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Dr Gareth Enticott

Dr Gareth Enticott


School of Geography and Planning

+44 (0)29 2087 6243
Room 2.94, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA
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Gareth Enticott is a Reader in Human Geography in the School of Geography and Planning. His research focuses on biosecurity, practices of environmental regulation and governance, and scientific controversies in animal health. His main focus is on the ongoing controversy surrounding bovine Tuberculosis in the UK, as well as the management of the disease in New Zealand.  His work has helped inform policy on bovine Tuberculosis in England and Wales.


  • BSc (Hons) in Geography, University of Wales, Swansea, 1993
  • MSc City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, 1995
  • Diploma in Social Science Research Methods, Cardiff University, 1996
  • PhD, School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, 2000


  • Reader, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (2016 - current)
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (2012 - 2016)
  • Research Fellow, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (2003 - 2012)
  • Research Associate, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (2001 - 2003)

I have conducted peer review for the ESRC and for academic journals including Economy and Society, Agriculture and Human Values, Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning C, Environment and Planning D, Geoforum, Geographical Review, Health and Place, Journal of Rural Studies, Sociologia Ruralis, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Society and Animals, Policy and Politics, Law and Policy and Political Studies.

Professional memberships

  • Treasurer of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Rural Geography Research Group (2010-present)
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Member of the Environment Research Group.
  • Associate member of the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS), 2006-2012.
  • Associate member of the Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE), Cardiff University, 2011-present.









  • Enticott, G. P. and Wilkinson, K. 2013. Biosecurity: whose knowledge counts?. In: Dobson, A., Barker, K. and Taylor, S. eds. Biosecurity: The Socio-Politics of Invasive Species and Infectious Diseases. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 91-104.













Current and Past Projects

2012-14: An exploration of factors that influence the expansion of the area affected by endemic bTB (with AHVLA for Defra).

2011-14: The history and governance of bovine Tuberculosis in New Zealand (BRASS/ESRC).

2010-15: Farmers' confidence in vaccines for bovine tuberculosis (Defra).

2013: Expert Advisor - Citizen Dialogue on Bovine TB Policy (Led by OPM for Defra/Sciencewise).

2012-14: Tree health and plant biosecurity: mapping, analysis and improved understanding of stakeholders and the public to help protect tree health (led by Imperial College London and Forest Research).

2011-14: The social and economic consequences of living with animal disease (ESRC/WAG studentship).

2010: Placement Fellowship Welsh Assembly Government (ESRC/WAG).

2008-10: Cultures of veterinary regulation (ESRC).

2008-10: Veterinary Capacity in Wales (WAG).

2006-8: Evaluation of the West Wales Biosecurity Intensive Treatment Area (WAG).

2006-7: Biosecurity and the regulation of animal health: the case of bovine tuberculosis (ESRC).

2005-8: Managing Research and Evaluation within the Department of Environment, Planning and Countryside (WAG).

2004: Rural Dimensions of Local Public Service Agreements (Countryside Agency).

PhD Supervision

I am always keen to hear from anyone interested in developing proposals for PhDs within my areas of expertise.

Past and Current PhD supervision:

  • Delyth Crimes: 'Bovine Tuberculosis and Farmers' Well-being in Wales'.
  • Emma Glendinning: 'Building Resilience through Post-Productivism: The case of farmers' markets' (completed 2013).