Townsend, L., Sathiaseelan, A., Fairhurst, G. & Wallace, C. (2013) Enhanced broadband access as a solution to the social and economic problems of the rural digital divide. Local Economy 28 (6) pp 580-595.
Townsend, L., Wallace, C. & Fairhurst, G. (2014). ‘Stuck out here’: The crucial role of broadband for remote rural places. Scottish Geographical Journal (accepted).
Roberts, E. & Townsend, L. (2014) Evaluating cultural and digital capital: the contribution of the creative economy to the resilience of rural communities. Sociologia Ruralis (accepted).
Anderson, A., Townsend, L., Wallace, C. & Fairhurst, G. (2014) Great Expectations or a small country living? Enabling small rural businesses with ICT. International Small Business Journal (submitted).
Townsend, L., Wallace, C., Fairhurst, G. & Anderson, A. (2014) The role of broadband in the development of the creative economy in rural Scotland. Journal of Rural Studies (submitted).
Townsend, L., Wallace, C. & Wilson, M. (2014) Cornwall’s creatives communities and the role of superfast broadband. New Media and Society (in preparation).
Fairhurst G, Secchi R, Yun A. A flexible QoS architecture for DVB-RCS2. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking. 2013 Sep 1;31(5):219-232. Available from: 10.1002/sat.1026
Fairhurst G, Yun A. Design of the DVB-RCS2 higher layer satellite architecture. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking. 2013 Sep;31(5):233-248. Available from: 10.1002/sat.1037
dot.rural India Spoke (£6,000) AHRC (£6,000), CCN+ Horizon Scanning Fund to deliver Cross Currents workshop in Bangalore, India (£6,000) - 2014
British Telecom (£5,000) and RCUK Digital Economy Partnership Fund for CornCCoB project and outreach activities (£3,882) - 2013
AHRC to deliver workshop at Connected Communities Showcase Event (£2,030) – 2013
Efficient Networking and MAC Techniques (£74,820), European Space Agency
Digital Advanced Rural Testbed (DART) Technology Strategy Board/dot.rural DE Hub (2011-2013)
SatNEX III Network of Experts (£17,500), European Space Agency (2012-2014)
Support for Standardisation of DVB-RCS2 (Consultancy), European Space Agency (2010)
Selected Conference Presentations
Townsend, L. & Wilson, M. (2014) The role of broadband in connecting Cornwall’s creative communities. Paper presented at the 6^th Living Knowledge Conference, Copenhagen, April 2014.
Townsend, L., Wallace, C. & Norman, T. (2013) Online networking and rural businesses. Paper presented at World Social Science Forum: Social transformations in a digital age. Montreal, October 2013.
Townsend, L.,Wallace C. & Fairhurst, G. (2013) The role of broadband for rural businesses. Paper presented at European Society for Rural Sociology Conference, Florence, July 2013.
Townsend, L.,Wallace, C. & Fairhurst, G. (2012) Broadband for Scotland’s creative industries. Paper presented in workshop at Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Aberdeen, November 2012.
Townsend, L.(2012) Online Networking for Rural Businesses: Understanding the Social Context. Paper presented at Seventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Barcelona, August 2012.
Townsend, L.,Sathiaseelan, A., Fairhurst, G. & Wallace, C. (2011) Satellite Internet for Rural Access. Poster presented at Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Newcastle, November 2011.
Townsend, L. (2004) /Why DIY? An investigation into the psychological aspects of home modification behaviour. Paper presented at 16th Conference of the International Association for People-Environment Studies, Vienna, Austria.
Hossain Z, Sathiaseelan A, Fairhurst G, Townsend LC, Wallace CD. Next Generation Satellite Broadband for enabling Universal Service Commitment. Paper presented at Digital Futures 2012 The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, United Kingdom.
Grigorescu E, Kulatunga CPW, Fairhurst G. Evaluation of the Impact of Packet Drops due to AQM over Capacity Limited Paths. In CSWS 2013. p. 6. Sathiaseelan A, Fairhurst G. Universal Service Provisioning using Next Generation Access technologies. 2010. Poster session presented at Digital Futures, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Hossain Z, Sathiaseelan A, Secchi R, Fairhurst G. Flexible QoS Support in DVB-RCS2. In 5th International Conference on Personal Satellite Services: PSATS 2013. ICST. 2013.
Secchi R, Sathiaseelan A, Fairhurst G. Evaluating Web Traffic Performance over DVB-RCS2. In Personal Satellite Services: 4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. 2013. p. 148-155. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering). Available from: 10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_18
Sathiaseelan A, Fairhurst G. Universal Service Provisioning using Next Generation Access technologies. 2010. Poster session presented at Digital Futures, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Selected Public/Stakeholder Engagement
Huntly Hairst, September 2014. Engaging with public on SIRA STREAMS and dot.rural more broadly.
AHRC “Connected Communities Festival”; engaging with various audiences, ‘University of the Village’ project. Cardiff, July 2014
“Digital, Countryside, Life”. May Festival, University of Aberdeen. May 2014
“Skillscape” Launch – talk with craftspeople about dot.rural and digital technology for creative practice. The Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden. May 2014
“CornCCoB” social media workshops with creative practitioners, Falmouth, April 2014
“Cross Currents” Workshop – digital technologies and cultural practices, Bangalore, India. April 2014
“The Tin Hut Sessions” – talk with musicians at open mic night, The Tin Hut, Huntly. November 2013
“ESRC Festival of Social Sciences”: two talks in rural communities on role of Internet, November 2013
“Out of town, out of the loop: rural areas need broadband”. Article published in The Conversation, July 2013
“AHRC Connected Communities Showcase” – delivered workshop to mixed audience on Rural Connective. Edinburgh, March 2013
Three interviews on “Out of doors ”, BBC Radio Scotland, September 2012 - July 2013
Rural Connective Workshops (Cornwall and Aberdeenshire). Delivered workshops engaging range of stakeholders to exchange knowledge on role of superfast broadband for creative capital in communities. Throughout 2012
“New Directions for Work in Digital Scotland” – participated/delivered presentations in three workshops in Scottish Universities Insight Institute and one debate in Scottish Parliament. Range of academic and non-academic stakeholders. Throughout 2012
Two-day TechFest event held at the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen; reaching an audience (adults and children) of ~3000, September 2011
"Internet in the Countryside": Techfest Lunchbyte talk, Leanne Townsend, September 2011
“Satellites in Space: Launching Internet for Everyone!”, SIRA Project, King’s College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen, March 2011
The research described here is supported by the award made by the RCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub; award reference: EP/G066051/1.
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