Dr Adam Eldridge
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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 evening economy. My research examines town and city centres at night with a focus on gender/sexuality and public space, the 24 hour city, pleasure, and late-night drinking cultures. I am currently conducting early research into the keeping of companion animals in medium to high density environments. 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, and Dr Greg Cowan's research into city streets at night. I am currently on the supervisory panel for Maja Jovic's study of branding and post-conflict cities, Elvan Can's work on gentrification and public space in Istanbul, and Nikhaela Wick's study of race and the night-time economy. I welcome PhD proposals from students working in the field of late-night culture, alcohol and leisure.