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Dr Goran Erfani

Postgraduate Associate

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Goran Erfani is a research fellow; having joined the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University working with Dr Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld on digital poverty in North Tyneside. Prior to this role, Goran worked as an associate lecturer and research fellow at the Newcastle Business School working on the digital adoption project using a Randomised Control Trial (RCT) design (2019-2020). Dr Erfani completed a PhD at the University of Newcastle in 2018 in the field of Urban Design followed by a role as Research Associate at the University of Sheffield. His doctoral research centred on people-place relations in general as a conceptual basis for investigating participatory urban redevelopment experiences in particular. His past professional experience includes working as a researcher with the Research, Analysis and Forecasting team at RIBA Enterprises, where their team were focusing and working with Big Data related to the construction market in the UK. Goran did his bachelor in Architecture (2004), and MA in landscape architecture (2007) at the University of Tehran.

Goran Erfani

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Research methods, citizen participation, people-place relations, sense of place

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • COVID and the home: The emergence of new urban home life practised under pandemic-imposed restrictions, Erfani, G., Bahrami, B. 11 Jan 2022, In: Cities and Health
  • Visualising urban redevelopment: Photovoice as a narrative research method for investigating redevelopment processes and outcomes, Erfani, G. 1 Nov 2021, In: Geoforum
  • Institutional stakeholder participation in urban redevelopment in Tehran: An evaluation of decisions and actions, Erfani, G., Roe, M. 1 Feb 2020, In: Land Use Policy
  • Sense of place as an investigative method for the evaluation of participatory urban redevelopment, Erfani, G. 1 Apr 2020, In: Cities
  • Petrovaradin fortress: From space to place, Çalışkan, M., Erfani, G., Kamenar, M. 2019, DOSSIER: PETROVARADIN Managing Historic Urban Landscapes, Novi Sad, Serbia, Faculty of Sport and Tourism
  • Participatory urban redevelopment in Tehran: an investigation through sense of place, Erfani, G. Mar 2018


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