Dr Paul Wright
Teaching Fellow

  • Email: paul.wright3@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7733
  • Address: Room 4.32
    Level 4 Claremont Bridge
    Claremont Road
    Newcastle University
    NE1 7RU

Welcome to the School

I'm Paul, and I teach on a number of compulsory modules in Human Geography here at Newcastle - see the "Teaching" tab to the right for further details.

About me:

I completed my PhD at Aberystwyth University in 2010 and I joined the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology as a Teaching Assistant in January 2011.

In March 2012 I joined the School of Geography at the University of Leeds as a Teaching Associate, before returning to Newcastle in September 2013 as a Teaching Fellow.

Office hours:

  • Wednesdays 12.00-14.00 (drop in)

Teaching and Supervision

Geo1018: Geographical Analysis (Semester 2 module leader)

Geo2043: Key methods for Human Geographers (lecturing)

Geo3099: Dissertation (supervision)


Geo2111: Doing Geographical Research: theory and practice.


Geo1018: Once Brewed fieldcourse

Geo2123: Copenhagen fieldcourse

Previous teaching (Leeds)

Geog1025: Leeds: From the Local to the Global

Geog1310: People, Place and Politics

Geog2020: Political and Development Geographies

Geog2035: Geographies of Economies

Geog2040: Inside European Cities

Geog2065: Research Methods with Career Skills

Geog3052: Media Geographies

Geog3600: Dissertation

Principal research interests:

  • A principal focus of my research is the productive power of architectural inhabitation, how the creative ways in which people inhabitat and consume buildings affects the work that buildings do, and the effects that buildings have.
  • Closely linked to this, I am interested in the idea of endurance: how architecture has been produced to persist, and how enduring effects can be (or are thought to be) created architecturally.
  • I seek to approach these interests through novel methodologies (including the use of feminist conceptions of personhood in research practice, and the practice of epistemic "norms" in qualitative interviewing).

Presented and published work:

  • Wright, P. 2012: "Network petrifactions and insulated virtualities in architectural design and the production of buildings" presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, University of Edinburgh. (This paper is being re-written for submission to Area in Spring 2014)
  • Wright, P. 2014: "Architectural longevity and the benevolent act of receiving" presenting at the Interpreting The Past In The Present: Place, Monuments and Boundaries event at Newcastle University, 28th March 2014 (prior to its submission to Social and Cultural Geographies) - further details here.

Other published work:

I am delighted to have recieved an invitation from the CFA Voysey Society to prepare some introductory web material based on my doctoral research.