Dr Tim Acott BSc, PhD

Reader in Human Geography

Dr Tim Acott joined the University of Greenwich in 1993 having completed a PhD at the University of Stirling. During his time at the University of Greenwich he has had numerous roles including Director of the Greenwich Maritime Centre, Director of Learning & Quality for the Natural Resources Institute. He has been programme leader for a range of programmes including BA/BSc Geography, BSc Environmental Science, BSc Natural Resource Management and has taught on BA Sociology and a range of Masters programmes such as MSc Environmental Conservation, MSc Tourism Conservation and Sustainable Development.

Responsibilities within the university

Course Leader

  • Sustainability: Principles and Practise (MSc)
  • Regeneration and the Thames Gateway
  • Sustainability Futures
  • Geography and Tourism and Development
  • Readings in Geography and Environmental Science
  • People, Place and Environment.

Course participation

  • Environmental Management
  • Society, Economy and Sustainability
  • Research Design and Methods (MSc).

Recognition

    Dr Acott is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and was the Chair of the Coastal and Marine Research Group from 2016-2018 and Vice-Chair from 2018 - 2020. In 2018 Dr Acott became a steering committee member of the Marine Social Science Network.

Research / Scholarly interests

Over the last 10 years Dr Acott has led numerous research projects specialising in understanding socio-cultural values relating to the management of natural resources including small-scale fisheries and wetlands. He has a particular interest in arts-based research approaches and qualitative social science including the Community Voice Method. He is particularly interested in approaches to inter- and trans-disciplinary working with his own research interests crossing diverse subject areas including sense of place, social wellbeing, sustainable development, ecosystem services, environmental ethics and environmental politics.

Key funded projects

2020 – 2022: Co-I for AHRC funded project called ALERT 4 DM - Art and Artists in Landscape and Environment Research Today for Decision Making, Total project value £100,000.

2018 - 2019: Co-I for Natural England / Defra funded project called "Living Coast: Understanding Local Community Perspectives and Values on the English Coast Path". Marine Conservation Society are leading the project with UoG as a sub-contractor. Total project value £61,441 (UoG £26,274.98).

2016 - 2019: Principal Investigator for a joint UK Research Council (AHRC / ESRC / NERC) funded project titled, Taking the bite out of wetlands: Managing Mosquitoes and the socio-ecological value of wetlands for wellbeing. Total value of award £1.3M. Co-investigators and consultants include University of Bristol, Cranfield University, University of Brighton, Forest Research, Public Health England.

2015: Principal Investigator for Interreg IVa cluster funding to support a project titled: 'Tourism for Inshore Fishing, Food and Sustainability' (TOURFISH). Value €541,672.

2012 - 2014: Principal Investigator for an Interreg IVa 2 Seas funded project called the 'Geography of Inshore Fishing and Sustainability (GIFS). Total project budget €4,600,306

2009 - 2012: Principal Investigator for the University of Greenwich element of a European INTERREG 4a funded collaborative project, CHARM III (Channel Habitat Atlas for Resource Management), investigating the contribution of marine fishing to sense of place and identity in coastal communities on both sides of the English Channel (value €935,171).

Recent publications

Article

McKinely, Emma , Acott, Tim, Yates, Katherine L. (2020), Marine social sciences: Looking towards a sustainable future. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Environmental Science and Policy, 108 . pp. 85-92 ISSN: 1462-9011 (Print), 1873-6416 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.03.015).

Urquhart, Julie and , Acott, Tim G. (2013), Re-connecting and embedding food in place: Rural development and inshore fisheries in Cornwall, UK. Elsevier Ltd.. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd., Journal of Rural Studies, 32 . pp. 357-364 ISSN: 0743-0167 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2013.09.004).

Urquhart, Julie and , Acott, Tim (2013), A sense of place in cultural ecosystem services: The case of Cornish fishing communities. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal, 27 (1) . pp. 3-19 ISSN: 0894-1920 (Print), 1521-0723 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2013.820811) NB Item availability restricted.

Hawkes, Frances M. and , Acott, Timothy G. (2013), People, environment and place: the function and significance of human hybrid relationships at an allotment in South East England. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Local Environment, 18 (10) . pp. 1117-1133 ISSN: 1354-9839 (Print), 1469-6711 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2013.787590).

Urquhart, Julie and , Acott, Tim (2012), Constructing ‘The Stade’: Fishers’ and non-fishers’ identity and place attachment in Hastings, south-east England. Elsevier Ltd.. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd., Marine Policy, 37 . pp. 45-54 ISSN: 0308-597X (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.04.004).

Urquhart, Julie , Acott, Timothy, Zhao, Minghua (2012), Introduction: social and cultural impacts of marine fisheries. Elsevier Ltd. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd, Marine Policy, 37 . pp. 1-2 ISSN: 0308-597X (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.04.007).

Urquhart, Julie , Acott, Timothy, Reed, Matt, Courtney, Paul (2011), Setting an agenda for social science research in fisheries policy in Northern Europe. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fisheries Research, 108 (2-3) . pp. 240-247 ISSN: 0165-7836 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2010.12.026).

Book section

McKinely, Emma , Acott, Tim, Stojanovic, Tim (2019), Socio-cultural dimensions of marine spatial planning. Palgrave Macmillan. In: , , In: Jacek Zaucha, Kira Gee (eds.), Maritime Spatial Plannin. Palgrave Macmillan, . pp. 151-174 . ISBN: 9783319986951 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98696-8_7).

Acott, Tim G. and , Urquhart, Julie (2017), Co-constructing cultural ecosystem services and wellbeing through a place-based approach. Springer. In: , , In: Derek S. Johnson, Tim G. Acott, Natasha Stacey, Julie Urquhart (eds.), Social Wellbeing and the Value of Small-scale Fisherie. Springer, Cham, Switzerland , 17 . pp. 23-43 . ISBN: 9783319607504 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60750-4_2).

Acott, Tim G. and , Urquhart, Julie (2015), People, place and fish: Exploring the cultural ecosystem services of inshore fishing through photography. Ashgate Publishing. In: , , In: Saskia Warren, Phil Jones (eds.), Creative economies, creative communities: Rethinking place, policy and practic. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, UK . pp. 43-63 . ISBN: 9781472451378 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Acott, Tim G. and , Urquhart, Julie (2014), Sense of place and socio-cultural values in fishing communities along the English Channel. Springer. In: , , In: Julie Urquhart, Tim G. Acott, David Symes, Minghua Zhao (eds.), Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Managemen. Springer, Dordrecht (9) (1st) . pp. 257-277 . ISBN: 9789400779105 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7911-2_14).

Acott, Tim G. , Urquhart, Julie, Zhao, Minghua (2014), Towards an understanding of social issues in sustainable fisheries management. Springer Netherlands. In: , , In: Julie Urquhart, Tim G. Acott, David Symes, Minghua Zhao (eds.), Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Managemen. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London , 9 (1st) . pp. 341-350 . ISBN: 9789400779105 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7911-2_18).

Urquhart, Julie , Acott, Tim, Symes, David, Zhao, Minghua (2014), Introduction: Social issues in sustainable fisheries management. Springer Netherlands. In: , , In: Julie Urquhart, Tim G. Acott, David Symes, Minghua Zhao (eds.), Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Managemen. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London , 9 . pp. 1-20 . ISBN: 9789400779105 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7911-2_1).

Conference item

Acott, Tim and , (2014), Understanding the importance of small-scale fisheries. In: WSFC 2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress, 21-26 Sep 2014, Merida, Mexico , . , (doi: ).

Acott, Tim and , Urquhart, Julie (2013), Sense of place in cultural ecosystem services: the case for fisheries management. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013: New Geographical Frontiers, 27-30 Aug 2013, London, UK , . , (doi: ).

Urquhart, Julie and , Acott, Tim (2013), People, place and fish: exploring the cultural meanings of inshore fishing through photography and performance. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013: New Geographical Frontiers, 27-30 Aug 2013, London, UK , . , (doi: ).

Urquhart, Julie and , Acott, Timothy (2013), People, place and fish: Exploring the social and cultural meanings of small-scale fisheries through photography and sense of place. In: CESS – TBTI International Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries Governance: Development for Wellbeing and Sustainability, 10-13 Dec 2013, Hyderabad, India , . , (doi: ).

Acott, Tim and , (2011), Waves, process and environmentalism. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2011: The Geographical Imagination, 31 Aug - 2 Sep 2011, London, UK , . , (doi: http://conference.rgs.org/AC2011/318).

Urquhart, Julie and , Acott, Timothy (2011), Marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities in southern England. In: 2011 Conference - People and the Sea VI: Bridging Science and Policy for Sustainable Coasts and SeasMARE People and Sea Conference, 6-9 Jul 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands , . , (doi: ).

Urquhart, Julie and , Acott, Timothy (2011), Marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities in southern England: the challenge for policy makers. In: 1st Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, 22-24 Jun 2011, Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, Marine Institute, University of Plymouth, UK , . , . pp. 15 (doi: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/files/extranet/docs/R_MARCOPOL/Final%20Abstract%20book%20.pdf).

Acott, Timothy and , Urquhart, Julie (2011), Material culture, sense of place and marine fisheries from Cornwall to Kent. In: "It's Not Just About the Fish": social and cultural perspectives of sustainable marine fisherie, 4-5 Apr 2011, University of Greenwich, London, UK , . , (doi: ).

Urquhart, Julie and , Acott, Timothy (2011), Fishing cultures: marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities. In: "It's Not Just About the Fish": social and cultural perspectives of sustainable marine fisheries, 4-5 Apr 2011, Greenwich, London, UK , . , (doi: ).

Urquhart, Julie and , Acott, Timothy (2010), Fishing cultures: marine fisheries and sense of place in coastal communities. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2010: Confronting the Challenges of the Post-Crisis Global Economy and Environment, 1-3 Sep 2010, London, UK , . , (doi: ).

Edited book

Johnson, Derek S. , Acott, Tim G., Stacey, Natasha, Urquhart, Julie (2017), Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-scale Fisheries. Springer. In: , , In: Derek S. Johnson, Tim G. Acott, Natasha Stacey, Julie Urquhart (eds.), . Springer, , 17 . ISBN: 9783319607498ISSN: 2212-6260 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60750-4) NB Item availability restricted.

Urquhart, Julie , Acott, Tim G., Symes, David, Zhao, Minghua (2014), Social issues in sustainable fisheries management. Springer Netherlands. In: , , , . Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London , 9 . ISBN: 9789400779105ISSN: 2212-6260 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7911-2) NB Item availability restricted.

Monograph

Saratsi, Eirini , Acott, Timothy, Allinson, Ewan, Edwards, David , Fremantle, Chris , Fish, Robert (2019), Valuing Arts and Arts Research. Valuing Nature Paper VNP22. In: , , , . Valuing Nature Paper VNP22, (doi: https://valuing-nature.net/valuing-arts-and-arts-research).

Ford, Adriana and , Acott, Timothy (2015), Responsible tourism: A guide for tourism and sustainability in small-scale fisheries and agri-food. University of Greenwich. In: , , , . University of Greenwich, London, UK (doi: http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/gmc/research/tourfish/venue).

Acott, Tim , Urquhart, Julie, Church, Andrew, Kennard, Michaela , le Gallic, Bertrand , Leplat, Melody , Lescrawauet, Ann-Katrien , Nourry, Myriam , Orchard-Webb, Johanne , Roelofs, Marleen (2014), 21st century catch toolkit: practical approaches for sustainable inshore fishing communities. University of Greenwich. In: , , In: Julie Urquhart, Tim Acott, Frank Rallings (eds.), . University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, UK (First) (doi: http://www.gifsproject.eu/en/toolkit).

Other

Urquhart, Julie , Acott, Tim, Zhao, Minghua (2011), "It's not just about the fish": social and cultural perspectives of sustainable marine fisheries [Conference]. School of Science and the Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich, UK. In: , , , . School of Science and the Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich, UK, (doi: ).