Mr Owen King

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  • Qualifications:BSc (Hons), PhD
  • Position:Research Associate
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 81526

Area of expertise

I am a human geographer, currently a Research Associate in Social Science of Water with the International Water Security Network (IWSN) and lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

My research experience relates to environmental management, governance and democracy, particularly in respect to water resources and the extractive industries. My PhD thesis focussed on public participation in environmental impact assessment, using the example of a proposed mining project in semi-arid region of Southern Arizona, United States. The research investigated how, in such scientific analyses of impact, different forms of knowledge and voices are excluded and rearticulated through alternative networks of association and collective action.

My particular areas of expertise and knowledge therefore include: environmental governance and policy in U.S., U.K. and global contexts; EIA and social impact assessment (SIA); public participation and democratic theory; extractive industries; water management and governance; the water-energy-food-carbon nexus; climate change, drought and flooding; science and technology studies; political ecology; and qualitative research methods including interviewing and participant observation. I also have extensive experience in the use of NVivo Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS).

I lecture across a broad range of subjects in human geography at all levels, including: Managing Global Resources; Integrated Water Management; Environmental Management in the Global South; Environmental Business Skills; Water Policy and Law; and Environment and Sustainability. I have experience of teaching in a variety of settings, from field-based learning to seminars and lectures.


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