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Daniel Keech

Senior Research Fellow

My european research includes alternative food networks, cultural geography, urban regeneration and rural-urban interdependence (e.g. nature-based solutions/green infrastructure).


Daniel joined the CCRI in 2012 after 20 years of working for food and environmental organisations. Daniel’s PhD (Southampton University, 2014) examined the environmental performance of social enterprises in England and Germany.

Daniel uses transdisciplinary methods (incl. living labs) to support innovation (e.g. improvements in rural digital services) and link visual/performance arts with social science in landscape research.

Daniel teaches at the University within courses on nature-based solutions and planning. Postgraduate supervision and examination range has included cultural geography, applied ecology, landscape architecture and fine art. Daniel is the contact for postgraduate studies at CCRI.


  • PhD: Geography & Environment, University of Southampton, 2014
  • BA (Hons): European Studies – German, Queen Mary, University of London, 1989


Winston Churchill Fellowship 2001

Frederick Soddy Fellowship 2011


Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies

  • A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (Treasurer of the Urban Geography Research Group)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Fellow of the former Third Sector Research Centre.

Teaching & Research


University of Gloucestershire – MSc Sustainable Environments 2013-15

External teaching – Cardiff University, Masaryk University Brno, Otto-Friedrich Univeristy Bamberg, Schumacher College.


Alternative and city food networks, social enterprise, Anglo-German cultural geographies, transdisciplinary research methods: arts and social sciences.

Internal examiner MRes Fine Art.


More publications from Daniel Keech can be found in the Research Repository.