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.

NameDate completedPhD title
Parker, Gavin1997Citizens’ rights and private property rights in the English
Clark, Michael1998A study of teleworking in rural Britain
West, Emma1998The Danube River Basin Environmental Programme: an evaluation of Phase 1 using the policy networks approach
Green, Daniel1999The environmental dimension of the European Union LEADER 1 programme
Hawkins, Virginia1999Landscape 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
Walsh, Kathleen2000The potential of participatory evaluation for rural community development
Walker, Mark2000A white and (un)pleasant land?: minority ethnic experiences of the English countryside
Watts, Kevin2002Planning for biodiversity in the wider countryside: recognising opportunities, overcoming barriers
James, Marie-Eva2002The practice of local partnership in rural development: the case of Newent (UK) and Sault (France)
Vigileos, George2002Analysis of institutional structures for sustainable solid waste management for the south west of England
Boase, Ros2002Long-distance footpaths as catalysts for local development: the role of Parish Councils
Rushbrook, Elisabeth2003Models of controversy: an exploration of cultural theory and the GM crop debate
Kirwan, James2003The reconfiguration of producer-consumer relations within alternative strategies in the UK agro-food system: the case of farmers’ markets
Wright, Nicholas2004Mapping the language of landownership: discourses of property, management and rurality
Ingram, Julie2005Agricultural Advisers and the transition to sustainable soil management in England: an analysis of the role of knowledge and knowledge processes
Kambites, Carol2005From global discourse to local action: Town Councils and sustainable development
Johnson, Richard2005Principles and means for rural land (re)distribution: a study in South Africa
Johnson, Gillian2005Implementing the Rural Development Regulation in South West England: exploring the potential for sustainability in rural land use through policy design
Groom, Genevieve2006From ‘Mother Earth’ to ‘Father Holding the Baby’: a gendered analysis of organic agriculture in Gloucestershire, England
Wragg, Amanda2006An exploration of the Dynamics of Consensual Approaches in Biodiversity Planning for the Wider Countryside: Evaluating the Usefulness and Applicability of Actor-Network Theory
Goodenough, Alice2006The place of young people in the spaces of collective identity: case studies from the Millennium Green scheme
Hamilton, Kyraleigh2007Bioregionalism in a UK Context: The Interrelationship Between People, Place and Non-human Nature
Curtis, Richard2008Debating the public benefits of community woodlands on degraded land: claims, aspirations and experience at reclamation sites in the North-West of England
Harper, Richard2008Countryside Recreational Access: Policy Making and Neorepublican Citizenship
Julie Urquhart
2009Public Benefits from Private Forests and Woodland in England: Investigating the Opportunities for Public Good Enhancement
Valchovska, Stela2010Entrepreneurship among post-socialist agricultural producers: the case of Bulgaria
Hart, Jane2011An evaluation of the effectiveness of the planning system in securing the retention of village services in rural Devon
Julie Smith2011The everyday life of food: the cultural economy of the traditional food market in England
Prince, Nick2012Agricultural property rights and the county farms estate in England and Wales
Rhiannon Fisher2013The role of social capital in increasing the response capacity of south west farmers to bovine tuberculosis
Bell, Chris2015The local economic impacts of the conversion and re-use of traditional working buildings
Cope, Gillian2015Towards understandings of visitor experience and practices that shape new meanings of place at National Trust sites
Prichard, Stephen2017The social construction of landscape scale conservation projects as delivered by The Wildlife Trusts movement in England
Bundhoo, Dilshaad2018Developing a context based framework for understanding interpersonal resilience
George Cusworth2020Exploring the long-term social and land management impacts on participants of the Entry Level Stewardship Scheme
Oliver Moss2020"It's all about looking, isn't it?": A critical investigation of the embodied geographies of outdoor drawing and painting