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 new

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.

The Landscape Research Group represents a global community of interest dedicated to advancing landscape research and education.  The organisation is made up of a small staff team focused on day-to-day operations and communications, who are guided by an active, dedicated Board of Trustees. 

Our activities are supported by a team of volunteers who share our interest in landscape in all its different forms.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us or become a member.


Staff team

The day-to-day running of LRG is carried out by a small, but dedicated team. They work with the Trustees in realising the organisation’s aims of promoting education and research into landscape and develop its community of interest.

Feel free to contact us if you have any queries, more information can be found by clicking the images below.

David Saunders

Chief Executive & Company Secretary
East Sussex, UK

Emily Shakespeare

Communications Manager
County Waterford, Republic of Ireland


Board of Trustees

Our Trustees are a committed and personable group of people based across the globe, with a broad range of backgrounds, interests and disciplines.   Their considerable knowledge and expertise in landscape research means they are the ideal group to further and support ongoing and future studies and education in the field.  To find out more about their current projects and work, click on their image. 

If you are interested in joining our active Board, please do contact our Chair in the first instance.

Dr Tim Waterman

Chair

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

Professor Laura Watt

Vice-Chair

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

Dr Gavin MacGregor

Treasurer

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 & Data Analyst at Historic Environment Scotland for Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP)

Professor Vanesa Castan Broto

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

Dr Chris Dalglish

Director of Inherit (Institute for Heritage & Sustainable Human Development), Scotland

Graham Fairclough

Principal Research Associate, Newcastle University

Marouen Hedhlie

Architect and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Coordinator, Tunisia

Professor Karen Jones

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

Dr Ian Mell

Researcher & Senior Lecturer in Environmental & Landscape Planning, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Kenneth R Olwig

Dept of Landscape Architecture, Planning & Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

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