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Director of the Sustainable Places Research Institute retires

29 July 2020

Professor Terry Marsden
Professor Terry Marsden

Professor Marsden, who led the establishment of the Sustainable Places Research Institute in 2010 and who also holds the established Chair in Environmental Policy and Planning at Cardiff Universities School of Geography and Planning retires this week.

Over the past decade Professor Marsden has overseen the development of the Institute. Making an international scientific contribution to the expanding interdisciplinary field of Sustainability Science, progressing place-based sustainability research and helping to develop a series of novel conceptual and methodological advances which have also helped to shape local and global policy development such as the Future Generations Act in Wales, Food Policy in the EU and wider international policy development and debates.

During his career professor Marsden has served on numerous advisory boards and committees, influencing emerging policy developments at the EU, UK and devolved administrative levels and has held appointed advisory roles with the National Assembly Rural Affairs Committee, and Sustainability Committees and the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee.

A graduate of Geography and Sociology from the University of Hull, Terry joined Cardiff University in 1991 and has held numerous positions, including Dean of Graduate Studies and the Graduate College, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) and Head of School of City and Regional Planning.

Professor Damian Walford-Davies Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Cardiff University said “I am proud to have had Terry as a colleague and have sincerely enjoyed working with him. His distinguished career will continue, of course, post-retirement and Cardiff University owe him a debt of gratitude. We sincerely wish him the very best for a fruitful and fulfilling retirement.”

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