Professor of Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London
I'm a Human Geographer, based at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
I completed a degree in Geography at Cambridge University (St Catharine's College, 1983-1986) and a PhD at the Open University (supervised by Professors John Allen and Doreen Massey, 1992-1995).
I have had academic jobs at the University of Cambridge (1991-1992); University of Southampton (1993-1998); and arrived at Queen Mary in 1998.
Since completing my PhD in 1995 I've looked at the geography of labour organising; the development of union-community alliances in pursuit of shared goals such as the living wage; the impact of the living wage in London; the potential for employee ownership to democratise the workplace and economy; the challenges faced in fostering international solidarity between workers in transnational companies; the emergence of a migrant division of labour in London's low waged labour market; the history and practice of community organising; and the emergence of localism as a key tool for public policy and political practice
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