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Suzanne Jenkins

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Main Teaching subjects and course leadership:

Course Leader:
BSc (Hons) Geography
MGeog Geography

Main teaching areas:
Rural Geography
Sustainable Development
Participatory Geographies
Active Citizenship

Main Research Subjects & Current Projects:

Main research areas include an examination of the processes and practices of rural change and the need for sustainable rural development. Recent interest has centred on the cultural construction and social representation of the rural and the importance of community participation in the development process.
This is reinforced through the opportunities for participatory community project work and volunteering.

Engaged in external projects with Rhondda Cynon Taf Country Borough Council and Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association.

Successfully supervised three Masters by Research projects. Currently supervising two PhD projects in Human Geography.

Career Summary, Specialist Projects and Academic Activities:

1994 – present Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of South Wales
2008 – present Fellow of the RGS/IBG
2014 – present Member of the Regional RGS Committee

University Collaborative Link Officer (Bridgend College)
University Course Validation Panel Member
Keep Wales Tidy Green Flag Judge

Selected Publications:

Jenkins, S. & Charles, A., 2004. A Community voice for the Valleys? Local Agenda 21 in Wales, EG Magazine

Jenkins, S. & Saunders, A., 2010. Absent Fear: envisioning a future geography. Association of American Geographers 2010 Annual Conference

Saunders, A. & Jenkins, S. 2012. ‘Absent fear’: Re-envisioning a future geography, Futures, Volume 44, Issue 5, June 2012, Pages 494–503

Jenkins, S. & Saunders, A., 2011. Situating Self in the Sustainable Vision: envisioning as pedagogical challenge. Future geographies RGS-IBG Conference 2011

Saunders, A. & Jenkins, S., 2012. Embedding Emotional Intelligence: building sustainable learning in the Lisvane Community. Geography of Security RGS-IBG Conference 2012

French, D. & Jenkins, S., 2012. Reconnecting the local: situating food at the heart of sustainable community development. Geography of Security RGS-IBG Conference 2012

Saunders, A. & Jenkins, S., 2014. The Learning Legacy: student as co-producers of the fieldwork experience. Geographies of Co-Production RGS-IBG Conference 2014

Lambourne, T. & Jenkins, S., 2017, Empowerment, Eudaimonia and Employability: The role of Housing Associations in providing the building blocks for effective wellbeing through tenant engagement [Poster]. Exhibited at WISERD Annual Conference, University of Bangor, Bangor.

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