Staff Profiles: Dr. John Powell

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Staff Profile: Dr. John Powell
Senior Research Fellow

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Dr. John Powell

Senior Research Fellow

Environmental Sciences

John is an institutional economist with expertise in natural resources management, commons governance, environmental valuation, and policy and programme evaluation.


?I am a social scientist with over twenty years’ experience in managing research projects in the natural resources, environment, and rural development arenas. I have extensive research and consulting experience working with a range of UK and EU public sector bodies in the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods to natural resources governance issues.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Natural Resources Policy and Planning Cornell University, USA 1991
MSc Natural Resources Management University of New Hampshire, USA 1982
BA (Hons) Geography University of Leeds 1975


?Project management (PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner) and research design.

Membership of professional bodies

Council Member and Past-president of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) 

European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE)

Teaching and research




More publications from Dr. John Powell can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Common Land

Contingent valuation

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