Planetary and Urban Transformations PhD and MPhil Supervisors

Professor Loretta Lees

  • Gentrification
  • Urbanization
  • Comparative urbanism

Professor Martin Phillips

  • Rural and urban gentrification
  • Transformations in the rural working classes
  • Changing cultural representations of the countryside

Dr Gavin Brown

  • Cultural and historical geographies of sexual minority (LGBTQ) lives in urban and/or rural areas around the world.

  • Contemporary (and historical) studies of protests in urban space and social movements that contest processes of urban change.


Dr Katy Bennett

  • Emotional geographies of industrial ruin
  • Memory, heritage and post-industrial landscapes

Dr Ben Coles

  • Markets (at all scales and configurations), their materialisations and their challenges
  • ‘Craft’/’Artisanal’ production and consumption
  • Urban/rural connections and materialities (e.g. food, energy, water)

Dr Stefano De Sabbata

  • Study of information inequalities: urban/rural divides in access, participation, and representation on the internet
  • Geodemographic analysis
  • Regional analysis of Open Data and Volunteer Geographic Information

Dr Claire Jarvis

  • GIScience
  • Storyboards
  • The “twitterscape”

Other PhD and MPhil Supervision Areas

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