Director of Centre for Remote and Rural Studies
University of the Highlands and Islands – Inverness College, Inverness, Scotland UK
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Selected Research :
TIPSE (The Territorial Dimension of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe).Two rural case studies- Scotland and Spain. Principal Investigator http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_AppliedResearch/tipse.html
Employment and poverty and ethnicity: Employer behaviour and workplace culture, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Co –Investigator with Herriot Watt University, Hudson Research and University of London(2012)
Selected Publications :
Copus, A. & de Lima, P. (ed) (2014) Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe- The Relational Turn in Rural Development. London: Routledge .Regional Studies Best Book 2015 award in the Routledge Regions and Cities Series
de Lima, P. (2014) Reconciling Labour Mobility and Cohesion Policies –The Rural Experience in A. Copus and de Lima (ed) Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe- The Relational Turn in Rural Development. London: Routledge
de Lima, P., Para, P. & Pfeffer, M. ( 2012 ) ‘Conceptualizing Contemporary Immigrant Integration in the Rural United States and United Kingdom’, in Shucksmith et al (eds) Rural Transformations and Rural Polices in the UK and US. London : Routledge.
de Lima, P. (2012) ‘Migration, race and racism’ in Mooney & Scott (eds) Social Justice and Social Welfare in Contemporary Scotland. Bristol : Policy Press.
de Lima, P. ( 2011) ‘Boundary Crossings: migration, belonging / ‘un-belonging’ in rural Scotland’ in Hedberg & de Carmo (eds) Translocal ruralism’: Mobility and connectivity in European rural space. New York: Springer .
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Director Centre for Remote and Rural Studies, University of the Highlands Islands, – Inverness College, Scotland.
Associate Director Centre for Research in Families and Relationships (CRFR) University of Edinburgh.
Sustaining Livelihoods in Remote and Fragile Communities: The Role and Impact of Ferry Transport. ( Principal Investigator ) ( CoI F. Rennie. UHI- Lewes Castle College , Western Isles , Scotland) (2014-15)
2011- 16 Research and Analytical Services for The Highland Council (THC). PI. THC.
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Writing/publishing and looking for collaborative funding opportunities
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Human Capital and Migration
Infrastructure and Services
Research and Exchange