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Dr Vincent Walsh

Biography

Vincent is an award winning multidisciplinary researcher, practitioner, entrepreneur, technologist, and an expert in urban agricultural systems. Since 2010, Walsh has been awarded the Nick Reeves Award for Arts, Water and the Environment in recognition of achievement in establishing the PhD Research and Awarded the Green Apple Award for the best sustainable food project in the UK, his research activity was chosen as one of the 100 Big Ideas that will change the future by the Research Council UK. Walsh was appointed as an International Brand Ambassador for Craghoppers from 2012 - 2016.  

A transdisciplinary theorist, with an interest in biological and technological infrastructures and the emergence of new urban cultures, capable of becoming increasingly resilient through climatic and economic disturbance.  As urban food practitioner with ten years experience of developing innovative commercial and community food projects across temperate and tropical climates, Walsh delivered urban projects across the arts and sciences. The research focus uses resilience methodologies to create integrated alternative food production and urban distribution systems, forming new techniques with novel interconnectivity for decentralised urbanism. 

Walsh’s activities across the arts and sciences have secured over two million pounds of funding collaborating with the People Postcode Lottery, National Lottery, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, UK Technology Strategy Board, UNLTD and Manchester International Festival. These projects have created commissions across the commercial and research landscape partnering with industry leaders such as Siemens, BDP Architects, Glass Solutions, WYG Global Consultancy, Bruntwood. Manchester University, Belfast Queens University and Salford University. 

In 2016, Walsh was appointed as Innovation Fellow at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University in collaboration with NERC ENVISION Doctoral Training Program. In October 2017, he became an action led researcher at ART Labs, LJMU, to fulfil a split role in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), to enhance the research activities across both institutions. Consequently, Walsh created Pop Goes the Technosphere, an international reaching technology series in collaboration with Royal Institute of British Architects, Liverpool Knowledge Quarter and ART Labs, LJMU.

Degrees

2016, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PhD
2009, Manchester Metropolitan University, The School of Architecture, United Kingdom, Masters
2006, Ravensbourne, United Kingdom, BA Hons