Professor Paul Milbourne

Professor Paul Milbourne

Head of the School of Geography and Planning

Email:
milbournep@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5791
Location:
Room 2.60, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT

I am Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geography and Planning. I am also the Head of School and Director of Cardiff University's Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Space. Previously, I was Director of the Wales Rural Observatory, 2004-14.

My main research interests lie in the field of social geography and, more specifically, the geographies of welfare and poverty. I am also interested in environmental geographies, particularly the interplay between social and environmental forms of (in)justice within contemporary society. A key motivation behind my research and writing in these areas is the continued presence of poverty, homelessness and other forms of injustice within contemporary society. Through personal research and joint work with colleagues, I have striven to provide critical geographical accounts of welfare themes during the last couple of decades and it is my intention to continue with these types of research and writing projects in future years.

I have researched and written widely on these themes, receiving research grants totalling £10.5 million and publishing seven books and more than 100 journal articles, book sections and research reports.

Education and qualifications

1988 - 1991                 Ph.D., Department of Geography, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

1985 - 1988                 B.A. (Hons.), Human Geography, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Career overview

2003 – 2005                Reader, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University

1999 – 2003                Cardiff Senior Fellow, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University

1993 - 1999                 Research Fellow Senior Research Fellow, Countryside and Community Research Unit, University of Gloucestershire      

1992 - 1993                 Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Bristol         

1991 - 1992                 Research Officer, Department of Geography, University of Wales, Lampeter

Honours and awards

Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (2011)

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (2011-)

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Committees and reviewing

Head of School of Geography and Planning (2013-)

Director of Research, School of Geography and Planning (2009-13)

Member of Council (2016-)

 Member of Senate (2011-)

 Founder and Director of Cardiff University’s Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Space (CRESS) (2005-)

 Convenor of the Environment Research Group (2005-13), School of Geography and Planning

 Chair of the School of Geography and Planning REF 2014 Strategy Group

 Member of the School of Geography and Planning Management Team (2005-) and Chair of the Research Committee (2009-)

 Postgraduate Research Admissions Officer (2005-09)

 Member of the Board of the Regeneration Institute (2006-08)

External committees

Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (2011-)

Member of the Royal Geographical Society’s Policy Committee (2015-18)

Member of the Royal Geographical Society’s Research and Higher Education Committee (2012-15)

Secretary (2011-14) and Committee Member (2014-) of the Geographies of Justice Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society. Past committee member of the Rural Geography Research Group

Member of the Council of the International Rural Sociology Association (IRSA) (2004-12)

Member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Rural Sociology (2003-07)

Member of the University of Wales Council of Geography (2001-)

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society