School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Staff Profile

Maggie Roe

Dean of Postgraduate Studies in HaSS Faculty, Reader in Landscape Planning Research & Policy Engagement



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

Postgraduate Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Reader in Landscape Planning Research & Policy Engagement, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle

Consulting Editor Landscape Research journal

School Postgraduate Research Committee member


2018 Academic Fellow of the Landscape Institute (AFLI )

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

003-2017 Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Previous appointments:

Jan 2019-current Postgraduate Dean in Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Newcastle University (Acting Dean from Oct 2018-Jan 2019)

May 2017-current  Personal Readership, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University

Sept 2016-Feb 2019  Academic Director (Newcastle) Northern Ireland & North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINEDTP) (0.5 post)  

June 2003-2017 Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape,Newcastle University

2014-current Consulting Editor, Landscape Research; 2009-14 Managing Editor; 2004-08 Deputy Editor

July 2001-July 2004 Landscape Architecture Programmes Director, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University

Sept 1996-June 2003 Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University

Jan 1994-1996 Lecturer in Landscape Architecture (0.5) Department of Town & Country Planning, Newcastle University

June 1993-1996 Associate Environmental Consultant, Environment Practice, Newcastle upon Tyne

Nov 1990-Aug 1992 Landscape Architect, Woolerton Truscott, Environmental Consultants, Durham

July-Nov 1990 Landscape Architect, David Bellamy Associates, Environmental Consultants, Durham

Sept 1988-June 1989 Assistant Landscape Architect, Landscape Design Associates, Peterborough


  • Member of the REF2021 Criteria Stage Assessment Panel C, Sub Panel 13 Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Member of Natural England Science Advisory Committee (NESAC)
  • Academic Fellow of the Landscape Institute (AFLI)
  • 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.

Elected Academic Fellow of the Landscape Institute, 2018.


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.

Academic Statement:

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,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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 

Other Expertise

Presently Consulting Editor of Landscape Research journal; Managing Editor 2009-13; Deputy Editor 2003-09

Current Work

  • 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 

Research Roles

REF2021 Panel member; Supervision of PhD and MPhil students; Postgraduate Research (PGR) Committee Member.

Postgraduate Supervision

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) ESRC NINEDTP funded studentship ‘Playing out: A study into children’s use of public space in 1970s housing estates’ (commenced September 2018).

Harith OMAR (Jordan) Green Infrastructure Planning & City Design in a semi-arid climate: A Case Study of Amman, Jordan (commenced 2017)

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 COLLINS (UK) ESRC NINEDTP 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.


PhD Examining:

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)


MPhil Examining:

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)


Other Examining:

  • 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

Date: 2017-18

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)

Date: 2017-2020

Total Project Value: £1.48 million


Project Title: Tyne to Tees, Shores and Seas Seascape Partnership, County Durham

Funding Body: Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

Date: 2017-2020

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

Date: 2014-2017

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

Date: 2013

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.
Date: 2012
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)
Date:  2005-9
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).
Date:   1998-2001
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
Date:   2002-3
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
Date: 2002-3
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.

Over the last two years half of my time has been 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.  In January 2019 I will be taking up the post of Postgraduate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

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.