Professor Richard Yarwood
Professor of Human Geography
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
I am a Professor in Human Geography with teaching and research interests in social and rural geography.
I am the programme leader for our MSc in Human Geography Research and a pathway lead for Human Geography in the ESRC’s South West Doctoral Training Partnership. I am the school liaison tutor for Geography at Plymouth and welcome requests from schools for visits or talks.
- 1990 BA (hons) First Class, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
- 1994 PhD on 'The Impact of Locality Change and Restructuring on the Urban Hierarchy of the Middle Welsh Borderland' University of Wales, Aberystwyth
My first academic post was at the University of Worcester (then Worcester College of Higher Education), where I spent over seven years as a lecturer in Rural Geography. During this time I established the Centre for Rural Research to co-ordinate and promote research in rural geography.
In 2001 I moved to the University of Plymouth to take up a post as a lecturer in Human Geography. I became a Principal Lecturer in 2004, a Reader in 2007 and was promoted to Professor in 2017. My inaugural lecture was on ‘Citizen Geographies, Citizen Geographers’ and reflected some of my long standing teaching and research interests in geography. During my time at the University of Plymouth I have served as Admissions Tutor for Geography and Director of the University’s Social Science Doctoral Training Centre.
I have also been a visiting research fellow at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia; Massey University, New Zealand and the Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki.
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
- Member of the Geographical Association
- Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Roles on external bodies
I have served as external examiner at Trinity College Dublin; the University of West of England and Kingston University. I currently serve as external examiner for Cumbria University and the University of Northampton. I also acted as external validator for geography degrees at York St John and the University of Cumbria.
I am an active member of the Royal Geographical Society and have undertaken various committee roles for the Rural Geography Research Group. I’m also a member of the Geographical Association, serving as editor for their flagship journal ‘Geography’ and helping to establish the South Devon Branch. I have given numerous lectures to branches and welcome invitations to speak!
I have a wide range of teaching interests. Whilst I specialise in rural and social geography, I also make contributions to broader modules on geographical thought, methodologies and field teaching. I helped established fieldtrips to Bath, Brittany and Sweden and have made contributions to other fieldtrips, from Hong Kong to the USA!
My recent teaching contributions have been in:
GGX1201 Introducing Geography I (Module Leader)
GGP1202 Introducing Physical Geography (Module Leader)
GGH1200 Geography, Society and Environment (Module Leader)
GGP1200 Earth and Environmental Processes I
GGX1202 Practicing Geography I
GGX2201 Principles and Applications of Geography I
GGX2201 Principles and Applications of Geography II
GGX2202 Fieldwork in Geography
GGX3200 Dissertation in Geography
GGX3201 Swedish Trip (Module Leader)
Masters in Planning
PLG5206 Rural Planning
PGL511 Masters Dissertation
GEES522 Research in Human Geography Philosophies and Design
GEES524 Qualitative Research in Human Geography
GGES525 Applied Research in Geography
Staff serving as external examiners
I have served as external examiner at Trinity College Dublin; the University of West of England and Kingston University. I currently serve as external examiner for Cumbria University and the University of Northampton. I also acted as external validator for geography degrees at York St John and the University of Cumbria.
In the past I also served as an A level examiner for WJEC Geography.
I have examined PhDs on a range of topics in human geography, both as internal and external examiner.
In the past three years, my work has advanced knowledge and understanding in four key areas of human geography:
Citizenship All of my work applies and develops the concept of citizenship to geography. My work has explored the relationship between the voluntary sector and different urban and rural places. This has included studies of Mountain Resecur Teams, voluntary policing and Street Pasters. My last book, 'Citizenship' was published by Routledge in its agenda-setting series on ‘Key Ideas in Geography’. This has been followed by contributions to key reference works and textbooks on the geographies of citizenship.
Spatialities of Policing/Emergencies. I have contributed to work on the geographies of policing. Recent work has examined the growth of private and voluntary policing (Nuffield, British Academy ) (Yarwood 2015, Middleton and Yarwood 2015, Paasche et al 2015, Yarwood and Paasche 2015, Yarwood).
Military Geographies I have been involved in three research projects on military geographies: a study on veterans, resulting in two papers (Herman and Yarwood 2013, 2105); another on military families (funded by local authorities) that has been presented at UK Army Headquarters; and another on the representation of the military through models (Yarwood 2015).
Rurality Society and Nature. My on-going work on dementia contributes to the theorisation of rural citizenship and the development of policy. I also completed an innovative study of Green Burial sites (funded by Seale Hayne Trust) in the UK to understand sustainable ‘deathstyles’ (Yarwood et al 2015) I continue to make contributions to the field of animal geographies (Sellick and Yarwood 2013).
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Dr Leonie Boland. Awarded March 2018, University of Plymouth (2nd supervisor): 'Moving On. Transitioning from homelessness into a sustained tenancy: What enables a successful transition?'
Dr Rebecca Wheeler. PhD Awarded March 2015 by Plymouth University. ‘Experiences of Place and Change in Rural Landscapes: Three English Case Studies’
Dr Wendy Miller. PhD awarded September 2013 by Plymouth University and funded by Plymouth University (2nd Supervisor). 'Allotments and alternative food networks: the case of Plymouth, UK’
Dr Tilll Paasche. PhD awarded December 2011 by Plymouth University and funded by Plymouth University. ‘The Governance of Security in the Revanchist City: the Case of Cape Town, South Africa’
Dr Fiona Ferbrache. PhD awarded March 2011 by University of Plymouth and funded by University of Plymouth. ' Transnational Spaces within the European Union: the everyday lives of British migrants in France'.
Dr Marion Parish. PhD awarded Dec 2010 by University of Plymouth and funded by ESRC on 'A Life Geographic; self and landscape in Peter Lanyon's Land, Sea and Air'
Dr Nadine Schaefer. PhD awarded September 2008 by University of Plymouth, 'Rural Youth: Geographies of Everyday Life and future trajectories of young people in Mecklenburg-Vorpomen (East Germany)'
Nicholas Bennett. MPhil awarded by University of Worcester (2nd Supervisor) ‘Parish Councils, Social Development and Rurality’
Dr Linda Price. PhD awarded September 2004 by Coventry University (2nd supervisor) 'Stress in Agriculture: the Patriarchal Way of Life of Farm Families in Powys'
Dr Christine Corcoran. PhD awarded October 2003 by Coventry University. 'The Role of Strategic Partnerships in the Governance of Rural Areas: the case of youth'
Dr Penelope Mell. PhD Awarded May 1999 by Coventry University. 'The Theory and Practice of Community Based Planning in Rural Areas'
Grants & contracts
2015-2016 Richard Yarwood Seale Hayne Trust Farming, Dementia and Networks of Care £8,732
2015 Naomi Tyrrell (PI) and Richard Yarwood Institute of Health and Community Mobilities of Children in Military Families £1,100
2014 Naomi Tyrrell (PI) and Richard Yarwood Plymouth City Council (HMS Heroes) Mobilities of Children in Military Families c.£2,000
2014 Richard Yarwood (PI) Institute of Sustainable Solutions Research Improving the Effectiveness of Volunteers in Sustainable Emergency Planning £4,991
2013 Rebecca Wheeler (PI) and Richard Yarwood (CI) Seale Hayne Trust Experiences of place and change in rural landscapes: the case of wind farm £1,153
2010 Jennie Middleton (PI) and Richard Yarwood British Academy Street Pastors and Urban Care £7,442
2008 Richard Yarwood Seale Hayne Trust Mountain Rescue Teams in New Zealand £2,000
2008 James Sidaway (PI) and Richard Yarwood (CI) Seale Hayne Trust Green Burials Sites in the UK £4,000
2008 Richard Yarwood Massey University, New Zealand Visiting Research Fellowship £1,000
2006 Richard Yarwood (PI) Nuffield Foundation Voluntarism, service provision and rurality: a study of mountain rescue teams in Britain £7,148
2005 Richard Yarwood (PI) Australian Government Endeavour Scholarship Australian $ 25,000
2004 Richard Yarwood (PI) HE Active Community Fund Geography with the Community £1,000
2003 Richard Yarwood (PI) ESRC 1 +3 Studentship for Angela Medland c.£20,000
2002 Richard Yarwood (PI) and Nick Evans (CI) Countryside Council for Wales Biodiversity of Welsh Livestock £7,000
2002 Richard Yarwood (PI) ESRC 1+3 Studentship for Marion Parish c.£20,000
2001 Richard Yarwood (PI) West Mercia Police Rural Policing Initiative £15,000
2000 Richard Yarwood (PI) Worcestershire County Council Visitor Survey, Blackstone Country Park £1,000
2000 David Storey (PI) and Richard Yarwood (CI) LEADER II Child Care Provision in Bromyard, Herefordshire £4,000
1998 -1999 Richard Yarwood (PI) Housing Corporation Obstacles to rural housing provision £16,000
1998 Richard Yarwood (PI) RGS-IBG Crime, Cultural Threat and the Countryside £2,700
1998 Richard Yarwood (PI), Heather Barrett and David Storey (CI) LEADER II Trade and Commerce in Cleobury Mortimor, Shropshire £2,000
1998 Richard Yarwood (PI) Rare Breed Survival Trust Rare Breed Meat Marketing £1,200
1997 - 2000 Richard Yarwood (PI) Hereford and Worcester Anti-Poverty Forum Anti-poverty initiatives in Hereford and Worcester (Phd) £4,000
1996-1997 Richard Yarwood (PI) and Nick Evans (CI) Nuffield Foundation Real and Imagined Geographies of Rare Livestock Breeds.£4,938
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Kallis, G, Yarwood, R and Tyrrell, N (2019) Translocal space across migrant generations: the case of a Greek orthodox church in the UK, Population, Space and Place 25:e2206 https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2206
Kelly, C and Yarwood, R (2018) From rural citizenship to the rural citizen: farming, dementia and networks of care Journal of Rural Studies 63, 96-104 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.09.003
Boland, L, Banningan, K Slade and Yarwood, R (2018) A determinants of tenancy sustainment following homelessness: a systematic review American Journal of Public Health 108(11) e1-910.2105/AJPH.2018.304652
Fyfe, H and Yarwood, R (2018) Textbooks: bridges or barriers to university geography? Geography 103, 93-96
Yarwood, R (2017) Changing places, changing boundaries Geography 102, 144-115
Essex, S and Yarwood, R (2017) Changing Places: the armed forces, post-military space and urban change in Plymouth, UK Geography 102, 122-131
Herman, A and Yarwood, R (2015) From warfare to welfare: veterans, military charities and the blurred spatiality of post-service welfare in the United Kingdom Environment and Planning A 47, 2628-2644 http://epn.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/47/12/2628.pdf?ijkey=Zw3zJQE2dRUmFw6&keytype=finite
Yarwood, R and Paasche, T (2015) The relational geographies of policing and security Geography Compass 9/6, 362-370 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gec3.12216/abstract
Ferbrache, F and Yarwood, R (2015) Britons abroad or European citizens? The negotiation of (trans)national space and citizenship by British migrants in France, Geoforum 62,
Middleton, J and Yarwood, R (2015) Christians out here? Encountering Street-Pastors in the post-secular spaces of the UK’s night-time economy Urban Studies, 52, 501-516 http://usj.sagepub.com/content/52/3/501.full.pdf+html
Yarwood, R. (2015) Miniaturisation and the representation of military geographies in recreational wargaming Social and Cultural Geography 16, 654-674 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2014.1001430
Yarwood, R. (2015) Lost and hound: the more-than-human networks of rural policing Journal of Rural Studies, 39, 278-286 doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.11.005
Yarwood, R; Sidaway, J; Kelly, C and Stillwell, S (2015) Sustainable deathstyles? The geography of green burial in Britain. Geographical Journal, 181, 172-184 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geoj.12087/abstract
Herman, A and Yarwood, R (2014) From services to civilian: The geographies of veterans’ post-military lives Geoforum, 53, 41-50
Paasche, T; Yarwood, R and Sidaway, J (2014) Territorial tactics: the socio-spatial significance of private policing strategies in Cape Town Urban Studies 51.8,1559-1575.
Sellick, J and Yarwood, R (2013) Placing Livestock in Landscape Studies: Pastures New or Out to Graze? Landscape Research, 38.4, 404-420
Yarwood, R and Tyrrell, N (2012) Why children's geographies? Geography 97, 124-128 http://www.geography.org.uk/Journals/Journals.asp?articleID=1007
Yarwood, R and Tyrrell, N (2012) Guest Editorial: children's and young people's geographies Geography 97, 114-115 http://www.geography.org.uk/Journals/Journals.asp?articleID=1007
Yarwood, R (2012) One moor night emergencies, training and rural space. Area 44.1, 22-28 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2011.01015.x/abstract
Couper, P and Yarwood, R (2012) Confluences of human and physical geography research on the outdoors: an introduction to the special section on 'Exploring the Outdoors'. Area 44.1, 2-6http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2011.01053.x/abstract
Yarwood, R. (2011) Voluntary sector geographies, intraorganisational difference, and the professionalization of volunteering: a study of land search and rescue organisations in New Zealand. Environment and Planning C, 29, 457 – 472 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=c1004
Yarwood, R and Shaw, J (2010) 'N-gauging' geographies: craft consumption, indoor leisure and model railways. Area 42, 425-433 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2010.00939.x/abstract
Yarwood, R, Tonts, M and Jones, R (2010) The historical geographies of showing livestock: a case study of the Perth Royal Show, Western Australia Geographical Research 48.3, 235-248 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-5871.2009.00623.x/abstract
Yarwood, R (2010) Risk, rescue and emergency services: The changing spatialities of Mountain Rescue Teams in England and Wales Geoforum 41, 257–270 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718509001298
Tonts, M; Yarwood, R and Jones, R (2010) Global geographies of innovation diffusion: the case of the Australian cattle industry Geographical Journal 176, 90-104http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4959.2009.00331.x/abstract
Yarwood, R. (2010) An exclusive countryside? Crime concern, social exclusion and community policing in two English villages Policing and Society 20.1, 61 – 78http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10439461003611500
Yarwood, R and Charlton, C (2009) ‘Country life’? Rurality, folk music and ‘Show of Hands’ Journal of Rural Studies 25, 194-206 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0743016708000685
Schafer, N and Yarwood, R (2008) Involving young people as researchers: uncovering multiple power relations among youths. Children's Geographies 6.2, 121-135http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14733280801963003
Yarwood, R (2007) Getting just deserts? Policing, Governance and Rurality in Western Australia Geoforum 38.2, 339-352 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718506001205
Yarwood, R (2007) The Geographies of Policing Progress in Human Geography, 31.4, 447-466http://phg.sagepub.com/content/31/4/447.short
Yarwood, R and Davison, T (2007) Bridges or fords? Geographical Association branches and higher education Area 39, 544-550 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2007.00771.x/abstract
Yarwood, R and Evans, N (2006) Lambs' tales and sheepish comments: a response to Medway and Byrom Environment and Planning A, 38, 2377-2383 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a39263
Yarwood, R and Evans, N (2006) A Lleyn sweep for local sheep? Breed societies and the geographies of Welsh livestock Environment and Planning A 38.7, 1307 – 1326 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a37336
Yarwood, R with Absalom, T (2006) Devon livestock breeds: a geographical perspective. Transactions of Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science 138, 93-130 http://www.devonassoc.org.uk/abstracts.htm#138
Yarwood, R (2005) Beyond the rural idyll: images, countryside change and geography Geography 90.1, 19-32 http://www.jstor.org/stable/40574026?&Search=yes&searchText=yarwood&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dyarwood%26wc%3Don%26fc%3Doff%26globalSearch%3D%26sbbBox%3D%26sbjBox%3D%26sbpBox%3D&prevSearch=&item=1&ttl=398&returnArticleService=showFullText
Yarwood, R (2005) Crime concern and policing the countryside: evidence from parish councillors in West Mercia Constabulary, England Policing and Society 15.1, 63-82 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1043946042000338931
Giddings, R and Yarwood, R (2005) Growing up, going out and growing out of the countryside: childhood experiences in rural England Children's Geographies 3.1, 101-114 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14733280500037331
Yarwood, R (2005) Geography, Citizenship and Volunteering: some uses of the Higher Education Active Community Fund Journal of Geography in Higher Education 29.2, 335-368 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03098260500290918
Yarwood, R and Evans, N (2003) Livestock, Locality and EU Agri-environmental Policy in Wales: New Directions for Applied Animal Geography Applied Geography, 23, 137-157 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014362280300016X
Yarwood, R (2002) Parish councils, partnership and governance: The development of exceptions housing in Malvern Hills District, England Journal of Rural Studies 18.3, 275-291 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0743016701000420
Barrett, H; Storey D and Yarwood, R (2001) From Market Place to Marketing Place: Retail Change in Small Country Towns Geography 86.2, 159-162 http://www.jstor.org/stable/40573542?&Search=yes&searchText=yarwood&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dyarwood%26wc%3Don%26fc%3Doff%26globalSearch%3D%26sbbBox%3D%26sbjBox%3D%26sbpBox%3D&prevSearch=&item=8&ttl=398&returnArticleService=showFullText
Yarwood, R (2001) Crime and policing in the British Countryside: some agendas for contemporary geographical research Sociologia Ruralis, 41.2, 201-219 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9523.00178/abstract
Yarwood, R and Gardner G (2000) Fear of Crime, Culture and the Countryside Area, 32.4, 403-411 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2000.tb00156.x/abstract
Evans, N and Yarwood R (2000) The Politization of Livestock: Rare Breeds and countryside conservation Sociologia Ruralis, 40.2, 228-248 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9523.00145/pdf
Yarwood, R. and Evans, N (1999) The Changing Geography of Rare Livestock Breeds In Britain Geography 84, 80-87 http://www.jstor.org/stable/40573249?&Search=yes&searchText=yarwood&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dyarwood%26wc%3Don%26fc%3Doff%26globalSearch%3D%26sbbBox%3D%26sbjBox%3D%26sbpBox%3D&prevSearch=&item=4&ttl=398&returnArticleService=showFullText
Yarwood, R. (1999) The Impact of Migration on Three Small County Towns in Hereford and Worcester: 1951-1991 Journal of Regional and Local Studies 18.2, 1-20
Yarwood, R. and Evans, N (1998) New Places for ‘Old Spots’: the changing geographies of domestic livestock animals Society and Animals, 6, pp.137-165 http://www.animalsandsociety.org/assets/library/375_s624.pdf
Yarwood R., Evans N. and Higginbottom, J. (1997) 'The Contemporary Geography of Indigenous Irish Livestock' Irish Geography 30.1, 17-30. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00750779709478645
Yarwood, R. (1996) 'Rurality, Locality and Industrial Change: a Micro-Scale Investigation of Manufacturing Growth in the District of Leominster' Geoforum 27.1, 23-37. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0016718595000410
Yarwood, R. and Edwards, W. (1995) Voluntary Action in Rural Areas: the case of Neighbourhood Watch Journal of Rural Studies, 11.4, 447 - 460. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0743016795000305
Evans, N. and Yarwood, R. (1995) Livestock and Landscape Landscape Research 20.3, 141-146 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01426399508706468
Yarwood, R. (2014) Citizenship Routledge, London
Hall, C, Ringwood, K and Yarwood, R (2015) Moor to Sea without the car: walks from Plymouth using public transport. University of Plymouth Press, Plymouth https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/community-partnerships/from-moor-to-seaMawby, R and Yarwood, R (eds) (2011) Rural Policing and Policing the Rural: a Constable Countryside? Ashgate, Farnham http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754674733
Yarwood, R and Halfacree, K (2008) Rural Change Phillip Allan Updates, Oxfordshire
Essex, S; Gilg, A; Yarwood, R with Smithers, J and Wilson, R (eds) (2005) Rural Change and Sustainability CABI, Wallingford
Yarwood, R (2002) Countryside Conflicts Geographical Association, Sheffield
Ho, E and Yarwood, R (in press) Citizenship Theories in Kitchin, R and Thrift, N (ed) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd edition Elsevier
Rech, M and Yarwood, R (2019) Exploring post military geographies: Plymouth and the spatialities of Armed Forces Day in Woodward, R (ed) A Research Agenda for Military Geographies, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp191-206
Yarwood, R (in press) Citizenship, Locality and Territory in Storey, D Research Agenda for Territory and Territoriality Edward Elgar, Cheltenham
Yarwood, R (in press) The Crafty Economy: Making Capital from Making Things in Luckman, S and Thomas, N (ed) Craft Communities: Making, Social Media and Alternative Economies of the Handmade Bloomsbury, London
Yarwood, R (2017) Rural Citizenship in Richardson, D; Castree, N; Goodchild, F; Kobayashi, A; Liu, W and. Marston, R The International Encyclopedia of Geography, John Wiley and Sons, New York
Yarwood, R (2016) Citizenship in Daniels, S, Bradshaw, M, Sidaway and Hall, T (eds) An Introduction to Human Geography, 5th edition, 456-469
Yarwood, R and Wooff, A (2016) Rural Policing in a Devolving United Kingdom in International Handbook of Rural Criminology, Routledge, 375-386
Yarwood, R (2015) Geography of Crime in Wharf, B (ed) Oxford Bibliographies in Geography, Oxford University Press,http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199874002/obo-9780199874002-0122.xml
Yarwood R (2012) Neighbourhood Watch. In: Susan J. Smith, Marja Elsinga, Lorna Fox O’Mahony, Ong Seow Eng, Susan Wachter, Montserrat Pareja Eastaway, editors. International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Vol 5. Oxford: Elsevier; 2012. pp. 90–95.
Yarwood, R (2011) Whose blue line is it anyway? Community policing and partnership working in rural places in Mawby, R and Yarwood, R (eds) (2011) Rural Policing and Policing the Rural: a Constable Countryside? Ashgate, Farnham, pp.93-108
Yarwood, R and Mawby R (2011) W(h)ither rural policing in Mawby, R and Yarwood, R (eds) Rural Policing and Policing the Rural: a Constable Countryside? Ashgate, Farnham, pp217-222 http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754674733
Mawby R and Yarwood R (2011) Introduction in Mawby, R and Yarwood, R (eds) (2011) Rural Policing and Policing the Rural: a Constable Countryside? Ashgate, Farnham http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754674733
Schafer, N and Yarwood, R (2009) Involving young people as researchers: uncovering multiple power relations among youths in van Blerk, L and Kesby, M (eds) Doing Children's Geographies Routledge, London, 114-129
Yarwood, R (2008) Policing policy and policy policing: directions in rural policing under New Labour in Woods, M (ed) New Labour's Countryside Policy Press, Bristol, 205-220
Evans, N and Yarwood, R (2008) Farm Animals and Rural Sustainability in Robinson, G (ed) Sustainable Rural Systems Ashgate, Aldershot, 83-99
Yarwood, R, Tonts, M, Birdsall-Jones, C and Jones, R (2007) Old Stock, New Bonds? Some preliminary thoughts on tradition, taste, technology and the changing geographies of livestock breeds in Australia in Bryant, C and Di Giacomo, G (eds) Quality Agriculture; Historical Heritage and Environmental Resources for the Integrated Development of Territories Brigati, Genova, pp.141-150 ISBN 9789295027107
Essex, S; Gigg, A; and Yarwood, R (2005) Rural Change and Sustainability: key themes. In Essex, S; Gilg, A; Yarwood, R with Smithers, J and Wilson, R (eds) (2005) Rural Change and Sustainability CABI, Wallingford, pp.1-11
Yarwood, R (2003) A (rural) policeman’s lot is not a happy one: issues and efforts to police rural space in the United Kingdom. In Higgs, G (ed) Rural Services and Social Exclusion Pion, London, pp.174-187
Yarwood, R (2003) Towards a geography of crime and policing in rural areas. In Beesley, K, Millward, H, Ilbery, B and Harrington, L The New Countryside: geographical perspectives on rural change Brandon University and Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, 385-396
Barrett, H; Storey, D and Yarwood, R (2004) 'Development through partnership: LEADER II in the Marches' in Walford, N and Evans, N 'Innovations in Rural Areas', Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, Celmont Ferrand, pp. 311-328
Yarwood, R and Cozens, C (2004) Constable Countryside? Police perspectives on rural Britain in Holloway, L and Kneafsey, M (eds) Geographies of Rural Cultures and Societies Ashgate, Aldershot, pp.145-172
Yarwood, R (2001) Rurality, Exclusion and Governance: the example of affordable house building in Malvern Hills District, UK. In Molinero Hernando, F; Baraja Rodriguez, E; Alario Trigueros, M II Simposio Anglo-Espanol de Geografia Rural Departmento de Geografia, Universidad de Valladolid, ISBN 84-699-4986-1
Yarwood, R. and Evans, N. (2000) Taking stock of farm animals and rurality. In C. Philo and C.Wilbert Animals Spaces, Beastly Places Routledge, London, pp. 98-114
Evans, N and Yarwood, R (1999) Charity Begins at Linga Holme: The Rare Breeds Survival Trust. In Environment et nature dans les Campangnes (Proceedings of the Third Anglo-French Symposium for Rural Geography)
Evans, N. & Yarwood, R. (1998). Rare breeds, livestock and the post-productive countryside. In A.Ontiveros & F.Molinero (Eds.), From Traditional Countryside to post-productivism: recent trends in rural geography research in Britain and Spain (pp.133-148). Murcia: Associacion de Geografos Espanoles, Grupo de Trabajo: Geografia Rural.
Reports & invited lectures
Jones, J, Kelly, C, Yarwood, R (2016) Key Note: Farming, Dementia and Networks of Care Plymouth Annual Dementia Conference
Yarwood, R (2016) The Publication and Utilization of Textbooks RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (2015) Immigration: Controversies and Evidence South Devon Geographical Association
Yarwood, R and Harmer, N (2015) Climate change, flooding and emergency planning: towards a voluntary fix? 8th Quadrennial UK-US-Canadian Rural Geography Conference
Yarwood, R and Tyrrell, N (2015) Young People, military families and citizenship: war babies or heroic citizens? RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Exeter University
Tyrrell, N and Yarwood, R (2015) Left behind? The experiences of children in military families AFF Army Families Research Symposium, Army Headquarters, Andover
Yarwood, R (2015) Rurality, nationalism and music: Englishness and Folk Against Fascism RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Exeter University
Yarwood, R (2014) Invited Paper Lost and Hound: the more than human geographies of rural policing International Rural Crime and Safety Conference, KTH Stockholm
Yarwood, R (2014) It’s the end of the world as we know it? Geography, Population and Resources Guildford Geographical Association
Herman, A and Yarwood, R (2014) A Life More Ordinary: exploring veterans’ experiences of returning to civilian life? RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (2013) Invited Prestige Lecture The 62nd Lovatt Lecture: Geographies of Citizenship Worcester University
Yarwood, R. (2013) Invited seminar A Good Night Out? The Geographies of Street Pastors in the Post-Secular City. Dialogues in Human Geography Seminar Series, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University. 2nd May 2013
Yarwood, R (2013) Key Note ‘All Dressed up and no Place to Go?’ The Changing Roles of Mountain Rescue Teams in Searches for Missing People Inaugural International Conference on Missing Children and Adults, University of Portsmouth
Herman, A and Yarwood, R (2013) From services to civilian: negotiating the challenges of transition RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (2013) Invited lecture Mountain Rescue: Geography in Action RGS Regional Series
Paasche, T and Yarwood, R (2012) From policing to security: social control, security and the city RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (2012) Between policing and care; securing insecure mobilities RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (2012) Rural Problems and ‘Solutions’ Birmingham Geographical Association
Yarwood, R. (2012) Invited Seminar A Good Night Out? The Geographies of Street Pastors in the Post-Secular City. Departmental Seminar Series, Department of Geography, Swansea University. 1st Feb 2012
Yarwood, R (2012) Immigration: Controversies and Evidence Invited talk Bedford Geographical Association
Yarwood, R (2012) Immigration: Controversies and Evidence comparable to subject-area peers in terms of metrics Hampshire Geographical Association
Yarwood, R (2011) Games without frontiers, wars without tears’: exploring the geographies of miniature wargaming RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Middleton, J. and Yarwood, R (2011) A 'good' night out?: exploring the geographies of urban Street Pastors. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Seattle
Middleton, J and Yarwood, R (2011) ‘I wouldn’t got out without the prayer team’: Street Pastors and the Spiritual negotiation of the night RGS-IBG Annual Conferen
Middleton, J and Yarwood, R (2010) A ‘good’ night out: exploring the geographies of urban street pastors RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Kelly, C, Sidaway, J and Yarwood, R (2010) Nature and the ultimate getaway: the geographies of Green Burial RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Middleton, J. and Yarwood (2010) Walking the City’: exploring assemblages of urban walking. Invited seminar; Human Geography Seminar Series, Department of Geography, Exeter University.
Yarwood, R (2009) Professional volunteers and pets that work: the changing geographies of mountain rescue teams in the UK and New Zealand RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (2008) Towards a Geography of Emergency Services: The Case of Mountain Rescue Teams in England and Wales. Invited seminar Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Couper, P and Yarwood, R (2009) Current research and researching currents: perspectives on the Great Outdoors from human and physical geography RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (2008) Towards a Geography of Emergency Services: The Case of Mountain Rescue Teams in England and Wales. Invited paper Massey University, New Zealand
Yarwood, R (2008) Social Change in rural UK, Invited paper University of Western Australia
Yarwood, R, Bissell, S and Davison, T (2008) 'Different Futures? Geography at School and University' Geographical Association, Annual Conference, Keynote address
Yarwood, R and Bissell, S (2007) Walking with and without purpose: the geographies of mountain rescue RGS-IGB Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (2006) 'Getting Just Deserts?' Rural Futures Conference, University of Plymouth
Yarwood, R (2006) 'A Place for the Humanities' Torbay Girls Grammar School. Invited speech on the occasion of the opening of humanities centre.
Yarwood, R (2005) Beyond the Rural Idyll: Images, Countryside Change and Geography Invited seminar Kingston Geographical Association
Yarwood, R (2005) Beyond the Rural Idyll: Images, Countryside Change and Geography Invited seminar North Cornwall Geographical Association
Yarwood, R (2005) Beyond the Rural Idyll: Images, Countryside Change and Geography Invited seminar Cambridge Geographical Association
Yarwood, R (2005) Beyond the Rural Idyll: Images, Countryside Change and Geography Invited seminar South Devon Geographical Association
Yarwood, R (2004) Key Note Beyond the Rural Idyll: images, countryside change and geography Geographical Association Annual Conference
Yarwood, R, Tonts, M and Jones, R (2004) Knowing Me(rino), Knowing Ewe. Breed Societies and the Representation of Livestock in Australian Farming RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (2003) Key Note A Llyn Sweep for Local Sheep? A Geography of Welsh Livestock, Inaugral Meeting of South West Rural Forum, June 2003
Yarwood, R (2003) Rural Development in Devon, 5th Anglo-American-Canadian Rural Symposium, University of Plymouth
Yarwood, R and Evans, N (2002) A Llyn Sweep for Local Sheep? Livestock, Local Identity and Biodiversity Policies in the EU First Anglo-German Rural Symposium, Bereuth, Germany
Yarwood, R (2002) Constable Countryside: Issues and Efforts to Police Rural Spaces 4th Anglo-French Rural Symposium, University College Worcester
Yarwood, R and Evans, N (2001) New Places for Old Spots. Invited seminar Veterinary School, University of Cambridge
Yarwood, R and Gardner, G (2001) Policing the Rural/Rural Policing Some Issues in the Policing of Rural Space Rural geography Research Group ‘Restless Ruralities’, Coventry University
Yarwood, R (2001) Key Note Community Participation and Affordable House Building The Chartered Institute of Housing Conference, Harrogate, 21st June, Invited Speaker: keynote address
Yarwood, R (2000) Exclusion Rurality, Exclusion and Governance: The example of affordable house building in the Malvern Hills District, UK Second Symposium of British and Spanish Rural Geographers, Valloloid, Spain
Yarwood, R (1999) Constable Countryside? Crime and Policing in Rural Britain RESSG Annual Conference, Durham
Yarwood, R and Gardner, G (1999) Crime, Cultural Threat and the Countryside Anglo-American-Canadian Rural Geography Symposium, Nova Scotia, Canada
Yarwood, R (1998) Key Note: The Geographies of Policing GA Post 16 Conference, London School of Economics
Yarwood, R and Evans, N (1998) From Market Place to Marketing Place: rare livestock breeds and countryside change Rural Geography Study Group, RGS/IBG Annual Conference, Kingston University
Yarwood, R and Evans, N (1999) Dates for the Diary: Rare Breeds and Heritage Invited Paper, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education
Yarwood, R (1998) Key Note Rural Change: beyond the headlines Rural Clergy Sharing Day, Worcester College of Higher Education
Yarwood, R (1997) Crime, Policing and Geography Invited seminar Geographical Association, Birmingham Branch
Yarwood, R and Evans, N (1997) New Places for Old Spots: Livestock, ‘Rare Breeds’ and Countryside Change Social and Cultural Geography Research Group, RGS/IBG Annual Conference, Exeter University
Evans, N and Yarwood, R (1997) Charity Begins at Linga Holme: The Rare Breeds Survival Trust Third Anglo-French Symposium for Rural Geography, Nantes
Evans, N and Yarwood, R (1997) New Politics, Old Livestock: the politics of conservation and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Rural Economy and Society Study Group, Annual Conference, Worcester
Yarwood, R and Evans, N (1996) Rare Breeds, Livestock and the Post-Productive Countryside First Symposium of British and Spanish Rural Geographers, University of Leicester
Yarwood, R (1996) Key Note: From the Midlands to the Marches: a case study of urban and rural change in the West Midlands WJEC INSET Conference, Builth Wells
Yarwood, R (1995) The Impact of Short and Long Distance Migration on Three Small Towns in Hereford and Worcester IBG Migration Issues in Rural Areas Conference, UW Swansea
Yarwood, R (1994) The Causes and Consequences of Rural Industrialisation: Evidence from three Industrial Estates in Hereford and Worcester Rural Society and Economy Study Group, Annual Conference, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education
Yarwood, R (1994) Rural Crime and Crime Prevention Geographical Association, Worcester Branch
Yarwood, R (1994) Larkin and Landscape: Perspectives on Rural Change Aberystwyth Geography Society
Yarwood, R (1994) Social and Economic Change in the Urban Hierarchy of the Welsh Borders Cheltenham & Gloucester College of HE, Invited paper.
Yarwood, R (1993) Migration: Pattern, Process and Impact in the Welsh Borderlands University of Wales Council for Geography, Annual Conference
Yarwood, R (1993) Voluntary Organisation in Rural Areas: the case of Neighbourhood Watch Institute of British Geographers, Annual Conference, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College