BA (Hons) (European Studies - German), PhD (Geography), FRGS

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Email: dkeech@glos.ac.uk

 

 

 

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Dan joined the CCRI in 2012. He contributes to international research projects on urban  and regional food, urban rural-relations and the diversity of European food cultures. He also contributes to research within environmental humanities. Dan is a visiting lecturer at Masaryk University in Brno (CZ), Schumacher College and Cardiff University. He teaches at the University of Gloucestershire within modules on sustainability, landscape architecture and postgraduate research methods.

Dan has twenty years experience of working for food and environment organisations, including the former London Ecology Unit, Common Ground, Sustain, New Economics Foundation and the Soil Association. In 2004 Dan helped establish structures for the Mayor of London’s food policy council, for which he received a Mayoral commendation award for services to Londoners.

A former Winston Churchill Memorial Scholar, Dan’s PhD (supported by the Frederick Soddy Trust) investigated how social enterprises in England and Germany achieve environmental objectives (orchard conservation) by making interventions in the market. Dan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a former Associate Fellow of the Third Sector Research Centre (2011-13).

Recent Publications

Reed, Matt and Keech, Daniel (2019) Gardening cyberspace — social media and hybrid spaces in the creation of food citizenship in the Bristol city-region, UK. Landscape Research, 44 (7). pp. 822-833. ISSN 0142-6397

Keech, Daniel and Redepenning, Marc (2020) Culturalisation and urban horticulture in two World Heritage Cities. Food, Culture and Society. ISSN 1552-8014 (In Press)

Reed, Matt and Keech, Daniel (2019) Making the city smart from the grassroots up: The sustainable food networks of Bristol. City, Culture and Society, 16. pp. 45-51. ISSN 1877-9166

Koopmans, Marlinde E, Keech, Daniel, Sovova, Lucie and Reed, Matt (2017) Urban agriculture and place-making: Narratives about place and space in Ghent, Brno and Bristol. Moravian Geographical Reports, 25 (3). pp. 154-165. ISSN 2199-6202

Reed, Matt and Keech, Daniel  (2017) The 'Hungry Gap’: Twitter, local press reporting and urban agriculture activism. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 33 (S6). pp. 558-568. ISSN 1742-1705

Reed, M. and Keech, D. (2017) Gardening cyberspace—social media and hybrid spaces in the creation of food citizenship in the Bristol city-region, UK. Landscape Research. Pages 1-12. Published online: 12th July 2017. Online reference http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2017.1336517

Grivins, Mikelis, Keech, Daniel, Kunda, Ilona and Tisenkopfs, Talis (2017) Bricolage for self-sufficiency: an analysis of alternative food networks. Sociologia Ruralis, 57 (3). pp. 340-356. ISSN 0038-0199

Koopmans, Marlinde E, Mettepenningen, Evy, Kunda, Ilona, Keech, Daniel and Tisenkopfs, Talis (2017)Creating synergies around food in cities. Urban Agriculture and Regional Food Systems, 2. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2352-0566

Keech, D. (2016) Social enterprises with environmental objectives: saving traditional orchards in England and Germany. Geographical Journal. ISSN 0016-7398

Maye, Damian, Kirwan, James, Schmitt, Emilia, Keech, Daniel and Barjolle, Dominique (2016) PDO as a mechanism for reterritorialisation and agri-food governance: a comparative analysis of cheese products in the UK and Switzerland. Agriculture, 6 (4). pp. 54-69. ISSN 2077-0472

Schmitt, E., Keech, D., Maye, D., Barjolle, D. and Kirwan, J. (2016) Comparing the Sustainability of Local and Global Food Chains: A Case Study of Cheese Products in Switzerland and the UK Sustainability 8, 419-439. Open Access.

Reed, M. and Keech, D. (2015) Building a Bristol Food City region from the grassroots up: Food strategies, action plans and food policy councils. Urban Agriculture Magazine, Vol. 29, pp.26-29.

Curry, N., Reed, M., Keech, D., Maye, D. and Kirwan, J. (2014) Urban agriculture and the policies of the European Union: the need for renewal. Spanish Journal of Rural Development V (1), pp. 91-106.

Keech, Daniel and Reed, Matt (2019) Urban Agriculture as a Field: Governance, communication and collective action. In: Urban Food Democracy and Governance in North and South. International Political Economy Series . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 978-3030171865 / 3030171868

Reed, M. and Keech, D. (2016) 'Making the City Smart from the Grassroots up: the Sustainable Food Networks of Bristol' In M. Deakin, D. Diamantini and N Borrelli. (eds) The Governance of City Food Systems. Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Rome, et al. ISBN : 978-88-6835-241-7. pp.: 49-67.

Keech, D, with Clifford, S., Kendall, J., King, A., Turner, S. and Vines, G. (2000) The Common Ground Book of Orchards. Common Ground, London.

Kirwan, J., Maye, D. and Keech, D. (2015) UK Cheese Supply Chain Workshop Report. Tasks 5.2 and 7.3.2.2 for GLAMUR (Global and Local food chain Assessment: a Multidimensional performance-based approach), a Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community. Theme [KBBE.2012.2.5-03], Grant agreement no: 311778.

Kirwan, J., Keech, D., Maye, D. and Bundhoo, D., together with colleagues from FiBL, Switzerland: Schmitt, E., Le Goff, U., Barjolle, D. and Tanquerey-Cado, A. (2015) Cheese cross-country case comparison: UK and Switzerland. Task 4.1 for GLAMUR (Global and Local food chain Assessment: a Multidimensional performance-based approach), a Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community. Theme [KBBE.2012.2.5-03], Grant agreement no: Grant agreement no: 311778.

Schmitt, E., Le Goff, U., Barjolle, D., Tanquerey-Cado, A. (Switzerland); Kirwan, J., Keech, D., Maye, D. and Bundhoo, D. (UK) (2015) Glamur project: Cheese cross-country comparison: UK and Switzerland. FiBL, Frick / CCRI, University of Gloucestershire.

Koopmans, M., Mettepeningen, E., Keech, D. et al. (2015) An exploration of multiple functions in urban food initiatives. SUPURBfood WP6 Final Report

Keech, D., Kirwan, J., Bundhoo, D., and Maye, D. (2014) UK Cheese value chain case study. Deliverable 3.2 for GLAMUR (Global and Local food chain Assessment: a Multidimensional performance-based approach), a Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community. Theme [KBBE.2012.2.5-03], Grant agreement no: Grant agreement no: 311778.

Keech, D., Kirwan, J., Maye, D. and Bundhoo, D. (2014) UK National-level Report on the meanings assigned to the performance of food supply chains. Deliverable 2.1 of GLAMUR (Global and Local food chain Assessment: a Multidimensional performance-based approach), a Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community. Theme [KBBE.2012.2.5-03], Grant agreement no: Grant agreement no: 311778. March.

Kirwan, J., Maye, D., Bundhoo, D. and Keech, D. (2014) Delphi Survey: Final Report. Work Package 2 for GLAMUR (Global and Local food chain Assessment: a Multidimensional performance-based approach), a Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community. Theme [KBBE.2012.2.5-03], Grant agreement no: Grant agreement no: 311778. February.

Reed, M., Curry, N., Keech, D., Kirwan, J. and Maye, D. (2013) City-region report synthesis, Work package 2 / Deliverable 2.3 for SUPURBFOOD (Towards sustainable modes of urban and peri-urban food provisioning), a Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community. Call: FP7-KBBE.2012.1.4-06, Grant agreement no: 312126. October.

Barrett, M. and Keech, D. (2003) Capital Eats - an analysis of London's food economy. London Development Agency/Sustain, London.

Keech, D & Redepenning, M (2019) Urban Horticulture and public/private places, ‘Er indoors: Domesticity and nature in home and garden. Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick 23rd November 2019.

Keech, D. & Ricketts, M (2019) The Performance and Submersion of Boundaries in the Somerset Levels. Nordic Geographers’ Meeting, Trondheim, Norway, 20th-22nd June 2019.

Keech, D. (2018)  Landscape, Becoming and Time. Past, present and future uses of the dwelling concept in Human Geography and beyond (session co-convenor, with Owain Jones). RGS-IBG International Conference, Cardiff University 28th-31st August 2018.

Keech, D (2018) Creative engagements with ruins: unlocking spatial and temporal Ecologies. Urban Futures 3: What About Landscape? International landscape architecture conference, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK.

Keech, D. (2017) Multiple use or obsolescence? Local distinctiveness and participation in decision-making about land use. Deutsche Landeskulturgesellschaft, Stuttgart: 'Idylle lӓndlicher Raum? Der Kampf um die Flӓche.' Published in Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Landeskulturgesellschaft 15/2017: 97-108.

Keech, D. (2017) Presentation on "Local distinctiveness,tourism and changing cultural relations with landscapes" at the annual meeting of the German Cultural Landscapes Association. November.

Keech, D. (2017) Chairing paper and plenary sessions at ‘Alternative Food Supply Networks in Central and Eastern
Europe’ conference in Latvia. Presentation (with Professor Marc Redepenning (OttoFriedrich University, Germany)
of a paper linked to research on the cultural dimensions and spatial semantics of commercial horticulture in the city of Bamberg. October.

Maye, D., Kirwan, J., Keech, D. and Bundhoo, D. (2016) Assessing food chain performance from a consumer perspective: relations between place of residence and consumer knowledge and practice. Rural Geography Research Group: The Food Rurality Nexus. RGS, London, 31 August – 2 September.

Reed, M. and Keech, D. (2015) Gardening Cyberspace - hybrid spaces and social media in the creation of food citizenship in the Bristol City Region, UK. Reimagining Ruralities Conference, University of Westminster, 27th-28th February.

Keech, D. and Jones, O. (2014) All ruins are narratives. All narratives are ruins. All narratives are co-oproduced. Paper presented at 2014 RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London. 27th - 29th August.

Maye, D., Kirwan, J., Bundhoo, D. and Keech, D. (2014) Stakeholders’ communication and perception of food chains and their sustainability performance: a cross-country comparative analysis. Paper presented at the SOAS Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London. 7 March.

Keech, D. (2013) Beckert, Boskoop and Biodiveristy - analysing alternative food networks. Paper presented at the conference Rurality - New Persepctives and Themes, Bamberg, Germany, 15th - 16th November.

Maye, D., Kirwan, J., Curry, N., Reed, M. and Keech, D. (2013) (Re-)spatalising short food chain activities beyond the rural local. Paper presented at 2013 RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London. 28th-30th August, 2013.

Current & Previous Teaching

Module leader of the Sustainable Food and Food Security module within the University of Gloucestershire's MSc on Sustainable Environments (2013-15)

Visiting lecturer at Masaryk University in Brno (CZ), Schumacher College in Devon, and at Cardiff University, Wales.

Post-Graduate Completions

PhD – Moss, O. (2020) Meteorological Imaginations: Towards geographies of affective practices of weather, atmospherics and landscapes.

MSc Applied Ecology

Woodward, P. (2020) A comparison between scientific data and non-scientific sources in relation to Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and European eel (Anguilla anguilla) fishing. (Merit)

Sissons, J (2018) Comparing pollen biodiversity between urban and rural apiaries. (Merit)

Roberts, S (2018) The attitudes of housing occupants to integral bird and bat boxes. (Pass)

MSc Sustainable Environments

Bethell, A (2016) Examining the role of food waste regulations, commitments and commercial considerations in the work of UK supermarkets: the case of WM Morrison Supermarkets (Pass)

Ward, A (2015) The Barriers to Entomophagy in the West (Distinction)

MA Economics for Transition, Schumacher College/Plymouth University

Moss, B (2016) The Transformative Power of Waste: How community projects in Bristol are changing people's relationships to waste (Merit)

Current Supervision

PhD – Moreland, B. The lived experience of mountain bikers in the Forest of Dean - A critical examination using hermeneutical phenomenology.

 

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Common Ground (2006) Markets and Market Places. Common Ground, Shaftesbury.

Game, M., Waite, M. and Keech, D. (1993) Nature Conservation in Camden. London Ecology Unit, London.

Archer, J. and Keech, D. (1993) Nature Conservation in Hammersmith & Fulham. London Ecology Unit, London.

Keech, D. (1995) Local Flora Britannica. Common Ground, London.