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

Publications

  1. Towards Compulsive Geographies. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  2. & Geographies of Medical and Health Humanities: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation. GeoHumanities 4(2), 285-334.
  3. & (Eds.). Civic Spaces and Desire. London: Routledge.
  4. & Civic Spaces and Desire. London: Routledge.
  5. Desiring-Spaces: Compulsive Citizen–State Configurations. In Civic Spaces and Desire. London: Routledge.

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Teaching

  • 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.

  • GEG251 Political Geographies

    How do we begin to think about the political world? What difference does Geography make to our understandings of politics? This module will address these questions by engaging with critical and cutting-edge debates in Political Geography as well as related fields. The module will begin by analysing the modern way of understanding world politics as based on a system of sovereign states, which was established alongside the rise of capitalism in Europe and its colonial encounter with the rest of the world. We will explore the dominance of this way of imagining the political world whilst also examining various attempts at thinking space, politics and citizenship differently. This is an exciting time to be studying politics as there are so many examples from the world around us of the strain on the principle of state sovereignty and geographers are especially well placed to explore these tensions and limit points. This course will help guide students to develop a robust understanding of the political world we have inherited and to uncover ways of thinking about other possible worlds.

  • 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.