Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Space

The Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Space (CRESS) is a major research centre based at Cardiff University.

It replaces the Centre for Rural Environment and Society (CRES), which was established in 2004 to develop a growing volume of rural and environmental research within the University.

CRESS is concerned to bring together environmental and social research themes in respect to rural areas, making connections between natural, social, cultural, economic and political processes within rural spaces.

Aims

The Centre aims to develop significant programmes of research and international collaborative working, as well as PhD and Masters courses around rural and environmental themes.

We have a multi-disciplinary focus, with researchers drawn from human geography, planning, sociology and landscape ecology. Expertise is provided across a broad range of research themes, including:

  • rural society and culture
  • rural economy
  • the sustainability of rural environments
  • rural and environmental governance
  • environmental justice and rural welfare
  • rural housing and services
  • agri-food systems
  • ethical consumption

Funded research programmes and projects to the value of £2.3 million have been directed by members of CRESS.

Projects include:

  • Wales Rural Observatory (Welsh Assembly Government)
  • Climate Change Consortium for Wales (Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, 2009-2014)
  • Delivering renewable energy under devolution (Economic and Social Research Council, 2011-2012).

Director

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

Academic staff

Jon Anderson

Dr Jon Anderson

Reader in Human Geography, Director of Learning and Teaching

Email:
andersonj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5308
Gill Bristow

Professor Gillian Bristow

Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor in Economic Geography

Email:
bristowg1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5388
Dr Richard Cowell

Professor Richard Cowell

Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning

Email:
cowellrj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6684
Dr Gareth Enticott

Dr Gareth Enticott

Reader

Email:
enticottg@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6243
Andrew Flynn

Dr Andrew Flynn

Reader in Environmental Policy and Planning

Email:
flynnac@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4851
Professor Terry Marsden

Professor Terry Marsden

Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Director of Sustainable Places Research Institute

Email:
marsdentk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5736
Mara Miele

Professor Mara Miele

Professor in Human Geography, Director of Postgraduate Research

Email:
mielem@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9121
Professor Kevin Morgan

Professor Kevin Morgan

Professor of Governance and Development

Email:
morgankj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6090
Dr Scott Orford

Dr Scott Orford

Reader in Spatial Analysis and GIS, Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies

Email:
orfords@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5272
Dr Roberta Sonnino

Professor Roberta Sonnino

Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Director of Impact

Email:
sonninor@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5781