Prof Colin Pooley


My research focuses on the social geography of Britain and continental Europe since the eighteenth century. Essentially, I seek to understand how and why society has changed, and the impacts of these changes on people and places. I am particularly interested in the ways in which past processes influence the present and connect to contemporary society and policy. Current and recent research focuses on aspects of migration, mobility and sustainable urban travel, while past projects have included the study of housing, health, crime, ethnicity and social change.