Niall Majury

Niall Majury


  • Room 02.022 - Geography Building

    United Kingdom

1994 …2022

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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 ( International Writing Group project on the scholarship of work-integrated learning and practice-based learning.
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
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:
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)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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