Professor Ron Johnston FBA
About this Fellow
Ron Johnston has been a professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol since 1995: previously he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex (1992-1995) and Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield (1974-1992), having held posts before that at the University of Canterbury (1967-1974) and Monash University (1964-1966). His main research interests are in electoral studies, urban social geography and the history of geography. He was awarded the OBE for services to scholarship in 2011, and the Prix Vautrin Lud in 1999: he also has awards from the Royal Geographical Society, the Association of American Geographers and the Political Studies Association.
- Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
- Professor of Geography, The University of Sheffield, 1974 - 1992
- Vice-Chancellor, University of Essex, 1992 - 1995
- Professor of Geography, University of Bristol, 1995
- Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University of Bristol, 1995
Economic geography with distinctive focus on retail & consumption: specifically retail globalisation & its host-economy impacts; & policy & practice engaged research on retail access.
The comparative study of borders that have experienced conflict, violence and war; related issues of trauma, memory and displacement; border crossings, transitions and transgressions; Islam; Ireland; Pakistan
The history, concept and practice of territory; contemporary territorial and boundary disputes and geopolitics; political and social theory; the history of geographical and political thought