of our Human Geography and Planning graduates are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduation
source:DLHE Survey 2016/17
of our Human Geography students agree that they have been able to access equipment, facilities, software and collections when they needed to.
of our Human Geography students agree that staff are good at explaining things
of our Human Geography graduates are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduation
source:DLHE Survey 2016/17
Dr David Haigh
Head of Subject
D.P.Haigh@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | 0113 81 27624
David leads the Planning, Housing and Human Geography teaching staff at Leeds Beckett University and teaches into the housing and human geography curriculum. He is a very experienced lecturer and academic team leader with over 20 years of experience in a wide range of professional disciplines such as housing, community economics and urban regeneration. David is motivated by helping students learn and develop broader life skills, delivering high quality, engaging teaching and by developing progressive environment for teams to flourish. David’s goals are to foster excellent research both personally and through partnership and to help students get the best out of their educational experience.
David has been at Leeds Beckett University for over 13 years, before this David had various roles at Leeds City Council including Research Manager, Neighbourhood Planning, Housing and Estate officer and Regeneration team manager.
Personal impact: Professional but engaging and empathetic learning environment through development of confidence and inspiration.
David is an external exa...View Staff Profile
Dr Neil Evans
N.Evans@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | 0113 81 23232
Dr Neil Evans is a Principal Lecturer and Course Director for the BA Human Geography and BA Human Geography and Planning Courses in the School of Built Environment and Engineering.
Neil's doctoral research was concerned with community participation and capacity building in neighbourhood regeneration in the Japanese inner city, and planning for reconstruction after the 1995 Hanshin (Kobe) Earthquake. This involved a period based at the University of Kobe, conducting case study research in several districts that were devastated by the earthquake.
After joining the CUDEM research team as a Research Fellow in December 2001, Neil initially worked on a ESRC-funded project entitled "Regionalisation and the New Politics of Waste", concerned with how new policy agendas, institutional arrangements and political pressures are influencing strategic planning for the management of municipal solid waste across England.
Neil has since worked on a variety of European-funded projects concerned with spatial planning, including ESPON 2.3.2 concerned with the governance of territorial and...View Staff Profile
Dr Max Hope
M.J.Hope@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | 0113 8129157
Max is a Principal Lecturer in Human Geography and Planning who joined the School of Built Environment and Engineering from Ulster University in March 2016.
His research and teaching focus on challenges and implications of contemporary environmental change and in particular the role played by informal actors and non-governmental organisations in environmental governance and social transformation. Key issues include natural hazards vulnerability, climate change adaption, ecological citizenship and the links between science, technology and society. He is particularly interested in the relationship between expert-led and community responses to these challenges and related issues of knowledge exchange, co-production and adaptive transformation.View Staff Profile
Dr Andre Pusey
Andre is a Principal Lecturer and Course Director. He is a critical geographer who works on social movements, urban commons and cities and social justice. He is particularly interested in struggles around higher education and the co-construction of critical pedagogical alternatives.
Andre’s doctoral research, which he completed in 2014, was funded by a prestigious University of Leeds scholarship. It explored efforts by a group called the Really Open University as they attempted to protest against the perceived enclosure of Higher Education through increased tuition fees and marketization, whilst simultaneously experimenting with the collective construction of alternative pedagogical forms.
Andre has given talks in the UK and overseas. He has presented papers and organised panels at numerous conferences, including the Association of American Geographers Annual General Meeting and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference. He has had work published in a range of publications, including international peer-reviewed academic journals, edited bo...View Staff Profile
Dr Karen Horwood
K.Horwood@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | 0113 81 29157
Karen is a geographer and planner. She has a particular interest in women and planning, and is convening the Women and Planning in the UK conference May 2019.
Karen's research examines planning policy in relation to the needs of women. She is also interested in the histories of women and planning activity, and how this informs approaches to day and in the future.
Karen is a committee member for Women in Planning Yorkshire Branch and prior to joining Leeds Beckett, Karen worked in regeneration at Leeds City Council.