Senior Lecturer: Geography
School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
T: 01904 876555
PhD Politics/ Human Geography, MSSc European Integration, P.G.C.E., BA Hons Humanities Combined (French and European Studies)
I joined York St John University in August 2014 as Lecturer on the Human Geography degree programme. I completed my PhD in European integration and identity politics in 2003 at Northumbria University in Newcastle, and went on to work there first as a Researcher at the Sustainable Cities Research Institute, and then as a Lecturer in Human Geography. I have worked on a number of research projects on community engagement, including as Principle Investigator on an ESRC project focusing on the participation of ‘minority groups’ in community services. I have also worked on research projects on environmental behaviour, including a multidisciplinary ESRC project on public responses to and engagement with renewable energy technologies, as well as a number of smaller projects on domestic energy behaviour change.
I lead the first year module 'Social and Cultural Geography', second year module 'Society and Space', and third year modules 'Dissertation' and 'International/Cross-Cultural Fieldwork'.
I also contribute to other modules, especially the first year 'Urban Geography' module, and provide personal tutor and dissertation supervision.
I was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2015.
I also run cultural exchanges with YSJ International to bring a wider diversity of perspectives to my geography teaching, and am Study Abroad Co-ordinator for the Geography programmes.
I have been working on York St John University initiatives, including, along with the Academic Development Directorate, an audit of how Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is included in teaching across different disciplines within the University.
My key areas of research are place and identity, and sustainability/environmental behaviour. I have worked on a number of research projects on community engagement, including as Principle Investigator on an ESRC-funded project focusing on the participation of minority groups in community services. I have also worked on research projects on environmental behaviour, including a multidisciplinary ESRC project on public responses to and engagement with renewable energy technologies, as well as a number of projects on domestic energy behaviour change. At York St John University I research York St John University academic staff perceptions of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and minority ethnic (BME) perceptions of York and York St John University.
Michael Barke and Judith Parks (2015) An inevitable transition: the erosion of traditional vernacular building forms in the Alpujarras, southern Spain. Journal of Cultural Geography. Published online 4 November 2015. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08873631.2015.1094275
Judith Parks (2015) Children’s Centres as spaces of interethnic encounter in North East England. Social and Cultural Geography. Vol. 16 (8)
Judith Parks and Kye Askins (2014), ‘Narratives of ethnic identity among practitioners in community settings in the North East of England’, Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol. 38 (1): 92-108
Judith Parks and Kate Theobald (2013), ‘Public engagement with information on renewable energy developments: the case of single, semi-urban wind turbines’, Public Understanding of Science, Vol 22 (1): 50 - 65
Bob Evans, Judith Parks and Kate Theobald (2011), ‘Urban wind power and the private sector: Community benefits, Nimbyism and public engagement’, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol 54 (2): 227 – 244
Gordon Walker, Patrick Devine-Wright, Julie Barnett, Kate Burningham, Noel Cass, Hannah Devine-Wright, Gerda Speller, John Barton, Bob Evans, Yuko Heath, David Infield, Judith Parks and Kate Theobald (2010), ‘Symmetries, expectations, dynamics and contexts: a framework for understanding public engagement with renewable energy projects’, in Devine-Wright, P. (Ed.) (2010) Renewable Energy and the Public: From Nimby to Participation. London: Earthscan
Judith Parks (2007), ‘Planning and regulating mechanisms for renewable energy in the UK’, on-line working paper for Beyond Nimbyism ESRC project, RES-152-25-1008. Available at: http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/beyond_nimbyism/deliverables/bn_wp1_1.pdf
Howard Elcock and Judith Parks (2000), 'The English imperium reversed? Devolution sought and (partly) achieved?', in S. Lancaster (ed.) Developments in Politics: An Annual Review, Ormskirk: Causeway Press
Judith Parks and Howard Elcock (2000), ‘Why do regions demand autonomy?’ Regional and Federal Studies 10, 3: 87-106
Judith Parks (2009), ‘Experiences of research on renewable energy in the urban context’, Figueres Conference: Renewable Energies in a Municipal Context, 8-10 October 2009.
Judith Parks and Patrick Devine-Wright (2007), ‘Representing public engagement in energy and climate change policy: an empirical analysis’, Political Studies Association Conference, Bath, 12th April 2007.
Judith Parks and Howard Elcock (2005), ' The Failure of the Referendum on Devolution to the North-East of England', paper presented at the Conference of the Territorial Politics Specialist Group of the PSA, Queen's University of Belfast, 11-13 January 2006.
Judith Parks (1999), 'Sub-state identities and the European Union: A two-way flow of legitimacy', paper presented at Ionian Conference II: Integrating the New Europe, Corfu, 13-16 May 1999, British Council.