Niall Majury

      Dr Niall Majury

      Senior Lecturer (Education)

      Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3367

      For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
      or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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      Interests

      Education:
       
      SFHEA - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016)
      FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013)
      PhD - University of Toronto (1999)
      MA - University of British Columbia (1990)
      BSc Hons (Geography) - Queens University Belfast (1988)
       
      Research and Scholarship:
       
      I am an economic and urban geographer.  Published work has explored: the role of disclosure as a legal technology in reshaping the governance of financial markets; the development of on-screen trading technologies within stock markets; affordable housing and development; the construction of a mass market for homeownership in the U.S; and the cultural politics of foreign investment within dynamic housing markets.
       
      I am particularly interested in the geographical dynamics that underpin the construction and governance of markets. Currently I am working on a project that examines how scientific knowledge of nature is enrolled into systems of valuation and property relations, focusing on the associated knowledge practices that animate contemporary circuits of speculative mining finance.
       
      Key words: economic geography; geographies of markets; technical innovation; global finance; financial speculation; mining; mineral prospecting; homeownership; housing; market governance; market regulation; construction of value/worth.
       
      I am also active in the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education (SOTL).  In particular I am interested in graduate employability; work-integrated learning and practice-based learning; and technology enhanced assessment practices.  I am currently collaborating on an ISSOTL (http://www.issotl.com/issotl15/) International Writing Group project on the scholarship of work-integrated learning and practice-based learning.
       
      Teaching:
       
      GAP1011 Human Geographies of the Modern World
      GAP1012 Spaces of Development
      GAP2040 Geographical Research
      GAP2048 The Mediterranean: Exploring Dynamic Environments
      GAP3057 Dissertation
      GAP3064 Geographies of Global Finance
      GAP7402 Critical Approaches to Human Geography
      GAP7406 Methods and Research Design
      GAP7411 Geographies of Markets
       
      Administration:
       
      Geography Programme Coordinator
      Module Coordinator GAP1012
      Module Coordinator GAP3064
      Module Coordinator GAP7411
      Member, Central Students Appeals Committee (QUB)
       
      Community Service:
       
      Director, Centre of Canadian Studies, Queen’s University Belfast
      Executive Committee, Geographical Association NI
      Executive Committee, Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland
       
      Previous Administrative Experience:
       
      GAP Year 3 Coordinator (2013-15)
      GAP Head of Undergraduate Teaching in Geography (2008-13)
      GAP Director of International Programs (Erasmus, Study Abroad, Study USA) (2003-11)
      GAP Advisor of Studies (2005-2010, 2014-2015)
      GAP Disability Officer (2014-15)
      Module Coordinator – GGY1006, GGY2048, GAP7006, GAP7017
       
      Previous Employment:
       
      Lecturer
      School of Geography, University of Leeds (1995-2000)
      Teaching / Research Assistant
      Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto (1990-1995)
      Teaching Assistant
      Department of Geography, University of British Columbia (1988-1990)

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      Frequent Journals

      • The Regional Review

        ISSNs: 0961-5334

        Journal

      • Reflections

        Journal: Specialist publication

      • Progress in Human Geography

        ISSNs: 0309-1325

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-0288

        SAGE Publications Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.71 SJR 3.589 SNIP 2.862

        Journal

      • Earth-Science Reviews

        ISSNs: 0012-8252

        Elsevier

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 7.82 SJR 3.259 SNIP 3.285

        Journal

      • Canadian Geographer

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1541-0064

        Wiley-Blackwell

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.03 SJR 0.435 SNIP 0.714

        Journal

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