Geraint's research interests lie in the broad field of spatial planning and sustainability, with a particular emphasis on environmental governance, renewable energy, marine spatial planning, environmental justice and equality issues in planning. He has also written and research on pedagogy in planning and environmental education. He has been invoilved in a range of research projects that include:
2008-09. G. Ellis and B. Murtagh, The Future of the Planning Academy, Funded by the Royal Town Planning Institute, Value, £22,000.
2008-11. T. Weekes and G. Ellis, Evaluation of the Growing Together programme, Funded by Leitrim Organic Centre, Value £5,000.
2007-09. Strachan, P., Cowell, R. and Ellis, G,.Warren, C.AND Szarka, C. ESRC Seminar series What future for wind power?, RES-26-451-0386, (£21,000).
2007-08. Murtagh, B. and Ellis, G. ESRC-ASC RES182-25-0019, Skills for Managing Spatial Diversity, Value £40,000.
2006-07. G.Ellis and T. Weekes "Making Sustainability Real: Using a group-enquiry approach in Masters research", Funded by Higher Education Academy, Value £4,000.
2006-08. G.Ellis (supervisor), M. Roy and R. Curry, "A resource flow analysis and ecological footprint of Ireland: GIS application" funded by Environmental Protection Agency (Republic of Ireland). Value £87,180.
2005-06. G.Ellis and J. Barry "Discourses of Objection in Renewable Energy: Towards Deliberative Policy Making", Funded by Economic and Social Research Council (Ref: RES-000- 22-1095). Value £47,327.
2002. G.Ellis, "International Review of Third Party Appeals" funded by Department of the Environment (NI). Value £3,600.
2002-03. G.Ellis, B. Neill and B. Motherway, "Local Sustainability Policy in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland", funded by Centre for Cross Border Studies. Value £25,000.
2001-04. G.Ellis and C. McWhirter, "Good Practice Guidance for Planning for Travellers", funded by Equality Commission, Value £15,000.
2000-01. G.Ellis "Third Party Planning Appeals in the Republic of Ireland" funded by the Department of the Environment (NI),Value £5,000.
2001. G.Ellis and Ken Sterrett "Assessing Professional Skills in Planning Courses", funded by HEFCE, via QUB CELT, Value £9,500.
2000. G. Ellis* Project management of public transport projects, Consultancy funded by Cross River Partnership, London, Value, £8,000
He is currently supervising four Ph.D. students:
Heather Ritchie: Stakeholder Engagment in Marine Spatial Planning
Joanne Jordan: Social Capital and Communities Vulnerable to Climate Change
Philip Black: Sustainable Constrcution in the New Belfast
Evelyn O'Connor (D.Gov): Public Particpation in the Irish Planning System.