Research Director, School of Geography Politics and Sociology
BA (Hons) in Geography with Archaeology, University of Exeter
PhD in Geography, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
Senior Lecturer, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University 2004-05
Lecturer, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, 2001-2004
Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, 1996-2000
Research Associate, Dept of Geography, Newcastle University, 1994-1995
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Public Order, Leicester University, 1992-1993
Research Assistant, Dept of Geography, Saint David's University College, University of Wales Lampter, 1990-1992
Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society
Development Studies Association
Military geographies, including military land use, military landscapes and post-military landscapes, military environmentalism, militarism and space/place, base conversion issues.
Gender and identity, including military identities and gender and the armed forces.
Military representation in photography and print media, and contemporary military memoirs.
Militarism and popular culture.
Representations of the military.
The University Armed Service Units.
Caring for post-military landscapes.
I am keen to offer PhD supervision in the following research areas: gender and identities in the military; military geographies; military landscapes; the politics of military land use and environmentalism; spatialities of military activities; visual and textual representations of armed forces.
Ann Murphy (School of Geography, Politics and Sociology): Military landscapes: space, place and identity issues for spouses of British Army personnel. (from October 2007)
Daniel Bos (as second supervisor, with Alison Williams at Newcastle and Marcus Power at Durham): The popular geopolitics of military video games. (from October 2011)
Dr Matthew Rech (School of Geography, Politics & Sociology): A critical geopolitics of RAF recruitment (completed 2012).
Victoria Bell (School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development):
Perceptions of Hadrian's Wall; a study of visitor photography (completed 2008).
Ruth Williams (School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development): Identities and change in the Scottish fishing industry (completed 2008)
Ruth McAreavey: Communities First: rural development and participation (completed 2005)
Maureen Stephenson: ICTs and older people in rural areas (submitted 2005)
Jane Midgley: Household incomes and economies in rural Northumberland (completed 2003)
David Wood: Menwith Hill and geographies of surveillance (completed 2002)
AHRC Caring for post-military futures: alternative development futures for former military sites in the UK. (2013)
Development Studies Association The Military as New Development Actors. With Uma Kothari (PI, Manchester), Matt Baillie Smith (Northumbria), Nina Laurie (Newcastle). See: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/military-research/themes/development.html
ESRC The value of the university armed service units. With Dr Alison Williams (PI) and Dr Neil Jenkings (2013-15). See: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/military-research/themes/university-armed-service-units.html
ESRC The social production of the contemporary British military memoir. Project with Dr Neil Jenkings (2009-2011). See: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/military-research/themes/memoirs.html
ESRC Negotiating identity and representation in the mediated Armed Forces. With Dr Trish Winter (University of Sunderland) and Dr Neil Jenkings (Newcastle University). See: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/military-research/themes/soldiers-itentities-representation.html
ESRC (2001) Gendered bodies, personnel policies and the culture of the British Army. With Dr Trish Winter, University of Sunderland.
Nuffield Foundation (1998) Rural development and military base conversion.
GEO3063 Militarism: space and society (module leader)
GEO2105 Military environments and landscapes fieldcourse (module leader)
GEO2043 Key methods in human geography