Dr Heather Barrett

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Deputy Head of School and Principal Lecturer in Geography, Archaeology and Heritage Studies

Geography, Archaeology and the Environment

Contact Details

email: h.barrett@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 85 5191

Qualifications

PhD Urban Geography (Birmingham, 1996)

BA (Hons) Geography (Portsmouth Polytechnic, 1989)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Introduction

Heather's main teaching and research interests relate to urban geography and planning. She is particularly interested in urban conservation and the tensions that exist between the desire to preserve urban heritage and the impulses for change and regeneration in cities. In addition to publishing research in this area, Heather is also the co-author of the undergraduate student text book Urban Geography, which has been informed by her undergraduate teaching at Worcester.

Heather is a University of Worcester Teaching Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has undertaken pedagogic research, specifically considering graduate employability in higher education curricula, the use of video in teaching and learning spaces, which has drawn on the teaching that she does at Worcester.  She is also the University's Academic Lead for Sustainability ans as such has a role in seeking to embed education for sustainable development into the university curriculum. Externally, Heather is a committee member of the Geography and Education Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society, which links together geographers across the country engaged in learning and teaching research and research into geographies of education.

Heather also has a substantive management role within the School of Science and the Environment as Deputy Head of School..

Teaching & Research

Current Teaching

Courses

  • BA Archaeology and Heritage Studies
  • BA Human Geography
  • BSc Geography

Modules

Archaeology and Heritage Studies:

  • Architecture and the Built Heritage
  • Heritage Tourism and Place Promotion
  • Managing the Historic Environment
  • Extension Module
  • Independent Study

Geography:

  • Urban Geography
  • Town and Country Planning
  • Changing Places Field Course
  • Independent Study

Research Interests

  • Urban Geography
  • Urban Conservation/Heritage Planning
  • Learning and Teaching (Education for Sustainable Development, Learning Spaces, Employability and Blended Learning)

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Member of the academic study groups; Urban Geography Study Group, Geography and Education Research Group, Planning and Environment Study Group, Social and Cultural Geography Study Group.

Committee Member of the Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd).

Publications

Barrett, H. (2017) ‘Education for Sustainable Development in HE’ University of Worcester Realizing Teaching Excellence Blog

Hall, T. and Barrett, H. (2017) Urban Geography (5th Edition), Routledge.

Hall, T. and Barrett, H. (2016) ‘Cities: Urban Worlds’ in Daniels P., Bradshaw, M., Shaw, D., Sidaway, J. and Hall, T. (eds.) An Introduction to Human Geography, 5th Edition, Harlow, Pearson.

Barrett, H. (2015) ‘Review of Carmona, M. (ed.) (2014) Explorations in Urban Design’ in Town Planning Review, 86(4).

Barrett, H. (2013) ‘Electives: what are they and why do we need them?’ in Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, 8.

Hall, T. and Barrett, H. (2012) `Urban worlds in Daniels, P., Bradshaw, M., Shaw, D. and Sidaway, J. (eds) An Introduction to Human Geography, 4th Edition, Pearson.

Hall, T. and Barrett, H. (2012) Urban Geography (4th Edition), Routledge

Mitra, B., Lewin-Jones, J., Barrett, H. and Williamson, S. (2010) `The use of video to enable deep learning Research in Post-Compulsory Education 15(4).

Mitra, B., Lewin-Jones, J., Barrett, H. and Williamson, S. (2009) `Evaluating the use of video in learning and teaching in Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching 2.

Barrett, H. (2008) `PDP and employability in the geography curriculum Case study for the Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences on-line resource repository.

Barrett, H. (2006) PDP and employability activities in the geography curriculum in The Higher Education Academy Personal Development Planning and Employability, HEA.

Barrett, H., Storey, D. and Yarwood, R. (2003) Development through partnership: LEADER II in the Marches in Diry, J P (ed) Innovations in Rural Areas CERAMAC.

Barrett, H., Storey, D. and Yarwood, R. (2001) From market place to marketing place: retail change in small country towns Geography Vol.86 (2).

Barrett, H. and Larkham, P. (1998) Conservation under the Conservatives in Allmendinger, P and Thomas, H (eds) Urban Planning and the British New Right, Routledge.

Barrett, H. and Larkham, P. (1994) Disguising development: Facadism in city centres Research Paper Series 11, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Central England.

Barrett, H. (1993) Investigating townscape change and management in urban conservation areas: the importance of detailed monitoring of planned alterations Town Planning Review Vol.64 (4).

University Roles and External Responsibilities

School of Science and the Environment:

Deputy Head

Member of the SSE Senior Management Team

Chair of Course Leader Forum

University-wide

Chair of Sustainability Strategy Group

Member of the College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences Learning, Teaching and Quality Enhancement Committee

Assessor for the Worcester Scheme (HEA Fellowship)

Assessor for the University of Worcester Teaching Award Scheme

External Responsibilities:

Member of Worcester Civic Society (Chair of the Policy Panel and Executive Committee Member)