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

Dr Ruth McAreavey

Research Statement

My main research interests are rural development theory, policy and practice; participation; governance; community; sustainable development and regeneration; regional and economic development; social networks; research methodologies; interdisciplinary research; and migrant communities.

I am currently conducting research on migrant workers in Northern Ireland. This is a pilot project that has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation and is due to be completed in 2009.