Mr Jason Snelling

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About me

Jason is a Lecturer in Human Geography within the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. Jason's research interests and expertise are in migration, initially working in the field of migration, crime, and security, and more recently examining migrants travel behaviours in the UK. Jason's PhD research is supervised by the Centre for Transport and Society and uses a life course approach to unpick the complex factors influencing changes in migrants travel behaviours.

Jason is a member of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC), and a member of the RUSI Strategic Hub for Organised Crime (SHOC) research network. Alongside this Jason is a post-Graduate Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS (and IBG)), involved in the Transport Geographies Research Group, the Social and Cultural Geographies Research Group, the Political Geography Research Group, and the Criminal Justice Research Group. Jason is also a post-Graduate member of the British International Studies Association (BISA), involved in pedagogical research into the benefits of multi-disciplinary PCK in teaching and learning in Geography.

Area of expertise

Jason contributes to teaching across the BA and BSc Geography program, contributing to modules including Geographical Skills; Culture, Society and Place; Migration, Policy and Society; Geographies of Globalisation; Professional Development for Geographers; and Youth, Society and Ageing. Jason also supervises undergraduate and masters dissertation projects.

Areas of expertise and teaching include:

  • Migration Crime
  • Migration and Security
  • Identity and Social Exclusion
  • Terrorism, Organised Crime and Security
  • Migrant Travel Behaviour
  • Security and Crime Science
  • Qualitative Research Methods


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