Thomas Lambourne known as Tom
BA (Hons) Geography, University of Glamorgan
MSc by Research, University of South Wales
PgC Developing Proffesional Practice in HE (Ongoing), University of South Wales
I am a PhD candidate in Human Geography, funded through the European Social Fund (KESS II), researching in the disciplinary area of Social and Political Geography. I have an interest in geographies of community, place and welfare.
Undergraduate lecturer and tutor
Undergraduate project supervision
Geography and Earth Science outreach support
UK and overseas fieldwork support
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.
Lambourne, T. (2017) Capturing ‘Home’ at the Urban Periphery: Forging relationships through tenant engagement in a South Wales housing association. Inclusions and Exclusions. Researching home and migration: questions, methods, prospects, University of Trento, Italy.
Lambourne, T. (2016) It’s Behind You! A stage for community engagement in a south Wales park. Methodological Innovations in Postgraduate Research. RGS-IBG International Conference, London.
Green Flag Judge, Keep Wales Tidy (Volunteer)
Merthyr Tydfil Housing Assocation (KESS 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.
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