Katie McClymont is the programme leader for the MSc in Urban Planning at UWE (University of the West of England). Her teaching focuses on planning theory, community involvement and conservation.
She teaches on the MSc programme as well as on the undergraduate programmes within the department.
In research, she is interested in planning theory, and its relationship with practice, values and community involvement in planning. Her current research interests focus on cemeteries in cities, Community-Led housing and Low-Impact development and whether policy can deal with spiritual values and a postsecular context. She is committed to engaged scholarship in her research and teaching: aiming to work with local community groups and organisations so that my work, and that of her students is socially beneficial as well as intellectually significant and rigorous.
She is an editor for the Interface section of Planning Theory and Practice Journal and a member of the Town and Country Planning association and the Women in Planning (SW) network.
Current funded research projects include: Cemeteries and Crematoria as public spaces of belonging in Europe: a study of migrant and minority cultural inclusion, exclusion and integration and Community-led housing and health: a comprehensive literature review.