Kate Maclean, Professor of International Development
Kate’s research interests are in feminist geographies of development and globalisation. Her work includes analyses of popular culture responses to the financial crisis – Gender, Risk and the Wall Street Alpha Male, and cultural geographies of the city – Envisioning gender, indigeneity and urban change: the case of La Paz, Bolivia. She has collaborated with the photographer davidxgreen on the exhibition Decolonising witchcraft: Portraits of traditional healers in Bolivia and made a collaborative short film as part of her Leverhulme Project The Aymara Bourgeoisie, viewable here.
Becky Richardson, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Becky’s research is in Disaster Risk Reduction in the global south. Most recently, she has worked on projects in Kenya and Bangladesh relating to water, sanitation and hygiene risks with children in primary schools and refugee camps. Her research has contributed to projects with the United Nations, the Red Cross, International NGOs, and the private sector.
Francis Massé, Lecturer, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Francis is a critical human geographer interested in the political ecologies and political geographies of biodiversity conservation, the illegal wildlife trade, and broader intersections between environmental challenges and security concerns. He has a regional focus on Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique and South Africa.
Mara Ferreri, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Mara is a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Human Geography. After her PhD in Geography at Queen Mary University of London, she has held research and teaching positions at the LSE and Durham. Her research interests include temporary and platform urbanism, housing inequalities and precarity, and housing commoning. Prior to joining Northumbria she held a Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of Government and Public Policy, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona.
Sarah Hughes, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Sarah is a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Human Geography. Her interests lie in Political Geography, specifically around issues of migration and citizenship. To date this work has coalesced around three intersecting themes: Geographies of Resistance; Geographies of Forced Migration and Geographies of Knowledge Production.
Katie Oven, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Katie’s research focuses on social vulnerability and resilience in connection to landslides and earthquakes, with a particular focus on South and more recently Central Asia. Her research explores how disaster risk is produced through social, political, economic and environmental transformation; is lived and experienced by ‘vulnerable’ groups; and is responded to by governments and NGOs.
Wenying Fu, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Wenying’s expertise is in knowledge-based regional development, regional innovation and entrepreneurship, and informal economy in China.
Maria Dubrova, Post-Graduate Researcher, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Maria’s work focuses on queer theories of space, subjectivity, national identity, borders and geopolitics; the title of her thesis is “Queering Geopolitics: LGBTQ+ Communities and the Conflict in Ukraine”.
Kahina Meziant, Post-Graduate Researcher, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Kahina’s work focuses on the affective and emotional dimensions of refugee migration in the U.K. and participatory action research; the title of her thesis is “Exploring alternative spaces of citizenship, belonging and activism for refugee communities in North East England”.
Aditi Das, Post-Graduate Researcher, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Aditi’s work is on everyday life, identity, heritage, food and embodiment. Her thesis is title “Food, Heritage, Affect: An Ethnography of Culinary Spaces in Chandni Chowk, Delhi”
Jacob C Miller – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Jacob is a cultural and urban geographer interested in consumption and retail; affective and emotional geographies; geopolitics and tourism; and has done research in Chile, Argentina and the U.S.
Seraphim Alvanides – Reader, Dept of Architecture and Building Environment
Seraphim is an urban social geographer, with expertise in quantitative methods and Geographical Information Systems and Science (GIS/Sc).
Kathryn Cassidy – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Kathryn is a critical human geographer with research interests in intimacy-geopolitics, emotions, everyday bordering and precarity in contemporary Europe.
John Clayton – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
John’s research interests lie primarily in social geography, particularly the connections between geography, identities and inequalities.
Andrew Collins – Professor, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Andrew is interested in the theoretical, methodological and policy aspects of risk reduction, health ecology, human security and sustainable development in contexts of complex change.
Ian Cook – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Social Sciences
Ian’s research focuses on cities, with a particular emphasis on three issues: (1) policy mobilities; (2) sex work; and (3) the representation of cities in film and television.
Matthew Durey – PhD Student, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Matt’s PhD is titled ‘Exploring Post-industrial Identities in the Creative and Cultural Industries: Comparing Newcastle and Hamburg’
Inga Freimane – PhD Student, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Inga’s PhD is titled ‘The Emotional Geographies of Protest and Activism in Contemporary Ukraine’
Lesley Gallacher – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Social Work, Children and Community Wellbeing
Lesley is a cultural and children’s geographer, whose research interests lie primarily in the geographies of early childhood and family life.
Kevin Glynn – Associate Professor, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Kevin’s areas of research include media & cultural studies, cultural geography, media convergence, new media and digital cultures, television studies, popular culture, and media geographies & globalization.
Nick Gray – PhD Student, Newcastle Business School
Nick’s PhD is examining place-based approaches to development in the context of UK Cities and Local Growth Policy.
Paul Griffin – Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Paul’s research and teaching interests can be found within economic geography and more specifically labour geography.
Ysanne Holt – Professor, Dept of Arts
Ysanne’s research is focussed on themes relating to 20th and 21st century art in Britain, its critical discourses and institutions, as well as the broader processes and practices of cultural landscapes.
Mike Jeffries – Associate Professor, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Mike’s research interests include ponds and their wildlife and the psychogeography of street sports in the city.
Katy Jenkins – Associate Professor, Dept of Social Sciences
Katy’s is an interdisciplinary feminist scholar with specialisms in gender and development; women’s activism; NGOs, professionalisation and the changing nature of civil society.
Adam Jenson – PhD student, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Adam’s PhD explores how local authorities are using data visualisation through a post-representational lens.
Derek Johnson – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Derek’s research focuses on geographies of crime including transnational offending and the exchange of bioinformatics across EU state borders
Sam Jones – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Sam’s work includes action research on resilience building at the local level in rural Nepal and exploring governance issues in disaster risk reduction.
Richard Kotter – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Richard is interested in regional economic development in border regions, ecological modernization and environmental transformations, and urban futures.
Mary Laing – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Social Sciences
Mary’s research interests centre on the regulation and criminalization of sex and sexualities, with a specific focus on the sex industry.
Hannah Martin – PhD Student, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Hannah’s PhD is titled ‘The intersection of race, class and politics on Tyneside, 1918-1961.’
Tom Mordue – Professor, Newcastle Business School
Tom’s main research interests are in tourism development and management; economic restructuring, cultural development, ‘urban renaissance’, and sustainable regional development; cultural industries; and social theory.
Oliver Moss – Senior Research Fellow, Dept of Social Sciences
Oliver is a cultural geographer with research interests in (post) phenomenological approaches to the understanding of landscape, light, weather and sky.
Graham Mowl – Principle Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Graham research interests include geographies of ageing and retirement migration; geographies of leisure; and travel writing and historical geographies of tourism development.
Aisling O’loghuen – Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Global Challenges
Aisling’s research interests include human settlements design, land management, local environmental planning and management, governance, housing policy and projects, slum upgrading, post disaster institutional capacity development, and resource mobilization.
Rosie Parnell – Professor, Dept of Architecture and Building Environment
Rosie’s research, teaching and practice combine interests in children’s spaces, design process, participation and architecture education.
Alkistis Pitsikali – PhD Researcher, Dept of Architecture and Building Environment
Lionel Playford – PhD Researcher, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Lionel’s PhD is titled ‘Art, climate science and landscape: a systematic interaction with climate science to explore novel artistic approaches to landscape.’
Rebecca Prescott – PhD Research and Senior Consultant at Urban Foresight
Jon Swords, XR Stories Research Fellow, Dept of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media, University of York
Jon’s research includes the geographies of creative industries and visual methodologies.
Catherine White – Retired Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Sharon Wilson – Senior Lecturer, Northumbria Business School
Sharon’s esearch interests are in tourism mobilities, events and society, cultural tourism and the creative industries.