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Carol Morris

Associate Professor of Rural Environmental Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Carol Morris obtained her BA (Hons) in Geography from the University of Liverpool in 1989. She completed her PhD in Geography at Wye College, University of London in 1993 with a thesis entitled 'Recruiting the new conservationists: an analysis of farmer participation in agri-environmental schemes in lowland England'. Subsequently, she lectured in geography at University College Chester (1993-1997) before being appointed as a Research Fellow in the Countryside and Community Research Unit, University of Gloucestershire (1997-2004) and then as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Rural Research, University of Exeter. Her Lecturership in Geography in the School of Geography, University of Nottingham began in August 2007.

Teaching Summary

I currently teach on modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels on a range of topics related to my research interests in rural environmental geography and the geographies of food.

Research Summary

I am a rural environmental geographer with a range of research interests focused upon the natural environment - society interface principally, although not exclusively, within the context of Europe.… read more

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Current Research

I am a rural environmental geographer with a range of research interests focused upon the natural environment - society interface principally, although not exclusively, within the context of Europe. There are two key and interrelated strands to this area of research concern: 'knowledge' and 'governance'. First, I am interested in the production and circulation of 'non-certified' forms of environmental expertise and how these knowledges are ignored, contested and accommodated by certified (or 'official') forms of environmental expertise within the context of efforts to manage (rural) environmental problems such as the loss of biodiversity and landscape quality in rural areas and climate change. Second, I am interested in the environmental governance of the agri-food system and have explored the development, implementation and evaluation of public and private sector policies that seek to foster environmental sustainability in this context. Within this strand of work I have developed a particular interest in 'alternative' food networks and their ecological dimensions. Alongside these majority research interests, my research has also examined rural gender relations and identities and, more recently, the intersection between natural environments and sporting practices.

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