PhD Urban Geography (Birmingham, 1996)
BA (Hons) Geography (Portsmouth Polytechnic, 1989)
My main teaching and research interests relate to urban geography and planning. I am particularly interested in urban conservation and the tensions that exist between the desire to preserve urban heritage and the impulses for change and regeneration in cities. In addition to publishing research in this area, I have recently co-authored a key urban geography textbook, which has been informed by my undergraduate teaching at Worcester.
I am a University of Worcester Teaching Fellow and I have undertaken pedagogic research which has drawn on the teaching that I do at Worcester. In particular, I am interested in the development of graduate employability in higher education curricula, and my research in this area has fed into the work that I do in relation to the development of academic tutoring programmes in Geography and Archaeology and Heritage Studies and also my teaching in core modules such as Applying Geography. Externally, I am a committee member of the Higher Education Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society, which links together geographers across the country engaged in learning and teaching research.
I also have a substantive management role within the Institute of Science and the Environment, being responsible for the co-ordination of the Institutes work in the areas of learning and teaching and quality enhancement, which involves working across a number of subject areas.