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PhD projects

Cultural and Social Representation of Scotland including Practice Based study Rural and Remote Rural Communities (Northern Europe/Atlantic) Small Island Communities and Place Cultural Work and Creative Economies - art, craft, food, drink, and media Sustainability, Resilience and Rural Place Narratives

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Area of academic expertise - outline

Co-director of the Scottish Centre for Island Studies.

Current research activities

Key current research focus includes:

  • rural and remote places and lives, with specific reference to Scotland’s islands and issues of community, sustainability and enterprise;
  • the mediatization and representation of Scotland with reference to alterity, heritage and negotiated identity;
  • cultural work, enterprise, place and rural cultural industries.

Desired research direction

To engage further with an island studies and remote rural research focus within Scotland as a collaborative, co-produced and community engaged activity.  In addition, I wish to undertake inter-disciplinary research collaboration with Scottish based HEIs, local authority agencies and SMEs as well as with international education providers and partners with interests in remote and rural cultures, island studies and critiques of Scottish identity, community and its mediatization.

External positions

External Examiner, University of Stirling

1 Jun 2015Jun 2018

External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University

1 Sep 20101 Oct 2014


  • HM Sociology
  • Rural Sociology
  • Community
  • Cultural and Visual studies
  • Heritage
  • Island Studies
  • Scottish Culture
  • Remote Place and Space
  • Cultural Work
  • Creative Industries
  • Creative and Arts Practice
  • Media Studies, Sociology of Media
  • Land use
  • Rural Enterprise
  • Sustainablity
  • Representation
  • Narrative
  • Material Culture


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