Professor Gillian Rose FBA

Cultural geography: contemporary visual culture, especially photography and digital visualisations; the cultural representation and everyday experiencing of cities; visual research methodologies

Elected 2015

Gillian Rose is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford, UK, and has previously worked at the Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Edinburgh and The Open University. Her current research interests focus on contemporary digital visual culture, urban spatialities and visual research methodologies. Her most recent funded research has explored how a range of 'smart' technologies are designed and used in the UK city of Milton Keynes, and she is extending this work into the digital mediation of urban spaces more broadly. She is interested in how digital technologies of all kinds are encouraging us to see and experience urban spaces differently, whether we are citizens, planners, politicians or filmmakers. As well as a number of papers on images and ways of seeing in urban and domestic spaces, she is the author of Feminism and Geography (Polity, 1993) and Doing Family Photography: The Domestic, The Public and The Politics of Sentiment (Ashgate, 2010). She is also a leading scholar of visual research methods. The fourth edition of her bestselling Visual Methodologies was published in 2016 by Sage.

Current post

Professor of Human Geography, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford


More on 'big things': building events and feelings Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2010

Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Materials 2016, fourth edition

Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge 1993

Networks, interfaces, and computer-generated images: learning from digital visualisations of urban redevelopment projects Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2014

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