Dr Diana Beljaars
ESRC Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Room: Academic Office - 210
Second Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Geography
  • Disability Geography
  • Health Geography
  • Geographies of the body and bodily performativity and the senses
  • Experiential geographies of mental illhealth
  • Poststructuralist and post-phenomenological theories
  • Social and Spatial theory
  • Qualitative research approaches to mobile eye-tracking
  • Tourette syndrome and compulsivity
  • The history of the study of Tourette syndrome


  1. Beljaars, D. Towards Compulsive Geographies Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  2. de Leeuw, S., Donovan, C., Schafenacker, N., Kearns, R., Neuwelt, P., Squier, S., McGeachan, C., Parr, H., Frank, A., Coyle, L., Atkinson, S., El-Hadi, N., Shklanka, K., Shooner, C., Beljaars, D., Anderson, J. Geographies of Medical and Health Humanities: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation GeoHumanities 4 2 285 334
  3. Drozynski, C., Beljaars, D. Civic Spaces and Desire (Ed.), London Routledge
  4. Beljaars, D., Drozynski, C. Civic Spaces and Desire London Routledge
  5. Beljaars, D. Desiring-Spaces: Compulsive Citizen–State Configurations (Ed.), Civic Spaces and Desire London Routledge

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  • GEG130 Globalisation

    This module explores the fundamental geographical concept of globalisation, introduces students to theories seeking to explain the process of globalisation, and examines the implications of globalisation for the geography of the global economy, international migration, health and well-being.

  • GEG259 Data Analysis

    This module examines the importance of statistical data analysis in quantitative research in both Human and Physical Geography. A range of statistical methods with wide application are discussed, using theoretical explanation and practical examples to illustrate their use. Particular importance is given to placing these techniques within the broader context of Geographical research. Powerful, industry-standard statistical analysis software is used in the computer practical sessions. In addition to statistics, the module also introduces students to the presentation and analysis of data using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), giving an overview of this topic, illustrated with practical examples.