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Crispian Fuller

Dr Crispian Fuller

Reader in Human Geography

School of Geography and Planning

Email
FullerC2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 74705
Campuses
Glamorgan Building, Room Room 2.53, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

My research focuses on urban and economic geography.  Firstly, I am interested in the everyday politics and power relations characterising the governance of cities, including the practices of negotiation and argumentation between actors.  In the last five years my research in this area has focused on examining how urban local authorities are mediating austerity, with particular focus on economic development and regeneration. This research has been undertaken with a number of city councils in the UK. research has been published in a number of journals, including EPA, Urban Studies, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society,  and Geoforum.

 

I am presently the PI on a Leverhulme Trust funded project examining local government Council Tax debt collection practices, and their impacts on citizens experienced Council Tax debts. The project is examining all metropolitan councils in England, as well as three individual case studies where there will be interviews with all critical stakeholders, and interviews and focus groups with citizens. 

 

Secondly, I undertake research on the role of geography in the configuration of corporations, and their impact on geographical relations, particularly in relation to the Global Production Networks perspective.  I am interested in how geography underpins power relations within the corporation, and the consequence of such power configurations on economic geographies. Research from this area has been published in journals such as the Journal of Economic Geography. I was Leverhulme Fellow between 2018-19, undertaking research on the impact of Brexit on foreign corporations in the UK.  The study examined how corporations are mediating the impacts of Brexit, including examination of how supply chains are being reconfigured, and the early impact of Brexit on regional development. My present research in this area is examining the impacts of digitalisation on aerospace firms in certain English regions. A further project is examining the role the region in the development of the digital health sector. 

 

Finally, I have a broadranging interest in the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Various aspects of process philosophy influence my research in urban and economic geography. I am particularly interested in Whitehead's concept of spacetime as generated through the extensive continuum. 

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Research

My research focuses on urban and economic geography.  Firstly, I am interested in the everyday politics and power relations characterising the governance of cities, including the practices of negotiation and argumentation between actors.  In the last five years my research in this area has focused on examining how urban local authorities are mediating austerity, with particular focus on economic development and regeneration. This research has been undertaken with a number of city councils in the UK. research has been published in a number of journals, including EPA, Urban Studies, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society,  and Geoforum.

 

I am presently the PI on a Leverhulme Trust funded project examining local government Council Tax debt collection practices, and their impacts on citizens experienced Council Tax debts. The project is examining all metropolitan councils in England, as well as three individual case studies where there will be interviews with all critical stakeholders, and interviews and focus groups with citizens. 

 

Secondly, I undertake research on the role of geography in the configuration of corporations, and their impact on geographical relations, particularly in relation to the Global Production Networks perspective.  I am interested in how geography underpins power relations within the corporation, and the consequence of such power configurations on economic geographies. Research from this area has been published in journals such as the Journal of Economic Geography. I was Leverhulme Fellow between 2018-19, undertaking research on the impact of Brexit on foreign corporations in the UK.  The study examined how corporations are mediating the impacts of Brexit, including examination of how supply chains are being reconfigured, and the early impact of Brexit on regional development. My present research in this area is examining the impacts of digitalisation on aerospace firms in certain English regions. A further project is examining the role the region in the development of the digital health sector. 

 

Finally, I have a broadranging interest in the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Various aspects of process philosophy influence my research in urban and economic geography. I am particularly interested in Whitehead's concept of spacetime as generated through the extensive continuum. 

Teaching

CP0144 Urban Economies

CP0211 Spaces of Production

CPT888 Urban and Regional Dynamics

Supervisions

I am interested in supervising students in the following areas:

  • Urban governance
  • Urban politics
  • Urban regeneration
  • Urban and regional economic development
  • Corporations and regional economic development
  • Global Production Networks and regional economic development

Research themes

Specialisms

  • Urban geography
  • Economic geography
  • Global Production Networks
  • Urban politics and governance