BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, MA (Research Methods for Countryside Planning), PhD (Forest Policy), FRGS
Telephone: +44 (0) 1242 715377
Julie joined the CCRI in September 2017. She was previously a researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London.
Julie is an environmental social scientist with research interests in plant biosecurity, human-environment relationships, public engagement and ecosystem services. She is an interdisciplinary researcher with a focus on research that has applied policy relevance and the public understanding of environmental challenges. Recent work involved exploring public risk perceptions in the context of tree pests and diseases and investigating the social and cultural value of small-scale fisheries. She is further interested in developing novel place-based approaches for understanding cultural ecosystem services.
Julie is currently working on the EU Horizon 2020 project “Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems (SURE-Farm)”. The 4-year project (2017-2021) aims to develop a resilience-enabling framework that can be implemented in the EU agricultural sector.
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Urquhart, J., Marzano, M. & Potter, C. (Eds.) (forthcoming in 2018) Human Dimensions of Forest and Tree Health: Global Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, London.
D. Johnson, T. Acott, N. Stacey, J. Urquhart (Eds.) (September, 2017) Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-scale Fisheries Series: MARE Publication Series, Vol. 17. ISBN 978-3-319-60749-8 (E-Book ISBN 978-3-319-60750-4). Springer, Dordrecht.
Acott, T.G. & Urquhart, J. (2017) ‘Co-constructing cultural ecosystem services and wellbeing through a place-based approach’, In: Johnson, D., Acott, T.G., Stacey, N. & Urquhart, J. (Eds.), Social Wellbeing and the Value of Small-scale Fisheries, Springer, Dordrecht.
Dandy, N., Marzano, M., Porth, E.F., Urquhart, J. & Potter, C. (2017), ‘Who has a stake in ash dieback? A conceptual framework for the identification and categorization of tree health stakeholders’, In: Vasaitas, R. & Enderle, R. (Eds.), Dieback of European Ash (Fraxinus spp.) - Consequences Guidelines for Sustainable Management, Action FP1103 FRAXBACK, COST (European Cooperative in Science and Technology).
Acott, T.G. & Urquhart, J. (2015) ‘People, place and fish: exploring the cultural meanings of inshore fishing through photography’, In: Warren, S. & Jones, P., (Eds.) Creative economies, creative communities: Rethinking place, policy and practice, Ashgate, pp. 43-63.
Urquhart, J., Acott, T., Symes, D. & Zhao. M. (Eds.) (2014), Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management, MARE publication series 9, published by Springer, Dordrecht. Pp. 355.
Urquhart, J., Acott, T.G., Symes, D. & Zhao, M. (2014) ‘Introduction: Social issues in sustainable fisheries management, In: Urquhart, J., Acott, T., Symes, D. & Zhao. M. (Eds.), Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management. MARE Publication Series (9). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 1-20.
Acott, T.G. & Urquhart, J. (2014) ‘Sense of Place and Socio-Cultural Values in Fishing Communities Along the English Channel’, In: Urquhart, J., Acott, T., Symes, D. & Zhao. M. (Eds.),
Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management. MARE Publication Series (9). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 257-278.
Acott, T.G., Urquhart, J. and Zhao, M. (2014) ‘Towards an understanding of social issues in sustainable fisheries management’, In: Urquhart, J., Acott, T., Symes, D. & Zhao. M. (Eds.), Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management. MARE Publication Series (9). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 341-350.
Urquhart, J., Potter, C., Barnett, J., Fellenor, J., Mumford, J. and Quine, C.P. (2017) Expert risk perceptions and the social amplification of risk: a case study in invasive tree pests and diseases, Environmental Science and Policy. 77C pp. 172-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.08.020
Marzano, M., Keskitalo, E.C.H., Holmes, T., Haight, R., Allen, W., Langer, L., Mark-Shadbolt, M., Urquhart, J. & Dandy, N. (2017) ‘The role of the social sciences in understanding and informing plant biosecurity policy and planning: a global synthesis’, Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-017-1467-4
Urquhart, J., Potter, C., Barnett, J., Fellenor, J., Mumford, J., Quine, C. & Bayliss, H. (2017), ‘Awareness, concern and willingness to adopt biosecure behaviours: public perceptions of invasive tree pests and pathogens in the UK’, Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-017-1467-4
Fellenor, J., Barnett, J., Potter, C., Urquhart, J., Mumford, J. & Quine, C. (2017), ‘The social amplification of risk amplification on Twitter: the case of ash dieback disease in the United Kingdom’, Journal of Risk Research, published online 27 January 2017. DOI 10.1080/13669877.2017.1281339
Potter, C. & Urquhart, J. (2017) ‘Tree Disease and Pest Epidemics in the Anthropocene: A review of the drivers, impacts and policy responses in the UK’, Forest Policy and Economics, special issue ‘Forest governance in the Anthropocene: a challenge for theory and practice’, 79, 61-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2016.06.024
Urquhart, J. & Acott, T. (2014) ‘A sense of place in cultural ecosystem services: The case of Cornish fishing communities’, Society and Natural Resources, 27, 1, 3-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2013.820811
Urquhart, J. & Acott, T. (2013) ‘Re-connecting and embedding food in place: Rural development and inshore fisheries in Cornwall, UK’, Journal of Rural Studies, 32, 357-364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2013.09.004
Urquhart, J. & Acott, T. (2013) ‘Constructing ‘The Stade’: Fishers’ and non-fishers’ identity and place attachment in Hastings, south-east England’, Marine Policy, 37, 45-54.DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.04.004
Reed, M., Courtney, P., Urquhart, J. & Ross, N. (2013) ‘Beyond fish as commodities: Understanding the socio-cultural role of inshore fisheries in England’, Marine Policy, 37, 62-68.DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.04.009
Urquhart, J., Acott, T. & Zhao, M. (2013) Introduction: Social and cultural impacts of marine fisheries. Marine Policy (introduction to special issue). 37, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.04.007
Urquhart, J., Courtney, P. & Slee, B. (2012) ‘Private woodland owners' perspectives on multifunctionality in English woodlands’, Journal of Rural Studies, 28, 95-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2011.08.006
Urquhart, J., Acott, T., Reed, M. & Courtney, P. (2011), ‘Setting an agenda for social science research in fisheries policy in Northern Europe’, Fisheries Research, 108, 240-247.
Urquhart, J. & 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.
Urquhart, J., Courtney, P. & Slee, B., (2010), ‘Private ownership and public good provision in English woodlands’, Small-Scale Forestry, 9, 1, 1-20.
Urquhart, J., (2007), 'Woodland Management and Public Good Outputs: Appraising the Trade-offs in English Woodlands', Small-Scale Forestry, 6, 3, 257-271.
Wong, J., Lawrence, A., Urquhart, J., Feliciano, D., Slee, B. (2015) Forest Land Ownership Change in United Kingdom. COST Action FP1201 FACESMAP Country Report, European Forest Institute Central-East and South-East European Regional Office, Vienna. Pp. 72.
Urquhart, J., Acott, T. & Sanghera, A. (2014) Acott, T., Sense of Place and Cultural Values in Inshore Fishing Communities, Final report of Activity 2.1, GIFS (Geography of Inshore Fishing and Sustainability) project, Interreg 4a 2 Seas programme, University of Greenwich. Pp. 135.
Acott, T., Urquhart, J., Church, A., Kennard, M., le Gallic, B., Leplat, M., Lescrawauet, A.-K., Nourry, M., Orchard-Webb, J., Roelofs, M., Ropars, C. and Zhao, M. (2014), 21st Century Catch, Toolkit prepared as part of the INTERREG 4a 2 Seas GIFS (Geography of Inshore Fishing and Sustainability) project, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime. Pp. 118.
Urquhart, J., Acott, T., Booth, M., Church, A., Huron, F., Orchard-Webb, J., Reinders, H., van Keken, G., Verhaeghe, R. & Verhooghe, J. (2014), Responsible Tourism, Food and Fisheries:
New Opportunities for Sustainable Development, TourFish cluster of the INTERREG IV A 2 Seas Programme. Pp. 44
Acott, T. & Urquhart, J. (2012) Marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities of the English Channel, Final report, Action 6.2 CHARM III Interreg 4a project, University of Greenwich. Pp. 108.
Reed, M., P. Courtney, J. Dwyer, B. Griffiths, O. Jones, N. Lewis, M. Moseley, J. Phillipson, J. Powell, N. Ross & J. Urquhart (2011) The social impacts of England’s inshore fishing industry, Final report. London: Defra. Pp. 75.
Lawrence, A., Dandy, N. & Urquhart, J. (2010) Landowners’ attitudes to woodland creation and management in the UK: A review of current evidence, Forest Research, Alice Holt, Farnham.
Urquhart, J. (2009) Public benefits from private forests and woodland in England: classifying private woodland owners, Research Summary, Forest Research, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.
Courtney, P., Gaskell, P., Mills, J. & Urquhart, J. (2008) Scoping study on the socio-economic benefits of heritage in the National Parks, Final report to English Heritage and Cadw.
Slee, B., Urquhart, J. & Taylor, D. (2006) Woodland Management for Timber and Wood Products: The Impact on Public Good Outputs, Final report to Forestry Commission and Defra by CCRU, Cheltenham.
Heaphy, D. & Urquhart, J. (2006) THE GREEN ARC in Epping Forest District, Final report for Epping Forest District Council by University of Greenwich
‘Expert risk perceptions and the social amplification of risk: a case study in invasive tree pests and diseases,’ 19-21 June 2017, Society for Risk Analysis in Europe Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
‘Investigating public risk perceptions in relation to tree health,’ 15-16 March 2017, Plant Biosecurity Conference, Fera, York.
‘Washing boots and buying British: Are the UK public concerned about tree pests and diseases’, 30 August 2016, Human Dimensions of Tree Health & Plant Biosecurity Workshop, Imperial College London, UK.
‘Assembling Tree Health Risk: Risk Construction at the Science-Policy Interface’, 22 June 2016, Society of Risk Analysis Europe Conference, Bath.
‘Understanding Public Risk Concerns in Relation to Tree Health’, 25 September 2015, York, UK. Imperial College London / Fera Workshop: Social Science for Tree Health & Plant Biosecurity.
‘Understanding Public Risk Concerns in Relation to Tree Health,’ 15-16 September 2015, IUFRO Working Party Meeting, Umeå University, Sweden.
‘Small-scale fisheries of the English Channel and Southern North Sea: Understanding the socio-cultural and economic importance’, 21-25 September 2014, Merida, Mexico. 2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress.
‘Socio-cultural and economic values of inshore fishing in the English Channel and Southern North Sea’. 18 March 2014. Presentation to Defra, London.
‘Exploring the cultural meanings of inshore fishing through photography and sense of place’, 10-13 December 2013, Small-Scale Fisheries Governance: Development for wellbeing and Sustainability International Conference. Hyderabad, India.
‘Exploring the cultural meanings of inshore fishing through photography and sense of place’, 25 October 2013, Breskens, Netherlands. Presentation at NorthSeaFish Conference.
‘Exploring the cultural meanings of inshore fishing through photography and sense of place’, 29 August 2013, London, UK. RGS/IBG Annual International Conference. Session: New frontiers of connecting communities in the creative economy.
‘People, Place and Fish: Towards a sense of place in inshore fishing communities in the English Channel and southern North Sea’, MARE People & the Sea VII, 26-28 June 2013, Amsterdam.
‘Towards understanding the importance of inshore fishing to communities in the English Channel and southern North Sea’, 20 May 2013. Invited lecture to the London Universities Maritime & Policy Group, EU Maritime Day.
‘Marine fishing and coastal communities along the English Channel’, September 2012, lecture at Ocean University of China, Qingdoa & Dalian University of Technology, China.
‘A Taste of Cornish Fisheries: Re-connecting and Embedding Food in Place – invited presentation at the World Congress on Mariculture and Fisheries in Dalian, China, 20-22 September 2012.
‘People, plaice and chips: Marine fishing and coastal communities along the English Channel’, 28 March 2012, public lecture at University of Greenwich.
‘Fishing for a Sense of Place in coastal communities along the Channel’, 14 September 2011, Localism Seminar at the University of Greenwich.
‘Marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities in southern England’, MARE People and the Sea Conference, 6-9 July 2011, Amsterdam.
‘Marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities in southern England: the challenge for policy makers’, Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, 24 June 2011, Plymouth.
‘Fishing cultures – marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities’, It’s Not Just About the Fish: Social and Cultural Perspectives of Sustainable Marine Fisheries conference, 4-5 April 2011, University of Greenwich.
‘Fishing cultures – marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities’, RGS/IBG Annual Conference, 1-3 September 2010, London.
‘Public good delivery in private woodlands in England: An empirically-based typology of small-scale private forest owners’, RGS/IBG Annual Conference, 26-28 August 2009, Manchester.
‘Public good delivery in private woodlands in England: An empirically-based typology of small-scale private forest owners’, IUFRO 3.08 Small-scale Forestry Symposium “Seeing the Forest Beyond the Trees”, 7-11 June 2009, West Virginia, USA.
‘Applying Q Methodology to understand private woodland owners’ perspectives on public good provision in English
woodlands’, The 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC), 15th July 2008, Cheltenham, UK.
‘Research methods for investigating the opportunities for public good provision in private woodlands in England,’ 31 August 2007, RGS/IBG annual conference, London.
‘Public benefits from private woodlands: managing the opportunities for public good enhancement’, Rural Geography Research Group Postgraduate Forum, RGS/IBG annual conference, 30 August-1 September 2006, London.
‘Woodland management and public good outputs: balancing the trade-offs in English woodlands’, IUFRO 3.08 Small-scale Forestry Symposium: Small-scale Forestry and Rural Development: The intersection of ecosystems, economics and society, 20 June 2006, Galway, Ireland.
Committee member of the Rural Geography Research Group (of the RGS/IBG) (2010-13)
2003-: Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
2006-: Member of the RGS-IBG Rural Geography Research Group
(November 2016) Assessment panel member for Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience call.