Dr Martin Mowforth
Visiting Research Fellow
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Associate lecturer (part-time)
Ph.D. Transport Studies, 1984. Transport Studies Group, University College London. Accessibility to employment for different groups of the workforce in Greater London.
M.Sc. The Geography of Urban and Regional Planning, 1976. Birkbeck College, University of London.
B.Sc. (Hon.) Geography, 1974. Birkbeck College, University of London.
Cert.Ed. 1969. Madeley College of Education, Staffs..
2008-the present: Associate lecturer in Human Geography (part-time), University of Plymouth.
1999-2008 Research Fellow in Human Geography (part-time), University of Plymouth.
1986-the present: Independent researcher on a range of subjects, especially covering transport planning, tourism and sustainability, disaster management and issues of environment and development in the
2006: Consultant on use of sustainability indicators in tourism project areas in the Caribbean, Association of Caribbean States (ACS).
1999-2001: Consultant evaluator of development projects affected by Hurricanes Mitch (Central America) and Georges (Dominican Republic) for the Catholic Institute for International Relations (now called Progressio).
1992-1999: Occasional guest lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Plymouth.
1998: Consultant on feasibility study of Ecotourism Development Programme, Cosiguina Peninsula, Nicaragua.
1986-2000: Part-time dataset coordinator at the Transport Studies Group, University College London.
1983-1986: Research assistant at the Transport Studies Group, University College London.
1969-1979: Schoolteacher and Head of Geography with the Inner London Education Authority and the London Borough of Brent.
None - membership of many organisations researching and campaigning on issues of transport, tourism, human rights, globalisation, environment and development, but these are campaigning organisations rather than academic or professional organisations.
Roles on external bodies
Editor of the ENCA Newsletter - ENCA: Environmental Network for Central America.
Membership secretary of the Santa Rosa Fund, a registered charity which supports educational projects and initiatives in Nicaragua.
Current part-time lecturing commitments in the following modules:
Geography of Tourism and RecreationThird World
Rural Development in the Developing World
The Geography of Development in the Tropical World (Fieldwork in Belize)
Masters course on Sustainable Environmental Management - specific elements of the course
1. The broad field of issues of environment and development in the developing world, specialising in the region of Central America.
2. New forms of tourism and their association with notions of sustainability.
3. Development aid projects.
4. Disaster management.
5. Issues of transport planning.
6. The application of sustainability indicators.
2014: The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America, London: Pluto Press.
2014: (With Ian Munt - Fourth Edition) Tourism and Sustainability: Development, Globalisation and New Tourism in the Third World, London, Routledge.
2009: (With Ian Munt - Third Edition, including title change) Tourism and Sustainability: Development, Globalisation and New Tourism in the Third World, London: Routledge.
2003: (With Ian Munt - Second Edition, including title change) Tourism and Sustainability: Development and New Tourism in the Third World, London: Routledge.
1998: (With Ian Munt) Tourism and Sustainability: New Tourism in the Third World, London: Routledge. (Reprinted three times.)
2008: (With Clive Charlton and Ian Munt) Tourism and Responsibility: Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean, London: Routledge.
2001: Storm Warnings: Hurricanes Georges and Mitch and the Lessons for Development, London: Catholic Institute for International Relations.
1979: Statistics for Geographers, London: Nelson Harrap. (Reprinted six times.)
Other academic activities
February 2006: Consultant with Sustainable Solutions Worldwide in Panama and the Dominican Republic on a pilot project for the Association of Caribbean States concerning the application of sustainability indicators to selected tourism destination zones.
1992 onwards: Editor of the thrice yearly Newsletter of the Environmental Network for Central America (ENCA).