Our Research Themes
This theme brings together areas of research that engage with the 'combined works of nature and humankind' (UNESCO) and which explore interpretations of, and creative responses to, the complex and dynamic relationship between humans and nature.
Human Nature Relations
The engagement of people with nature produces a landscape. Personal, social, economic and political actions interact with natural processes, habitats and species in dynamic relations.
Rural and Visitor Economy
The rural and visitor economy theme adopts a transformational business philosophy that encourages the development of innovative thinking and contemporary approaches to planning and management that are linked to supporting a broad range of resources.
Conservation and Ecology
The Conservation and Ecology group take a transdisciplinary action-orientated approach, drawing on natural and social sciences, to conduct research with the aim of protecting species, their habitats and ecosystems from biodiversity loss.
Meet the Team
Dr Helen Manns
Interim Director of CNPPA and Director of Institute of Science & Environment.
Dr Angela Anthonisz
Research Theme Lead: Rural & Visitor Economy
Dr Penny Bradshaw
Research Theme Lead: Cultural Landscapes
Dr Angus I. Carpenter
Research Theme Lead: Conservation & Ecology
Professor Julia Aglionby
Professor of Practice
CNPPA Development Officer
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