I have been working as a geographer at the University of Birmingham since 2003. As with all converts (I started my academic life as an historian) I'm passionate about the discipline. My interests revolve around cities, ranging from early projects looking at the historic urban fabric, through work on sustainability and regeneration, to more recent projects on arts and creativity.
I like to work in different media and have produced videos, a comic book, a smartphone app as well as having undertaken a couple of exhibitions in collaboration with a documentary photographer Dan Burwood.
My latest edited collection is with Saskia Warren: Creative economies, creative communities came out in 2015. A new edition of my book Urban Regeneration in the UK came out in 2013. I've also published a number of papers, some of which are available as open access - see the research page for more details.