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Eifiona lectures on the BA & BSc (Hons) Geography and MGeography degrees and co-ordinates a range of modules across all years, she also supervises UG and PG dissertation students across the School of Natural Sciences. As a firm supporter of field-based learning, she incorporates a wide range of local field visits within her modules (DXX/C-1004*, DXX/C-2001*, DXX-3600, DXX-3601), with contributions by expert practitioners. Eifiona also co-ordinates the final year advanced fieldwork module to Barcelona (DXX/C-3003*).
As a native Welsh speaker, Eifiona leads Welsh medium modules including dissertations and is an Associate Lecturer of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, based at Bangor University.
*Modules can be undertaken through the medium of Welsh.
Eifiona has 6 PhD students including 2 KESS2 studentships and 2 registered part-time, all of whom are active members of the department and of the academic community across the UK.
Eifiona is a committee member of the Royal Geographical Society’s Research Groups (Rural Geography Research Group RGRG, Food Geography Working Group FGWG) and Chair of the Wales Real Food and Farming Conference WRFFC. She is an Associate Member of IEMA and member of CIEEM and BANC. She is Fellow of Advance HE Academy and is an independent staff member of Bangor University Senate.
Her interests acknowledge the widest value of natural and cultural heritage, and in working towards sustainably managing these rich environments for improving local resilience and community well-being, whilst contributing to international visions for equitable development.
Her research interests are diverse and involve engagement and action research collaborations with a wide range of stakeholders:
- Local farming communities and stakeholders focus on livelihoods & sustainable extensive food economy
- Partnerships and management of protected areas as sustainable landscapes and heritage e.g. Eryri, Mon
- Place based food heritage development and green economic growth
- Gwynedd and Mon Local and Organic Food Charter. Developing an action plan around Wales’ first rural Food Charter.
- Local Food Producers & Markets e.g. craft beer, cider and artisan production – LCA and local value.
- Sustainable, responsible, and slow tourism and hospitality to increase local value and sound environmental performance/resource use
- Ongoing input into Steering Group of North Wales Food Poverty Alliance
- Wales Future Wellbeing Reporting
Past PhD students:
Dave Beck 'The changing face of food poverty'
Current PhD students:
Beth Dann ‘Protected Landscape Partnerships’
Rebecca Jones ‘Placemaking through the geographies of food’
Dyfed Morgan ‘Sustainability of Craft Breweries in Wales’
Nerys Mullally ‘Interpretation of the Natural Environment’
Luke Prosser ‘Constructing sustainable food and drink supply chains for Wales'.
Catrin Williams ‘Sustainable Management of the Anglesey Geopark (Geomôn)’