Understanding the Multi-Scalar Geographies of Peripheralization with Geospatial Methods

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering


This project is focused on applying a variety of geospatial methods to understand how areas may be classified as 'left behind', using the theoretical approach of peripheralization to understand how these places are formed over time. This approach will consider how multiple dimensions may overlap to produce differing classifications, from locating gaps in connectivity to grouping similar populations by socio-economic and environmental factors. Finally, the approach will emphasise the roles of individuals within the experience of left behind places, emphasising the multi-scalar characteristics that make the concept of left behind theoretically hard to define. This project will hence offer an essential contribution to an area that is highly relevant to current policy-based research, as it unites a variety of data sources to define an issue central to discussions around social inclusion and inequality. Academically, it will also offer a multi-disciplinary approach, as it engages with geographical issues through geospatial data science, particularly through investigations made possible through network analysis, geodemographic clustering and analysis of earth observation data.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S023577/1 31/03/2019 29/09/2027
2281614 Studentship EP/S023577/1 30/09/2019 29/09/2023 Rachael Karyn Sanderson