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  • Jessica Jane Spayde

    With undergraduate and graduate degrees in sociology, I came to Cardiff University to study sustainable food systems for my PhD.

    As a European Commission Marie Curie Research Fellow on the PUREFOOD project, I researched the sustainable public food procurement initiative for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: Environment, Rural, Society, Sustainability, Urban

  • Dr Roberta Sonnino

    I am a Reader in the School of Planning and Geography and an expert on sustainable food systems, food security, public procurement and local food.

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: Sustainability

  • Leah M. Ashe

    I am a Marie Curie Research Fellow in the PUREFOOD Network on sustainable peri-urban food systems, and completing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Morgan.

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: City, Development, Economic development, Environment, Human geography, Poverty, Rural, Sustainability, Urban

  • Dr Dimitris Potoglou

    I am a Lecturer in Transport and Applied Choice Analysis. Prior to joining the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography, I worked as a Research Policy-Analyst at RAND Europe, a not-for-profit research institute based in Cambridge, UK (since 2008, now part-time) and a post-doctoral fellow at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (2006-2008).

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: City, Environment, Rural, Sustainability, Urban

  • Dr Mara Miele

    I joined the School of Planning and Geography at Cardiff University in January 2004. Previously I was Senior Lecturer at Pisa University. My areas of expertise include food consumption practices, ethical consumption and animal welfare, human-animals relations, public understanding of science, geographies of science.

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: Human geography, Rural, Sustainability

  • Dr Alex Franklin

    As Research Fellow at the Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE), I am jointly responsible for the Work Package theme of ‘City-Regions in Adaptation and Transition’, with Professor Terry Marsden.

    Prior to joining PLACE I was a Senior Research Associate and Research Manager in the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS). Here I was primarily responsible for the work package themes of Sustainable Lifestyles and Communities; and Sustainable Consumption and Marketing.

    I hold a degree in Geography (University of Hull), a Post Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Glamorgan), a Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methods (Cardiff University), and a PhD from the School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University. In 2003 I was awarded an ESRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: Development, Environment, Human geography, Rural, Society, Sustainability, Urban

  • Dr Andrew Kythreotis

    I am a lecturer and Serious Brain Power Research Fellow in the School of Planning & Geography at Cardiff University. I have worked in Australia, the South Pacific and the UK on a range of policies and issues related to climate change and sustainability.

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: Environment, Government, Human geography, Society, Sustainability, Urban

  • Dr Jon Anderson

    I am a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University. My research interests focus on the relations between identity, culture, and place, in particular the actions, practices and politics that such relations produce.

    I have published widely in these areas, most notably the book ‘Understanding Cultural Geography: Places and Traces (2010).

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: Environment, Human geography, Society, Sustainability

  • Dr Christopher Bear

    I am a lecturer in Human Geography. My research focuses on the changing relationships between humans, animals and technologies. I study these in relation to food production and water-based recreation.

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: Environment, Human geography, Rural, Sustainability

  • Dr Andrea Collins


    I am a Lecturer at the School of Planning and Geography.

    My research interests include ecological footprinting, and assessing the environmental impacts and legacies of major events.

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: Environment, Sustainability

  • Dr Andrea Frank

    I am a Senior Lecturer in Planning and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have a background in Architecture and Planning and have studied in Germany and the USA.

    I have been at Cardiff University since 2000. I am teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate - mostly focusing on physical master planning and urban design. I am also teaching creative problem solving techniques and public participation approaches.

    I am promoting internationalisation and regularly participate in Erasmus mobility. I am also highly active in international networks that foster the exchange of planning knowledge, research and pedagogy such as the Association of European Schools of Planning and the Global Planning Association Education Network.

    Academic School: Planning and Geography

    Areas of Expertise: City, Spatial planning, Sustainability, Urban