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Professor Andrew Church
Professor Andrew Church is a geographer with expertise in local economic, social and recreational analysis. He has over fifteen years experience as an academic researcher, policy adviser and consultant. He headed the project Water-based sport and recreation: the facts. Recently he has also facilitated large scale workshops involving a complex range of stakeholders for a ministerial conference in Ireland on access to land.
Dr. Niall Burnside
Dr. Niall Burnside is a Landscape Ecologist with specialist expertise in the development and use of Geographical Information Systems for broad-scale landscape evaluation. He has over six years experience in academic research, and has a proven record of accomplishment in GIS and conservation management and consultancy.
Dr. John Lee
Dr. John Lee is head of Geospec, the geographic information services consultancy at the University of Brighton. He has more than 13 years of experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and has undertaken consultancy for national and local Government, the commercial sector and NGOs.
Dr Neil Ravenscroft
Dr Neil Ravenscroft is Professor of Cultural Policy at the Chelsea School, University of Brighton, having previously been Reader in Leisure Management at the University of Surrey. At Brighton he has specialised in contract research into sport, recreation and the environment. He has undertaken research for a range of clients, including the Countryside Agency, Environment Agency, Defra, Forest Research and Sport England, and has contributed to policy development in the areas of recreational access to private land and waters, the management of public rights of way, community engagement in the management of public parks and gardens and workforce development in the creative and cultural sectors.
Dr Clare Twigger-Ross
Clare is an environmental psychologist with eleven years’ experience of social research on the environment. She joined Collingwood Environmental Planning (CEP) in 2002 and leads the practice’s work stakeholder involvement, social research and social appraisal (e.g. social impact assessments - SIA). She has recently worked with the Environment Agency on the development of a policy on vulnerability and flooding as well as scoping out the development of a strategy to embed social science into the flood risk management research programme. She has managed a project for the Forestry Commission which evaluated stakeholder engagement in the New Forest.
Jon Young is a Director of exeGesIS. Prior to joining exeGesIS in 1999, Jon accumulated 12 years of experience with a National Park Authority and before that was an engineer for an oil exploration consultancy. He specialises in developing and managing countryside access field surveys and the management of recreation and access data. Jon has completed research and survey projects for many public sector clients.
G&L HUGHES LTD
Geoff Hughes is a Director of G&L Hughes Limited, leisure, planning and open space consultancy and is the independent Chairman of the Countryside Recreation Network. Until 2003, when he established his own company he was policy lead officer for countryside and water sport and recreation at Sport England and led a team dealing with strategic planning and lottery funding in the North East Region
Belinda is a consultant with Rubicon Associates and has worked with a diverse range of organizations, mainly from the public, non-profit and educational sectors. The clients she has worked for with the University of Brighton team include the Countryside Agency, the Environment Agency and Sussex Learning and Skills Council.
Professor Nigel Curry
Professor Nigel Curry is Associate Dean in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England and Professor of Countryside Planning. He was previously Head of the Countryside and Community Research Unit at the University of Gloucestershire