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Dr. Rick Wylie

UCLan Samuel Lindow Academic Director

Samuel Lindow 111

+44 (0) 1772 89 7204

rwylie@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Politics and International Relations

Rick Wylie is Samuel Lindow Academic Director at the University of Central Lancashire's West Cumbria campus, Principal of the Samuel Lindow Foundation and Executive Director of the UCLan Applied Policy Science Unit. He is a political scientist with a PhD in public opinion, perceived risk, values, and the natural environment (2010) an M.Phil in policy partnerships and government industry relations (1996) both from Newcastle University where he took a first degree in Politics in 1989.

Rick is a member of the Applied Policy Science Unit.

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Rick Wylie is Samuel Lindow Academic Director at the University of Central Lancashire's West Cumbria campus where he is the Principal of the Samuel Lindow Foundation and Executive Director of the Applied Policy Science Unit (APSU).

He is a political scientist who was formerly the Academic Development Manager of the Westlakes Research Institute and a Senior Consultant with Westlakes Scientific Consulting, a spinout company from British Nuclear Fuels in West Cumbria. Prior to that he was a research associate at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he was the Deputy Director of the Government Enterprise Communication Unit and undertook contract research for the nuclear, oil and tourism industries. He has led projects involving public opinion, policy partnerships, public and stakeholder relations and public consultation involving sites around the UK. Recently, he led the UK element of a European Framework Six project identifying best practice in the governance of radioactive waste.
Rick has a PhD in public opinion, perceived risk, values, and the natural environment (2010) which draws upon extensive fieldwork involving the nuclear industry, and an M.Phil in policy partnerships and government industry relations (1996) both from Newcastle University where he took a first degree in Politics in 1989. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism, a Member of the Tourism Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.

His current roles include leadership of a Foundation Degree in Project Management and Control (Nuclear) in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences. He is also Course Leader of the Professional Doctorate in Applied Policy Science in the Lancashire Law School. This Professional Doctorate is based upon over two decades of work in this discipline at Westlakes where he is currently working towards Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in Resilience and Aspirations and on academic papers in New Institutionalism and Multi-Level Governance - all of which underpin the research credentials of this new course. Currently his research supervision includes a PhD in Tourism and the Coast within the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors which is based at Westlakes campus and which relates to the wider, international work of the Samuel Lindow Foundation and APSU.

Publications

Wylie, R. (2010) Defining an Affected Community. European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme Euratom Research and Training Programme on Nuclear Energy (2002-2006)

Wylie, R (2007) 'Hot particles' in the cold light of day: principles for a stakeholder and public engagement architecture relating to historic liabilities in the marine environment. Hot Particles in the Cold Light of Day. Journal of Radiological Protection, Vol. 27 No. 3a

Wylie, R (Governance in a Stakeholder Society

Haraldsen, S., Wylie, R. and Howe, J.M. (2011) When Nuclear is Normal. Nuclear Future 7 (6)

In progress with the Journal of Community Psychology - modifying as requested by their reviewer…
Wylie, R., Haraldsen, S. and Howe, J.M. (forthcoming) A two-stage approach to defining an affected community using Risk Perception Mapping and the Psychological Sense of Community.

Wylie, R and Hague R, (2001) Risk and Values in Contemporary Britain. Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Newcastle Department of Politics.

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Research

All under auspices of UCLan Applied Policy Science Unit based at UCLan's Westlakes campus
Working towards Knowledge two Transfer Partnerships,

To develop, test, implement, document and disseminate a scalable approach to help individuals become more resilient and adapt to adversities in West Cumbria

To develop, test, implement and document a practical approach to raise aspirations among young persons in West Cumbria, to address social exclusion and mobility.

Papers based on original research

Predistribution - with associates from Policy Network
Britain’s Energy Coast: social mobility in a global context? - with Professor Fyfe

Projects

Current

Public Policy Symposium on Building resilience in Communities: Key to the Predistribution agenda March 2013

World Environment Day conference at UCLan Westlakes and Cyprus campuses in June 2013

Predistribution, Social Justice and the Regional Dimension public - a public policy symposium in Westminster in June 2013 in collaboration with Policy Network.

Symposium on dementia and policy solutions in West Cumbria 2013

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UCLan Sponsor Governor of West Lakes Academy

Governor of Lakes College, West Cumbria

Membership:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism

Member of the Tourism Society of Great Britain

Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society

Conferences

Forthcoming

Building resilience in Communities: Key to the Predistribution agenda March 2013

World Environment Day conference at UCLan Westlakes and Cyprus campuses in June 2013

Predistribution, Social Justice and the Regional Dimension public policy symposium in Westminster in June 2013 in collaboration with Policy Network.

Symposium on dementia and policy solutions in West Cumbria 2013

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Module leaderships:

Governance: Theories, issues and Cases (Level 7)
Public policy: Theories, Issues and Cases (Level 7)
Globalisation (Level 7)
Policy Research and Advocacy (Level 7)
Applied Policy Science (Level 8)

Course Leadership responsibilities:

Foundation Degree Project Management and Control (Nuclear)
Professional Doctorate in Applied Policy Science
MA and Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Policy Science