Stephen Pritchard commenced his PhD in October 2008. His thesis is entitled ‘Landscape scale management in the South West of England: participatory governance between landowners / farmers and the Wildlife Trusts’. In particular Stephen is interested in what constitutes “landscape scale”, how conservation groups can work with landowners and farmers, and what sort of management/governance model is appropriate in the UK. Stephen will be taking a case study approach and will also work with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and others to explore the role of Wildlife Trusts in the South West and other regions of the country.

Stephen’s supervisors are Jane Mills and Dr Peter Gaskell and he is due to complete in the autumn of 2017.