Research in this area embraces a range of interests across human geography at Northumbria University, whilst incorporating links with cognate social science subjects and encompassing relationships with organisations outside of academia.

Staff associated with this group are primarily interested in the co-production of space, identities, difference and inequalities through a range of geographical contexts across the UK, Europe and beyond. The group is concerned with both the development and application of critical geographical theory in this area, but also committed to spatial justice and the public utility of research through grounded methodologies, practical application and multiple forms of dissemination.

Funding has been secured from a range of sources including the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the European Union, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand, third sector organisations and local government.

Current areas of research includes: creative industries; geographies of crime; geopolitics; labour geographies; media convergence; migration and everyday b/ordering; platform capitalism; sex work; visual methodologies.

Membership of the group stretches across all four Faculties of the University.