Tim Barnard



Tim Barnard is a social scientist specialising in policy analysis and environmental planning. He represents New Zealand on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Montreal Process.


  • M.A. (Environmental Planning), University of Nottingham, 1989
  • B.A. (Hons) (Geography), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 1986
  • Former Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)
  • Affiliate Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute

Research capabilities

  • Policy analysis
  • Community engagement
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Dialogue processes
  • Environmental planning
  • Education

Career highlights

  • New Zealand Representative on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Montreal Process 2003-present.
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Auditor 2001-present.
  • Member of the Prime Minister’s Commission on Science Education 2010.
  • Ministry for Science and Technology – Science and Community Dialogue Advisory Group 2001-2003
  • Member of the England Biodiversity Local Issues Steering Group (Biodiversity Action Planning) – Local Government Association and Association of Local Government Ecologists representative 1998-2000

Selected papers

Environmental Economics

Dunningham A, Barnard T, Clough P, Walton A., 2006. Understanding and evaluating the ecosystem services of planted and regenerating forests, MAF Operational Research Report.

Dhakal, B., Yao, R.T., Turner, J.A. and Barnard, T.D. 2011. Recreational users' willingness to pay and preferences for changes in planted forest features. Forest Policy and Economics in press.

Turner, J A; Dhakal, B; Yao, R T; Barnard, T D, 2011. Non-timber Values from Planted Forests: Recreation in Whakarewarewa Forest New Zealand Journal of Forestry 55(4):24-31


Falloon G., Trewern A., Barnard T.D., 2012. Developing school-scientist partnerships: lessons for scientists from Forests-of-Life., Journal of Research in Science Education and Technology (Springer) in press.

Social Research

Barnard T.D., Langer E.R., Fitzgerald G., 2005. Why Communities Matter, in Colley M., (ed) The New Zealand Forestry Handbook, Institute of Forestry.

Langer, E.R., Barnard, T.D. 2003. Local community attitudes to plantation forestry, Gisborne/East Coast region. New Zealand Journal of Forestry (47) 4: 14-16.

Criteria and Indicators

Payn T., Barnard T.D., 2007. Technical Notes on the Implementation of Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators – Criteria 1-7. Montreal Process Working Group.

Sustainable Design

Collins, M., Barnard, T.D., Bayne, K., Duignan, A., Shayer, S. 2003. Building green in New Zealand. Wood — A sustainable construction choice. Forest Research Bulletin No. 226.