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Teaching staff

The PLANET Europe curriculum is delivered by an international and interdisciplinary group of professors and lecturers from the three participating universities, and often complemented with guest lectures by renowned international researchers and practitioners.

Meet the key lecturers involved in the PLANET Europe programme:

Radboud University Nijmegen

 

Professor of European Spatial Planning Systems

Radboud University Nijmegen

Expertise in European spatial planning, territorial cooperation and comparative planning. Previously worked in the European Commission, in higher education in Europe (UWE Bristol, TU Dortmund), national government (UK) and INTERREG programme management. Coordinator of ESEP MSc programme in Nijmegen (www.ru.nl/fm/esep) and academic director of PLANET Europe for Radboud University. 

 

Professor in Economic Geography
Radboud University Nijmegen

His main research interests are regional development, EU regional policy, and spatial planning, with a particular focus on the role of knowledge and power. Previously worked in Newcastle upon Tyne and Reading (UK) and Erasmus University (NL).  

Associate Professor at the Social and Political Sciences of the Environment department
Radboud University Nijmegen

Expert on European, international and comparative environmental politics, in particular the dynamic interrelationship between national and EU environmental policy making. Between 1994 and 2006 partner or co-ordinator of several big EU-funded research projects. Co-editor of the Issues in environmental politics series (Manchester University Press).

Associate Professor in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment 
Radboud University Nijmegen

Research and teaching focus on national and international environmental policy and water management, especially the institutional dynamics of water and environmental policies, and the role of specific ‘shock events’ in these domains. He coordinated EU- related research projects, e.g. on cross border water management and the EU Water Framework Directive. Coordinator of the group of water researchers at the NSM.

Assistent Professor at the Geography, Spatial Planning and Environment Department
Radboud University Nijmegen

Research focus on Environmental policy, Transational Communication, Policy learning, EU Comparative politics, Future studies and Uncertainty. From 2008 to 2010, she worked for the Scientific Council for Government Policy, where she was project coordinator of the project: ‘practices of futures studies’.

Cardiff University

 

Reader in Environmental Policy and Planning
Cardiff University

Expertise in sustainability, land use planning, environmental policy integration and renewable energy.  Postgraduate teaching interests include sustainability and planning, and renewable energy. Coordinator of Sustainability Planning and Environmental Policy MSc programme in Cardiff. Member of Editorial Board of Planning Theory and Practice. 

Reader in Environmental Policy and Planning
Cardiff University

Key research expertise in the making and delivery of policy on sustainable development, the implementation of policy, and its evaluation. Postgraduate teaching interests cover Environmental Assessment, and Environmental Management in Practice. Co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning.  

Reader in Environmental Policy and Planning
Cardiff University

Expertise in sustainable agri-food chains; urban food planning; sustainable rural development; and public procurement. Postgraduate teaching interests in Environmental Policy, Local Food and Sustainable Development. Currently engaged on two research projects for the EC: 2011-2013, Knowledge Brokerage to Promote Sustainable Food Consumption and Production (FOODLINKS); Urban, Peri-Urban and Regional Food Dynamics (PUREFOOD).

Reader in Environmental Policy

Cardiff University

Key research expertise in animal geographies, post-humanism, human/non-human animals’ relations, food consumption practices and ethical consumption. Post-graduate teaching interests in environmental behaviour, environmental policy and climate change. Mara is involved in the EU-funded European Animal Welfare Network, and a member of the management team for the Welfare Quality Network.

Blekinge Institute of Technology

 

Professor in Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning 
Blekinge Institute of Technology

Research programme director, former research director and visiting professor European Tourism Research Institute. Programme co-chair, Sweden manager of Baltic University Programme. Postgraduate teaching in EU regional development, environmental policy and policy integration.

University Lecturer in European Spatial Planning & Regional Development
Blekinge Institute of Technology

Eric is experienced in curriculum development and management of international education and cooperation projects, STINT Excellence in Teaching Fellow 2011.Undertaking research in the field of planning and assessment (cross-border regions).

Professor in Regional and Industrial Dynamics
Blekinge Institute of Technology

Programme Manager (BTH Master programme in European Spatial Planning & Regional Development), dep't international coordinator. Extensive experience with EU and national research projects, long experience in policy research, former advisor to the Swedish minister for regional policy. Postgraduate teaching in EU cohesion policy, innovative regions, regional planning. Programme co-chair and subject area manager in European Spatial Planning and Regional Development.