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BA (Hons) Geography
MSc by Research
PgCert Developing Professional Practice in Higher Education


Tom is a PhD candidate in Human Geography, funded through the European Social Fund (KESS2). Tom’s research spans social, cultural and political geographies.


∙ Undergraduate lecturer and tutor
∙ Undergraduate project supervision
∙ Geography, Earth and Environment outreach
∙ UK and overseas fieldwork support


Lambourne, T. & Jenkins, S. (2018) Enhancing Social Values, Community Identity and Wellbeing: The impact of participatory working with housing association tenants. AAG Annual Meeting 2018. New Orleans, USA.

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.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Green Flag Judge, Keep Wales Tidy (Volunteer)
Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association (KESS2 partner)


PhD Research (ongoing):

Securing the Future: community engagement for residential security and economic prosperity in Merthyr Tydfil

Tom’s PhD research explores the way in which community engagement can be fostered and strengthened through new and dynamic forms of 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 work is critically evaluated through notions of ‘home’, to develop a practical method of community engagement through exploring perceptions and ideas of the home in Merthyr Tydfil. The research is underpinned by social and participatory geographies, exploring models, methods and practices of community and tenant engagement and examining effective governance and regenerative efforts by public and third sector organisations.

Other research interests:

Geographies of welfare and wellbeing
Place and home
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