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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Professor Susan Owens

Professor Susan Owens

Professor of Environment, Department of Geography

Policy and Professorial Fellow of Newnham College

Office Phone: 01223 333394

Subject groups/Research projects

Food Landscapes:

Departments and Institutes

Department of Geography:


Environmental governance ; policy processes ; land use and environmental planning ; knowledge and policy learning

Key Publications

Owens, S. (2011) 'Three thoughts on the third wave', Critical Policy Studies 5, 3: 329-333. doi:10.1080/19460171.2011.606307
Owens, S. and Cowell, R. (2011) Land and Limits: Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process, 2nd edition, London: Routledge.
Owens, S. (2011) 'Knowledge, advice and influence: the role of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970-2009', in P. Weingart and J. Lentsch (eds.) Between Science and Politics: Quality Control in the Advisory Process, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 73-101.
Owens, S. (2012) 'Experts and the environment: the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970-2011', Journal of Environmental Law 24, 1: 1-22. doi:10.1093/jel/eqr031
Sutherland, W. et al (2012) 'A collaborative-derived science policy research agenda', PLoS One 7, 3 (9.3.12). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031824

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