Prof Aileen Stockdale FAcSS

Published at: 14 April 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce that Prof Aileen Stockdale, Chair of Environmental Planning in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen’s University, Belfast, passed away suddenly on 27th March 2021.

Aileen graduated with a PhD in Geography from the University of Ulster and worked for 15 years in the Planning School at University of Aberdeen, before joining Queen’s University Belfast in 2006. She was an expert in rural sociology and had produced some groundbreaking research in rural migration.

She was the editor of Population, Space and Place, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and active in many rural research networks.

She will be greatly missed by family, friends, colleagues and students.