Centre for Environment and Society Research

The Centre for Research in Environment and Society Research is explicitly trans-disciplinary which is indicated by the Centre's membership. The list of members follows:

Attached staff - Visiting Professors and Researchers:

Professor Richard Wakeford is Visiting Professor of Environment, Land Use and Rural Studies. He is currently Chair of the OECD Rural Working Party – an international forum for reviewing and comparing best practice in rural development policy and delivery. He also chairs the UK Sustainable Development Research Network. He was previously Director General Environment in the Scottish Government, and Chief Executive of the Countryside Agency in England.

Professor David Jellings is a Visiting Professor specialising in Building Information Modelling. David is Managing Director of Solibri Ltd, and set up the Open BIM Network in 2012.

Dr Joe Nasr (Visiting Research Fellow) is associated with the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is currently interested in urban agriculture, having co-authored 'Carrot City: creating places for urban agriculture', and coordinates the peripatetic Carrot City exhibition. He also works on reconstruction planning history with Peter Larkham.

Dr Toofan Haghani (Visiting Research Fellow) continues to develop his interests in urban form and fractal representations, working with Peter Larkham. He is currently a design practitioner based in Tehran.

Roslan bin Talib (Visiting Research Fellow) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Housing, Building & Planning, at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He is undertaking research in Building Surveying on building maintenance, interior defects, and flat roofing systems. While he is with us, he will be formulating a new framework for building leakages which produce interior defects. He will be using comparisons between UK and Malaysian cases to find better practices.

Previous Visiting Professors and Researchers