Ellis, Professor Geraint

Keywords: planning; active travel; well-being; built environment

Geraint is Chair of Environmental Planning at the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast and Director of Research for the Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning (ISEP).  His main research interests include the way environmental issues and the planning process affects people’s well-being and as such now focuses on energy, health and marine issues, equality and planning pedagogy.  In recently years he has held research grants that have examined the impact of regeneration schemes on health (funded under the NPRI), a study on renewable energy policy and devolution in the UK (ESRC), a knowledge exchange grant on spatial analysis and healthy urban environments (ESRC) and a study on the Transformation of the Irish Energy system ( NESC).  He has published and researched widely on these issues, recently co-editing a book on Learning from Wind Power: Governance, Society and Policy Perspectives on Sustainable Energy (Palgrave).  He is also a co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, was awarded the European Planning Studies Prize in 2002 and QUB awards for excellence in teaching in 2002 and 2006.