The table below shows PhD completions in the CCRI. If you are interested in doing a research degree, or have any questions, please contact Dr Matt Reed, who is responsible for our postgraduate research students.


  Name Date
of award
1 Parker, Gavin 1997 Citizens’ rights and private property rights in the English countryside: a study of countryside recreational access provision
2 Clark, Michael 1998 A study of teleworking in rural Britain
3 West, Emma 1998 The Danube River Basin Environmental Programme: an evaluation of Phase 1 using the policy networks approach
4 Green, Daniel 1999 The environmental dimension of the European Union LEADER 1 programme
5 Hawkins, Virginia 1999 Landscape ecological planning: a study of the principles and methods of landscape ecology and their application to the planning and management of rural land use change in Britain
6 Walsh, Kathleen 2000 The potential of participatory evaluation for rural community development
7 Walker, Mark 2000 A white and (un)pleasant land?: minority ethnic experiences of the English countryside
8 Watts, Kevin 2002 Planning for biodiversity in the wider countryside: recognising opportunities, overcoming barriers
9 James, Marie-Eva 2002 The practice of local partnership in rural development: the case of Newent (UK) and Sault (France)
10 Vigileos, George 2002 Analysis of institutional structures for sustainable solid waste management for the south west of England
11 Boase, Ros 2002 Long-distance footpaths as catalysts for local development: the role of Parish Councils
12 Rushbrook, Elisabeth 2003 Models of controversy: an exploration of cultural theory and the GM crop debate
13 Kirwan, James 2003 The reconfiguration of producer-consumer relations within alternative strategies in the UK agro-food system: the case of farmers’ markets
14 Wright, Nicholas 2004 Social constructions of agricultural landownership: a comparison between non-farming and farming landowners
15 Ingram, Julie 2005 Agricultural Advisers and the transition to sustainable soil management in England: an analysis of the role of knowledge and knowledge processes
16 Kambites, Carol 2005 From global discourse to local action: Town Councils and sustainable development
17 Johnson, Richard 2005 Principles and means for rural land (re)distribution: a study in South Africa
18 Johnson, Gillian 2005 Implementing the Rural Development Regulation in South West England: exploring the potential for sustainability in rural land use through policy design
19 Groom, Genevieve 2006 From ‘Mother Earth’ to ‘Father Holding the Baby’: a gendered analysis of organic agriculture in Gloucestershire, England
20 Wragg, Amanda 2006 An exploration of the Dynamics of Consensual Approaches in Biodiversity Planning for the Wider Countryside: Evaluating the Usefulness and Applicability of Actor-Network Theory
21 Goodenough, Alice 2006 The place of young people in the spaces of collective identity: case studies from the Millennium Green scheme
22 Hamilton, Kyraleigh 2007 Bioregionalism in a UK context: the interrelationship between people, place and non-human nature
23 Curtis, Richard 2008 Debating the public benefits of community woodlands on degraded land: claims, aspirations and experience at reclamation sites in the North-West of England
24 Harper, Richard 2008 Countryside Recreational Access: Policy Making and Neorepublican Citizenship
25 Urquhart, Julie 2009 Public benefits from private forests and woodland in England: investigating the opportunities for public good enhancement
26 Valchovska, Stela 2010 Entrepreneurship among post-socialist agricultural producers: the case of Bulgaria
27 Hart, Jane 2011 An evaluation of the effectiveness of the planning system in securing the retention of village services in rural Devon
28 Smith, Julie 2011 The everyday life of food: the cultural economy of the traditional food market in England
29 Prince, Nick 2012 Agricultural property rights and the county farms estate in England and Wales
30 Fisher, Rhiannon 2013 The role of social capital in increasing the response capacity of south west farmers to bovine tuberculosis
 31  Bell, Chris  2015 Investigating the economic impacts of the restoration and adaptive re-use of historic farm buildings
 32  Cope, Gillian  2015 Towards understandings of visitor experience and practices that shape new meanings of place at National Trust sites
33 Prichard, Stephen 2017 The social construction of landscape scale conservation projects as delivered by The Wildlife Trusts movement in England
34 Bundhoo, Dilshaad 2018 Developing a context based framework for understanding interpersonal resilience