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Julia holds a BA (Hons) in Geography (2.i) from Staffordshire University, and a PhD from Plymouth University.
Julias main interests surround the environmental and social aspects of creating sustainable communities. Much of her work has been focused on transport and the environment and in the past 20 years she has worked on many transport projects and has expertise in both rural and urban transport issues, including a two year project funded by the ESRC. Julia has investigated ethical arguments for formulating transport policy and has researched some of the psychological issues that need to be tackled in order to achieve more sustainable travel behaviours. Julia has a specialized knowledge of Car Clubs and has conducted various feasibility studies and other research into their potential.
Julia also has a keen interest in planning issues and has been involved in a series of research projects exploring matters of concern. These range from a Leverhulme funded project on planning and conflict issues on the edge of towns in the UK and in Japan, to issues of poor planning compliance in the Middle East.
Environmental management is a further key area for Julia and she has experience of research in the corporate and community sectors. She is particularly interested in drivers and barriers to sustainable environmental management, and the role of the individual in facilitating or barring change. She has been involved in researching these issues in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and the UK. She has successfully supervised 6 students in the environment and planning areas.
Julia also has a track record of research in social enterprise and has successfully supervised 3 Phds in this area.
Her interests have led to the development of the MSc in Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management, which she manages as course leader.
Julia is on the Editorial Board for Sustainable Development.
Julia is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Sutcliffe, J., Wood, A. and Meaton, J. (2012) ‘Competitive forests making forests sustainable in south-west Ethiopia’ International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology , 19 (6), pp. 471-481. ISSN 1350-4509
Sawalha, I., Anchor, J. and Meaton, J. (2012) ‘Business continuity management in Jordanian banks: Some cultural considerations’ Risk Management , 14 (4), pp. 301-324. ISSN 1460-3799
Meaton, J. and Sawalha, I. (2012) ‘The Arabic Culture of Jordan and its impacts on a wider Jordanian adoption of business continuity management’ Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning , 6 (1), pp. 84-95. ISSN 1749-9216
Meaton, J. and Alnsour, J. (2012) ‘Spatial and Environmental Planning Challenges in Amman, Jordan’ Planning Practice and Research , 27 (3), pp. 367-386. ISSN 0269-7459
Sawalha, I., Anchor, J. and Meaton, J. (2011) Business Continuity Management in Jordanian Banks: Sectoral and National Influences The University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)
Meaton, J. and Alnsour , J. (2009) ‘Factors Affecting Compliance with Residential Standards in the City of Old Salt, Jordan’ Habitat International , 33 (4), pp. 301-339. ISSN 0197-3975
Seanor, P. and Meaton, J. (2008) ‘Learning from failure, ambiguity and trust in social enterprise’ Social Enterprise Journal , 4 (1), pp. 24-40. ISSN 1750-8614
Kenny, B. and Meaton, J. (2007) ‘Human language technologies and entrepreneurship in the creative industries’. In: Entrepreneurship in the creative industries: an international perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . ISBN 9781845426101
Kenny, B. and Meaton, J. (2007) ‘Cross-benchmarking international competitiveness and performance in human language technologies ’ Benchmarking: An International Journal , 14 (5), pp. 594-608. ISSN 1463-5771
Meaton, J. and Robinson, A. (2005) ‘Bali beyond the bomb: disparate discourses and implications for sustainability ’ Sustainable development , 13 (2), pp. 69-78. ISSN 1099-1719
Meaton, J., Young, W. and Welford, R. (2003) ‘Fair trade as a strategy for international competitiveness ’ International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology , 10 (1), pp. 1-13. ISSN 1350-4509
Meaton, J., Starkey, R. and Williams, S. (2003) ‘Stelios - the accidental environmentalist? ’ World transport policy and practice , 9 (1), pp. 31-36. ISSN 1352-7614
Meaton, J. and Low, C. (2003) ‘Car club development: the role of local champions ’ World transport policy and practice , 9 (3), pp. 32-40. ISSN 1352-7614
Meaton, J. and Morrice, D. (2001) ‘Individual freedom and the ethics of private car use’. In: Ethics for everyday. : McGraw-Hill. pp. 365-381. ISBN 9780072408898
Anderson, M. and Meaton, J. (2000) ‘Confrontation or consensus? A new methodology for public participation in land use planning’. In: Resolving urban environmental and spatial conflicts. : Geo Press. pp. 103-119. ISBN 9789071971662