Methods in Dialogue: Researching Mobilities

Date: Wednesday 9 March 2011, 3-5pm

Location: Humanities Bridgeford Street building, Lecture theatre G7

Workshop summary

Our three speakers will introduce the different methodological approaches they have taken to researching mobilities. This is followed by by discussion and debate from participants, exploring the distinctive research questions, practices, insights and types of knowledge claim that different methodological approaches to researching a topic can offer.


‘What’s in focus? A critical discussion of visual methods, mobility and children and young people’ Dr John Barker (Brunel University)

John Barker is a lecturer in Human Geography at the Centre for Human Geography, Brunel University. View John Barker’s webpage for more details.

‘Watching, talking, writing diaries and counting: exploring technologies and travel’ Dr Juliet Jain (University of the West of England)

Juliet Jain is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England. View Juliet Jain’s webpage for more details.

‘The use of new technologies to collect data on travel behaviour’ Professor Peter Bonsall (University of Leeds)

Peter Bonsall is a Professor of Transport Planning at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. View Peter Bonsall’s webpage for more details.

Registration and fees

This workshop is free but those wishing to attend must register.

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This workshopwill be held in lecture theatre G7 in the Humantities Bridgeford Street Building, which is number 35 on the University of Manchester campus map [opens in new window].

If you are heading from the city centre down Oxford Road, watch out for a pedestrian bridge over the road with ‘University of Manchester’ on it. Just past the bridge, you will see a big building on the left that looks like a giant tin drum. Bridgeford Street is on the opposite side of the road to this building, and behind the Arthur Lewis Building.


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