As you may have guessed from the title, this is a blog for me (Paul Simpson) and I am a human geographer. I am a Lecturer in Human Geography at Plymouth University. I have also lectured at Keele University. Previously I have been based at the University of Bristol (where I completed an MSc in Society and Space and a PhD in Human Geography between 2005-2009) and also the University of Glasgow (where I completed an MA in Geography between 2001-2005).
My broad research interests relate to the study of the social and cultural geographies of artistic and everyday practices and the use of urban public spaces. I am particularly interested in developing understandings of the experiential aspects of this and how the use of space intersects with its planning and design. In doing so I draw on and develop insights from post-structural and (post)phenomenological philosophy, particularly through an engagement with the works of Jean-Luc Nancy, Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Edmund Husserl.
This is a blog related to my research and so will include information about work I have written/I am writing, conference papers I’ve presented, and any other things I think to put up here. If you have any questions about this or would like to receive copies of any of the papers I list, do get in touch (either comment on a post or email me at paul.simpson[at]plymouth.ac.uk).