Professor Lorna Philip
Professor Lorna Philip

Professor Lorna Philip

MA, PhD (Glas)

Personal Chair

About

G21 St. Mary's Kings College Old Aberdeen AB24 3UE Scotland

Biography

  • MA (Social Science) with First Class Honours in Geography (Glasgow) 1993.
  • PhD (Glasgow) 2000.
  • 1997-1998 Research Assistant, Department of Land Economy, University of Aberdeen.
  • 1998-2004 Lecturer, Department of Land Economy, University of Aberdeen.
  • 2004 – 2007 Lecturer, Geography and Environment, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen.
  • 2007 - 2021 Senior Lecturer, Geography and Environment, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen
  • 2016 - 2021 Depute Head of School of Geosciences
  • 2021 to date Personal Chair, Geography and Environment, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Past Convenor, University of Aberdeen Ethical Review Committee

External Memberships

Hon. Fellow Royal Scottish Geographical Society

Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)

Latest Publications

  • Rurality, islandness and public policy: do definitions matter?

    Duffy, P., Wilson, R., Philip, L.
    Contributions to Conferences: Oral Presentations
  • Participation and civic engagement in Scotland: the importance of contributions from older adults

    Philip, L., Maclaren, A., Wallace, C., Adamczyk, K.
    Institutions and Organizations as Learning Environments for Participation and Democracy? Opportunities, Challenges, Obstacles. Spannring, R., Smidt, W., Unterrainer, C. (eds.). Springer, 18 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • COVID-19 and the countryside. Rural areas: distant from the pandemic?

    Maclaren, A., Philip, L.
    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites
  • Flooding and mental health: what are the long-term impacts?

    Dowds, G., Currie, M., Philip, L.
    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites
  • Imaginative animal geographies: Scotland’s mythical beasts and monsters

    Philip, L.
    Perth: Royal Scottish Geographical Society (print). 1 page.
    Other Contributions: Other Contributions

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Prizes and Awards

Winner of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society Newbiggin Prize 2002.

Research

Research Overview

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 and rural digital divides.  I have completed research on these topics funded by UK Research Councils and Government Deparments.  

I have supervised ten doctoral candiates to successful completion of their PhD thesis.

Current Research

I have recently compelted longitudinal study of the long term impacts of flooding on rural communities funded by Scotland's Centre for Research Excellence in Water (CREW).

 

Past Research

I have compelted work on three interdisiplinary research projects funded through the University of Aberdeen's RCUK dot.rural research hub: Technologies to support Older people at home:  maximising Personal and Social interaction - TOPS; 'Two Speed Britian' -a dot.rural - Oxford Internet Institute collaboration using data from the 2013 Oxford Internet Survey; and RuralPAWS, a project which adressed digial exclusion in a remote rural case study community.

I have also completed research council funded research exploring retirement transition migration in rural areas and have undertaken other research examining issues associated with rural demographic ageing.

Supervision

I am currently supervising 5 PhD students who are working on topics including Smart Cities, Scotland's National Islands Plan and island population revival, community land ownership and new entrants to agriculture and intergenerational communication as a means of improving the quality of life of older people.

I have supervised compelted PhD research on topics including rural popualtion change, rural ageing, rural community-led broadband initiatives and impacts of next-generation broadband on rural businesses.

Funding and Grants

Selected funded research projects

Assessing the impacts on people and communities following the Decembet 2015 / January 2016 flood events Project funded by CREW, Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Water

RuralPAWS Project funded by the RCUK Rural Digital Economy Hub, dot.rural. 

Oxford Internet Survey Project funded by the RCUK Rural Digital Economy Hub, dot.rural.  G

Technologies to support Older people at home: maximising Personal and Social interaction – TOPS  Project funded by the RCUK Rural Digital Economy Hub, dot.rural. 

The Retirement Transition and the Celtic Fringe:  Mobility Trends and Migrant and Rural Community Well Being Project funded by the ESRC. 

Policy Grid 2 Project funded by the ESRC.

 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

I have teaching commitments across the undergradaute Geography curriculum Level 1 The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming Our World (course coordinator), Level 3 Research Design and Methods, Level 3 Concepts in Human Geography, Level 3 Globalisation and Masters level Research Methods.  I also deliver a specialist Level 4 Honours Option course, Rural Geographies and I supervise undergradaute and taught post-graduate dissertations.

I am the programme director of the Master of Research in Human Geography

Publications

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Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Conferences

Contributions to Journals

Non-textual Forms

Working Papers

Other Contributions