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Senior Research Fellow, SEERG Society, Economy and Environment Research Group
Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
BSc Hons, MA (Dist), PhD, FRGS, AMIEnvSci
Dr Julie Urquhart graduated with a First Class BSc Hons in Environmental Science from the University of Greenwich. She subsequently gained a 3+1 ESRC CASE studentship at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (University of Gloucestershire), achieving a distinction in a MA in Research Methods (for Countryside Planning) and completed her PhD in forest policy and economics in 2009.
Geography and Tourism and Development
People, Place and Environment
Forest policy; forest economics; private forestry; forest management; sustainable development; social and cultural dimensions of fisheries; European fisheries policy; cultural heritage; tourism and sustainable development; qualitative research methods; economic valuation of resources; public goods; environmental philosophy; heritage and tourism in National Parks; green infrastructure planning; social and cultural aspects of forestry; public participation and stakeholder involvement; actor network theory and hybrid geography.
Committee member of the Rural Geography Research Group (of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers) - until 2013.
Dr Urquhart is currently co-investigator on the European INTERREG 4a 2 Seas Project GIFS (Geography of Inshore Fishing and Sustainability). GIFS is a partnership of 6 organisations (University of Greenwich, University of Brighton, University of Brest, Agrocampus Ouest, Flanders Marine Institute VLIZ and the Municipality of Middleburg) with a total budget of 4.6 million euros.
She is also working on a European INTERREG 4a funded collaborative project, CHARM III (Channel Habitat Atlas for Resource Management), investigating the contribution of marine fishing to sense of place and identity in coastal communities on both sides of the English Channel.
She has also worked on contracts for Defra, English Heritage and the Forestry Commission in areas such as the social impacts of marine fishing, economic evaluation of heritage in National Parks, and woodland management and public good outputs.
Urquhart, J., Acott, T. & Zhao, M. (2012 – in press) Introduction: Social and cultural impacts of marine fisheries. Marine Policy (introduction to special issue). Published online 3 May 2012.
Urquhart, J. & Acott, T. (2012 – in press) Constructing ‘The Stade’: Fishers’ and non-fishers’ identity and place attachment in Hastings, south-east England. Marine Policy special issue.
Reed, M., Courtney, P., Urquhart, J. and Ross, N. (2012 – in press) Beyond fish as commodities: Understanding the socio-cultural role of inshore fisheries in England. Marine Policy special issue. Published online 23 April 2012.
Urquhart, J., Courtney, P. & Slee, B. (2012) Private woodland owners' perspectives on multifunctionality in English woodlands, Journal of Rural Studies, 28, 95-106
Reed, M., Courtney, P., Dwyer, J., Griffiths, B., Jones, O., Lewis, N., Moseley, M., Phillipson, J., Powell, J., Ross, N. & Urquhart, J. (2011) The Social Impacts of England's Inshore Fishing Industry, Final Report to Defra, Countryside and Community Research Institute and the Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University
Urquhart, J., Acott, T., Reed, M., and Courtney, P. (2011) Setting an agenda for social science research in fisheries policy in Northern Europe. Fisheries Research, 108, pp. 240–47.
Urquhart, J., and Courtney, P. (2011) Seeing the owner behind the trees: A typology of small-scale private woodland owners in England. Forest Policy and Economics, 13:7, 535-544.
Lawrence, A., Dandy, N., and Urquhart, J. (2010) Landowners' attitudes to woodland creation and management: a review of evidence in the UK. Forest Research. Farnham: Alice Holt.
Urquhart, J., Courtney, P., and Slee, B. (2010) Private ownership and public good provision in English woodlands. Small-Scale Forestry, 9, pp. 1–20.
Urquhart, J. (2007) Woodland management and public good outputs: appraising the trade-offs in English woodlands. Small-Scale Forestry, 6(3), pp. 257–71.
Courtney, P., Gaskell, P., Mills, J., and Urquhart, J. (2008) Scoping study on the socio-economic benefits of heritage in the National Parks, Final report to English Heritage and Cadw by the Countryside and Community Research Institute.
Slee, B., Urquhart, J., and Taylor, D. (2006) Woodland Management for Timber and Wood Products: the impact on public good outputs, a report to the Forestry Commission and Defra, Countryside and Community Research Unit, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham.