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Dr Carolyn Gibbeson

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

I am Assistant Professor in the Built Environment in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Northumbria University.  Prior to joining Northumbria I taught for seven years on Built Environment courses at Sheffield Hallam University. Before joining academia I worked as a commercial surveyor in public and private organisations.

My research explores how practical everyday decisions on the built environment are affected by people’s attachments, views and opinions. I am particularly interested in the resilience of the historic built environment and how the past affects our future decisions. Areas of interest include country houses and medical real estate. 

Carolyn Gibbeson

Place attachment, historic built environment, value, property management, dark real estate, building adaptation and reuse.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • After the asylum: value, stigma, and strategic forgetting in three historic former asylums., Gibbeson, C. 3 Jun 2023, In: International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • Agricultural shows, connectivity and families of choice, Westwood, C., Gibbeson, C. 19 May 2022, Family Events, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Let's talk about our historical built environment, Gibbeson, C. 1 Dec 2022
  • Negotiating a negative past in the reuse of historic prisons, Gibbeson, C., Gill, S. 1 Jun 2022, In: Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal
  • A Boundary Between Two Worlds?: Community Perceptions of Former Asylums in Lancashire, England, Gibbeson, C., Beattie, K. 13 May 2021, Voices in the History of Madness, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan
  • ‘Not just a building, a community’: staff reflections on former historic asylum sites, Gibbeson, C. 17 May 2021, In: Oral History
  • Place attachment and negative places: A qualitative approach to historic former mental asylums, stigma and place-protectionism, Gibbeson, C. 1 Oct 2020, In: Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • Not always nice: the effect of a whole-life perspective on heritage and redevelopment, Gibbeson, C. 1 Sep 2018, In: Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal
  • Perceptions of occupiers' liability risk by estate managers: A case study of memorial safety in English cemeteries, Bennett, L., Gibbeson, C. 20 Apr 2010, In: International Journal of Law in the Built Environment

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