Dr Jesse Heley
BA, MA and PhD from DGES.
Please note: The Welsh version of this profile contains additional or more detailed information.
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.
Jesse is Research Associate of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD). He is the Director of Employability & Enterprise for the Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology.
- GSS0360 - Work Placement
- DAS0360 - Lleoliad Gwaith
- DAS0260 - Lleoliad Gwaith
- GSS0260 - Work Placement
- GS25320 - Berlin Fieldtrip
- GS16120 - Key Concepts in Sociology
- GS36820 - Geographies of the Global Countryside
- GS10220 - Conflict and Change: the making of urban and rural spaces
- GS15120 - Understanding Sameness and Difference
- GS23020 - Placing Politics
- GS22110 - Level 2 Geography Tutorial
- GS34040 - Geography Dissertation
- DA22110 - Tiwtorial Daearyddiaeth Lefel 2
- DA22100 - Tiwtorial Daearyddiaeth Lefel 2
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
Beth Saunders, Fidel Budy, Emanuele Amo