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Dr Jonathan Prior

Dr Jonathan Prior

Lecturer in Human Geography

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Email:
priorj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4600
Location:
Room 1.79, Adeilad Morgannwg, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA

I am a human geographer with a broad research interest in nature-society relations. My work is interdisciplinary in approach, spanning environmental philosophy, sound studies, and landscape research.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, 2016
  • PhD Human Geography, University of Edinburgh, 2012
  • MScR Human Geography, University of Edinburgh, 2007
  • MA (distinction) Environment, Development and Policy, University of Sussex, Brighton, 2005
  • BSc (hons.) Biological Sciences, University of Exeter, 2004

Career

  • Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (2014-present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (2013 - 2014)
  • Human Geography Teaching Fellow, Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh (2012 - 2013)

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  • Winner of the Landscape Research Group Doctoral Student Award, 2012 (Thesis: The roles of aesthetic value in ecological restoration: Cases from the United Kingdom)

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2018

2017

2016

2014

2011

Research interests

My primary focus is studying the relationship between environmental values and the production of environmental policies, as a means to understand what motivates and underpins different ways of conceptualising the more-than-human world (animals, plants, ecological processes) when humans seek to implement conservation, ecological restoration, or environmental management strategies. In particular, I am interested in the role of environmental aesthetic values in policy making.

My second area of research focuses on the intersections between sound and geography. Here, I am working on ways in which geographers can better attend to the sonic components of environments. As part of this, I am developing phonographic methods (listening, soundwalking, audio recording) for geographical and broader social science and arts research. My sound projects can be accessed online.

Media

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Kieran O'Mahony

Kieran O'Mahony

Research student

Mehrnoosh Mansoorgarakani

Research student

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