Professor Andrew Gillespie
Acting Research Dean, HaSS Faculty

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  • Address: School of Geography, Politics & Sociology
    Level 4 Claremont Bridge
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU


Andrew Gillespie is a Professor of Communications Geography in GPS and is currently the Acting Research Dean for the HaSS Faculty. He was previously the Head of School of Geography, Politics and Sociology between 2005 and 2013, and the Executive Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) between 1994 and 2003.

Research Interests

Andrew Gillespie's research expertise lies in the field of information and communications technologies and the development of cities, regions and rural areas, a field in which he also has a long-standing policy advisory interest. His research interests also encompass the interaction between transport, telecommunications and urban form.


Undergraduate Teaching

GEO1010 Interconnected World
GEO2124 Geographies of Economic Restructuring Fieldcourse: Berlin

Postgraduate Teaching

GEO8004 Local and Regional Perspectives on the Knowledge Society