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Niall Majury


  • Room 02.022 - Geography Building

    United Kingdom


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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)

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Research Output

Calculating nature's worth: insights from mapping the Canadian resource economy

Majury, N., 2016, p. 1-17. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    391 Downloads (Pure)

    Geological fakes and frauds

    Ruffell, A., Majury, N. & Brooks, W. E., Feb 2012, In : Earth-Science Reviews. 111, 1-2, p. 224–231

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    547 Downloads (Pure)

    Technology and the architecture of markets: re-configuring the Canadian equity market

    Majury, N., 2007, In : Environment and Planning A. 39, p. 2187-2206 DOI:10.1068/a38287.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)

    Economic landscapes

    Majury, N., May 2013, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography. Johnson, N. C., Schein, R. H. & Winders, J. (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 161-172 (Blackwell Companions to Geography).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    University Teaching Award

    Majury, Niall (Recipient), 03 Nov 2004

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

    Majury, Niall (Recipient), 28 Oct 2016

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Commonwealth Scholarship

    Majury, Niall (Recipient), Aug 1988

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Activities

    Quebec, Canadian Studies and Queen's University Belfast

    Niall Majury (Host)

    11 Feb 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

    Niall Majury (Organiser)

    03 Nov 2007

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Professor Meric Gertler (President of the University of Toronto) - The University and the City.

    Niall Majury (Organiser)

    23 Mar 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    47th Conference of Irish Geographers

    Niall Majury (Member of the organising committee)

    21 May 201524 May 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland

    Niall Majury (Member of the organising committee)

    12 May 201614 May 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference