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.