BA (Hons) Geography
MSc by Research
PgCert Professional Practice in Higher Education
Tom is a final year 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
∙ Module Leader: GE1S21 A Sustainable Wales
∙ Geography, Earth and Environment outreach
∙ UK and overseas fieldwork support
Refereed Academic Journals
Lambourne, T. & Jenkins, S. (2018) Enhancing Social Values, Community Identity and Wellbeing: The impact of participatory working with housing association tenants. Community Development Journal. doi:10.1093/cdj/bsy043
Refereed Conference Proceedings
Lambourne, T. (2019) A Pop-Up Geography: Uncovering place uniqueness through narratives of home. AAG Annual Meeting 2019. Washington, DC, USA.
Lambourne, T. (2018) The ‘Intangibles’ of Community: Forging Active Citizenship through community asset mapping. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018. Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Lambourne, T. (2018) Laying Geographical Foundations: Enhancing learning communities through student engagement with online Wikis. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018. Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Lambourne, T. (2018) Collaboration for Co-production! Exploring collaboration in the voluntary sector as a method to forge co-production. Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods Annual Conference 2018, Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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. & 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.
Lambourne, T. (2018) ‘Pop-Up’ participation finds its place in Wales. Welsh Housing Quarterly, (112).
Lambourne, T. (2017) Working Towards Co-production. Welsh Housing Quarterly, (108).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
PhD Research (ongoing): The geographies of place for tenant participation in housing associations: A case study of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
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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