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Bethany Dann


F15c, Thoday Building / Manchester  






Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies

  • BA (Hons) Geography
  • MBA Environmental Management
  • IEMA Practitioner Member
  • RTPI Student Member
  • TCPA Student Member
  • RGS (with IBG) Postgraduate Fellow

PhD Subject Area and Supervisor

Protected Landscape Partnerships

Supervised by Dr Eifiona Thomas Lane 

The research will involve the identification of different partnerships within UK Protected Landscapes and an assessment into the effectiveness of such partnerships as a conservational tool, in addition to their influence on both the physical landscape and cultural significance of Protected Landscapes. It will complement research and teaching currently being carried out within the School of Natural Sciences by contributing towards the specialisations of Human Geography, Environmental Management and People, Space and Place.

Research Interests

  • Human Geography
  • Sense of Place and Identity
  • Environmental Governance
  • Conservation and Society
  • Sustainability and Business
  • Town and Country Planning


first visited Bangor University on an Open Day and was immediately impressed by the gorgeous natural surroundings of the Menai Straits and Snowdonia National Park. Also, everyone within SENRGy (now the School of Natural Sciences) made me feel extremely welcome – and so I decided that Bangor would be the perfect place to study Geography!

In 2010 (after many more Open Day visits) I was over the moon to have been accepted onto the BA (Hons) Geography degree course. Whilst I have always had an appreciation of nature this course really kick-started my passion with regard to the ways in which socio-economic and cultural factors influence how people interact with the environment.

Upon the completion of my degree in 2013, I was accepted onto the University’s MBA Environmental Management course. This Masters degree enabled me to further develop my interest in environmental responsibility, organisations and people, land use management and sustainability. In addition to being awarded a Merit Classification, this course also gave me the option to sit an exam and obtain Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA).

Bangor has always had a really welcoming, community feel to it and whilst undertaking both my Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to embrace voluntary roles including Events/Academic Officer and Chairperson of the Bangor Geographical Society (Geog Soc), Course Representative for MBA Environmental Management and Peer Guiding. 

Following the completion of my Masters, I undertook a variety of environmental engagement and town planning based roles across Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria. These roles provided me with knowledge and experience of environmental education, stakeholder engagement and the specialist skills required within the Planning profession.
I have now started my PhD at Bangor University within the field of Geography. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email.