Dr Tim Walker
Peter Lanyon A073
Peter Lanyon Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
Tim is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Geography and Environmental Science and is currently working on the Smartline project.
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.
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
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.
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 Exeter: Tim 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 Exeter: The 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.
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