The Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Aileen Stockdale




General Profile Information
Staff Name Professor Aileen Stockdale
Job Title Professor
Location David Keir Building David Keir
Room Number 03.009
School School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Contact Details
Telephone +44 (0)28 9097 4771
E-mail a.stockdale@qub.ac.uk
Interests

Rural Populations and Population Ageing

Migration and Economic Regeneration

Sustainable Development

National Parks

Rural Planning

 





Teaching

Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning Policy

Professional Practice Project

Research Methods

MSc and PhD supervision





Particulars

Aileen is a Geography graduate.  She worked at Aberdeen University for 15 years before joining Queen's in 2006.

She has published widely in international academic journals and presented many papers at national and international conferences.  Her research has largely focused on internal migration patterns and processes and their consequences for rural communities.

Aileen is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Geographical Society of Ireland, European Society of Rural Sociology, and the QUCAN research network.





Publications
Chapter(s)
TitleBook TitleYear
Demographic Ageing in Rural Areas. Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the UK and USA 2012
Retirement Transition Migration: Implications for Rural Development Contemporary Processes in Rural Development. 2012
The (UK) Retirement Transition and Rural Areas Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Change. 2011
Journal(s)
TitleJournal NameYear
Pre-Retirement Age In-migration: Opportunities and Challenges for Remote Rural Areas Journal of Rural Studies Vol 00  2013
Connected life courses: Influences on and experiences of 'midlife' in-migration to rural areas. Population, Space and Place Vol online- early view  2012
A Review of Demographic Ageing in the UK: Opportunities for Rural Research. Population, Space and Place Vol 17 (204-211)    2011
The diverse geographies of rural gentrification in Scotland Journal of Rural Studies Vol 26(1) (31-40)    2010
Sustainability and the Multifunctional Landscape: An Assessment of the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s Approach to Planning and Management in Upland Scotland. Land Use Policy Vol 26(2) (479-492)    2009
Towards a multi-purpose model for the proposed Mourne National Park Irish Geography Vol 42 (3) (293-321)  2009
Out of the Wilderness? Achieving Sustainable Development within Scottish National Parks. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Vol 88(1) (181-193)    2008
Migration: Pre-Requisite for Rural Economic Regeneration? Journal of Rural Studies Vol 22(3) (354-366)  DOI 2006
Professional and Managerial Migration from Core to Periphery: The case of English migration to Scottish cities International Journal of Population Geography Vol 8 (217-232)  2002
Mobility as a Driver of Change in Rural Britain: An Analysis of the Links between Migration, Commuting and Travel to Shop Patterns. International Journal of Population Geography Vol 7 (1-15)  2001
The Repopulation of rural Scotland: opportunity and threat. Journal of Rural Studies Vol 16(2) (243-257)  2000
English Migrants in the Scottish Countryside: Opportunities for Rural Scotland? Scottish Geographical Journal Vol 115(3) (177-192)  1999
Forgotten needs? The demographic and socio-economic impact of free-standing New Settlements. Housing Studies Vol 13(1) (43-58)  1998
The Impact of Changing Legislation and Agricultural Policies on the Letting Arrangements of Scottish Landowners. Scottish Geographical Magazine Vol 113(2) (90-97)  1997
Multiple Environmental Designations: A Case Study of their effectiveness for the Ythan Estuary. Environment and Planning C Vol 14 (89-100)  1996
Changing Land Tenure Patterns in Scotland: A Time for Reform? Journal of Rural Studies Vol 12(4) (439-449)  1996
Great Expectations? Planning for New Settlements in Grampian Region. Scottish Geographical Magazine Vol 111(2) (68-75)  1995
Planning for new settlements in Grampian Region: A Consumer Perspective. Planning, Practice and Research Vol 10(1) (67-72)  1995
Here, There and Everywhere: Strategic Planning in Grampian Region. Town and Country Planning Vol 64(9) (67-70)  1995
Community woodlands in Scotland. Scottish Geographical Magazine Vol 110(2) (121-127)  1994
Land Use Change on Scottish Highland Estates. Journal of Rural Studies Vol 10(3) (301-309)  1994
City Limits: Strategic planning for a new settlement in the north east of Scotland. Town and Country Planning Vol 62(11) (310-311)  1993
Conference Contribution(s)
TitleYear
Urban to rural migration in Northern Ireland: Evidence of a retirement transition component using NILS data. 2012
Life course in-migration: opportunities and challenges for rural areas 2012
Retirement Transition Migration: Implications for Rural Development. 2011
More Questions Than Answers in Rural Demography: Towards a research agenda for the 21st Century 2011
Tales from a small island: pre-and post-retirement migration to the Isle of Bute. 2011
Retiring to rural areas: Evidence from Scotland, Wales & N. Ireland 2010
Blurred Life Courses, Migration and the Production of Rural Space. 2010
Middle class migrants as a socio-economic asset to rural stability. 2009
In- and out-migration: Consequences for rural regeneration. 2009
Pre-retirement Migration: Trends and Impacts in the Celtic Fringe 2009
Age differential migration and planning for sustainable rural communities 2009

Research Statement

Dr Stockdale has an established research record in the areas of internal migration, migrant decision making and the consequences for donor and host communities.  She has undertaken funded projects throughout the United Kingdom.

She is currently working on a two year ESRC-funded project entitled The Retirement Transition and the Celtic Fringe: Mobility Trends and Migrant and Rural Community Wellbeing.  This research examines specifically the migration patterns, decisions and impacts of those aged over the age of 50 years in rural Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Further research interests include sustainable development and UK national parks, on which she has undertaken research in Scotland.

Examples of publications in these areas include:

Stockdale, A and Barker, A (2009) Sustainability and the Multifunctional Landscape: An Assessment of the Cairngorms National Park Authority's Approach to Planning and Management in Upland Scotland. Land Use Policy 26(2), 479-492.

Barker, A and Stockdale, A (2008) Out of the Wilderness?  Achieving Sustainable Development within Scottish National Parks.   Journal of Environmental Management 88(1), 181-193.

Stockdale, A (2006a) Rural In-migration: The Role of Pre-Retirement Migration.  Population, Space and Place 12(1), 1-13.

Stockdale, A (2006b) Migration: A Pre-Requisite for Rural Economic Regeneration. Journal of Rural Studies 22, 354-366.

Stockdale, A (2005) Incomers: Offering Economic Potential in Rural England.  Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England.

Stockdale, A (2004) Rural Out-migration:  Community Consequences and Individual Migrant Experiences.  Sociologia Ruralis 44(2), 167-194.

Findlay, A; Hoy, C and Stockdale, A (2004) In what sense English? An exploration of English migrant identities and identification.  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 30(1), 59-79.

Findlay, A and Stockdale, A (2003) The Temporal and Social Embeddedness of Migration: A Methodological Exploration Using Biographical Analysis.  Geography Research Forum 23, p.4-29. 

Findlay, A; Stockdale, A; Hoy, C and Higgins, C (2003) English Migration to Scottish Cities: The structuring of service class migration.  Urban Studies 40(10), p.2067-2081.

Findlay, A; Stockdale, A and Stewart, E (2002) Professional and Managerial Migration from Core to Periphery:  The case of English migration to Scottish cities.  International Journal of Population Geography 8, p. 217-232.

Stockdale, A (2002a) Towards a typology of out-migration from peripheral areas: A Scottish case study.  International Journal of Population Geography 8, p.345-364.

Stockdale, A (2002b) Out-migration from rural Scotland: The importance of family and social networks. Sociologia Ruralis 42(1), 41-64.

Findlay, A; Stockdale, A; Findlay, A and Short, D (2001) Mobility as a Driver of Change in Rural Britain: An Analysis of the Links between Migration, Commuting and Travel to Shop Patterns.  International Journal of Population Geography 7, 1-15.  

Stockdale, A; Findlay, A and Short, D (2000) The Repopulation of rural Scotland: opportunity and threat.  Journal of Rural Studies 16(2), 243-257. 

Findlay, A; Short, D and Stockdale, A (2000) The Labour-market Impacts of Migration to Rural Areas. Applied Geography 20, 333-348.

Short, D and Stockdale, A (1999) English Migrants in the Scottish Countryside: Opportunities for Rural Scotland?  Scottish Geographical Journal 115(3), p177-192. 

 





Membership Of Other Societies / Professional Activities

Dr Stockdale is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Member of the Geographical Society of Ireland, European Society of Rural Sociology, and the QUCAN research network.

She frequently referees academic papers submitted to international journals and research applications submitted to the leading research funders.  She is also on the Editorial Board of Migration Letters

 





Other Information
Dr Stockdale is currently the Director of Education in Planning at QUB.