Prof Geraint Ellis

  • Prof Geraint Ellis is Chair of Environmental Planning and Director of Research in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB). He is also Co-Editor of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. He is a graduate of the Universities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Reading and has worked in planning and urban regeneration in London and Southern Africa before coming an academic. His key research interests are in planning and sustainability with a particular emphasis on renewable energy, planning governance and healthy urban planning. He has published widely on these topics and his recent projects have focussed on the future of energy systems, including Wind2050 which Examines the future of the Danish wind industry (funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research), Catalysing and Characterising Transitions,  which is developing an analytical framework for understanding the transition to a low-carbon economy in Ireland (funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland) and a project that is assessing the capacity of community energy projects in Canada and Ireland (funded by the Canadian SSHRC). Over the last ten years he has worked extensively on projects examining the drivers and responses to the social acceptance of wind energy projects, including reports for the National Economic and Social Council (Ireland), acted as an independent external expert on an enquiry into wind energy planning for the Northern Ireland Assembly and as the National Expert for Ireland on the International Energy Agency’s Task 28 Working Group on the Social Acceptance of Wind Energy.

    Dr. Geraint Ellis is a Professor in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPACE) and Director of Research for the Institute of Environmental and Spatial Planning (ISEP) at Queen’s University, Belfast.

    His key research interests are in planning and sustainability, renewable energy, planning governance and healthy urban planning. He has published widely on these topics and is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjoe20/current, Twitter: @JrlEPP) and a founding member of the Editorial Board of the new Routledge, journal, Cities and Health.

    He joined Queen’s in 1998, having previously worked for community and environmental organisations in the east end of London (1990-1993), acted as a planning and community development advisor to he Government of Lesotho in Southern Africa (1993-1996) and the Cross River Partnership in central London (1996-1998).

    Geraint is active in the Northern Ireland voluntary sector, is currently a Board Director of Belfast Healthy Cities and a founder member ofTransition Town Whitehead . He was previously a director of Transport 2000 (NI), Sustainable NI, Community Techncial Aid (now Community Places). He has also provided planning advice to the Traveller Movement (NI) and Friends of the Earth (NI). He also acts as the Irish contact for the International Network of Urban Research and Action ( INURA ), has been an advisor to the Centre for Education in the Built Environment ( CEBE) and a member of the UK’s Sustainable Development Panel. He also acts as the National Expert for Ireland on the International Energy Agency’s Task 28 Working Group on the Social Acceptance of Wind Energy.

    He has been the Course Director for boththe BSc Environmental Planning and the M.Plan in European Planning and previously coordinated the School’s Erasmus Programme and other internationalisation initiatives, including an exchange programme with Indian Planning Schools.

    You can follow Geraint on Twitter @gellis23

 

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