Dr Gareth James

  • Research Fellow (Urban Studies)

Biography

I joined the University of Glasgow in 2017 as Knowledge Exchange Associate for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). In addition to making an academic contribution to CaCHE research and managing knowledge exchange and impact across a number of projects, I coordinate the Centre's knowledge exchange activities, more broadly, across Scotland. 

I contribute to teaching and the supervision of students in Urban Studies, and I represent research-only staff on the Urban Studies Research Committee.

Prior to joining UofG, I taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in (African) politics and research methods at the universities of Edinburgh and Newcastle. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and former Managing Editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

My doctoral thesis examined livelihoods after land reform in Zimbabwe. As a member of the Zimbabwe Rural Households Dynamics Study (ZRHDS) team, I surveyed over 700 rural households and interviewed 150 small-scale farmers to generate insights into the impact of radical land redistribution on household welfare.

 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. African Studies, Univeristy of Edinburgh
  • M.Sc. (by research) African Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • B.A. Hons, Social Science (Politics & Economics), Glasgow Caledonian University

Research interests

  • Urban and rural land reform
  • Urban and rural livelihoods
  • Land for housing and development
  • Brownfield regeneration and place-making
  • Knowledge exchange and impact
  • Research methods and methodologies
  • Scotland and Zimbabwe

Research groups

Publications

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Number of items: 42.

2023

White, J. T. , Kenny, T., Samuel, F., Foye, C. , James, G. and Serin, B. (2023) Are well-designed places possible? A model of design governance intervention in the planning, design and development of new neighbourhoods. Journal of Urban Design, (doi: 10.1080/13574809.2023.2296885) (Early Online Publication)

Richardson, R. , White, J. and James, G. (2023) Progressive Placemaking in Scotland: The Long Road from Aspiration to Implementation. UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2023, Glasgow, UK, 4-6 Sept 2023.

Earley, A., James, G. , Stephens, M. and Sakalasuriya, M. (2023) The Contested Politics of Residential Space. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.

Earley, A., James, G. , Stephens, M. and Sakalasuriya, M. (2023) The Contested Politics of Residential Space. Housing Studies Association Conference 2023, Sheffield, 29-31 March 2023.

Chiweshe, M., Bhatasara, S. and James, G. (2023) Popular culture and gender-based violence in an evolving COVID-19 context in Zimbabwe. In: Phipps, A. and Yohannes, H. (eds.) Handbook for Cultures of Sustainable Peace. Multilingual Matters. (Accepted for Publication)

Chiweshe, M., Bhatasara, S. and James, G. (2023) Popular Culture and Gender-Based Violence in an Evolving COVID-19 Context in Zimbabwe. Project Report. Culture for Sustainable and Inclusive Peace. (Accepted for Publication)

2022

Gibb, K. , Moore, T., Preece, J., Hoolachan, J., Munro, M. , Boyle, J., Gillian, M. and James, G. (2022) Research on purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and student housing in Scotland. Other. Scottish Government.

Gibb, K. , James, G. and Smith, M. (2022) Cross-Party Group on Housing - Report on Rent Control. Discussion Paper. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.

James, G. (2022) The Housing and Place Delivery Forum: Our Common Goal and Future Priorities. [Website]

Simcock, T., McKee, K., Marsh, A., Harris, J., Soaita, A. M. and James, G. (2022) What do Lower Income Tenants in Scotland’s Private Rented Sector Want to See from a New Rented Sector? Summary Report. Documentation. University of Glasgow, CaCHE, Glasgow.

Gibb, K. , Marsh, A., Soaita, A. M. and James, G. (2022) Rent Control: A Review of the Evidence Base. Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2022, 8-10 February 2022.

2021

Simcock, T., McKee, K., Soaita, A. , Harris, J., Moore, T., Marsh, A. and James, G. (2021) What do lower income tenants in Scotland’s private rented sector want to see from a new Rented Sector. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2021) Housing in Scotland: Evidence for Scottish Government 2021-26. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.

White, J. T. and James, G. (2021) Designing streets to designing neighbourhoods? Scottish Planner, 184, pp. 8-9.

2020

White, J. T. , Kenny, T., Samuel, F., Foye, C. , James, G. and Serin, B. (2020) Delivering design value: The housing design quality conundrum. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

James, G. and Tolson, S. (2020) Delivering More Homes and Better Places in Scotland. [Website]

James, G. and Tolson, S. (2020) Delivering More Homes and Better Places: Lessons from Policy and Practice in Scotland. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

James, G. and Harris, J. (2020) Resolving Disputes in the UK Private Rented Sector. [Website]

2019

James, G. (2019) At Home in the East End of Glasgow. [Website]

James, G. , Berry, K. and Marks, A. (2019) Alternative Housing Tenures. Project Report. Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), Edinburgh.

James, G. (2019) Short-term lets: The need for balance, regulation, and better data. [Website]

James, G. (2019) How does the land supply system affect the business of UK speculative housebuilding? [Website]

Payne, S., Serin, B. , James, G. and Adams, D. (2019) How does the land supply system affect the business of UK speculative housebuilding? An evidence review. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Glasgow.

2018

James, G. (2018) Poverty in the Private Rented Sector. [Website]

James, G. (2018) Co-producing research priorities: Scotland results. [Website]

James, G. (2018) Co-producing research priorities: Our approach. [Website]

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2018) Scotland and the new private rented sector: Part 2. [Website]

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2018) Scotland and the new private rented sector: Part 1. [Website]

James, G. (2018) What works in homelessness prevention in the UK? [Website]

Payne, S., Adams, D. , Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Contemporary Practices in Speculative Housing Provision. HSA Conference 2018: Professionalism, Policy and Practice; Exploring the Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Housing Studies, Sheffield, UK, 11-13 Apr 2018.

James, G. and Gibb, K. (2018) Monitoring the private rented sector in Scotland after tenancy reform: A partnership between SPICe, CaCHE and UBDC. [Website]

Adams, D. , Payne, S., Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Land and housing supply: It's about more than just build out rates. [Website]

James, G. , Foye, C. and Young, G. (2018) Our approach to knowledge exchange and how you can get involved. [Website]

2017

James, G. (2017) Nuancing homelessness figures in Britain. [Website]

James, G. D. (2017) The Meaning(s) of Mugabe(ism). Journal of Southern African Studies, 43(4), pp. 840-841. (doi: 10.1080/03057070.2017.1325622)[Book Review]

2015

James, G. D. (2015) The expansion of contract farming in Zimbabwe: Causes and consequences for food security. The New Harvest: Agrarian Policies and Rural Transformations in Southern Africa, Bologna, Italy, 13 March 2015.

James, G. (2015) Cheru, F. and Modi, R. (eds.) Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments, 2013; and Cotula, L. The Great African Land Grab? Agricultural Investment and the Global Food System, 2013. International Development Planning Review, 37(4), pp. 487-495. (doi: 10.3828/idpr.2015.27)[Book Review]

James, G. D. (2015) The future of agriculture in Zimbabwe? The expansion of contract farming and its impact on smallholder income and production. Afriche e Orienti, 2015(3),

2014

James, G.D. (2014) Hanlon, J., J. Manjengwa & T. Smart (2013) Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land; and Matondi, P. (2013) Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land Reform. African Affairs, 113(451), pp. 312-314. (doi: 10.1093/afraf/adu008)[Book Review]

James, G. D. (2014) Zimbabwe's ‘new’ smallholders: who got land and where did they come from? Review of African Political Economy, 41(141), pp. 424-440. (doi: 10.1080/03056244.2014.901948)

James, G. D. (2014) Zimbabwe’s fast track land reform: Land use and production patterns. African Studies Association Biennial Conference, Sussex, UK, 1-4 July 2014.

2013

James, G.D. and Kinsey, B.H. (2013) Farming under contract: The experiences of smallholders in Zimbabwe. 5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2013), Lisbon, Portugal, 27-29 June 2013.

This list was generated on Sat Jun 15 11:01:54 2024 BST.
Number of items: 42.

Articles

White, J. T. , Kenny, T., Samuel, F., Foye, C. , James, G. and Serin, B. (2023) Are well-designed places possible? A model of design governance intervention in the planning, design and development of new neighbourhoods. Journal of Urban Design, (doi: 10.1080/13574809.2023.2296885) (Early Online Publication)

White, J. T. and James, G. (2021) Designing streets to designing neighbourhoods? Scottish Planner, 184, pp. 8-9.

James, G. D. (2015) The future of agriculture in Zimbabwe? The expansion of contract farming and its impact on smallholder income and production. Afriche e Orienti, 2015(3),

James, G. D. (2014) Zimbabwe's ‘new’ smallholders: who got land and where did they come from? Review of African Political Economy, 41(141), pp. 424-440. (doi: 10.1080/03056244.2014.901948)

Book Sections

Chiweshe, M., Bhatasara, S. and James, G. (2023) Popular culture and gender-based violence in an evolving COVID-19 context in Zimbabwe. In: Phipps, A. and Yohannes, H. (eds.) Handbook for Cultures of Sustainable Peace. Multilingual Matters. (Accepted for Publication)

Book Reviews

James, G. D. (2017) The Meaning(s) of Mugabe(ism). Journal of Southern African Studies, 43(4), pp. 840-841. (doi: 10.1080/03057070.2017.1325622)[Book Review]

James, G. (2015) Cheru, F. and Modi, R. (eds.) Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments, 2013; and Cotula, L. The Great African Land Grab? Agricultural Investment and the Global Food System, 2013. International Development Planning Review, 37(4), pp. 487-495. (doi: 10.3828/idpr.2015.27)[Book Review]

James, G.D. (2014) Hanlon, J., J. Manjengwa & T. Smart (2013) Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land; and Matondi, P. (2013) Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land Reform. African Affairs, 113(451), pp. 312-314. (doi: 10.1093/afraf/adu008)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Earley, A., James, G. , Stephens, M. and Sakalasuriya, M. (2023) The Contested Politics of Residential Space. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.

Chiweshe, M., Bhatasara, S. and James, G. (2023) Popular Culture and Gender-Based Violence in an Evolving COVID-19 Context in Zimbabwe. Project Report. Culture for Sustainable and Inclusive Peace. (Accepted for Publication)

Gibb, K. , Moore, T., Preece, J., Hoolachan, J., Munro, M. , Boyle, J., Gillian, M. and James, G. (2022) Research on purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and student housing in Scotland. Other. Scottish Government.

Gibb, K. , James, G. and Smith, M. (2022) Cross-Party Group on Housing - Report on Rent Control. Discussion Paper. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.

Simcock, T., McKee, K., Marsh, A., Harris, J., Soaita, A. M. and James, G. (2022) What do Lower Income Tenants in Scotland’s Private Rented Sector Want to See from a New Rented Sector? Summary Report. Documentation. University of Glasgow, CaCHE, Glasgow.

Simcock, T., McKee, K., Soaita, A. , Harris, J., Moore, T., Marsh, A. and James, G. (2021) What do lower income tenants in Scotland’s private rented sector want to see from a new Rented Sector. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2021) Housing in Scotland: Evidence for Scottish Government 2021-26. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.

White, J. T. , Kenny, T., Samuel, F., Foye, C. , James, G. and Serin, B. (2020) Delivering design value: The housing design quality conundrum. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

James, G. and Tolson, S. (2020) Delivering More Homes and Better Places: Lessons from Policy and Practice in Scotland. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

James, G. , Berry, K. and Marks, A. (2019) Alternative Housing Tenures. Project Report. Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), Edinburgh.

Payne, S., Serin, B. , James, G. and Adams, D. (2019) How does the land supply system affect the business of UK speculative housebuilding? An evidence review. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Richardson, R. , White, J. and James, G. (2023) Progressive Placemaking in Scotland: The Long Road from Aspiration to Implementation. UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2023, Glasgow, UK, 4-6 Sept 2023.

Earley, A., James, G. , Stephens, M. and Sakalasuriya, M. (2023) The Contested Politics of Residential Space. Housing Studies Association Conference 2023, Sheffield, 29-31 March 2023.

Gibb, K. , Marsh, A., Soaita, A. M. and James, G. (2022) Rent Control: A Review of the Evidence Base. Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2022, 8-10 February 2022.

Payne, S., Adams, D. , Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Contemporary Practices in Speculative Housing Provision. HSA Conference 2018: Professionalism, Policy and Practice; Exploring the Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Housing Studies, Sheffield, UK, 11-13 Apr 2018.

James, G. D. (2015) The expansion of contract farming in Zimbabwe: Causes and consequences for food security. The New Harvest: Agrarian Policies and Rural Transformations in Southern Africa, Bologna, Italy, 13 March 2015.

James, G. D. (2014) Zimbabwe’s fast track land reform: Land use and production patterns. African Studies Association Biennial Conference, Sussex, UK, 1-4 July 2014.

James, G.D. and Kinsey, B.H. (2013) Farming under contract: The experiences of smallholders in Zimbabwe. 5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2013), Lisbon, Portugal, 27-29 June 2013.

Website

James, G. (2022) The Housing and Place Delivery Forum: Our Common Goal and Future Priorities. [Website]

James, G. and Tolson, S. (2020) Delivering More Homes and Better Places in Scotland. [Website]

James, G. and Harris, J. (2020) Resolving Disputes in the UK Private Rented Sector. [Website]

James, G. (2019) At Home in the East End of Glasgow. [Website]

James, G. (2019) Short-term lets: The need for balance, regulation, and better data. [Website]

James, G. (2019) How does the land supply system affect the business of UK speculative housebuilding? [Website]

James, G. (2018) Poverty in the Private Rented Sector. [Website]

James, G. (2018) Co-producing research priorities: Scotland results. [Website]

James, G. (2018) Co-producing research priorities: Our approach. [Website]

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2018) Scotland and the new private rented sector: Part 2. [Website]

Gibb, K. and James, G. (2018) Scotland and the new private rented sector: Part 1. [Website]

James, G. (2018) What works in homelessness prevention in the UK? [Website]

James, G. and Gibb, K. (2018) Monitoring the private rented sector in Scotland after tenancy reform: A partnership between SPICe, CaCHE and UBDC. [Website]

Adams, D. , Payne, S., Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Land and housing supply: It's about more than just build out rates. [Website]

James, G. , Foye, C. and Young, G. (2018) Our approach to knowledge exchange and how you can get involved. [Website]

James, G. (2017) Nuancing homelessness figures in Britain. [Website]

This list was generated on Sat Jun 15 11:01:54 2024 BST.

Teaching

Understanding Housing Markets 2018/19 to date

Contrasting UK Housing Policy - 2022/23 to date

Paying for Public Policy 2017/18