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 Directors, 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

Sarah Hobbs

Membership & Communications Manager
Highlands, UK

Crista Walshaw

Landscape Research journal editorial assistant
School for Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Australia

Board of Directors

Our Board are a very diverse, active and personable group of people, with different backgrounds, interests and expertise.

We welcome expressions of interest for new Directors 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 Chris Dalglish


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

Paul Tabbush

Vice-Chair and Honorary Treasurer

Lately Head of Social and Economic Research Forest Research, Alice Holt Research Station, UK

Professor Emma Waterton

Landscape Research journal editor-in-chief

Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia

Professor Laurence le Du-Blayo

Community Development Coordinator

Département de Géographie – UFR Sciences Scoailes, Université de Rennes 2, France

Professor Hannes Palang

Research and Policy Coordinator

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

Professor Vanesa Castan Broto

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

Marouen Hedhlie

Architect and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Coordinator, Tunisia

Dr Markus Leibenath

Senior Researcher, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden (Germany)

Gavin MacGregor

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

Dr Ian Mell

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

Professor Kenneth Olwig

Department of Landscape Architecture, SLU, Alnarp, Sweden

Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin

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

Tim Waterman

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK

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About us

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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