Dr Sue Oreszczyn

Research Fellow


After graduating from University College London with a degree in physical geography, Sue has researched on areas of key importance for managing our environment in a sustainable way. This has included a PhD in systems approaches to landscape management, in particular, hedgerow conservation, and participatory research on stakeholder attitudes and perceptions to agri-environmental issues. She has been involved in a number of projects concerned with understanding the views and issues associated with agri-environments that concern all stakeholders, from those at the policy level, such as senior policymakers, environmental NGO’s and consumer groups, through to the public and the farmers working at the ground level.

Sue's research interests include linking policy research and practice; cooperative and participatory research; knowledge exchange; communities of practice; attitudes, values and learning concerning new technologies; systems approaches to landscape management and evaluation and agri-environmental issues; environmental perceptions and decision making. She has a particular interest in participatory methodologies and the use of visual techniques in research, such as scenario mapping, influence mapping and cognitive mapping.

Sue's research interests include linking policy research and practice; cooperative and participatory research; knowledge exchange; communities of practice; attitudes, values and learning concerning new technologies; systems approaches to landscape management and evaluation and agri-environmental issues; environmental perceptions and decision making. She has a particular interest in participatory methodologies and the use of visual techniques in research, such as scenario mapping, influence mapping and cognitive mapping.

Sue has recently supervised the following PhD research projects

Elvin Nyukuri: Understanding climate change and vulnerability among forest based communities.

Namita Singh: The impact of the Community Video model on participatory community development

 

Sue is the Co-ordinator of U501, the Open University's first year Doctoral Training Workshops Programme.  She is also Postgraduate Tutor for the Department of Engineering and Innovation, a post held jointly with Dr. Shirley Northover, and the Development Policy and Practice group's Graduate School Co-ordinator.

A Scoping Study for Sustainable Herefordshire as a Sustainable Land-based Community

Attitudes to the use of organic resources on land'. WRT 0510

Co-operative Research on Environmental Problems in Europe

CRÊPE: Cooperative Research on Environmental Problems in Europe

A project coordinated by the Open University, UK

In ‘co-operative research’, researchers and non-researchers produce knowledge together. Going beyond interdisciplinary academic teams, co-operative research involves civil society in producing knowledge, thus facilitating broader forms of expertise. Also...

Farmers understandings of GM crops within local Communities

Policy Influences on Technology for Agriculture

Policy Influences on Technology for Agriculture: Chemicals, Biotechnology and Seeds (PITA)

Technological innovation in the agrochemical, biotechnology and seeds industries and in associated public sector research establishments (PSREs) has the potential to deliver more socially and environmentally sustainable farming systems and to improve the quality of life in Europe. This is particularly true of farms on the most fertile land.

However, although policies developed in differe...

Precautionary Expertise for GM Crops

Test of a Framework for Presenting value based Concerns about GM Crops in a Policy-relevant Format

•Co-operative Research on Environmental Problems in Europe (CREPE)

A fully funded PhD studentship

PhD Studentship - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
The Robert Beevers Memorial Studentship in association with Development, Policy and Practice Group

circulation date : 08/01/2015
closing date : 31/03/2015

A full-time funded PhD Studentship commencing October 2015
Approximate annu...

Farmers understanding of Genetically Modified Crops within Local Communities

Dr Sue Oreszczyn discusses farmer's understanding of genertically modified crops

Dr Sue Oreszczyn

Development Policy and Practice
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1908 653 433
Fax: +44 (0) 1908 654 825
E-mail: Sue Oreszczyn