Nicki’s teaching focus is on supporting the transition of students into higher education, embedding employability and professional skills throughout the curriculum. She leads the Department’s student recruitment and induction activities and runs a first year contextual module taken by all new students. She also teaches planning sessions covering environmental assessment, sustainability appraisal and waterways management.
Nicki’s research interests are around the links between values and decision making for spatial planning. She has a particular interest in the changing uses and management of urban waterways – the focus of her ongoing PhD in Inland Waterways Policy & Evidence.
Recent research involvement explored the management of contested values within a Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) project on Managing Environmental Change at the Rural Urban Fringe as well as consultancy work for the Inland Waterways Association. She is part of the leadership team for the Water, Environment & Communities research group.
Nicki Schiessel Harvey (2021 – forthcoming) The Multiple Values of Urban Water in Robert C Brears (Ed) The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies Palgrave Macmillan https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007/978-3-030-32811-5
Nicki Schiessel Harvey (2019) “The Value of Inland Waterways. A Literature Review & Scoping Report”. Produced for the Inland Waterways Association, Oct 2019. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336926510_The_Value_of_Inland_Waterways_A_Literature_Review_Scoping_Report
Nicki Schiessel Harvey (2019) “Changing Values in Inland waterways – Mapping evidence-policy themes” Poster presentation at valuing Nature Conference, London, Nov 2019
Ron Austin & Nicki Schiessel Harvey (2018) “Monitoring Students Engagement and Attendance” 16th Academic Practice and Technology Conference, 2018, University of Greenwich
Nick Morton, Wil Vincent, Nicki Schiessel Harvey, Rachel Curzon (2017) “Thank You for Taking the Time to Understand’: A Critical Reflection on Peer-led Interventions in Early Experiences of Higher Education” International Journal of Construction Education and Research 13(1): 1-17 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15578771.2017.1316801?journalCode=uice20
Luke Millard, Kerry Gough, Nick Morton, Helen White, Nicki Schiessel Harvey, Jamie Morris and Stuart Brand (2016) “Students as co-designers in revitalising the first year student experience” Chapter 6 in Pieterjan Bonne and Diane Nutt (eds.) (2016) Ten times the first year. Reflections on ten years of the European First Year Experience Conference Lanoo Campus, Leuven, Belgium
Nicki Schiessel Harvey & Wil Vincent (2015) “Making First Impressions Count: Enhancing Transition into HE” Presentation at the Innovation in Built Environment Education (IBEE) Conference Sep 2015
Nicki Schiessel Harvey (2015) Personal Tutoring to Support Transition into HE
How do we embed it? Workshop at European First Year Experience Conference, Ghent, Apr 2015
A.J. Scott, C. Carter, M.R. Reed, P. Larkham, D. Adams, N. Morton, R. Waters, D. Collier, C. Crean, R. Curzon, R. Forster, P. Gibbs, N. Grayson, M. Hardman, A. Hearle, D. Jarvis, M. Kennet, K. Leach, M. Middleton, N. Schiessel, B. Stonyer, R. Coles (2013) “Disintegrated development at the rural–urban fringe: Re-connecting spatial planning theory and practice” Progress in Planning 83, 1-52 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305900613000214
Louise Hurley, Richard Ashley, Susan Molyneux-Hodgson, Peter Moug, Nicki Schiessel, (2010) “Measuring” sustainable living agendas", Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 21 Iss: 1, pp.45 – 57