My research can be situated at the intersection of urban, transport, social and cultural geography. Empirically the focus is usually on the everyday mobilities of people, goods and information. In theoretical terms my work is influenced by the writings of a wide range of authors across geography, social theory and philosophy, including — but certainly not limited to — Torsten Hägerstrand, A N Whitehead, Isabelle Stengers, Michel Foucault and Sylvia Wynter.
Despite its diversity, I like to think of my research as organized around five general concerns:
- Rapid change and just low-carbon transformations in urban mobilities — technological innovation, digitalisation, urbanisation, governance, urbanisation, different forms of justice;
- Futures and temporality — sociotechnical transitions, path dependency, habit, rhythm, resilience, vulnerability;
- Spatial and social inequality — in relation to actual and potential mobilities, digital technologies, urban informalities, mobility and health;
- Well-being — conceptualisations, politics, and relationships with mobility and place;
- Philosophy of transport and mobility — history of thought and praxis, new concepts and modes of thinking.