Dr Adam Eldridge

Senior Lecturer

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309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW
Tuesdays 3.00-5.00pm

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I hold a PhD with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. My thesis, 'Of Other Places: Theming Geography, Identity, and History' examined the articulation of place, cultural identity and history within themed environments. I joined the University of Westminster in 2004, initially as a research fellow with the Central Cities Institute working with Marion Roberts on several studies into the night-time economy. Since 2007, I have been employed as a post-doc research fellow then Lecturer.

My teaching centres around themes such as cultural consumption, globalisation, identity, leisure and the night-time economy. I am module leader for 'Identity and Society' and 'Pleasures and Perils'. I have supervised a number of BA and MA dissertations across Planning and Transport, Sociology, and Tourism. In 2010 I completed the PGCert in the Management of Learning and Teaching at Goldsmith College, University of London, and am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Since joining Westminster I have worked on several qualitative research projects, principally concerning the urban renaissance and the night. My research examines town and city centres after dark with a focus on gender/sexuality and public space, the 24 hour city, pleasure, and late-night drinking cultures.  

I was on the PhD supervisory team for Dr James Morgan's 'Gambling with Regeneration: Open Access Casinos and Seaside Resorts', Dr Atepheh Amid's critical examination of late-night culture(s) in Iran, Dr Greg Cowan's work on stations and urban design, and  Maja Jovic's study of branding and post-conflict cities. I welcome PhD proposals from students working in the field of late-night culture, alcohol and leisure.

2018

Aspects Of London’s Evening And Night Time Economy: A Report for the Mayor of London/ GLA (2018)
Roberts, M., Osborn, G., Eldridge, A., Robinson, J. and Flacks, S. 2018. Aspects Of London’s Evening And Night Time Economy: A Report for the Mayor of London/ GLA. London MusicTank.

2012

Local variations in youth drinking cultures (2012)
Roberts, M., Townshend, T.G., Pappalepore, I., Eldridge, A. and Mulyawan, B. 2012. Local variations in youth drinking cultures. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

2008

Retrofitting Soho: improving the sustainability of historic core areas. Report on a pilot study sponsored by Westminster City Council, the Soho Community Environment Fund, The Crown Estate, English Heritage and Shaftesbury PLC (2008)
Lloyd-Jones, T., Eldridge, A., Mulyawan, B. and Theis, M. 2008. Retrofitting Soho: improving the sustainability of historic core areas. Report on a pilot study sponsored by Westminster City Council, the Soho Community Environment Fund, The Crown Estate, English Heritage and Shaftesbury PLC. London, UK Max Lock Centre Press, University of Westminster.

2007

Expecting 'Great Things'? The impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on democratic involvement, dispersal and drinking cultures (2007)
Roberts, M. and Eldridge, A. 2007. Expecting 'Great Things'? The impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on democratic involvement, dispersal and drinking cultures. London University of Westminster.

2018

‘Shaken, Not Stirred’: An Introduction to Exploring Nightlife (2018)
Eldridge, A. and Nofre, J. 2018. ‘Shaken, Not Stirred’: An Introduction to Exploring Nightlife. in: Nofre, J. and Eldridge, A. (ed.) Exploring Nightlife: Space, Society and Governance London Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 1-15

2013

Re-populating the nighttime city: hospitality and gender (2013)
Eldridge, A. and Roberts, M. 2013. Re-populating the nighttime city: hospitality and gender. in: Henckel, D., Thomaier, S., Könecke, B., Zedda, R. and Stabilini, S. (ed.) Space-time design of the public city Netherlands Springer.

2010

The urban renaissance and the night-time economy: who belongs in the city at night? (2010)
Eldridge, A. 2010. The urban renaissance and the night-time economy: who belongs in the city at night? in: Manzi, T., Lucas, K., Lloyd-Jones, T. and Allen, J. (ed.) Social sustainability in urban areas: communities, connectivity, and the urban fabric London, UK. Earthscan.

2009

"Drunk, fat and vulgar": the problem with hen parties (2009)
Eldridge, A. 2009. "Drunk, fat and vulgar": the problem with hen parties. in: Kevin, C. (ed.) Feminism and the body: interdisciplinary perspectives Newcastle Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 194-211

2018

"A Cathartic Moment in a Man's Life": Homosociality and Gendered Fun on the Puttan Tour (2018)
Crowhurst, I. and Eldridge, A. 2018. "A Cathartic Moment in a Man's Life": Homosociality and Gendered Fun on the Puttan Tour . Men and Masculinities .
Tourism, nightlife and planning: challenges and opportunities for community liveability in La Barceloneta (2018)
Nofre, J., Giordano, E., Eldridge, A., Martins, J.C. and Sequera, J. 2018. Tourism, nightlife and planning: challenges and opportunities for community liveability in La Barceloneta. Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment . 20 (3), pp. 377-396.

2013

Gatekeeping and drinking cultures: how do we talk about drinking? (2013)
Eldridge, A. 2013. Gatekeeping and drinking cultures: how do we talk about drinking? International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 16 (6), pp. 477-489.

2010

Public panics: problematic bodies in social space (2010)
Eldridge, A. 2010. Public panics: problematic bodies in social space. Emotion, Space and Society. 3 (1), pp. 40-44.

2008

A comfortable night out? Alcohol, drunkenness and inclusive town centres (2008)
Eldridge, A. and Roberts, M. 2008. A comfortable night out? Alcohol, drunkenness and inclusive town centres. Area. 40 (3), pp. 365-374.
Hen parties: bonding or brawling? (2008)
Eldridge, A. and Roberts, M. 2008. Hen parties: bonding or brawling? Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 15 (3), pp. 323-328.

2007

Quieter, safer, cheaper? Planning for more inclusive town centres at night (2007)
Roberts, M. and Eldridge, A. 2007. Quieter, safer, cheaper? Planning for more inclusive town centres at night. Planning Practice and Research. 22 (2), pp. 253-266.

2009

Planning the night-time city (2009)
Roberts, M. and Eldridge, A. 2009. Planning the night-time city. Abingdon Routledge.

2007

Quieter safer cheaper (2007)
Roberts, M. and Eldridge, A. 2007. Quieter safer cheaper. New concepts and approaches for Urban and Regional Policy and Planning?. Leuven, Belgium 02 - 03 Apr 2007
Hen parties: embodiment and public drunkenness (2007)
Eldridge, A. 2007. Hen parties: embodiment and public drunkenness. Feminism and the Body. King's College London 25 - 27 Jan 2007 Taylor & Francis.

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