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Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Project title

Geographies of Impulse: Tourette Syndrome and the Embodied Experience of Public Space(s)


Research clusters

Identities, Embodiments and Selves

Power, Space and Politics

Geographies of Social Change

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About Daniel

I'm a Human Geographer, teaching assistant, and research assistant based at Newcastle University. I'm currently conducting research into the embodied experiences of Tourette Syndrome.

Project description

The project critiques existing geographical thought surrounding the body and disability. By applying the lens of Tourette Syndrome, I will explore ideas of impulse in relation to the body and public spaces.

By considering various experiences, the project will present real, unfiltered accounts of Tourette Syndrome. The project is in collaboration with the educational charity, TIC-Hull.


Conolea, C. A., Bervoets, J., Davies, E. B., Varner, V., Malli, M., Jones, D. P., Beljaars, D., Nash, B. and Capriotti, M. R. (2022) 'A Call for Caution: “Stop That” Sentiments Threaten Tic Research, Healthcare, and Advocacy' Brain


RGS-IBG 2022: 'New frontiers in ‘zineing’: zines as process and modes of recovery?' (with Jen Bagelman)

Following the Affective Turn Symposium 2021: 'Clarifying the amorphous rhythms of Tourette Syndrome'

RGS-IBG 2021: 'Soup for our PhD: reflections on poetic autobiographical method' (with Leah Chan)

AAG Conference 2021: 'On non-tourettic accounts of Tourette Syndrome'

RGS-IBG 2018: 'Impulse, the post--phenomenological body and Tourette Syndrome'


GEO1010: Interconnected World
GEO1096 Geographical Skills
GEO2043 Key Methods for Human Geographers
GEO2110 Social Geographies
GEO3159 Migration and Displacement

Academic Qualifications

MA Cultural Geography (Research) Royal Holloway University of London

PGCert Research Training, Newcastle University

BSc Geography, Royal Holloway University of London


You can find out more about me and me research via my websiteLinkedIn, Twitter