Staff Profile:Dr Sophie Bowlby
- Dr Sophie Bowlby
- Job Title:
- Visiting Research Fellow
- Areas of Interest:
My research interests are in feminist social and economic geography of urban areas and cross the divide between 'social' and 'economic' geography. I have a particular interest in the relationships between home and paid work. Specific topics areas are:
- access and mobility;
- retailing and shopping;
- racialised gendering and employment
- caring obligations and employment.
- Research groups / Centres:
Sophie is a longstanding member of both the RGS/IBG Women and Geography Study Group and the Social and Cultural Study Group. She is currently working on an ESRC funded project on 'Children's embodied social capital and (dis)ability: connecting micro- and macro- scales of exclusion/inclusion' with Dr Louise Holt (Loughborough University) and Dr Jennifer Lea (Loughborough University).
Sophie is a Director and Chairperson of ReadiBus, a bus service in Reading for people who cannot use ordinary buses.
Sophie has been awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship for research on 'Changing spaces of support: friendship practices among women in their fifties' (£16,046) starting February 2013
YNumber of items: 10.
- Bowlby, S. and Lloyd-Evans, S. (2011) Between state and market: the non-profit workforce in a changing local environment. Social Policy and Society, 10 (3). pp. 417-427. ISSN 1475-3073 doi: 10.1017/S1474746411000133
- Bowlby, S. (2011) Friendship, co-presence and care: neglected spaces. Social and Cultural Geography, 12 (6). pp. 605-622. ISSN 1470-1197 doi: 10.1080/14649365.2011.601264
- Bowlby, S. R., McKie, L., Gregory, S. and MacPherson, I. (2010) Interdependency and care over the lifecourse. Routledge, Oxford, pp200. ISBN 9780415434676
- Bowlby, S. R. and Tivers, J. (2009) Feminist geography, prehistory of. In: Kitchen, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier, pp. 59-63. ISBN 9780080449104 doi: DOI:10.1016/B978-008044910-4.00396-5
- Bowlby, S. and Lloyd-Evans, S. (2009) You seem very westernized to me: place, identity and othering of Muslim workers in the UK labour market. In: Hopkins, P. and Gale, R. (eds.) Muslims in Britain: race, place and identities. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748625871
- Raco, M., Henderson, S. and Bowlby, S. (2007) Delivering brownfield regeneration: sustainable community-building in London and Manchester. In: Dixon, T., Raco, M., Catney, P. and Lerner, D. (eds.) Sustainable Brownfield Regeneration: livable places from problem spaces. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 35-66. ISBN 978-1-4051-4403-2
- Henderson, S., Bowlby, S. and Raco, M. (2007) Refashioning local government and inner-city regeneration: The Salford experience. Urban Studies, 44 (8). pp. 1441-1463. ISSN 0042-0980 doi: 10.1080/00420980701373495
- Roche, C., Doyle, L. and Bowlby, S. (2004) Reflections of geography and gender, then and now. In: Group, W. A. G. S. (ed.) Geography and Gender Reconsidered. RGS/IBG, London, pp. 49-58.
- McKie, L., Bowlby, S. and Gregory, S. (2004) Starting well: Gender, care and health in the family context. Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association, 38 (3). pp. 593-611. ISSN 0038-0385 doi: 10.1177/0038038504043220
- Bowlby, S., Lloyd-Evans, S. and Roche, C. (2004) Youth employment, racialised gendering and school-work transitions. In: Parkinson, M. and Boddy, M. (eds.) City Matters. Policy Press, Bristol.
- BA (Cambridge); MSc PhD (Northwestern); AcSS (Human Geography