MA, PhD (Glas)
- MA (Social Science) with First Class Honours in Geography (Glasgow) 1993.
- PhD (Glasgow) 2000.
- 1997-1998. Research Assistant, Land Economy, University of Aberdeen.
- 1998-2004. Lecturer, Land Economy, University of Aberdeen.
- 2004 – 2007. Lecturer, Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen.
- 2007 - date. Senior Lecturer, Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen
My main area of research interest is rural socio-economic change. I have published conceptual and empirical papers about rural social exclusion, population change and ageing in rural communities. I have completed research on these topics funded by the ESRC and the Scottish Executive.
I am currently supervising five PhD students
I am currently working on interdisiplinary research funded through the University of Aberdeen's RCUK dot.rural research hub (the Technologies to support Older people at home: maximising Personal and Social interaction - TOPS). I am also working on two other projects linked to dot.rural: analysis of a 'rural boost' to the 2013 Oxford Internet Survey and RuralPAWS, a project which is investigating the provision of shared internet services in disadvantaged rural communities.
Active funded project
Technologies to support Older people at home: maximising Personal and Social interaction – TOPS - a RCUK Rural Digital Economy Hub, dot.rural funded project, Grant value £152,500. (Dec 2010 – Nov 2013)
Technologies to support Older people at home: maximising Personal and Social interaction PhD studentship. 42 month EPSRC PhD studentship linked to TOPS project
'Rural boost' to the Oxford Internet Survey 2013
Recently completed projects
The Retirement Transition and the Celtic Fringe: Mobility Trends and Migrant and Rural Community Well Being ESRC Grant RES-062-23-1358(co-investigator with Prof AileenStockdale, Queen’s, Belfast). Grant value £266,499.40. (Dec 2008 – May 2011)
Policy Grid 2 ESRC Grant RES-149-25-1075 Grant value £885,486.21. Three year project. (May 2009 – August 2012)
I have teaching commitments at all levels of the undergradaute Geography curriculum. My current teaching activities include contributions to 1st year Global Worlds: Local Challenges and 2nd year Space, Economy and Society. I teach Research Design and Methods and contribute to the Data Handling course (both Level 3) and co-teach a specialist 4th year course, Rural Change. I lead the Honours Human Geography Fieldtrip to Boston, USA. As well as supervising undergradaute and taught post-graduate dissertations I am the undergraduate dissertation co-ordinator.
Editor, Scottish Geographical Journal
My current administrative responsibilities include:
Departmental / School
- Chair, School of Geosciences Postgraduate Committee
- Postgraduate Research Student co-ordinator, Geography and Environment
- Member, College of Physical Sciences Postgraduate Committee
- Depute Lay Convenor, University of Aberdeen Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body
- Member, University of Aberdeen Advisory Group on Equality and Diversity
- Member, University of Aberdeen Advisory Group Research Ethics and Governance
- Member, Senate
- University of Aberdeen representative on the Scottish ESRC - Doctoral Training Centre Human Geography Pathway
- University of Aberdeen’s alternate representative (vice Tim Ingold) on the Board of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science / ESRC funded Scottish Doctoral Training Centre
Working Papers and Discussion Papers
- Roberts, EA., Philip, LJ. & Mort, AJ. 'Maximising Personal and Social Interaction Amongst the Older Rural Population with chronic pain: Can Information Communication Technology (ICT) Support Resilience?'.
- Pangbourne, K., Philip, LJ., Pignotti, E. & Edwards, P. (2011). 'Some Researchers Do, Some Researchers Don’t: Reflections on Interdisciplinarity and Digital Social Research'. Social Science Research network.
Contributions to Journals
- Stockdale, A., MacLeod, M. & Philip, L. (2013). 'Connected life-courses: influences on and experiences of 'midlife' in-migration to rural areas'. Population, Space and Place, vol 19, no. 3, pp. 239-257.
[Online] DOI: 10.1002/psp.1709
- Philip, LJ., MacLeod, M. & Stockdale, A. (2013). 'Retirement Transition, Migration and Remote Rural Communities: Evidence from the Isle of Bute'. Scottish Geographical Journal, vol 129, no. 2, pp. 122-136.
[Online] DOI: 10.1080/14702541.2013.783616
- Farmer, J., Philip, LJ., Farrington, JH., King, G. & MacLeod, M. (2010). 'Territorial tensions: misaligned management and community perspectives on health services for older people in remote rural areas'. Health & Place, vol 16, no. 2, pp. 275-283.
[Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.10.010
- Edwards, P., Farrington, JH., Mellish, C., Philip, LJ., Chorley, AH., Hielkema, F., Pignotti, E., Reid, R., Polhill, JG. & Gotts, NM. (2009). 'E-Social Science and Evidence-Based Policy Assessment: Challenges and Solutions'. Social Science Computer Review, vol 27, no. 4, pp. 553-568.
[Online] DOI: 10.1177/0894439309332305
[Online] AURA: computingreview_Challenges_and_Solutions.pdf
- Philip, LJ. & Gilbert, A. (2007). 'Low Income amongst the Older Population in Great Britain: A Rural/Non-rural Perspective on Income Levels and Dynamics'. Regional Studies, vol 41, no. 6, pp. 735-746.
[Online] DOI: 10.1080/00343400701281717
- Philip, LJ. & MacMillan, DC. (2005). 'Exploring values, context and perceptions in contingent valuation studies: the CV Market Stall techniques and willingness to pay for wildlife conservation'. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, vol 48, no. 2, pp. 257-274.
[Online] DOI: 10.1080/0964056042000338172
- Philip, LJ. (2005). 'Planned villages in South-West Scotland, 1730 – 1855: Analysing functional characteristics'. Landscapes, vol 6, no. 1, pp. 83-103.
- Gwanzura-Ottemoeller, F., Hopkins, P., Lorimer, HN. & Philip, LJ. (2005). 'Advanced Research Training in Human Geography: the Scottish Experience'. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, vol 29, no. 2, pp. 279-292.
[Online] DOI: 10.1080/03098260500130544
- Philip, LJ. (2003). 'Planned villages in Dumfries and Galloway 1730-1850'. Scottish Geographical Journal, vol 119, no. 2, pp. 78-98.
- Philip, LJ. & Shucksmith, M. (2003). 'Conceptualizing Social Inclusion in Rural Britain'. European Planning Studies, vol 11, no. 4, pp. 461-480.
[Online] DOI: 10.1080/09654310303646
- MacMillan, DC., Philip, LJ., Hanley, N. & Alvarez-Farizo, B. (2002). 'Valuing the non-market benefit of wild goose conservation: A comparison of interview and group based approaches'. Ecological Economics, vol 43, no. 1, pp. 49-59.
[Online] DOI: 10.1016/S0921-8009(02)00182-9
- Philip, LJ. & Chenivix Trench, H. (2001). 'Community and conservation land ownership in highland Scotland: A common focus in a changing context'. Scottish Geographical Journal, vol 117, no. 2, pp. 139-156.
[Online] DOI: 10.1080/00369220118737117
Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings
- Gilbert, A., Philip, LJ. & Shucksmith, M. (2006). 'Rich and poor in the countryside'. in P Lowe & L Speakman (eds), The ageing countryside: The Growing Older Population of Rural England. Age Concern Books, London, pp. 69-93.
- MacMillan, DC., Leinhoop, N., Potts, J. & Philip, LJ. (2005). 'New approaches to valuing environmental benefits using contingent vaulation'. in Environment, Information and Behaviour. Environment, Information and Behaviour, pp. 249-262.
- Philip, LJ., Chorley, AH., Farrington, JH. & Edwards, P. (2007). 'Data Provenance, Evidence-Based Policy Assessment, and e-Social Science'. in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on E-Social Science.
- Philip, LJ., Brown, D. & Stockdale, A. (2012). 'Demographic ageing in rural areas: insights from the UK and US'. in M Shucksmith, D Brown, M Warner, J Vergunst & S Shortall (eds), Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the US and UK. Routledge, pp. 58-78.
Contributions to Conferences
- Stockdale, A., Catney, G., MacLeod, M. & Philip, LJ. (2012). 'Urban to rural migration in Northern Ireland: a lifecourse perspective'. Paper presented at Third Biennail British-Irish Population Geography Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom, 18/04/12 - 18/04/12,.
- Mort, AJ., McNamee, P., Philip, LJ., Schofield, PA., Hanson, V. & Rodger, G. (2011). 'TOPS - designing digital tools for personal and social interaction'. Digital Engagement, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 15/11/11 - 17/11/11,.
[Online] AURA: Paper_45_FINAL_Mort_et_al_.pdf
- Edwards, P., Farrington, JH., Philip, LJ., Chorley, AH. & Hielkema, F. (2008). 'eScience Support for Evidence-Based Policy Making'. eScience All Hands Meeting 2008, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 8/09/08 - 11/09/08,.
- Philip, LJ., Gilbert, A. & Mauthner, NS. (2004). 'Ageing rural society and service provision: issues for rural Scotland'.
- Philip, LJ., Gilbert, A. & Mauthner, NS. (2003). 'Ageing rural society and service provision in rural Scotland'.
Books and Reports
- Philip, LJ. & MacMillan, DC. (2003). 'Public perceptions of, and attitudes towards, the control of wild animal species in Scotland'. Unknown Publisher, Scottish Economic Policy Network, University of Stirling, Stirling ( http://www.scotecon.net ).