Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies

Staff Profile

Professor Andrew Gillespie

Professor in Commun.Geography



Andrew Gillespie is a Professor of Communications Geography within the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology (GPS), and is currently working half-time. He was the Acting Research Dean for the HaSS Faculty between April 2013 and September 2014, and was previously the Head of School of GPS between 2005 and 2013 and the Executive Director of 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 had 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 The Creative and Knowledge-based Economy: Berlin field course

GEO2099 Economic Geography 

GEO3139 Geographies of Mobility and Communications

Postgraduate Teaching

DPD for the MA Local and Regional Development (Research)