Rosie Knowles

Rosie Knowles


Personal profile

Research interests

Rosie's PhD explores coastal industrial therpeutic landscapes in the steelworks town Port Talbot, South Wales. The research involved living and working in the steelworks town and working with a local men's health charity. Rosie's research seeks to build upon the health geography concept of therapeutic landscapes to question the categorisation of 'blue therapeutic landscapes' and extend it to explore the 'greys' of industrial therapeutic experiences. 

Rosie's research methods include walking interviews, interviews with local stakeholders and auto-ethnographic creative methods including story-telling, drawing and print-making, drawing upon feminist approaches to explore embodied therapeutic experiences in toxic landscapes. 

Rosie is funded by Techne and sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society. 

Educational background

BA (hons) Geography, First class, University of Cambridge

MPhil Geographical Research, University of Cambridge


Rosie has contributed to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching, both in the classroom and the field, on the following courses:

GG2003 Geographical Field Training

GG2061 Cultural Geographies and the Modern World

GG5020 Methods and Techniques

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, MPhil Geographical Research, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jul 2020

Geography, BA (hons) First Class, University of Cambridge