Chris Ling

Program head, Environmental Practice and Environment and Management programs


Environment & Sustainability

Chris Ling currently teaches sustainability sciences in the Master of Science/Arts in Environment and Management. He has also taught research methods, sustainable development, and land use and environmental planning. 

Ling supervises thesis, dissertation and major project students in all Environment and Sustainability graduate programs and the Doctorates in Social Sciences and Business Administration.  His main areas of research are sustainable community development, quality of life and vitality, and urban, post-industrial and multi-functional landscapes. 


Ling started his career as an Environmental Consultant at WS Atkins. Following his Masters, he worked as a research assistant in the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology at the University of Manchester focusing on projects related to post-industrial landscapes in partnership with Groundwork UK. He came to Royal Roads in 2006 as a post-doctoral scholar examining sustainable infrastructure, social agency, and sustainable community development. He became a core faculty member in 2010.



University of Manchester

Master of Science in Pollution and Environmental Control

University of Manchester

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

University of Southampton