Areas of Supervision
General areas: economic geography, creative economy, urban geography, qualitative methods.
Specific topics: music, fashion, digital technologies, creativity and knowledge, creating distinction and value, consumption, intermediation/curation, entrepreneurship, labour, aesthetic labour, networking practices, locational choice.
Studentships for 2017-2018
*I am looking to recruit two new PhD students for the topics below, if interested please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic 1: Understanding creative labour: Investigating the patterns and impacts of inequality in cultural and creative industries (See full details)
Topic 2: Exploring the value of a geographical and critical perspective on the sharing economy (See full details)
Marion Payne Bird (PhD) Title: ‘The impact of the land based institutional regime on cluster development.’ (December 2014- Present)
Jack Webster (PhD) Title: ‘Algorithmic Intermediaries: How are Music Recommender Systems Performing as Cultural Intermediaries and Shaping Taste?’ (June 2015- Present)
Peipei Chen (PhD) Title: ‘Artist-led rural regeneration in China.’ (September 2016- Present)
Taylor Brydges (PhD) Title: ‘Made in Canada: The strategies, spaces and working lives of independent fashion designers in the Canadian fashion system.' (October 2013- September 2017)
Jimi Nilsson (PhD) Title: ‘Creativity On Tour: The Temporal Dynamics of Work and Social Networks for Musicians in Sweden.’ (2014)