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Qualifications

BSc, PhD, MSc

About

Main teaching subjects are ecology and environmental science. Main research areas include landscape evaluation, pollution measurement/assessment, ecological value of hedgerows in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Currently teach on modules:

  • Terrestrial Conservation (Masters level);
  • Conservation Biology (Masters level);
  • Principles of Environmental Management (Masters level);
  • Tools for Sustainable Development (Masters level);
  • Freshwater Conservation (Masters level);
  • MSc Project (Masters level);
  • Advanced Fieldwork (Natural History; Level 6);
  • BSc. Project (Level 6)
  • Biodiversity and Biogeography (Level 5);
  • Mediterranean Field Excursion (Level 5);
  • Environmental Resource Management (Level 5);
  • Landform Systems (Level 4);
  • Principles of Ecology (Level 4);
  • Ecology and Environmental Science (Level 3);
  • Foundation Chemistry for Care Sciences (Level 3).

Responsibilities

  • Award Leader: BSc Environmental Science.
  • Faculty representative on USW Disability and Dyslexia sub-group.
  • Tutor on BSc Natural History course.

Publications

Morgan, R., 1999. Preferences and priorities of recreational beach users in Wales, UK. Journal of Coastal Research, 15 (3), 653-667.
Morgan, R., 1999. Some factors affecting coastal landscape aesthetic quality assessment. Landscape Research, 24 (2), 167-184.
Morgan, R., 2000. Analysis of the Aesthetic Quality of Coastal and Bathing Beaches – Report on R & D Project EL-089 for the Environment Agency. Environment Agency NCEDS, Bath.
Williams, A.T., Layton-Brown, M., Conneely, M.E. & Morgan, R., 2011. The effect on coastal business due to grounding of the MV River Princess, at Goa, India. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 61, 56-60.
Williams, A.T., Layton-Brown, M., Conneely, M.E. & Morgan, R., 2014. A very unusual “groin”, the MV River Princess, Goa, India and its impact upon tourism. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 18, 221-226.

Memberships

Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM);
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Consultancy

Consultancy work for the Environment Agency on beach pollution.
Consultancy work for the Countryside Council for Wales on the effect of wind turbine development on coastal quality.
Reviewer of National Lottery funding bids for environmental management projects.

Research

  • Landscape evaluation (coastal and riverine)
  • Methods of aesthetic pollution measurement/assessment (UK, India)
  • Monitoring of coastal litter pollution
  • Ecological value of hedgerows in the Brecon Beacons National Park, funded by Welsh Government (ongoing).

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