Qualitative Geospatial Methods for Active Participation (QUALMAP)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Gloucestershire
Department Name: Countryside and Community Research Inst

Abstract

The project title is currently shown as "Qualitative Geospatial Methods for Active Participation (QUALMAP). This will be further developed at the point at which the candidate joins the PhD programme at the University of Gloucestershire in October 2018.

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
1951096 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021 Caitlin Maia Hafferty
 
Description Attendance of RGS-IBG Council meeting, and Research Group Sub-Committee meeting, London
Amount £90 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Geographical Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 10/2019
 
Description Climate Communication Workshop Travel Grant
Amount £95 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Geographical Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 01/2020
 
Description Participatory Geographies Research Group - Away Weekend PGR Bursary
Amount £40 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Geographical Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 06/2020
 
Description Policy Internships Scheme (4 month extension to PhD studentship funding)
Amount £4,924 (GBP)
Funding ID 1951096 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description Qualitative Geospatial Methods for Active Participation (QUALMAP)
Amount £86,007 (GBP)
Funding ID 1951096 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Midterm Conference Bursary
Amount £65 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Geographical Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 04/2019
 
Description Reseach Training Support Grant
Amount £2,250 (GBP)
Funding ID 1951096 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 01/2022
 
Description Research Student Allowance
Amount £900 (GBP)
Organisation University of Gloucestershire 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description 14th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) 2019, Regensburg. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Oral presentation of PhD research in the 14th Annual Conference on Spatial Information Theory's 2019 Doctoral Colloquium. An abstract was submitted based on the current PhD project proposal, and was selected by the COSIT Chairs based on the criteria of format, originality, scientific importance, and relevance to conference themes.

The Colloquium took place on the first day of the conference, providing PhD students with the opportunity to present their relevant research to international and interdisciplinary researchers, and fellow students, to gain feedback. This presentation was to an international and mixed audience of PGR students, other academic professionals, and those with links with practice, industry, and business across the globe. The presentation was received well by the audience, with some interesting questions, and useful feedback. This prompted further discussion with academics, highlighting points of contact for future work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cosit2019.ur.de/index.php/important-dates/accepted-papers
 
Description British Environmental Psychology Society Conference 2018, Surrey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to give oral presentation on PhD research and findings. Successful, well-attended presentation followed by numerous questions and networking. Widely circulated and promoted on social media.

The British Environmental Psychology Society (BrEPS) is a UK-based network for researchers in environmental psychology, and environment and behaviour research. The aim of BrEPS is to build a network for environmental psychology in the UK. The Society holds a conference each year, at different universities across the UK, to engage with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers involved with environmental and behavioural research and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.breps.org.uk/conferences/
 
Description British Environmental Psychology Society Conference 2019, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to give oral presentation on PhD research and findings to-date, titled: 'Futures of stakeholder engagement: digital geospatial technologies for active participation in environmental decision-making'. Successful, well-attended presentation followed by numerous questions and networking. Widely circulated and promoted on social media.

The British Environmental Psychology Society (BrEPS) is a UK-based network for researchers in environmental psychology, and environment and behaviour research. The aim of BrEPS is to build a network for environmental psychology in the UK. The Society holds a conference each year, at different universities across the UK, to engage with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers involved with environmental and behavioural research and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.breps.org.uk/conferences/
 
Description Chair of Postgraduate Research Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Caitlin Hafferty serves as a Committee member of the Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the RGS-IBG in 2018-20, first as Annual Conference Officer (organising session sponsorship for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference), and then as Chair. The PGF has a reach of over 2,000 postgraduates, academics, policy makers, practitioners, and educational professionals on social media. The PGF runs multiple engagement events throughout the academic year, largely aimed at a geography postgraduate audience. The PGF also runs and engagement and outreach blog. Impacts include : discussions, knowledge sharing, skill development, networking, and research outreach in the geographical postgraduate community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL https://rgspostgradforum.org/background
 
Description Countryside & Community Research Institute (CCRI) Winter School 2020, Cheltenham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The CCRI Winter School offers the chance for presentations of new and emerging research in a supportive environment. With support from experienced supervisors and researchers from the CCRI team, this is an event that looks to foster a new decade of rural research. Every year, this event calls for presentations that look forward to the future of rural scholarship, advancing this nexus of disciplinary interests through theory or applied research.

A presentation was given at this event titled: 'Investigating qualitative geospatial methods for participatory environmental planning'. The event concluded in a lively and productive discussion, including potential collaboration in further related activities, and was widely shared on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.ccri.ac.uk/winterschool2020/
 
Description Digital Geographies: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited oral presentation in session 'Creative Geovisualisation - Creative Engagements with Geospatial Technologies', affiliated with the Digital Geographies Research Group. Presentation title: 'Mixed-methods GIS: Enhancing qualitative geospatial technologies for participatory natural resource management'.

This session focused on emerging practices within the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) community. Critical GIS scholars, for example, have written about working with GIS as a 'creative medium'. The session invited participation by scholars who are engaging creative methodologies and practices in work with geospatial technologies, geographical information systems, etc.

This was a fantastic and engaging session, and the oral presentation (based on the current PhD project) was received well and numerous questions asked. The presenter (Caitlin Hafferty) was then invited to participate in a panel discussion and lively debate, inviting discussion from the interdisciplinary, international audience consisting of postgraduate students, academic staff, artists, policymakers, and practitioners. The session, and talks, were also widely shared and promoted on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://conference.rgs.org/AC2019/240
 
Description Magazine article on engaging communities with the sustainable management of river environments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Magazine-style article published in the 2019 edition of the Wild Trout Trust's annual journal, Salmo Trutta. The Wild Trout Trust is a conservation charity working across Britain and Ireland to help anyone interested in conservationa and preservation of rivers and riparian environments, including their wildlife and native species. The Trust works with landowners, local communities, fishing clubs, rivers trusts, and government agencies to offer practical advice and hands-on habitat improvement projects.

The article was based on a study undertaken as part of a MSc degree project at Cardiff University, under the supervision of Professor Scott Orford in the School of Geography and Planning. This research project was undertaken to directly inform the current PhD project. The article disseminated findings relevant to local communities and practitioners in river conservation and management, including an overview of the methodologies used, and groups engaged with.

This article was widely circulated on social media by multiple groups, including professional bodies, and members of the public. A further article, written by Theo Pike at the Wild Trout Trust, made reference to this article when discussing the dynamics of community-led management of river environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/6846/
 
Description RGS-IBG Annual Conference Training Symposium (ACTS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Postgraduate Forum (PGF) Annual Conference Training Symposium (ACTS) is organised jointly by the PGF, a working group of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), and the RGS-IBG. Importantly, this enables postgraduates in geography and similar disciplines to share knowledge and ideas with a diverse audience, including experts in research impact and policy decision-making.

Workshops, panel discusions, and opportunities for Q&A are provided at ACTS - all led by established professional geographers. These enable postgraduates to develop transferable skills, whilst also enriching the experience and value of attending the RGS-IBG Annual Conference. The award holder (Caitlin Hafferty) helped co-organise this event in 2019, including charing a panel discussion on the topic of 'ways to disseminate your research to multiple audiences' - including academic journals, policy reports, social media, and blogging.

This event was extremely successful and very well attended (~100 people, up from 60 attendees the previous year). PGF-ACTS 2019 was widely promoted and shared on social media by a wide range of audiences (before, during, and after the event). Blog posts were also written on the event in order to disseminate the discussions of the day to wider audiences, and to serve as promotional material for future similar events. Feedback from the event was digitised and stored for further analysis and to inform the organisation of future events. PGF-ACTS 2020 is currently being planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://rgspostgradforum.org/pgf-acts-2019
 
Description RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Midterm Conference 2019, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented findings of research to-date, and proposed methodologies, to audience of postgraduate researchers from across the UK. Received constructive feedback. The event was circulated on social media.

Conference attendadnce funded by bursary provided by the Participatory Geographies Research Group of the RGS-IBG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rural Geographies: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Oral presentation in 'New and Emerging Rural Researchers: Rural People, Mobilities, and Cosmopolitanism' session, affiliated with the Rural Geographies Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG). Presentation title: 'Public participation in rural environmental decision-making: A mixed-methods mapping approach'.

This annually held Rural Geography Research Group session looks to explore new and emerging ideas across rural geography by discussing the work of postgraduate and early career researchers. It aims to prompt lively discussion as research ideas and results are presented in a friendly and constructive forum.

This was a fantastic way to engage with members of the international, postgraduate community. This presentation invited numerous questions and a lively debate. Numerous contacts were made after this session in a networking break, including contacts made in policy and practice. These contacts will be followed-up on in later stages of the PhD. The session, and presentations, were also widely shared and promoted on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://conference.rgs.org/AC2019/270
 
Description Session: Rural Methodologies: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Convened and co-chaired session (in collaboration with colleague from the University of Birmingham) on 'Multiple Understandings of the 'Rural': A Diverse Methodological Approach', sponsored by the Postgraduate Forum of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This session was in in a 1 hour 40 minute slot, and consisted of five individual presentations, followed by a lively discussion.

This session aimed to explore the multiple understandings and representations of rurality, and their implications for policy decision-making. This was inclusive of agricultural, environmental, heritage policy, rural energy transitions, and beyond. We invited contributions that discussed a range of approaches to rural research through multiple methodologies, particularly from postgraduate researchers whose work actively engaged with rural phenomena. This session therefore reflected qa range of approaches in contemporary rural research - including interview techniques, ethnography, discourse analysis, mixed/multi-methodologies, digital methods, and affective methodologies.

The session was very successful and well-attended by a diverse audience, including postgraduate students and policymakers. Numerous questions were asked, sparking a lively debate, and the session and talks were shared widely on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://conference.rgs.org/AC2019/270
 
Description Social media engagement - Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Research and Working Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Caitlin Hafferty has helped coordinate the website and social media engagement of both the Postgraduate Forum of the RGS-IBG and the Participatory Geographies Research Group. The combined followers of these social media accounts are around ~4,000 people from mixed academic, policy, and educational backgrounds. Websites and social media are an excellent way to engage with wider (geographical) audiences, promote events, build networks, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020