Iain Taylor

Visiting Research Professor
John Moores University.


A Short Biography

Iain Taylor left the Inny in 1961 and is a graduate of the University of Leeds, the University of Toronto and the University of Liverpool where in 1976 he obtained a PhD in Geography on the topic of public health, social structure and urban planning in the 19th Century.

Appointed Head, Social Sciences at the newly created Athabasca University in Edmonton, Alberta he became an associate professor and academic administrator at this adult, open university.

In 1991 he was appointed Chief Federal Geographer for Canada in Ottawa and later Manager of Conservation Programs for the Atlantic Canada in Environment Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he now lives next to the Atlantic Ocean.

His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of urban and social aspects of historical geography, cartography and in Third World adult education. He has provided consultation assistance on adult education and extension programs to several institutions and agencies in Africa and Asia.

Recently retired he is an adjunct professor at Carleton University, a Research Associate at Dalhousie and St. Mary's Universities, Halifax, as well as an occasional Adjunct at John Moores University, Liverpool. He has published over 60 articles, chapters, research reports, teaching units, TV programs, papers, etc.

He spends at least a month in Liverpool each university term.