David Brown

Centre for Landscape Regeneration Postdoctoral Research Associate


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David Brown is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. At the Centre for Landscape Regeneration, he is working on developing a collaborative approach to adaptive change and a community regeneration toolkit across sites in the Cairngorms and the Cambridgeshire Fenlands.

His research investigates community perspectives on landscape and land-use change and draws from an environmental justice perspective, including a recent participatory project in Scottish Highlands communities at the University of East Anglia.


Brown, D., Mah, A., and Walker, G. “The Tenacity of Trust in Petrochemical Communities: Reckoning with Risk on the Fawley Waterside (1997–2019).)” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 5, no. 3 (2022): 1207-1229.

Feltrin, L., Mah, A. and Brown, D. “Noxious Deindustrialization: Experiences of Precarity and Pollution in Scotland’s Petrochemical Capital.” Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 40, no. 4 (2022): 950-969.

Brown, D. and MacLellan, M. “A Multiscalar and Justice-Led Analysis of REDD+: A Case Study of the Norwegian–Ethiopian Partnership.” Global Environmental Politics 20, no. 1 (2020): 11-37.