Who we are

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Founded in England in 1967, 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. 

Incorporated and registered as a charity in 1983, LRG became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2021.

For more details on the history of the LRG, have a look at the article “Fifty years of Landscape Research Group” by Steven Shuttleworth, founder member and former Treasurer and Company Secretary of the organisation, written in 2017 to mark the LRG’s 50th anniversary. 

Staff Team

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David Saunders

David Saunders

Chief Executive & Company Secretary
East Sussex, UK

Dr Emily Shakespeare

Dr Emily Shakespeare

Communications Manager
County Waterford, 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).

Elections for new Trustees are held annually.

Professor Tim Waterman

Professor Tim Waterman

Chair

Professor of Landscape Theory, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK

Professor Laura Alice Watt

Professor Laura Alice Watt

Vice Chair

Professor Emerita, Dept of Geography, Environmental and Planning, Sonoma State University, USA
Instructor, University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland

Professor Emma Waterton

Professor Emma Waterton

Landscape Research Journal Editor-In-Chief

Global Heritage Challenges, Research Centre, University of York, UK

Professor Hannes Palang

Professor Hannes Palang

Research and Policy Coordinator

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

Professor Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin

Professor Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin

Community Development
Co-ordinator

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

Dr Amanda Byer

Dr Amanda Byer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sutherland School of Law

University College Dublin, Ireland

Linda Marie Bjerketvedt

Linda Marie Bjerketvedt

Landscape archaeologist
GIS consultant at LUC
Edinburgh, Scotland

Professor Vanesa Castan Broto

Professor Vanesa Castan Broto

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

University of Sheffield, UK

Juliette Desportes

Juliette Desportes

PhD Candidate

University of Glasgow, Scotland

Jens Haendeler

Jens Haendeler

Landscape Architect, Germany

Urban Studies & Spatial Practices program, Al-Quds Bard College, Palestine

Marouen Hedhli

Marouen Hedhli

Architect and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Coordinator

Tunisia

Professor Karen Jones

Professor Karen Jones

Professor of Environmental and Cultural History

University of Kent, UK

Merham Keleg

Merham Keleg

Lecturer Assistant and PhD Candidate in Urban Design and Planning Department

Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Dr Gillian Lawson

Dr Gillian Lawson

Associate Professor and Head of School of Landscape Architecture

Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr Ian Mell

Dr Ian Mell

Researcher & lecturer, Department of Planning & Environmental Management

University of Manchester, UK