Martin Mowforth
Profiles

Martin Mowforth

Associate Lecturer

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (HP) (Faculty of Science and Engineering (HP))

Role

Associate lecturer (part-time)

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Ph.D. Transport Studies, 1984. Transport Studies Group, University College London. Accessibility to employment for different groups of the workforce in Greater London.

M.Sc. The Geography of Urban and Regional Planning, 1976. Birkbeck College, University of London.

B.Sc. (Hon.) Geography, 1974. Birkbeck College, University of London.

Cert.Ed. 1969. Madeley College of Education, Staffs..

Work experience:

2008-the present: Associate lecturer in Human Geography (part-time), University of Plymouth.

1999-2008 Research Fellow in Human Geography (part-time), University of Plymouth.

1986-the present: Independent researcher on a range of subjects, especially covering transport planning, tourism and sustainability, disaster management and issues of environment and development in the
developing world.

2006: Consultant on use of sustainability indicators in tourism project areas in the Caribbean, Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

1999-2001: Consultant evaluator of development projects affected by Hurricanes Mitch (Central America) and Georges (Dominican Republic) for the Catholic Institute for International Relations (now called Progressio).

1992-1999: Occasional guest lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Plymouth.

1998: Consultant on feasibility study of Ecotourism Development Programme, Cosiguina Peninsula, Nicaragua.

1986-2000: Part-time dataset coordinator at the Transport Studies Group, University College London.

1983-1986: Research assistant at the Transport Studies Group, University College London.

1969-1979: Schoolteacher and Head of Geography with the Inner London Education Authority and the London Borough of Brent.

 

Professional membership

None - membership of many organisations researching and campaigning on issues of transport, tourism, human rights, globalisation, environment and development, but these are campaigning organisations rather than academic or professional organisations.

Roles on external bodies

Editor of the ENCA Newsletter - ENCA: Environmental Network for Central America.

Membership secretary of the Santa Rosa Fund, a registered charity which supports educational projects and initiatives in Nicaragua.

Teaching interests

Current part-time lecturing commitments in the following modules:

Geography of Tourism and Recreation

Third World

Geohazards
Rural Development in the Developing World

The Geography of Development in the Tropical World (Fieldwork in Belize)
                                                               
Masters course on Sustainable Environmental Management - specific elements of the course

Dissertation supervision:

Undergraduate dissertations

Masters dissertations

Ph.D. supervision

Research interests

1. The broad field of issues of environment and development in the developing world, specialising in the region of Central America.

2. New forms of tourism and their association with notions of sustainability.

3. Development aid projects.

4. Disaster management.

5. Issues of transport planning.

6. The application of sustainability indicators.

2014: The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America, London: Pluto Press.

2009: (With Ian Munt - Third Edition, including title change) Tourism and Sustainability: Development, Globalisation and New Tourism in the Third World, London: Routledge.
        2003: (With Ian Munt - Second Edition, including title change) Tourism and Sustainability: Development and New Tourism in the Third World, London: Routledge. 
        1998: (With Ian Munt) Tourism and Sustainability: New Tourism in the Third World, London: Routledge. (Reprinted three times.)

2008: (With Clive Charlton and Ian Munt) Tourism and Responsibility: Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean, London: Routledge.

2001: Storm Warnings: Hurricanes Georges and Mitch and the Lessons for Development, London: Catholic Institute for International Relations.

1979: Statistics for Geographers, London: Nelson Harrap. (Reprinted six times.)