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Thomas Lambourne known as Tom

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BA (Hons) Geography, University of Glamorgan
MSc by Research, University of South Wales
PGCHE (Ongoing), University of South Wales

Biography and Research Interests

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 community engagement, governance and the convergence between communities and place.

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.


Undergraduate lecturer and tutor
Undergraduate project supervision
Geography and Earth Science outreach support
UK and overseas fieldwork support


GE0S03 – Key Ideas in Geography
GE1S005 – Introductory Field and Research Skills
GE1S21 – A Sustainable Wales
GE2S27 – Techniques in Geography
GE3S005 – Community Development


Lambourne, T (2016). It’s Behind You! A stage for community engagement in a south Wales park. Methodological Innovations in Research. RGS-IBG International Conference, London.


Green Flag Judge, Keep Wales Tidy (Volunteer)
Merthyr Tydfil Housing Assocation (KESS Project)

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