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PhD projects

1) Government and public policy making in Northern Ireland and the current shared future initiative (2013-2023); 2) Sectarianism/anti-sectarianism in Northern Ireland and in Scotland and; 3) Social research methods.

20082019

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Personal profile

Area of academic expertise - outline

I started out doing geology at the University of Glasgow. So, I used to work with rocks. During my time as an undergraduate I had ‘a philosophical crisis’ which catapulted me into taking a Human Geography degree. After a Masters in Urban and Regional Change in Europe, at the University of Durham I embarked on a PhD. I critically examined the role of retail capital in the regeneration of Glasgow city centre. You will find the articles in Geografiska Annaler: B: Human Geography and in Urban Research and Practice. For reasons to do with the changing nature of higher education, I am now working more at the interface between human geography, politics and sociology. To this end I have published articles across a wide range of journals including Architectural Theory Review and Area. Whilst I have maintained my research focus on cities, I have also branched out into topics such as place branding, identity and governance. 

Current research activities

I am currently writing about globalization and the impacts that it has on the geographies of modern living in the city. 

Desired research direction

My main desire is that my research (individual and collaborative) will become more urban focused. What sorts of challenges will cities face in the future? Who has the solutions to improve the quality of life? This will ensure that my work reaches audiences far beyond academia. It should also remain relevant, theoretically informed and methodologically robust. 

Target collaborative organisations

Colleagues in other universities who are interested in all things urban. Governments and organisations such as local councils who have policies to imrprove the quality of life for more of their citizens. 

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Research Output

  • 9 Article
  • 2 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
  • 1 Chapter

Central Business District

Rice, G., 4 Dec 2019, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Kobayashi, A. (ed.). 2nd ed. UK: Elsevier Limited, p. 119–126 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Malls/retail parks

    Rice, G., 4 Dec 2019, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Kobayashi, A. (ed.). 2nd ed. Elsevier Limited, p. 253-257 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Revitalising rural Scotland: Loch Fyne, branding and belonging

    Clark, J. & Rice, G., 26 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Place Management and Development. 13, 1, p. 18-29 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Kansainvälisen tutkijan näkemys kriittiseen maantieteeseen Suomessa

    Rice, G., 2012, In : Terra Nova. 124, 2, p. 71-72 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Activities

    • 17 Participation in conference
    • 1 Publication peer-review
    • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

    European Sociologist (Journal)

    Gareth Rice (Peer reviewer)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017

    Gareth Rice (Invited speaker) & Julie Clark (Invited speaker)

    30 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    The 67th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference

    Gareth Rice (Invited speaker)

    10 Apr 201712 Apr 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    European Geography Association - for Students and Young Geographers

    Gareth Rice (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference