Thomas Lambourne known as Tom
BA (Hons) Geography, University of Glamorgan
MSc by Research, University of South Wales
PgCert Developing Professional Practice in Higher Education, University of South Wales
I am a PhD candidate in Human Geography, funded through the European Social Fund (KESS 2), researching in the disciplinary area of Social Geography. I have research interests in welfare, wellbeing and home.
Undergraduate lecturer and tutor
Undergraduate project supervision
Geography and Earth Science outreach support
UK and overseas fieldwork support
Lambourne, T. (2017). Working Towards Co-production. Welsh Housing Quarterly, (108).
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. Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods Annual Conference 2017, Bangor, United Kingdom.
Lambourne, T. (2017). Capturing ‘Home’ at the Urban Periphery: Forging relationships through tenant engagement in a South Wales housing association. Researching home and migration: questions, methods, prospects, Trento, Italy.
Lambourne, T. (2016). It’s Behind You!: A stage for community engagement in a South Wales park. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016, London, United Kingdom.
Green Flag Judge, Keep Wales Tidy (Volunteer)
Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association (KESS 2 Project)
My PhD, ‘Securing the Future: community engagement for residential security and economic prosperity in Merthyr Tydfil’, explores the way in which community engagement can be fostered as a social benefit in building and strengthening partnership working in the housing sector. It takes as its focus, social and political agendas and developments impacting on housing association tenants, with a focus on recent welfare reform in the U.K. The research is underpinned by Social and Urban Geography, exploring models, methods and practices of community and tenant engagement and examining effective governance and regenerative efforts by public and third sector organisations. The work is critically evaluated and underpinned with notions and geographies of the home.
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