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Dr Tim Walker

Dr Tim Walker

Research Fellow

 Peter Lanyon A073

 

Peter Lanyon Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

Tim is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Geography and Environmental Science and is currently working on the Smartline project

Career

Tim completed his BA in Geography at Swansea University in 2008 and continued his development undertaking an MSc in Rural Social Science Research (ESRC accredited) at the Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University. While at the Centre for Rural Economy Tim worked on research projects with the Northern Rural Network, Campaign to Protect Rural England, and Durham Rural Community Council.

Tim joined Exeter University in 2011 on an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD studentship as part of the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) strategic partnership. Tim was based in the Geography department on the Cornwall campus. During this PhD he studied the risks and uncertainties of catchment management and how environmental partnerships negotiate them.

Since completing his Doctorate Tim has been working on a number of research and impact facing projects with Cornwall’s voluntary, healthcare, and digital sectors. This has included working with Volunteer Cornwall to research ways in which to improve the recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers. And working with Age UK to research and test new digital mapping solutions for the community transport sector. This work led to Tim's current position on Smartline.

Qualifications

2016: PhD titled ‘Geographies of Risk, Uncertainty and Ambiguity in Catchment Management’. Exeter University, Centre for Geography, Environment and Society

2010: MSc in Rural Social Science Research (Distinction). Newcastle University, Centre for Rural Economy

2008: BA in Geography. Swansea University

Research

Research interests

Tim is a social geographer whose research interests include digital inclusion, social innovation, volunteering, knowledge exchange, and participatory methods.

Tim is currently a researcher on the Smartline project. Smartline is a research and innovation project which is exploring how technology can improve wellbeing and supporting the growth of the eWellbeing small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in Cornwall. Tim’s research in this project focuses on digital inclusion alongside supporting SME’s to develop new digital products. 

Projects/Funding

ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship (2017) Impact Acceleration Account, University of Exeter: Tim secured funding for the project (total project worth £24,319) titled ‘TAP-MAPPING – enabling innovation in the community transport sector’ which was designed to realise the social and economic impact from Volunteers in Communities latest phase of action research.

Proof of Concept Award (2016) Innovation, Impact and Business, University of ExeterTim was granted funding (total project worth £12,688) for the project titled ‘I.MAP.CARE’ from IIB’s Open Innovation platform to investigate the potential of iGeolise Travel Time technology for the community transport sector.

ESRC IAA Knowledge Exchange Fellowship (2015 - 2016) Centre for Geography, Environment and Society, University of Exeter: Tim was embedded at Age UK Cornwall and Volunteer Cornwall in order to accelerate impact from CGES research on the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers in the health and social care sector.

UoE Graduate Placement (2014) Centre for Geography, Environment and Society, University of ExeterThe Farm and Resilience Management (FARM) project sought to understand the associated risks of climate change to biodiversity on the Lizard Peninsula and the constraints to implementing land management.

SWDTC Work Placement (2013) National Trust, Helston: Tim secured a match funded (£6000) South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) Work Placement at the National Trust. Activity focused on delivering Loe Pool Forum’s community engagement agenda.

Miller Prize (2010) Newcastle University: Tim was awarded the Miller Prize (£500) as the highest overall achieving research student, out of 205 students, on the ESRC accredited MSc research training programme.

CRE Studentship (2010) Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University: Awarded a post graduate studentship (£2,000) for living costs and funding for the ESRC Survey Skills Programme, completed in 2011.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Williams AJ, Menneer T, Sidana M, Walker T, Maguire K, Mueller M, Paterson C, Leyshon M, Leyshon C, Seymour E, et al (2021). Fostering Engagement with Health and Housing Innovation: Development of Participant Personas in a Social Housing Cohort. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 7(2), e25037-e25037. Abstract.  Full text.
Leyshon M, Leyshon C, Walker T, Fish R (2021). More than sweat equity: Young people as volunteers in conservation work. Journal of Rural Studies, 81, 78-88. Full text.
Colebrooke L, Leyshon C, Leyshon M, Walker T (2021). ‘We’re on the edge’: Cultures of care and Universal Credit. Social & Cultural Geography, 1-18. Full text.
Walker T, Menneer T, Leyshon C, Leyshon M, Williams AJ, Mueller M, Taylor T (2020). Determinants of Volunteering Within a Social Housing Community. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations Abstract.  Full text.
Walker T, Esmene S, Colebrooke L, Leyshon C, Leyshon M (2020). Digital possibilities and social mission in the voluntary sector: the case of a community transport organisation in the UK. Voluntary Sector Review, 11(1), 59-77. Abstract.  Full text.

Chapters

Walker T, Leyshon C (2017). Resilience to what and for whom in landscape management. In  (Ed) Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places, 38-56.  Abstract.

Conferences

Leyshon C, Leyshon M, Walker T (In Press). Guided Conversations: Findings and Social Impact.  Full text.
Walker T, Buckingham S, Morrissey K (In Press). The feasibility and acceptability of digital technology for health and wellbeing in social housing communities in Cornwall: a qualitative scoping study. Society for Social Medicine & Population Health 64th Annual Scientific meeting: 9-11 September 2020, virtual conference.  Abstract.
Williams A, Menneer T, Sidani M, Walker T, Maguire K, Mueller M, Paterson C, Leyshon M, Leyshon C, Seymour E, et al (2020). Using machine learning clustering techniques to support the understanding of populations and inform action. Public Health England Research and Science Conference - Application of scientific methods to improve and protect health.  Abstract.
Walker T (2019). Digitising person centred conversations: methodological and theoretical reflections. International Social Innovation Research Conference: Local Solutions to Global Challenges. 2nd Sep 2019 - 4th Sep 2020. Abstract.
Taylor T, Bland E, Walker T (2017). Smartline - Smart wellbeing inspired by the community. Independence Day - Maximising Technology, Driving Independence, Enjoying Life. 4th - 4th Jul 2017.

Reports

Walker T (2017). Cober Catchment Management Plan 2017 - 2027. National Trust,  https://loepoolforum.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/cober-catchment-management-review-2017-2027-plan.pdf, National Trust. 78 pages.  Abstract.
Walker T (2010). Humshaugh Community Shop: A case study of a successful community shop., Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Leyshon C, Leyshon M, Walker T (In Press). Guided Conversations: Findings and Social Impact.  Full text.
Walker T, Buckingham S, Morrissey K (In Press). The feasibility and acceptability of digital technology for health and wellbeing in social housing communities in Cornwall: a qualitative scoping study. Society for Social Medicine & Population Health 64th Annual Scientific meeting: 9-11 September 2020, virtual conference.  Abstract.

2021

Williams AJ, Menneer T, Sidana M, Walker T, Maguire K, Mueller M, Paterson C, Leyshon M, Leyshon C, Seymour E, et al (2021). Fostering Engagement with Health and Housing Innovation: Development of Participant Personas in a Social Housing Cohort. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 7(2), e25037-e25037. Abstract.  Full text.
Leyshon M, Leyshon C, Walker T, Fish R (2021). More than sweat equity: Young people as volunteers in conservation work. Journal of Rural Studies, 81, 78-88. Full text.
Colebrooke L, Leyshon C, Leyshon M, Walker T (2021). ‘We’re on the edge’: Cultures of care and Universal Credit. Social & Cultural Geography, 1-18. Full text.

2020

Walker T, Menneer T, Leyshon C, Leyshon M, Williams AJ, Mueller M, Taylor T (2020). Determinants of Volunteering Within a Social Housing Community. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations Abstract.  Full text.
Walker T, Esmene S, Colebrooke L, Leyshon C, Leyshon M (2020). Digital possibilities and social mission in the voluntary sector: the case of a community transport organisation in the UK. Voluntary Sector Review, 11(1), 59-77. Abstract.  Full text.
Williams A, Menneer T, Sidani M, Walker T, Maguire K, Mueller M, Paterson C, Leyshon M, Leyshon C, Seymour E, et al (2020). Using machine learning clustering techniques to support the understanding of populations and inform action. Public Health England Research and Science Conference - Application of scientific methods to improve and protect health.  Abstract.

2019

Walker T (2019). Digitising person centred conversations: methodological and theoretical reflections. International Social Innovation Research Conference: Local Solutions to Global Challenges. 2nd Sep 2019 - 4th Sep 2020. Abstract.

2017

Walker T (2017). Cober Catchment Management Plan 2017 - 2027. National Trust,  https://loepoolforum.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/cober-catchment-management-review-2017-2027-plan.pdf, National Trust. 78 pages.  Abstract.
Walker T, Leyshon C (2017). Resilience to what and for whom in landscape management. In  (Ed) Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places, 38-56.  Abstract.
Taylor T, Bland E, Walker T (2017). Smartline - Smart wellbeing inspired by the community. Independence Day - Maximising Technology, Driving Independence, Enjoying Life. 4th - 4th Jul 2017.

2010

Walker T (2010). Humshaugh Community Shop: A case study of a successful community shop., Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University. Abstract.

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