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Ian has worked in the Department of Social Sciences since 2011. He works across the disciplines/fields of geography, urban studies and criminology.

His research often focuses on cities, and his latest research project consider people's experiences of, and the governance of, pedestrian underpasses in Newcastle. Away from cities, he is also working on a research project looks at the experience of academics who move between academic disciplines. 

Before arriving in the North East, Ian worked at the University of Liverpool, University of Portsmouth and University of Manchester. Most importantly, he is a fan of Portsmouth Football Club.

Research interests

Ian's research focuses on cities, with a particular emphasis on four issues: (1) public spaces and subterranean places; (2) policy mobilities; (3) sex work; and (4) fictional cities and crime:

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD

1 Sept 200431 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2008


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