Katharine Foot

Senior Lecturer in Rural Policy and Planning
Katharine Foot

Position

Senior Lecturer in Rural Policy and Planning

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) (Bath) MSc MRICS FAAV FHEA

Contact details

katharine.foot@rau.ac.uk

Tel: 01285 652531

Biography

RAU Responsibilities

  • Assistant Programme Manager: MSc Rural Estate Management
  • RAU Institutional Lead for Sustainability in the Curriculum
  • Member of RAU Academic Board
  • Member of RAU Academic Curriculum Review Group
  • Member of RAU Ethics and Sustainability Advisory Group
  • Member of RAU Environmental Management System Implementation Team

Professional Memberships 

  • Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Fellow of Association of Agricultural Valuers
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Fully Qualified Teacher Status

Additional Information

  • Assessor for RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (final assessment for qualification as a chartered surveyor)
  • Reviewer for RICS Research Trust
  • Member of Department for Communities & Local Government Neighbourhood Planning Research Roundtable Group
  • Member of Steering Group of UN Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (Severn Region) (2015-2018)
  • Joint Organizer of RAU Localism & Neighbourhood Planning Conferences – October 2013 and November 2014.

Research

Research Interests

Areas of Interest

  • The position of sustainability in the higher education curriculum, and the relationship between sustainability/green skills and graduate employment
  • The impacts of sustainability and the ‘localism’ agenda for rural land and property management (in particular, the neighbourhood planning system)
  • Women in the surveying profession

Funding

  • Higher Education Academy Individual Teaching Development Grant (2012-2013) ‘Developing a better understanding of the relevance of sustainability literacy to the employability of students on professionally accredited land management degrees’

Teaching

Teaching Duties

Module Leaderships

  • Rural Planning & Buildings (MSc Rural Estate Management programme)
  • Rural Policy & Implementation (MSc Rural Estate Management programme)
  • Environmental Management (BSc (Hons) Rural Land Management programme)

Additional Teaching

  • Contemporary Issues in Rural Land Management (BSc (Hons) Rural Land Management programme)
  • Research Skills (Centres for Rural Land Management and Real Estate undergraduate and taught postgraduate students)

Supervision

  • Supervision of undergraduate and taught postgraduate students undertaking dissertations particularly in the areas of graduate employability, sustainability and environmental management, women in the surveying profession, rural policy, rural planning and renewable energy
  • Supervision of MSc by Research

Publications

Publications

  • Foot, K. (2016) Written Evidence to National Assembly for Wales Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee Inquiry into Future Welsh Policies Relating to Agriculture and Land Management Following Department from the European Union. National Assembly for Wales.
  • Foot, K. (2012 September) Closer to the Community: Localism & Neighbourhood Planning; The Impacts for Rural Land Management. RICS Land Journal. September/October: 16-17
  • Foot, K. & Lewis D.B. (2006). The Prospects for Renewable Energy over the Next 15 Years. In, Proceedings of the RICS ROOTS Rural Research Conference, April 2006, Oxford. RICS. 

Conference Presentations/Other Presentations

  • Foot, K. (2016) Oral Evidence to National Assembly for Wales Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee Inquiry into Future Welsh Policies Relating to Agriculture and Land Management Following Department from the European Union. In, The Record of Proceedings of the National Assembly for Wales Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee 28 September 2016. National Assembly for Wales.

  • Foot, K. (2014) Education for Sustainable Development Strategies and Programme Development Plans. Presentation at the Turning Tides in Education for Sustainable Development Conference. University of Gloucestershire. 2nd. July.

  • Foot, K (2014) Aspects of Localism & Neighbourhood Planning. Panel Discussion at 2nd Localism and Neighbourhood Planning Conference. Royal Agricultural University. 27th November.

  • Foot, K. and Fisher, R. (2013).  Localism and Neighbourhood Planning: The Context. Presentation at the Localism and Neighbourhood Planning Conference. Royal Agricultural University.  24 October.

Reports

  • Foot, K. (2013) Developing a Better Understanding of the Relevance of Sustainability Literacy to the Employability of Students on Professionally Accredited Land Management Degrees. Report to Higher Education Academy.