Dr Tim Acott
is a Reader of Human Geography at the University of Greenwich, an artist and a landscape Photographer.
Tim’s academic interests revolve around a social science perspective on environmental and sustainability issues. To explore this subject area, he crosses a number of subject boundaries, including environmental ethics, sustainable development, landscape, sense of place, environmental sociology, social and cultural dimensions of marine fisheries, GIS, actor-network theory, hybrid geography, wildness, allotments as hybrid spaces, and qualitative research methods. In addition to his academic portfolio, Dr Acott also actively explores different environments through painting and photography.
Dr Acott graduated with a BSc Hons in Environmental Science from the University of Plymouth in 1989. He subsequently completed a PhD at the University of Stirling and started to lecture at the University of Greenwich in 1993. He has had numerous administrative roles while at the University of Greenwich, including Director of Learning & Quality for the Natural Resources Institute.
Tim’s art explores the character of places as emerging from the contours, colours, patterns and textures of human and nature interactions. Past projects have included the sense of place of wetlands and small-scale fisheries. His most recent exhibition (pre-covid lockdowns) was at the Royal Geographic Society in London. His photographs were part of an exhibition titled ‘Reclaiming Wetland Values: Marsh, Mud and Wonder’.