• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Linda McElduff is a lecturer in planning in the School of the Built Environment and an Associate Member of the Built Environment Research Institute. She graduated from Ulster University in 2011 with a MSci (distinction) in Planning and Property Development and completed her PhD in 2014. Her doctoral research investigated the regeneration and resilience of small coastal resorts on the island of Ireland. Linda's primary research interests focus on coastal resort degeneration and regeneration; coastal and marine planning; community resilience; social-ecological resilience; governance; and property rights. She is a senior researcher with the International Centre for Regional and Local Development (ICLRD) and a member of the International Academimc Association of Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR), the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) and the Irish Seas Maritime Forum. Linda is the coordinator of the Planning, Law and Property Rights thematic group at AESOP. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PgCHEP)

Award Date: 14 Jun 2017

Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 14 Jun 2017

PhD, Regenerating Small Coastal Resorts: Towards a More Resilient Future, University of Ulster

Oct 2011Oct 2014

MSci Planning and Property Development, University of Ulster

Sept 2007Jun 2011

External positions

External Examiner at Glasgow University - PgDip/MSc Housing

2021 → …

Senior Research Associate, International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD)

Planning, Law and Property Rights Thematic Group coordinator at the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Marine social science
  • Community resilience
  • Coastal planning and management
  • Regeneration
  • Marine Planning
  • Governance
  • G Geography (General)


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