The Landscape Research Group is a global community of interest in landscape and the ways we shape, and are shaped by, the places we live.

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Who we are

The Landscape Research Group is a global community of interest. Our staff, Board of Trustees, members and partners represent a broad range of disciplines: geographers, planners, landscape architects, archaeologists and ecologists, to list but a few. This diversity is fundamental to a holistic understanding of landscape – its evolution and its future.

Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in landscape and the ways we shape, and are shaped by, the places in which we live. Read more about us.

Staff team

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David Saunders

Chief Executive & Company Secretary
East Sussex, UK

Emily Shakespeare

Communications Manager
County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Board of Trustees

Our Trustees are an active and personable group of people, with different backgrounds, interests and expertise.

We welcome expressions of interest for new Trustees at any time. If you’re interested in the work of LRG and helping develop its activities and strategic direction, please do contact our Chair in the first instance (contact details below).

Dr Tim Waterman


Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture, the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK

Professor Laura Alice Watt

Vice Chair

Professor of Environmental History & Policy, Sonoma State University, California, USA

Dr Gavin MacGregor


Archaeologist and environmentalist researcher, artist and activist, Hamilton, Scotland

Professor Emma Waterton

Landscape Research journal editor-in-chief

Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia

Professor Hannes Palang

Research and Policy Coordinator

Centre for Landscape and Culture, Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia

Professor Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin

Community Development Co-ordinator

Professor of Landscape Planning, SLU – Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences, Sweden

Linda Marie Bjerketvedt

Landscape archaeologist, Leiden, the Netherlands

Professor Vanesa Castan Broto

UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, Faculty of the Built Environment & Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, UK

Juliette Desportes

PhD Candidate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Marouen Hedhlie

Architect and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Coordinator, Tunisia

Professor Karen Jones

Professor of Environmental and Cultural History, University of Kent, UK

Merham Keleg

Lecturer Assistant and PhD Candidate in Urban Design and Planning Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Dr Gillian Lawson

Associate Professor and Head of School of Landscape Architecture, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr Ian Mell

Researcher & lecturer, Department of Planning & Environmental Management, University of Manchester, UK

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We work to advance interdisciplinary landscape research through dissemination, communication and exchange across global communities of interest.
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As a registered charity* and a limited company** under the UK Companies Acts, LRG is governed by Articles and a Memorandum of Association.
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