Researcher in the Spotlight

Our next researcher in the spotlight is Emma Bates, check out her profile below.


Emma Bates
Postgraduate Researcher
Loughborough University


Twitter: @emmarbates

Research Area and Interests
Geographies of Education, aspirations, education-work transitions, gender, race, labour market experiences

Research Project
Race, gender and age in young women’s career decisions, expectations and experiences Continue reading

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Researcher in the spotlight

Please take a look at our new profile in our series of the researcher in the spotlight:  Dr Lucie Glasheen. Yet another brilliant children’s geographies researcher.


Dr Lucie Glasheen
Teaching Associate, School of Geography
Administrator, Centre for Childhood Cultures
Independent Researcher
Queen Mary University of London


Twitter: @lucieglasheen


Research Area and Interests

Play, histories of children and childhood, children’s literature and culture, urban studies, housing, twentieth-century British history. Continue reading

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Working from home: How to make it work for you

Are you also working from home this year and possibly in the foreseeable future? Check out our new blog written by written by Emma Bates and Elizabeth Ackerly.

Whether you are well-seasoned in the art of working from home, or this is a new working format for you, working from home can bring with it several challenges. We have put together some of our favourite tips and tricks to overcome some of the harder things about working from home, and hopefully to make the process more fruitful and enjoyable.

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Navigating the research landscape in geography as a postgraduate researcher? 

Check out our new resources:
Our postgraduate liaison officers, Elizabeth Ackerley and Emma Bates, have prepared some very useful guidance blogs.

  1. Joining a research group
    What is a research group, and what does it do?
    A research group is a collection of researchers and practitioners, centred around a particular interest. The group might do things such as organise sessions at a conference, hold meetings with its members to discuss topics relating to the group or wider research area, and run activities to increase engagement with the group or general field. Research groups can be a great way of staying up-to-date with your research area and fostering networks amongst the academic community. These networks can act as a fantastic support community, or even develop into joint research projects and publications.For guidance on joining a research group, written by the 2019-21 GCYFRG Postgraduate Liaison Officers, please download the PDF from our resources page.
  2. Navigating conferences as a postgraduate researcher
    Preparing for, and attending a conference – especially a large one like the RGS summer conference – can be really daunting. Conferences are often very busy, with lots of different sessions going on at the same time, and so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There are, however, lots of really brilliant things about attending conferences – it can be a great way to hear about fascinating research taking place, meet really interesting people doing similar work, and potentially make important and valuable connections with others.For tips on how to make the most out of conferences before, during and after the actual event, written by the 2019-21 GCYFRG Postgraduate Liaison Officers, please download the PDF from our resources page. If you are looking for information on how to present at conferences, the RGS Postgraduate forum has some really great blogs on writing conference abstracts, designing a conference poster and preparing a paper presentation.
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Researcher in the spotlight

Next up in our researcher in the spotlight series: Harriet Thew, check out her profile!


Harriet Thew

PhD Researcher and Graduate Teaching Associate,
Sustainability Research Institute
University of Leeds

Twitter: @HarrietThewProfile:

Research Area and Interests
Youth participation; climate change policy; United Nations climate change negotiations; climate justice; environmental justice; social justice. Continue reading

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