Staff Profiles: Landscape Architecture (with conversion year)

Bill Burford

Bill Burford

Academic Subject Leader, Constructed Environments

Constructed Environments

In his current role as Academic Subject Group Leader for Constructed Environments, Bill operationally manages staff, students and all areas of teaching, learning and research within the subject group, including overseas courses. Bill is also responsible for curriculum development of a new suite of undergraduate and postgraduate Design, Sustainable Technology and Construction orientated courses that are cognately linked to Landscape Architecture. Bill is part of the senior leadership team for the School of Arts.

Prof. Anne Goodenough

Prof. Anne Goodenough

Professor of Applied Ecology; Academic Course Leader: MSc Applied Ecology

Environmental Sciences

I am a Professor of Applied Ecology with broad teaching and research interests spanning from nesting ecology of birds to ecological impact assessment, mammal conservation and the role of citizen sciences in studying biology and ecology.

Dr. Ying Li

Dr. Ying Li

Academic Course Leader for Landscape Architecture BA (Hons)

Constructed Environments

A cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach is the focus of Ying's research, teaching, and practice in Landscape and Urban Design. This enthusiasm came from her early childhood education in Music and Classical Chinese Poetry. As the First Chinese Course Leader in Landscape Architecture in the UK since the Landscape Institute founded in 1929. Ying believes that she has the responsibility to carry forward the spirit of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe and contribute to making Landscape Architecture as the most Comprehensive of the Arts in the 21st century.

Dr. Mark O'Connell

Dr. Mark O'Connell

Lecturer in Practical Ecology

Environmental Sciences

I am an ecologist with 30 years experience in using research to underpin conservation action. I have a particular interest in avian ecology and the use of GIS to understand species distributions (spatial ecology).

Dr. Alessio Russo

Dr. Alessio Russo

Academic Course Leader in MA Landscape Architecture - Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Constructed Environments

I am inspired by world-class landscape architects and academics (i.e., Pietro Porcinai, Roberto Burle Marx and Ian McHarg) that have motivated me to pursue this career, and I wish to inspire, reach, and continue to motivate past, present, and future students.

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Dr. Robert Berry

Research Fellow

Countryside and Community Research Institute

Environmental Sciences

Geodata scientist specialising in the application of geographical information systems (GIS) in environmental and rural research.

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David Booth

Collaborative Partnerships Curriculum Development Manager; Senior Tutor

Constructed Environments

I am a Chartered Landscape Architect with 16 years applied experience in the public and private sector followed by 17 years in academia.

Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd

Lecturer in History and Theory of Art and Design

Design

My teaching addresses the contemporary circumstances in which art, design and visual communication are situated. I support our students to develop skills that combine research with practice, to think critically and inventively about their discipline of study, and to see further into their own creative futures.

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Prof. Janet Dwyer

Professor of Rural Policy and Director of CCRI

Environmental Sciences

Director of the CCRI and an academic with over 30 years’ experience in applied rural research with expertise in the field of rural, agricultural and environmental policy at UK and EU levels.

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Reader in Geography

Environmental Sciences

Growing up on the edge of Edinburgh gave me an interest in how cities develop. Relatives working in Nigeria, Italy, Switzerland, the US and Belgium gave me an insight into what things are like in other parts of the world.

Bob Moore

Bob Moore

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Constructed Environments

Bob Moore is a senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture.

Chris Short

Chris Short

Reader in Environmental Governance

Countryside and Community Research Institute

Environmental Sciences

I am fascinated by changes in our understanding in and the management of land at various scales as we respond to the challenges of climate change and environmental decline.

Dr. Julie Urquhart

Dr. Julie Urquhart

Senior Research Fellow

Countryside and Community Research Institute

Environmental Sciences

My research focuses on human-environment relationships, particularly around natural resource management, spanning forestry, fisheries and agriculture.

Caro McIntosh

Caro McIntosh

Cartographic Technician Demonstrator

Environmental Sciences

As a Cartographic Technician Demonstrator, I support the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software within the School of Natural and Social Sciences. As well as supporting the access to and use of data from Edina Digimap across the university.