Dr Menelaos Gkartziosc is a Senior Lecturer in Planning & Development, based at the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University.
he is interested in urban-rural mobilities and social change; governance and housing policy; art and place-based development; and international comparative research – especially questions around language politics. At Newcastle University, he chairs the Rural Studies & Resource Economics research group, and leads the Rural research cluster within the Institute for Creative Arts Practice; he co-ordinates the MSc in Food and Rural Development Research; and, sits on the steering committee of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, on the Faculty Ethics Committee and on CRE’s Management Board.
As part of his engagement practice, Menelaos co-leads a collaborative Artist Residency programme with Berwick Visual Arts, he is a Board of Directors member of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and sits on the steering committee of the Visual Arts in Rural Community project ‘Entwined: Rural. Land. Lives. Art’.
Dr Gkartziosc is an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Rural Studies, Sociologia Ruralis, Regional Studies, Geoforum, Population, Space & Place, World Development, Land Use Policy, etc. Moreover, he led or participated in research projects funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the British Council, the Greek Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the Irish Research Council, and the European Regional Development Fund.
He has held a 5-month post as Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, and he has been awarded competitive Visiting Research Fellowships at the National University of Ireland, Galway and at the University of Akureyri in Iceland.