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Dr Samuel Hayes BSc, MA, PhD

Lecturer in Planning Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

I have worked on environmental assessment in consultancy and academia since 2008, with a specific focus on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Sustainability Assessment (SA), as well as Environmental Impact Assessment. I am a member of the International Association for Impact Assessment. I completed my PhD thesis at the University of Manchester, concerned with the substantive effectiveness of SEA and SA, entitled ‘Strategic Assessment in England and Scotland: analysing the contribution to sustainability’. I have published on the rationale for strategic assessment, use of strategic assessment for understanding and tackling issues of flood risk, and the use of the objectives led approach in SA. Currently working on research projects on Urban Greening in Liverpool as part of the Horizon 2020 Urban Green UP project and with the World Health Organization on the ImpactsHub. I am currently involved in teaching environmental assessment, planning and management at the University of Liverpool. For further information have a look at my wordpress site ( or have a look at some of my Prezi presentations...