Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Gill Memorial Award

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Excerpt from Awards Ceremony Transcript , published in The Geographical Journal (2019)

This year we recognise Dr Gemma Catney for her outstanding early career research in human geography, specifically the study of internal migration, and ethnic residential segregation and mixing in Britain. Gemma's research is reshaping contemporary debates and theories within social geography and the social sciences more generally. Underpinned by rigorous research, she has forged innovative approaches and new insights refuting often widely stated claims that the UK is “sleep‐walking to segregation.” Her research demonstrates that diversity is in fact spreading from areas of high diversity to areas traditionally less diverse. This research is not only well received in academia, but is having a substantial impact on national policy and media discussions...Gemma is one of the emerging leading lights in geography.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsRoyal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Awarded at event

Event titleRoyal Geographical Society (with IBG) Medals and Awards Ceremony
LocationRGS-IBG, London, London, United KingdomShow on map
Period03 Jun 2019