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Qualifications

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

About

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.

Responsibilities

∙ Undergraduate lecturer and tutor
∙ Undergraduate project supervision
∙ Module Leader: GE1S21 A Sustainable Wales
∙ Geography, Earth and Environment outreach
∙ UK and overseas fieldwork support

Publications

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.

Magazine Publications

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).

Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External

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

Research

PhD Research: Geographies of Tenant Participation in Housing Associations: A case study of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

This research explores tenant participation in housing associations in Wales. It is underpinned with social and cultural geography, exploring place, the changing welfare landscape and the processes associated with citizen participation. It is focused on Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association tenants, in the South Wales valleys, a town with a strong cultural identity and challenged social and economic background due to post-industrialism. The research begins by exploring the practice of Welsh tenant participation in the principle housing associations in Wales, due to the devolved context of Wales and differing national polity. It then uncovers tenant engagement and participation in MTHA and its associated social and spatial challenges and barriers. It concludes by growing under-represented methods of spatial engagement through ‘pop-up’ participatory spaces, and exploring new social methods of engagement and participation through capturing tenant’s stories of home.

Research Interests

Place and home
Geographies of welfare
Place attachment
Social and political geographies of Wales

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