- Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of Cambridge
- Agricultural Economics Research Institute, University of Oxford, 1954 - 1959
- Lecturer, Reader, Professor of Geography, University of Bristol, 1965 - 1976
- Professor of Geography, University of Cambridge, 1976 - 1996
- Emeritus Professor of Geography, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, 1976 - 1996
Transformations in contemporary society/space relations; urban and regional development; re-imagining the economy; new forms of politics and citizenship; the idea of Europe; race and multiculturalism
Human evolution: the evolutionary ecology of extinct hominins; the evolution of human behaviour and culture; prehistory and archaeology of early human populations; evolutionary theory in archaeology and anthropology.
The anthropology of India, including popular Hinduism and Hindu nationalism, the caste system, the modern state, globalisation and the middle class; field research mainly in Tamil Nadu.
Geographies of labour market change in the UK; gender divisions of labour; interactive work in the service sector; economic migration since 1945; memory and oral histories, especially of women migrants