Staff Profile:Professor Avril Maddrell

Professor Avril Maddrell
Job Title:
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision; SAGES Research Ethics Committee; member of SAGES Equality and Diversity committee
Areas of Interest:

Avril is a social and cultural geographer interested in historical and contemporary issues. Research interests include gender; emotional-affective geographies; deathscapes; sacred mobilities; place, landscape and heritage; historiography; and charity shops as socio-cultural spaces.

Research groups / Centres:

Human Geography Research Cluster

Key Facts:


Gender, Place and Culture

Social and Cultural Geography

Recent Research Projects:

2017-2018 Deathscapes and Diversity in multicultural England and Wales. Making space for established minorities' and migrants' bodily remains and associated ritual and remembrance, with Yasminah Beebeejaun (UCL), Katie McClymont (UWE) (PI, AHRC-ESRC)

2015-16 'Creating a virtual pilgrimage trail in the Isle of Man: faithscape, landscape and heritage' (PI, AHRC Follow on funding: AH/N00289X/1)

2015-16 Economic Migrants in Bristol, (PI, Research Consultancy Project, Bristol City Council)

2012 Higher Education Academy, Gender and Career Experience in Geography (with RGS-IBG WGSG)

2010-11, Landscape aesthetics, meaning and experience in Christian pilgrimage, (PI, with Veronica della Dora (Geography, Bristol); Alessandro Scafi, (Warburg Inst., London); Heather Walton (Theology, Glasgow) AHRC-ESRC : HOO9868/1)



Gemzöe, L., Keinänen, M. and Maddrell A. (eds.), (2016) Contemporary Encounters in Gender and Religion. European perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Maddrell, A. Terry A. and Gale T. (eds.) (2015) Sacred Mobilities, Ashgate, Farnham

Maddrell A., Della Dora V., Scafi A. and Walton H. (2015) Christian pilgrimage, landscape and heritage. Journeying to the sacred, Routledge, London

Maddrell A. and J. Sidaway (eds.) (2010) Deathscapes. New spaces for death, dying and bereavement, Ashgate, Farnham.

Anderson E., A. Maddrell, K. McLouglin and E. Vincent (eds.) (2010) Memory, Mourning, Landscape, Rodopi, Amsterdam

Maddrell A. (2009) Complex Locations: women's geographical work in the UK 1850-1970, Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers/ Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.

Horne S. and A. Maddrell, (2002) Charity Shops. Retailing, consumption and society, Routledge, London.


PhD Students:

Robyn Woronka, A geographical 'sense of place' can be reflected in a film, but does it consider the audience's perception of the place and the reality for the local community?

Vevila Dornelles, Gendered geographies of online gaming: a UK/Brazil comparative case study of gendered spatial practices in the MOBA League of Legends.

Davina Kirkpatrick, Landscape, mourning and remembrance: performance art and practice

Edward Wigley (2015) Everyday mobilities, place and spiritual practice

Dirk Pardoel (2015) Landscape, place and dwelling: transhumance and processions in Spain

Gillian Cope (2015) Visitor experience of sense of place at the National Trust

Sarah Evans (2014) Terra Incognita: women in the RGS expedition archives (AHRC CDA)

Simon Ruston (2012) Discourses of authenticity and Travellers' rights to accommodation


Avril welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students working in her field.
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