Josie Wilson BA Hons, MA, PG Cert
I joined the university in 1998 and specialises in geographical information systems (GIS) and my research is around active travel and the school commute. I have taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and is a Fellow of the British Cartographic Society, and the Higher Education Academy. I am currently Head of Planning School and organised and chaired the Sheffield conferences as part of the Royal Town Planning Institute conference series.
I am the deputy head of Geography Environment and Planning, as well as the Department Quality Lead for the Department in the Natural and Built Environment. I lead on the postgraduate programme that includes the MSc Environmental Management, MSc Geographical Information Systems and MSc Urban Planning courses.
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.
I teach on a range of postgraduate and undergraduate modules. I am an ethics reviewer for the College and I am part of the University Wide Academic Standards Group.
In terms of my research, I work closely with schools to understand behaviour and decisions made in the journey to school. Primary research has explored the cognitive mapping processes of year 5 and 6 pupils within the school environment. Findings have been shared with the British Cartographic Society during their tea time talks.
Geography Environment and Planning
MSc Geographical Information Systems
MSc Urban Planning
MSc Environmental Management
BA Human Geography
Level 6 Transport Geography and Planning
Level 7 Applying GIS
Level 7 Major Research Project
PG Dissertation Supervisor
Personal Tutor on the BSc Geography award
Supervisor of both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations
- Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
- Social and Economic Research Institute
Research is on Active Travel and the School Commute. Working with pupils in year 5 and 6 to explore the understanding of their journey to school. This includes the use of cognitive mapping. I am also working with Modeshift Stars and have been given access to the school data that they have collected in order to analyse and determine trends in the active travel agenda.
Kings Oak Primary School
Renishaw Primary School
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.
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 was also the External Examiner for the Foundation degree in Housing and Sustainable Communities, New College Durham, Durham.
I supervise both PG dissertations and PhD students.