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

Aileen Stockdale


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.