RGS_logoMany members of the UPD Research Cluster will be convenors, chairs, discussants and authors at this year’s RGS-IBG (Royal Geographic Society with the Institute of British Geographers) Annual Conference. This year’s annual conference is chaired by Peter Jackson and will explore the theme ‘Nexus Thinking’. The conference will be held by the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September, 2016.

Detailed information about sessions featuring UPD staff and research students can be accessed by clicking the links below.


Professor Sylvia Chant

Professor Ian Gordon

Dr Nancy Holman

Dr Claire Mercer

Dr Megan Ryburn

Dr Romola Sanyal

Dr Hyun Bang Shin


Laura Antona

Pablo Navarrete

Mara Nogueira-Teixera

Harry Pettit

  • Co-Convenor, Chair and Presenter of ‘Moving back to the Center: investing in cruel optimism on the margins of modern Cairo’ in session ‘Youth and Urban Marginality

Chris Suckling

Meredith Whitten

Yimin Zhao