I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1976, and then spent a year as a Special Student at Harvard University. I returned to Cambridge from 1977-9, studying for my PhD, then moved to a lectureship at Queen Mary, University of London. I was awarded my PhD in 1984 and was promoted to a Readership at Queen Mary in 1995. I moved from Queen Mary to Portsmouth in 2000.
- History of the North-South divide in Britain
- Data models for gazetteers and geospatial ontologies
- Long-run impacts of locality characteristics on health inequalities
- The role of travellers in the development of political life