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
Since April 2019, a team from CCRI have been working with colleagues from the University of Newcastle on a Defra commissioned project about how commercial fishers and sea anglers engage with marine management and science in England. Project leader, Matt Reed has provided an update on this project which has had extensive public involvement.
Many people make their living from the sea, while many more visit the coast and the sea for pleasure, an esential part of which is angling. Defra has commissioned CCRI, to carry out research finding out more about sea anglers, their ideas and backgrounds, and part of this work is an online survey.
The second part of a blog where consider the issue of dissemination of project findings. In this part we invite you to get in touch with thoughts regarding preliminary findings.
Prompted by an interview with Prof. Mark Reed at a recent SoilCare project meeting, CCRI researchers Jasmine Black, Jane Mills and Nick Lewis consider the issue of dissemination of project findings, some thoughts and methods about how that is best achieved.
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