Methodological Innovations in Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate research is frequently at the cutting edge of the methodological debate, offering changes and challenges within the discipline and providing innovative methodological approaches. Innovation allows for a rethinking of the ways that the methods we, as geographers, employ can be applied to overcome the often unique challenges faced within postgraduate research, which in turn can lead to the development of new approaches to methods and methodologies. This session aims to give postgraduate students the opportunity to engage with and discuss a range of methods and methodologies, providing a relatively informal and highly supportive space in which to present to a group of your peers, gain feedback, and to collectively discuss innovative methodologies.

We are seeking postgraduates to present a short (8 minute) paper which highlights an aspect of their research methodology, however small, which can be thought of as innovative. We ask applicants to provide a title for their presentation along with an abstract (of max 150 words) that explains how their methodology or application of a method is innovative.

Abstract submission:

Please email prospective contributions or any queries to Phil Emmerson ( The deadline for submission is Wednesday 17th February 2016.  Please include:

  • A title for your presentation;
  • An abstract of max 150 words;
  • Your name, affiliation and contact details (email address).