BA (Hons) (Environmental Policy); PG Cert (Integrated Waste and Environmental Management)
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Nick joined the CCRI in 2002 after having completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire. He went on to complete a post-graduate certificate whilst working as a research assistant.
Routinely involved in a range of projects, Nick has become a key member of the team with expertise in numerous areas that he has developed though support provided to the numerous activities that the CCRI undertakes. Survey and questionnaire development is one area of specialism, with a particular focus concerning online deployment wherever feasible. Nick is also one of CCRI’s most experienced interviewers, having conducted hundreds of face-to-face and telephone interviews – often concerning topical or sensitive issues. He is also regularly responsible for data collation, management and analysis associated with these interviews.
Nick manages and operates the various Social Media platforms of the CCRI, which has become an increasingly important component of the institute’s activities and one that is increasingly required in large scale multi-institution research projects.
- Books and Book Chapters
- Peer Reviewed Papers
- Conferences and Workshops
- Public Service
- Professional Membership
- Other Activities
Powell, J., Short, C., Reed, M. and Lewis, N. (2016) Commons: Governance of Shared Assets [PDF Version]. Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire. ISBN 1-86174-218-5
Dwyer, J., Mills, J., Powell, J., Lewis, N., Gaskell, P. and Felton, J. (2015) The State of Farming in Exmoor 2015. Project Report. University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester.
Mills, J., Gaskell, P., Short, C. Manley, W., Kambites, C., Lewis, N. Clark, M. and Boatman, N. (2012) Attitudes to Uplands Entry Level Stewardship. Natural England Commissioned Report NECR091
Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Lewis, N., Short, C., Kambites, C. and Turner, M. (2011) South West Uplands Initiative, Baseline Report to South West Upland Initiative Partners.
Reed, M., Courtney, P., Dwyer, J., Griffiths, B., Jones, O., Lewis, N., Moseley, M., Phillipson, J., Powell, J., Ross N. and Urquhart, J. (2011) The social impacts of England’s inshore fishing industry. Draft final report to Defra.
Mills, J, Lewis, N and Dwyer, J (2010) The Benefits of LEAF Membership: a qualitative study to understand the added value that LEAF brings to its farmer members. Report to LEAF (Linking Farming And Environment).
Ingram, J., Short, C., Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Lewis, N., Clark, M., Dennis, E., Fisher, R., and Owen, I. (2009) Entry and exit from agri-environmental schemes in Wales, Final Report for Welsh Assembly Government.
Ilbery, B., Kirwan, J., Maye, D., Courtney, P., Kambites, C., Reed, M. and Lewis, N. (2009) Socio-economic aspects of local and national organic farming markets: whole chain analysis. A report produced as part of the Defra commissioned research entitled ‘analysis of socio-economic aspects of local and national organic farming markets’. Defra project code: SFFSD 0605. January.
Courtney, P., Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Boase, R., Cheese, L., Jones, O., Kubinakova, K., Lewis, N. and Urquhart, J. (2008) Scoping Study on the Socio-Economic Benefits of Heritage in the National Parks - Final Report for English Heritage and Cadw.
Powell, J, Reed, M, Kambites, C and Lewis, N (2008) Exploring Market and Non-Market Values of Cydcoed Intervention, Forest Research. Final report.
Dwyer, J., Kirwan, J., Thomson, K., Clark, M., Kambites, C., Lewis, N. and Molnarova, A.(2008) Review of Rural Development Instruments. DG Agri project 2006-G4-10. Final Report.(With colleagues at INEA, IfLS, IEEP, VUZE, AgraCeas Consulting Ltd). July.
Powell, J, Clark, M, Lewis, N and Kambites, C (2007) Participants, activities, and experiences: understanding the connections, CCW
Powell, J, Lewis, N and Kambites, C (2007) Managing Recreation on inland Waters in Wales: a review of Approaches, CCW
Powell, J., Clark, M. and Lewis, N. (2007) Exploring the connections between Participants, Activities, and Experiences in Outdoor Recreation, CCW Policy Research Report No. 07/3.
Owen, S., Kambites, C., Lewis, N., Johnson, P. and Short, C. (2006) Green Infrastructure Planning in the Swindon urban rural fringe. Great Western Community Forest.
Courtney, P., Slee, R.W., Roberts, D. and Lewis, N. (2005) An economic appraisal of forestry in Mid-Argyll and Caithness and Sutherland. Forestry Commission.
Kambites, C., Slee, R.W., Lewis, N., Clark. M, Taylor, M., and Wragg, A. (2005) The Upper Thames Heritage Project, Swindon Borough Council.
Nick Lewis’ recent activities
Later this week, the final RECARE conference will be taking place in Brussels. Over the last five years, the project has been the focus for three researchers within CCRI. One of these, Matt Reed reflects on RECARE, prior to its culmination.
The deadline for completing the online rural housing survey has been extended to 17th September. All valid completions completed by that date will have a chance of winning one of ten £10 Amazon vouchers
The CCRI is conducting a survey for Rural Services Network (RSN) and Rural England, which seeks the opinions and experiences of residents of rural areas on rural housing
In May 2018, research assistant Nick Lewis took a trip to Scotland where he ran the Southern Upland Way, Britain’s first official coast-to-coast long distance footpath. Following on from a previous blog post, he has written a short piece reflecting upon his experiences on his latest trip.
Janet Dwyer has been at the LEAF Marque Summit today (Thursday 22nd March 2018), hosted by Waitrose in Maidenhead, Berkshire, which has been exploring some of the pressing questions around the role of assurance systems in delivering meaningful improvements for farmers and the environment.
Project: Foresters’ Forest – Monitoring and Evaluation
Duration of project: December 2014 – April 2021