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Dr Debbie Humphry

Human Geography Lecturer

About

I am a human geography lecturer at Kingston University. My research interests include housing, neighbourhood, class relations, social mobility, social justice, visual and participatory methodologies. I am an editor and website editor for the radical journal City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. Research projects include: Protest and Experiences of the Housing and Planning Act (Homes for All); Residents' Experiences of Post-Olympics East Village, London (LivingMaps Network); Evaluation of Carpenter's Road Lock, E20 (University of East London); Primary School Children's Experiences of Distance Learning (University of Sussex); Neighbourhood Relations/Gypsy Traveller community (Real Strategies, Goldsmiths). Outside of academia I contribute to community campaigning projects (Kentish Town Futures, Homes for All, Disabled People Against the Cuts/DPAC, Radical Housing Network).

I previously worked as a journalist/photographer, publishing and exhibiting widely on topics such as Gender, Gypsies and Travellers, Sex Workers, Disability and Health, including for the Guardian and the New Economic Foundations, and exhibiting at the National Portrait Gallery and The Royal Festival Hall (London). My non-academic work has influenced my academic my research and teaching, including working with film-makers and facilitating participatory visual research including with marginalised groups, such as young offenders, unaccompanied young refugees and disabled people.

Recent publications emerging from this research have been published in academic and non-academic journal, books, media and blogs, including for: Housing, Theory and Society; City- analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action; Computers and Education; Invisible Britain/Velvet Joy; the Guardian; Radical News.

Areas of specialism

  • Housing
  • Neighbourhood
  • Social justice
  • Class relations
  • Social mobility
  • Social Mixing

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Qualifications

  • BA English Literature
  • Post-graduate Diploma Gender Studies
  • MA Photography and Urban Cultures (Soc)
  • MSc Social Research Methods (Geog)
  • PhD: Moving on? Expereinces of Social Mobility in a mixed class North London Neighbourhood (Geog)

Research

My research interests include housing, neighbourhood, class relations, social mobility, social justice, visual and participatory methodologies. Research projects include: Protest and Experiences of the Housing and Planning Act (Homes for All); Residents' Experiences of Post-Olympics East Village, London (LivingMaps Network); Evaluation of Carpenter's Road Lock, E20 (University of East London); Primary School Children's Experiences of Distance Learning (University of Sussex); Neighbourhood Relations/Gypsy Traveller community (Real Strategies, Goldsmiths). Outside of academia I contribute to community campaigning projects (Kentish Town Futures, Homes for All, Disabled People Against the Cuts/DPAC, Radical Housing Network). Selected publications :

Humphry, D. 2019 forthcoming. From Residualisation to Individualization? Social Tenants' Experiences in Post-Olympics East Village, Housing, Theory and Society.

Fernandez Arrigoitia, M., Humphry, D and Richter, A. Editorial: Anything is Possible. City. 23:2. Pp.139-142

Humphry & Hampden-Thompson, 2019. Primary school pupils' emotional experiences of synchronous audio-led online communication during online one-to-one tuition. Computers & Education, 135, pp.100-112.

Humphry, D 2019. Memory and the Everyday in Homs, Syria. Interview with Ammar Azzouz. CITY http://bit.ly/MemorySyria

Humphry, D. 2018. Paula and Keith. Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience. Ed Paul Sng, Velvet Joy.

Humphry, D, and Burridge, S. 2018. The Cost of Homelessness'. Radical News.

Humphry, D., 2017. 'The Best New Place to Live'? Visual Research with Residents in East Village and E20. In London 2012 and the Post-Olympics City (pp. 179-204). Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Humphry, D, and Parsons, J. 2017. Radical News. 'Our West Hendon: Personal Accounts of Estate Regeneration in North London'.

Gibbons, A and Humphry, D. (2017), Endpiece: From LA to Standing Rock and beyond: a holistic reading of confluences, CITY Vol. 21, (1).

Humphry, D. 2017. Voices and Analysis, Grenfell Tower. City bit.ly/VoicesGrenfell

Humphry, D (2016), 'Rapid response to the London's Housing Crisis and its Activisms Conference', CITY Vol 20 (3) May 2016

Cohen, P. , Humphry, D. and Crockett, N. (2016) Speaking out of Place report. LLDC.

Humphry, D (2016)'Social housing tenants who feel demonised as second-class citizens', The Guardian, 18 May 2016.  http://bit.ly/2gvwvmo

Humphry, D (2016) A Disaster for Ordinary People": Exclusive interviews with Ken Loach and Aditya Chakrabortty on The UK Housing and Planning Act (2016), CITY website http://bit.ly/2gkla9F Humphry, D (2013) 'Inside Outside: a Visual Investigation of Belonging in a North London Neighbourhood', in Home: International Perspectives on Culture, Identity and Belonging, eds Kusenback, M. Paulsen, K, Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Brussels, New York, Oxford, Warsaw, Wien.

Gidley, B, Rooke, A, Lelliott, S & Humphry, D (2008), Learning from the Local: The Newtown Neighbourhood Project Final Report, West Kent Xtra & Goldsmiths UniLondon.

Humphry, D (2007), 'Learning from Experience'  BURA/SEEDA Best practice case studies from sustainable community projects:  Chatham Maritime & Pestalozzi Institute. .SEEDA website.

Rooke, A, Gidley, B, Shukra, K, Humphry, D (2005), 'No Ball Games Here: The Hyde Sport Inquiry: Identifying barriers for young people's access to leisure facilities. Goldsmiths CUCR.

Humphry, D (2003), 'Photography'; Directions in Art Series; Oxford; Heinemann Library Harcourt Education Ltd.

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