BSc Hons, MA, PhD, FRGS, AMIEnvSci
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
School of Science
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.
Responsibilities within the university
- Environmental Management
- Geography and Tourism and Development
- People, Place and Environment
- Science and Environment
- Regeneration in the Thames Gateway
- Research Methods.
- Associate Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (AMIEnvSci)
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
- Committee member of the Rural Geography Research Group (of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers) - until 2013
- Rural sociology
- Forest policy and management
- Private forestry
- Sustainable development
- Social and cultural dimensions of fisheries
- European fisheries policy
- Ecosystems approach
- Cultural heritage
- Tourism and sustainable development
- Qualitative research methods
- Public goods
- Environmental ethics and philosophy
- Public participation and stakeholder involvement
Recent funded projects
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 a working Group member of the European COST Action FACESMAP "Forest Land Ownership Changes in Europe: Significance for Management And Policy".
She previously worked on the 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.
and Ross, Natalie (2013) Beyond fish as commodities: understanding the socio-cultural role of inshore fisheries in England.
and Acott, Tim (2013) Constructing ‘The Stade’: Fishers’ and non-fishers’ identity and place attachment in Hastings, south-east England.
and Zhao, Minghua (2013) Introduction: social and cultural impacts of marine fisheries.
and Slee, Bill (2012) Private woodland owners’ perspectives on multifunctionality in English woodlands.
and Courtney, Paul (2011) Seeing the owner behind the trees: a typology of small-scale private woodland owners in England.
and Courtney, Paul (2011) Setting an agenda for social science research in fisheries policy in Northern Europe.
and Slee, Bill (2010) Private ownership and public good provision in English woodlands.
and Urquhart, Julie (2014) Sense of place and socio-cultural values in fishing communities along the English Channel.
Recent conference presentations
and Acott, Timothy (2011) Marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities in southern England.
and Acott, Timothy (2011) Marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities in southern England: the challenge for policy makers.
and Urquhart, Julie (2011) Material culture, sense of place and marine fisheries from Cornwall to Kent.
and Acott, Timothy (2011) Fishing cultures: marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities.
and Zhao, Minghua (2011) "It's not just about the fish": social and cultural perspectives of sustainable marine fisheries.
and Acott, Timothy (2010) Fishing cultures: marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities.