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Qualifications

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

About

Tom is a lecturer in Human Geography with research interests in social geography and citizen participation.

Responsibilities

Module Leadership

∙ GE1XXX Place, Nation and Identity
∙ GE2S007 Participatory Geography
∙ GE2XXX The Sustainable Society
∙ GE3XXX Social Geography: Dwelling and Difference
∙ GE3XXX Landscape, Heritage and Memory

Module Contributor

∙ GE3D01 Geography Project

Publications

Lambourne, T. & Jenkins, S. (2020) Enhancing Social Values, Community Identity and Wellbeing: The impact of participatory working with housing association tenants. Community Development Journal, 55(2), pp 331–348.

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) ‘Pop-Up’ participation finds its place in Wales. Welsh Housing Quarterly, (112).

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. (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.

Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

Place and Tenant Participation: A case study of Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association

This research explores tenant participation in housing associations in Wales. It is underpinned with social and cultural geography, exploring the influence of place on tenant participation. It is focused on Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association tenants, in the South Wales valleys. 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 developing methods of spatial engagement through ‘pop-up’ participatory spaces to generate ‘spages of intrigue’, and exploring new social methods of engagement and participation through capturing tenant’s stories of home, as a strong and central site of attachment.

Research Interests

∙ Citizen participation
∙ Place attachment
∙ Home
∙ Social Housing

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