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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 2008 2019

  • 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

Global competition
Asia
Decentralization
Spatial economics
Economics

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

shopping center
gentrification
consumption behavior
electronic business
financial crisis
34 Downloads (Pure)

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
File
Branding
Scotland
Place branding
Rural areas
Rural communities

Scotland’s drug criminality: organised crime group (s) and illegal governance

Holligan, C., McLean, R. & Rice, G., 26 Nov 2019, In : Deviant Behavior.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

drug-related crime
organized crime
Scotland
Crime
incident

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 2004 2017

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

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 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

European Geography Association - for Students and Young Geographers

Gareth Rice (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference