Angela Hull holds the Chair in Spatial Planning at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh UK. She spent five years as a town planner in local government before working as a consultant to the Royal Town Planning Institute. She has worked in academia for the last 30 years teaching town planning and sustainable urban management. She heads up the planning programmes at Heriot-Watt and carries out research on spatial planning and governance, and institutional triggers to sustainable urban management (transport, energy, housing, etc). She was Secretary-General of the Association of European Schools of Planning (1998-2002) and now leads two of the AESOP research groups: Evaluation in Planning, and Transportation Planning and Policy.
Future research interests covering marine issues include:
- Ensuring that best practice from terrestrial planning is understood by marine organisations.
- Comparative marine planning and governance approaches: critical analysis across continents.
- Ensuring public and private sectors organisations have habitat and species data and resilience to climate change in a format they can understand.
- Modelling the conflicts between marine users.