Professor Ron Johnston FBA

Human geography, electoral studies

Elected 1999

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.

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Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Past appointments

University of Bristol Professor of Geography

Jan 1995 -

University of Bristol Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Jan 1995 -

University of Essex Vice-Chancellor

Jan 1992 - Jan 1995

The University of Sheffield Professor of Geography

Jan 1974 - Jan 1992


The Boundary Commissions 1999

Money and Electoral Politics 2014

Drawing a new constituency map for the United Kingdom 2010

Choosing an electoral system 2010

From votes to seats 2001

Geography and geographers 2016

Dictionary of human geography 2009

Putting Voters in Their Place 2006

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