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Josie Wilson

Josie Wilson BA Hons, MA, PG Cert

Principal Lecturer in Environment and Planning


Josie joined the university in 1998 and specialises in geographical information systems (GIS.) She has taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the British Cartographic Society, and the Higher Education Academy. Josie currently organises and chairs the Sheffield conferences as part of the Royal Town Planning Institute conference series.


Josie is head of Geography, Environment and Planning. She manages and work with colleagues in providing a range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


2001: Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2000: MA in Geographical Information Systems, University of Leeds
1998: BA (Hons) Urban Studies (Upper Second) Sheffield Hallam University
2009:  Fellow, Higher Education Academy, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2014:  Fellow British Cartographic Association.
2007:  Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society


Postgraduate modules

Applying GIS
Introduction to GIS
Applied Research Methods

Undergraduate modules

Research Methods
Personal Tutor on the BSc Geography award
Placement tutor

Supervisor of both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations


Josie Wilson and Jennie Gray (2017) "Transport Planning to Encourage Active Lifestyles" RTPI Conference on 'Planning for Changing Populations'  17 March 2017, Sheffield.

Josie Wilson, (2006) "GIS and Strategic Environmental Agencies" RTPI Conference Series October 2006.

Wilson J and Cheesebrough J (2006) Beyond the looking table, Association of American Geographers 7.3.2006 Chicago.

Other activities

Josie organises and chairs the SHU contribution to the Royal Town Planning Institute Yorkshire Conference Series. Events so far have been around housing, retail, economic development and regeneration. More information is available here:

Josie has chaired the following conferences:

Major Infrastructure Planning, the latest agenda, 5th July 2017, Sheffield.
Planning for Changing Populations, 17th March 2017, Sheffield
Rural Planning: Key Issues and the Green Agenda 13 July 2016 Sheffield
Spatial Planning for Resilient Places, 16th March 2016, Sheffield.
Regenerating Town Centres, 21 October 2015 Sheffield
Economic Growth: are we ready? 15th July 2015
Moving Forward against the Housing Crisis  29 April 2015 Sheffield.

Josie was invited to speak at:

Wilson J (2017) Modeshift.  The Future of Sustainable Transport: Active Participation and the School Commute:  A review of the literature and developing the research theme, Sheffield, 9th November, 2017.  

Josie is also the External Examiner for the Foundation degree in Housing and Sustainable Communities, New College Durham, Durham.

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