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Julie Urquhart

ASSOC PROF OF ENVIRON SOCIAL SCIENCE

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

Biography

I am an environmental social scientist with research that focuses on human-environment relationships, particularly around natural resource management, spanning forestry, fisheries and agriculture. I often work as part of interdisciplinary teams, bringing social science expertise to policy-related research, alongside natural scientists and economists, and more recently with arts’ scholars. I have undertaken research for a range of funders, such as UKRI, the European Commission and the UK Government.

Qualifications

  • PhD: Forest Policy, Countryside and Community Research Institute, 2009
  • MA: Research Methods (Countrside Planning), Countryside and Community Research Institute, 2006
  • BSc (Hons): Environmental Sciences, University of Greenwich, 2004

Awards

Early Career Researcher Excellence Award, University of Greenwich (2012)

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers since 2003

Teaching & Research

Teaching

I have over 10 years’ experience teaching on geography and environmental science programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research

Current research involves projects for Defra on tree health and fisheries, providing evidence that will directly inform the development of new post-Brexit policy. Other research areas include the human dimensions of tree pests and diseases and plant biosecurity, the social and cultural values of small-scale fisheries and the role of farmer learning for resilience in European farming systems.

Publications

More publications from Julie Urquhart can be found in the Research Repository.