Experience and Interests

I have over 7 years of teaching experience in Higher education, including course design and co-ordination, across three institutions (Glasgow, Open University & St Andrews).

During my academic career I have delivered lectures and seminars on a variety of courses within the fields of social and urban geography, social and urban policy, and qualitative methods and analysis.

My main teaching interests are:

  • Housing, neighbourhoods, cities
  • Government & governance
  • Poverty & place
  • Qualitative methods & analysis



I would be interested in supervising topics in the broad fields of urban social geography and urban policy, but especially those related to my research interests.

I currently supervise two PhD students:

  • Ciaran McDonald (2011-pres) Cultural regeneration in urban communities in Dundee and Edinburgh
  • Lorenzo Pergola (2011-pres) Evaluating the Impact of Cultural Activities in Edinburgh and Dundee.