I am a full-time PhD research student in the School of Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University, where I also teach on the Landscape Architecture MA.

I am fully funded by MMU to undertake the PhD, so am free from commercial interests. Before becoming a landscape architect I worked as an English teacher, then a horticulturalist and garden designer. I have studied at Cardiff University, Reaseheath College and MMU.

I don’t live in Ashley, but not far away, in Chorlton, south Manchester.

My research interests are transport infrastructure, complexity theory and emergence, embodied experience of landscape, public participation in landscape design, vegetation systems and, increasingly, cycling.

I am currently working on a journal paper about public engagement with high speed rail, which should be published in the journal of the Royal Town Planning Institute this spring.

On 26th November 2015 I won joint first prize in the Landscape Institute’s tercentenary Capability Brown design competition, in collaboration with Owen Byrom. We attended the LI awards ceremony to collect our prize from Dame Fiona Reynolds. See our design boards here¬†– the original size of each board is A1.

Capability Brown comp J Phillips O Byrom 1.jpg

If you would like to contact me about my research please comment on this site and/or email me at joanne.phillips@stu.mmu.ac.uk. I will be delighted to hear from you.

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