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Dr Eirini Saratsi

Biography

I obtained a BSc in agriculture from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece in 1995. This was a five year degree including six months practical training. Principal courses were taken in: Botany, Ecology, Plant Science, Horticulture, Flower Production, Landscape Architecture, Arboriculture, Forestry, Chemistry, Food Industry, Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Irrigation Systems and Agricultural Machinery.

After I finished my first degree I worked for several years in Athens in the private sector on green space design and management and in the public sector at the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1997 I won a scholarship from the National Scholarship Institute in Greece to undertake postgraduate study in England. Through this opportunity I was awarded an MSc in Landscape Ecology Design and Management from Imperial College at Wye, University of London and a PhD in Landscape History and Traditional Management Practices at the School of Geography, University of Nottingham.

Since I finished my PhD I have worked as part-time and full-time researcher in the Universities of Nottingham, Athens, Greece and Leicester and I have been working as a research fellow at the University of Exeter from January 2006.