Dr Heather Ritchie
Lecturer in Spatial Planning and Energy Policy
Dr Heather Ritchie is a Lecturer in Spatial Planning at Ulster University’s School of the Built Environment. She currently teaches across the Planning, Regeneration and Development (MSci PRD) undergraduate programme and the PGDip/MSc Marine Spatial Planning postgraduate programme and supervises PhD students. Her teaching is mostly focused on planning law and regulation, marine spatial planning, and environmental and sustainability issues.
She has an MSc in Environmental Planning and PhD on Marine Spatial Planning and Stakeholder Engagement, both from Queen’s University Belfast. She worked as a Legal Executive in Residential Conveyancing after graduating from the University of Dundee with LLB (Hons) in English Law. Heather is involved with EPLANI; the Irish Sea Maritime Forum, the MSP Research Network and the Marine and Coastal Working Group of the Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside.