Introducing Simon Cook – PhD Student

I officially started my PhD this October and within the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway I belong to Landscape Surgery – the Social and Cultural Geography research group. All new students to the group have been asked to post an introductory blog post about themselves and mine is below. I’m sure none of this is new to readers of jographies, but just in case you were thinking – who the hell is this guy? The answer:

Landscape Surgery

Hello Surgeons!

I officially joined the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group as a PhD student in October this year, and although not technically new to the department or to the blog, I am here to introduce myself as part of a series of new students saying ‘Hello world’.

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Personal Profile

I joined the Department of Geography at RHUL in 2013 to undertake the MA in Cultural Geography and have since stayed on the do my PhD under the expert supervision of Professor Pete Adey. Prior to this I was based in the wonderful School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Plymouth University from 2010 – 2013 where I really gained my enthusiasm and passion for human geography. My postgraduate studies are funded by an ESRC 1+3 studentship.

Research Interests 

I am a human geographer with broad interests that transect social, cultural and transport geography. My principle research enthusiasms include:

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