Dr Andrew Tallon

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons); PhD; SFHEA; FRGS
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Urban Policy & Programme Leader: BA Geography
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 82098
  • Email:Andrew.Tallon@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I completed a BA (Hons) Geography (1995-1998) and a PhD (1998-2002) in the Department of Geography at Swansea University.  My PhD focused on the new trend towards city centre housing development as part of the urban renaissance of the late 1990s and early 2000s.  I was then appointed a Lecturer in Human Geography at Swansea University from 2001-2003.  I joined the University of the West of England in September 2003 as a Lecturer in Urban Policy in the School for Housing and Urban Studies.  Since 2007 I have been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management.  From 2015, I am the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Geography.

From 2015-2018, I have been part of an ESRC funded project, PARCOUR, which is exploring public-private partnerships in urban regeneration.  PARCOUR seeks to understand how the public benefit from these types of agreements.  I am working with Prof Rob Atkinson and Dr David Williams at UWE, as well as colleagues in the Netherlands and Brazil.

From 2017-2021, I am involved in a Horizon 2020 EU-funded project, COHSMO, which is investigating the relationship between socio-economic structures of inequality, urbanisation and territorial cohesion, and how territorial cohesion across Europe at different levels (local, regional, national and European) affects economic growth, spatial justice and democratic capacities.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers (since 1999) and a member of the Town and Country Planning Association (since 2002).  I am also the UWE academic liaison for the Bristol Branch of the Geographical Association (https://bristolga.blogs.bristol.ac.uk).

Since 2010, I have been the Editor of the international Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal (www.henrystewartpublications.com/jurr).  I was awarded a Teaching Excellence award in 2010 and a UWE Learning and Teaching Fellowship in 2012.  Since 2017 I have been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academcy.  A second edition of my textbook Urban Regeneration in the UK was published in April 2013 (www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415685030/).

Outside of academia I am actively involved in the Somerset illuminated carnivals and have been the Chairman of the Carnivals in Somerset Promotion Project (www.cispp.org.uk) since 2011.

Teaching at UWE

Level 1: Geographies of Globalisation (Module Leader)
Level 1: Geographical Field Study (Wales fieldtrip week)

Level 2: Regenerating Cities (Module Leader)
Level 2: Researching Human Geography (Mallorca fieldtrip week)

Level 3: Transforming Cities (Module Leader)
Level 3: Advanced Geographical Expedition (China field expedition)

Area of expertise

Urban geography

Urban regeneration

Urban policy and politics

Urban economics

Gentrification and housing-led regeneration

Retail-led regeneration

The night-time city and regeneration

Culture and regeneration

Carnivals and regeneration​


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