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Landscape Architecture - MPhil/PhD

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Full time

Research title:

Conservation in the Cairngorms: History and Hope of People in the Landscape


I have an MSc in Landscape and Wellbeing (2021) and International Development (2017) from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Political Science (2009) from Fordham University. Prior to studying landscape architecture, I worked for an immigration non-profit in Washington, DC. My PhD is focused on conservation volunteering as building attachment to place in past, present, and future for local populations and refugees. Outside of the university, I am the Newsletter Editor with Lothians Conservation Volunteers and I regularly volunteer with this group doing conservation work in and around Edinburgh. My academic interests include landscape conservation and restoration, aesthetics, and the relationship of people with the land.


Research Assistant to Dr Simon Bell in The University of Edinburgh OPENSpace in collaboration with The City of Edinburgh Council's 20-Minute Neighbourhood team to survey Edinburgh's residents on parklets. The project consisted of distributing a survey, analysing 787 responses, and reporting the results in a final report titled: 'Building Community Evidence for Urban Parklets in Edinburgh.' The report is linked below.