Clive Charlton

Clive Charlton

Visiting Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


Geography Programmes Co-ordinator

Professional membership

Fellow of Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers

Member of Geographical Association

Teaching interests

Latin America

International Tourism

Rural Tourism and Recreation

Transport Issues and Policy
Development and population issues

Information Skills (especially use of Web resources)


Fieldwork in Spain and Ireland

Research interests

Research Interests

Transport policy and practice: community and voluntary sector in rail and rural transport, rail, air transport, regional and rural transport policy

Tourism: rural tourism in Europe, recreational transport, organisational aspects of rural tourism, tourism in Latin America

Spain and Portugal: environmental issues and policy, changing rural economy and society, tourism

Member of Policy and Governance in Europe Research Group

Member of Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership

Principal Publications

CHARLTON, C.A. & ESSEX, S.J. (1994) Public Sector Policies, in WITT, S. & MOUTINHO, L. (eds.) Tourism Marketing and Management Handbook, Second edition, Prentice Hall International, pp. 45-59.

CHARLTON, C.A. (1994) The development of high-speed train networks in Europe, GIBB, R.A. (Ed) The Channel Tunnel: a Geographical Perspective, Wiley, Ch.2.

GARCIA PEREZ, J, CHARLTON, C.A. & RUIZ, M.P. (1995) Landscape Changes as Visible Indicators in the Social, Economic and Political Process of Soil Erosion: a case study of the municipality of Puebla de Valles (Guadalajara, Spain), Land Degradation and Rehabilitation, Vol.6, pp. 149-161.

CHARLTON, C.A., GIBB, R. & LOWNDES, T, (1995) Rail privatisation and local authority reorganisation, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol.3, No.3, pp. 221-6.

CHARLTON, C.A. & ESSEX, S. (1996) The involvement of district councils in tourism in England and Wales, Geoforum, Vol.27, No.2, pp.175-192.

GIBB, R.A., LOWNDES, T. & CHARLTON, C.A. (1996) The privatization of British Rail, Applied Geography, Vol.16, No.1, pp. 35-51.

CHARLTON, C.A., GIBB, R.A. & SHAW, J. (1997) Regulation and continuing monopoly on Britain’s railways, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol.5, No.2, pp.147-153.

GARCIA PEREZ, J. & CHARLTON, C. A. (1997) Participatory methods of data collection for soil and water conservation planning through reforestation in Guadalajara (Spain), Mediterranée, 1-2, pp. 85-92.

CHARLTON, C.A. (1998) Public transport and sustainable tourism: the case of the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. In: C.M. Hall and A. Lew (eds) Sustainable Tourism: a Geographical Perspective, 132-145. Addison Wesley Longman, Harlow.

GIBB, R., SHAW, J., & CHARLTON, C.A. (1998) Competition, regulation and the privatisation of British Rail, Environment and Planning C, Vol.16, pp.757-768.

CHARLTON, C.A. AND GIBB, R.A. (1998) Transport de-regulation and privatisation, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol.6, No.2, pp. 84-86.

CHARLTON, C.A. & GIBB, R.A. (1998) International surface passenger transport, in Hoyle, B. and Knowles, R. (eds.), Modern Transport Geography, 2nd edition, Ch.13.

SHAW, J., CHARLTON C. A. AND GIBB, R. A. (1998) The competitive spirit re-awakens the ghost of railway monopoly, Transport Policy, Vol.5, pp. 37-49.

CHARLTON, C.A. (2000) The structure of the new railway, in Freeman, R. and Shaw, J. (eds.) All Change: an account of British railway privatisation, Ch.3, McGraw-Hill.

CHARLTON, C.A. and TERNAN, J.L. (2002) Guest editors’ foreword: Land degradation and environmental management in Iberia, Land Degradation and Development, special issue, 13, 85-88.

CARVALHO, T.M.M., COELHO, C.O., FERREIRA, A.J. & CHARLTON, C.A. (2002) Land degradation processes in Portugal: farmers’ perceptions of the application of European agroforestry programmes., Land Degradation and Development, 13, 177-188.