreational Needs Assessment
Funding Body: Durham City Council
Date: January 2007-July 2007
Researchers: North East community Forests Ltd and Associates (Maggie Roe, Sue Jackson/BlueSpace Environments and others)
Research Title: Regional Community Forest Development Mapping Project
Funding Body: Community Forest consortium
Date: February-April 2004
Researchers: Maggie Roe with R. Macfarlane, Centre for Environmental and Spatial Analysis,
University of Northumbria.
Research Title: Sustainable land use planning and environmental management for salinity affected coastal regions of Bangladesh: a study on Rupsha Thana, Khulna District
Funding Body: DFID/The British Council
Date: 1 April, 2003-31 March, 2006
Researcher(s): Maggie Roe (UK Co-ordinator); Graham Tipple (APL); Suzanne Speak (APL);
Martin le Tissier (CRC); John Gower (AES) with Dr. Mahmudul Hasan (Bangladesh Co-ordinator, Associate Professor, Urban and Rural Planning Discipline) and other researchers from Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh
Research Title: Children & the Landscape: an examination of the effectiveness of children's participation in landscape policy and practice
Funding Body: FLESS Innovation Grant
Researchers: Maggie Roe and Karen Scott in collaboration
with Professor Paul Younger & Aiden Doyle (HERO)
Total Project Value: £2,200
Research Title: Greening for Growth Access for All Strategy for South East Northumberland
Funding Body: Countryside Agency
Researcher(s): M. H. Roe with the Centre for Environmental & Spatial Analysis, Northumbria University
Research Title: Interdisciplinary study: Park planning for children’s play and ecological education - Comparative project Newcastle and Japan
Funding Body: Japanese government scholarship
Date: Commenced 2002
Researchers: Maggie Roe and Keitaro Ito (Japan)
Other projects include:
Northumberland Coast Recreation Strategy, 1996/7
State of the District Report, Sedgefield District Council County Durham 1996/7
River Tweed Estuary Management Plan 1996/7
I am always interested in hearing from possible students who would like to pursue research in my own areas of work. My research activities feed into my teaching at many different levels. In the past this has been through teaching on the professionally accredited MLA. At present this is concentrated on PhD and the development of postgraduate opportunities and research-based Masters programmes.
Half of my time is spent as Academic Director of the Northern Ireland and North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) at Newcastle where I am developing the advanced training programme for young researchers and opportunities for young researchers at PhD and Postdoctoral levels. I am also involved in developing approaches to thinking about maintaining the mental health of young researchers and many other issues such as equal opportunities and student-led approaches.
My normal teaching includes dissertation tuition at undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters) levels. Module teaching focuses on Landscape and Environmental Planning which is closely aligned with my own research. I lead a number of postgraduate modules including 'Green Infrastructure & Landscape Planning’ and the corresponding project-based module available to postgraduate students. Students are able to follow-up landscape and environmental themes through their dissertation work.
I am particularly keen to promote cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities through my teaching. I have contributed to a number of PhD workshops at home in the UK and abroad that help students to develop their research and in particular to focus on the skills needed for international peer reviewed publications.
- Roe MH. Landscape and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Interactions, Memories and Meanings. In: Peter Davis, Michelle Stefano, ed. The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage. Routledge, 2017.
- Roe MH. Developing Shared Socio-cultural Values in Green Infrastructure Planning. In: International Workshop on Brownfield regeneration 2016 with Green Infrastructure (GI): Creating a Culture and Values. 2016, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University, Japan.
- Roe MH. Editorial: food and landscape. Landscape Research 2016, 41(7), 709-713.
- Roe MH, Sarlöv Herlin I, Speak SE. Identity, food and landscape character in the urban context. Landscape Research 2016, 41(7), 757-772.
- Roe M, Sarlov Herlin I, Speak S. Identity, food and landscape character in the urban context. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 2016, 41(7), 757-772.
- Roe MH. Sea Stories: Cultures, Communities and Landscapes. Landscape Research Extra 2016, 71, 9-10. In Preparation.
- Roe MH. The Intangible Heritage of the Everyday Landscape: Reflections on movement, interaction and change and the building of a landscape conscience. In: ICOMOS-IFLA ISCCL 2015 Annual Meeting Re-thinking Lifescape: Linking Landscape to Everyday Life. 2016, Haenyeo Museum & Jeju Stone Park, Jeju, Korea.
- Roe MH. Crossing the Boundaries to New Ways of Working: The challenges of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research. In: SLU Research Workshop, Department of Landscape Architecture. 2015, Alnarp, Sweden.
- Roe MH. Landscape Strategies and Strategic Thinking in England. In: National Landscape Forum 2015. 2015, Dublin, Ireland: Landscape Alliance Ireland.
- Gazzola P, Roe M, Cowie P. Marine spatial planning and terrestrial spatial planning: reflecting on new agendas. Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy 2015, 33(5), 1156-1172.
- Roe MH. Review: on the Role of Food and Food Culture for a Sustainable Landscape Heritage: a symposium at Stora Salen, Swedish National Heritage Board (RAA), Storgatan 41 Stockholm, Friday 22 May 2015. Landscape Research Extra 2015, 74, 9-10.
- Roe MH, Sarlöv Herlin I, Speak S. Cultivating food in urban and fringe landscapes. In: Landscape: A Place of Cultivation (ECLAS 2014). 2014, Porto, Portugal: University of Porto/ECLAS.
- Roe MH, Taylor K, ed. New Cultural Landscapes. Routledge, 2014.
- Roe M, Taylor K. New cultural landscapes: Emerging issues, context and themes. In: New Cultural Landscapes. London, UK: Taylor and Francis, 2014, pp.1-23.
- Roe MH. Understanding shared socio-cultural values in relation to planning the Marine Environment. In: 2015 ialeUK Annual Conference: Seascape ecology - connecting land, sea and society. 2014, Edinburgh: ialeUK.
- Roe MH. Editorial: Materiality, Association and Change. Landscape Research 2013, 37(1), 1-5.
- Roe MH, Mell IC. Negotiating value and priorities: evaluating the demands of green infrastructure development. Journal of Environmental Planning & Management 2013, 56(5), 650-673.
- Roe MH. Policy Change and ELC Implementation: Establishment of a baseline for understanding the impact on UK national policy of the European Landscape Convention. Landscape Research 2013, 38(6), 768-798.
- Roe MH. Research Excellence and Landscape Research. Landscape Research 2013, 38(1), 1-3.
- Bell S, Brinkhuijsen M, Atik M, Probstl-Haider U, Jiricka A, Larden M, Tratsela M, Meireles-Rodrigues F, Roe M, Alves S. Sustainable Tourism. In: Stiles, R;Ortacesme, V; Meeres, S; Libbrecht, H; Bell, S; de Vries, J, ed. Antalya's Landscape. Marki, Poland: Le Notre Landscape Motographs, 2013, pp.145-181.
- Llausas A, Roe MH. Green Infrastructure Planning: Cross-National Analysis between the North East of England (UK) and Catalonia (Spain) . European Planning Studies 2012, 20(4), 641-663.
- Roe MH. Improving intelligence: the key to landscape sustainability?. In: Conrad, E. and Cassar, L.F, ed. Landscape Approaches for Ecosystem Management in Mediterranean Islands. Msida, Malta: Institute of Earth Systems, University of Malta, 2012, pp.87-108.
- Roe MH. Making Sense of Place at the Landscape Scale. In: Convery, I; Corsane, G; Davies, P, ed. Making Sense of Place: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2012, pp.191-206.
- Roe MH. Public participation and governance in landscape decisions. In: Papayannis, T; Howard, P, ed. Reclaiming the Greek Landscape. Athens, Greece: MedINA, 2012, pp.255-270.
- Roe MH. Crossing the Boundaries?. In: Bell, S.; Sarlov-Herlin, I.; Stiles, R, ed. Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2011, pp.299-315.
- Roe MH. Editorial. Landscape Research 2011, 36(1), 1-2.
- Roe MH. Editorial: Landscape and Mining. Landscape Research 2011, 36(2), 189-190.
- Roe MH. Editorial. Landscape Research 2010, 35(1), 1.
- Mell IC, Roe MH. Evaluating the demands of Green Infrastructure Development: People, Policy and Practice. In: Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning. 2010, Budapest, Hungary: Budapest Corvinus University.
- Roe MH. Policy Change and ELC Implementation: Establishment of a baseline for understanding the impact of the European Landscape Convention in the UK. In: The European Landscape Convention in Research Perspective: Proceedings of the Living Landscape Conference. 2010, Florence: Uniscape / Bandecchi & Vivaldi.
- Roe MH. Reasons to be Optimistic: Implementing the European Landscape Convention. IFPRA World 2010, March, 26-28.
- Roe MH, Selman P, Swanwick C. The Development of an approach to facilitate judgement on landscape change options. 2010. Natural England.
- Roe M. Editorial. Landscape Research 2009, 34(1), 1-6.
- Roe M. Editorial note. Landscape Research 2009, 34(5), 507-508.
- Roe MH. Editorial Note. Landscape Research 2009, 34(5), 507-508.
- Roe MH. Editorial: The Times They Are A-Changin’. Landscape Research 2009, 34(1), 1-6.
- Roe MH, Selman P, Jones C, Mell IC, Swanwick C. Establishment of a baseline for, and monitoring of the impact of, the European Landscape Convention in the UK. London: Defra, 2009. Defra Research Contract No. CR 0401.
- Roe MH. Reuniting Culture and Nature: Implementing the European Landscape Convention. In: IFPRA Europe 2009. 2009, Mikkeli, Finland: International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration.
- James P, Tzoulas K, Adams MD, Barber A, Box J, Breuste J, Elmqvist T, Frith M, Gordon C, Greening KL, Handley J, Haworth S, Kazmierczak AE, Johnston M, Korpela K, Moretti M, Niemela J, Pauleit S, Roe MH, Sadler JP, Thompson CW. Towards an integrated understanding of green space in the European built environment. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 2009, 8(2), 65-75.
- Roe M. British Landscape Architecture: History and Education. In: Yu, Kongjian, ed. World Landscape Architecture: profession and education. Beijing, PRC, 2008.
- Roe MH. Landscape Quality: Policy Performance in England in Relation to the European Landscape Convention. In: New Landscapes - New Lives: New Challenges in Landscape Planning, Design and Management. 2008, Alnarp, Sweden: European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools.
- Roe M, Charlton G. Report on Research to Support the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention in England. LCN News 2008, 28(Summer), 14-19.
- Kim Y-K, Roe M. The Role of Friends Groups in the Development and Management of Parks. Landscape Review 2008, 12(2), 32-49.
- Kim Y-G, Roe M. A Study on Partnerships in the Development of Parks in UK. Journal of the Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture 2007, 35(2), 1-12.
- Roe M. British Landscape Architecture: History and Education. Urban Space Design 2007, 20(05), 109-117.
- Roe M. Editorial - Regional perspective: Transitional landscapes in Eastern Asia. Landscape Research 2007, 32(2), 111-115.
- Roe MH. Feeling ‘Secrety’: Children’s views on involvement in landscape decisions. Environmental Education Research 2007, 13(4), 467-485.
- Roe M, Mell IC. Green Infrastructure and Landscape Planning: Collaborative Projects in the North East of England. In: Landscape Assessment - From Theory to Practice: Applications in Planning and Design, Proceedings of the 18th Interantional annucal ECLAS Conference. 2007, Belgrade, Serbia: Belgrade : University of Belgrade.
- Mell IC, Roe M. Green Infrastructure: Innovative Landscape Planning for Multifunctional Environments?. In: Fabos Landscape Planning and Greenway Symposium. 2007, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
- Benson JF, Roe M, ed. Landscape and Sustainability. Oxford: Routledge, 2007.
- Roe M. Landscape and Sustainability: An Overview. In: Benson, JF; Roe, MH, ed. Landscape and Sustainability. Oxford: Routledge, 2007, pp.1-15.
- Roe M. So What is a (Landscape) Academic to do?. Landscape Research Extra 2007, 42, 10-11.
- Roe M, on behalf of the Landscape Research Group. Statement for Conference of the Council of Europe on implementing the European Landscape Convention (ELC) Strasbourg 22-23 March. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2007.
- Roe M. The Community and the Landscape Professional. In: Benson, JF; Roe, MH, ed. Landscape and Sustainability. Oxford: Routledge, 2007, pp.235-265.
- Roe M. The European Landscape Convention: Embodiment of Landscape as Cultural Heritage?. Journal of Chinese Landscape Architecture 2007, 23/149(11), 10-15.
- Roe M. The Social Dimensions of Landscape Sustainability. In: Benson, JF; Roe MH, ed. Landscape and Sustainability. Oxford: Routledge, 2007, pp.58-83.
- Roe MH. Children's Relationship with their Local Landcape: A Study in the North East of England. In: Planning and designing healthy public outdoor spaces for young people in the 21st century. 2006, Bristol.
- Davies C, Macfarlane R, Roe MH. Green Infrastructure Planning Guide. University of Northumbria, North East Community Forests, University of Newcastle, Countryside Agency, English Nature, Forestry Commission, Groundwork Trusts, 2006. 2 Volumes: Final Report and GI Planning Guide.
- Roe M. 'Making a wish': Children and the local landscape. Local Environment 2006, 11(2), 163-181.
- Townshend TG, Madani-Pour A, Roe MH. Public Space Vitality in the North East of England. 2006. Final Report.
- Tahir OM, Roe MH. Sustainable Urban Landscapes: Making the Case for the Development of an Improved Management System. Alam Cipta, International Journal on sustainable Tropical Design Research & Practice 2006, 1(1), 17-23.
- Roe MH. Community Forestry and Landscape Identity: Planning New Forest Landscapes. In: Forum UNESCO University and Heritage 10th International Seminar, Cultural Landscapes in the 21st Century. 2005, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Mahmudul H, Roe M. Sustainable Land Use Planning and Environmental Management for Salinity Affected Coastal Regions of Bangladesh: A Study of Rupsha Thana, Khulna District (Part III). Bangladesh: Khulna University, 2005.
- Roe M. Landscape Planning and Participation. In: Roe, M., Hasan, M, ed. Participatory Planning and Environmental Management for Salinity Affected Coastal Regions of Bangladesh. Bangladesh, India: BCHWSD/British Council, 2004.
- Roe M, Hasan M. Participatory Planning and Environmental Management for Salinity Affected Coastal Regions of Bangladesh (Part I). Khulna, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Centre for Human Welfare and Sustainable Development (BCHWSD), 2004.
- MacFarlane R, Carver D, Roe MH. Strategic Planning for the Development of North East Community Forests: A GIS Study. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: North East Community Forests (NECF), 2004.
- MacFarlane R, Roe MH, Dunsford H, Carver D. Access for All Strategy for South East Northumberland. Northumberland Council Council, The Countryside Agency, Alnwick Disctirct Council Blyth Valley Borough Council, Castle Morpeth Borough: Greening for Growth, 2003. Greening for Growth Access for All Strategy for South East Northumberland.
- Roe MH. On the Seashore. Landscape Design 2003, 325, 18-20.
- Ito K, Masuda K, Haruzono N, Tsuda S, Manabe T, Fujiwara K, Benson JF, Roe MH. Study on the biotope planning for children's play and environmental education at a primary school. Environmental Systems Research 2003, 31(10), 431-438.
- Roe MH, Scott K. Children and the Landscape: development of a methodology to investigate children’s participation in landscape policy and practice. In: International Research Foundation for Development (IRFD) Conference on Economy, Environment and Society (Parallel Event for the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development). 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa: IRFD.
- Benson JF, Jackson S, Roe MH, Thompson IH. Response: Redressing the balance on "The Unsustainability of Sustainability and Other Green Myths". Landscape Design 2002, 310, 11-12.
- Roe M, Benson JF. Planning for conflict resolution: Jet-Ski use on the Northumberland Coast. Coastal Management 2001, 29(1), 19-39.
- Song D-W, Cullinane KPB, Roe M. The Productive Efficiency of Container Terminals: An Application to Korea and the UK. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001.
- Roe M. Coastal landscape ecology: Involving the community. Landscape Research 2000, 25(3), 377-382.
- Benson JF, Roe MH, ed. Landscape and Sustainability. London: Spon Press, 2000.
- Roe M. Landscape planning for sustainability: Community participation in estuary management plans. Landscape Research 2000, 25(2), 157-181.
- Roe MH, Rowe M. The Community and the Landscape Professional. In: Benson, J.F., Roe, M.H, ed. Landscape and Sustainability. London: E&FN Spon, 2000, pp.235-263.
- Roe MH. The Social Dimensions of Landscape Sustainability. In: Benson, JF; Roe, MH, ed. Landscape and Sustainability. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, 2000, pp.66-97.
- Benson JF, Roe MH, ed. Urban Lifestyles: Spaces, Places, People. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, 2000.