Dr Jesse Heley

BA, MA and PhD from DGES.

Profile

Jesse Heley was awarded a BA and MA from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Having completed his Ph.D. at the same institution on the subject of 'Rurality, Class, Aspiration and the Emergence of a New Squirearchy', Jesse was appointed as a Research Associate in DGES in 2009. He took up a Lectureship in Human Geography in the same department in April 2012.

 

Teaching

Module Coordinator
Coordinator
Lecturer
Tutor
Moderator

Research

Jesse's research is situated within the broad fields of political geography, economic geography & spatial planning, being particularly concerned with rural restructuring & shifting class dynamics in the British countryside. Currently, Jesse's research addresses; the nature & impact of globalization in rural localities; rural governance and regional institutions; the role of older volunteers in shaping & maintaining rural services & development; & ethnography & the ethical implications of undertaking 'native', 'local' & 'insider' research.

Current Funded Research Projects:

  • 'Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies (ROBUST)', European Union Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges (Co-I), Website: www.rural-urban.eu
  • ESRC Civil Society Research Centre (WISERD) Theme 'Leader, Polarization, Austerity & Civic Deficits' www.wiserd.ac.uk 

Selected Previous Research Projects:

  • 'The Global Countryside: Rural Change and Development in Globalization (GLOBAL-RURAL)', European Research Council Advanced Grant, 2014-19 (Co-I, with Michael Woods). Website: www.global-rural.org

Current PhD students 

Emanuele Amo

Responsibilities

Director of Undergraduate Studies, DGES

WISERD Civil Society Theme Leader, Polarisation, Austerity and Civic Deficit 

Research Groups

Publications

Yarker, S, Heley, J & Jones, L 2020, 'Stewardship of the rural: Conceptualising the experiences of rural volunteering in later life', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 76, pp. 184-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.04.011
Heley, J, Welsh, M & Saville, S 2020, 'The fanta-sy of global products: Fizzy-drinks, differentiated ubiquity and the placing of globalization', Globalizations, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 683-697. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2019.1686821
Heley, J, Jones, L & Yarker, S 2019, 'Volunteering in the Bath? The rise of Microvolunteering and implications for policy', Policy Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2019.1645324
Jones, L, Heley, J & Woods, M 2019, 'Unravelling the Global Wool Assemblage: researching place and production networks in the global countryside', Sociologia Ruralis, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 137-158. https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12220
More publications on the Research Portal