New School appointments in Urban Studies

New School appointments in Urban Studies

Issued: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:15:00 GMT

Joining the School this year in the area of Urban Studies are Dr Andrew Hoolachan and Dr Tosh Warwick. 

Andrew has a PhD from the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge, an RTPI accredited MSc in International Planning from UCL and an MA (Hons) in Geography from the University of St Andrews. Andrew has worked between academia and policy, conducting research at Future Cities Catapult, LSE Cities and the New Local Government Network as well as at the University of Manchester and St Andrews. His main research interests are in urban governance, scale, sustainability, urban heritage and epistemological questions around how we produce knowledge to solve complex urban problems. His PhD research was a mixed-method site-based and policy analysis in East London, unpacking the strategic tensions and competing visions for a ‘sustainable’ future of the city within the parameters of the Localism Act (2011) in the shadow of the Olympic Legacy plan.

Tosh is an urban historian with research interestrs in urban elites, governance and heritage. He was previously based at Leeds Beckett University in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities as part-time Lecturer in History, having completed his PhD at the University of Huddersfield. He combines his role at Glasgow alongside working as Heritage Development Officer at Middlesbrough Council. Tosh has expertise in urban elites and governance in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and has published on the role of Middlesbrough's steel magnates, culture and philanthropy in the manufacturing town and more recently on urban heritage and industrial identity.
He is currently a convenor of the 'Global, Local and Transnational Perspectives' strand of the Social History Society's Annual Conference and member of the British Society of Sports History (North East and Yorkshire) and, 'Tees Steel' heritage project steering committees.

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