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Professor David Manley

Professor David Manley

Professor David Manley
BA Hons (Lanc.), MSc(Leic.), PhD(St.And.)

Professor of Human Geography

Office 2.15n
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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+44 (0) 117 928 8305


David is interested in trying to better understand how the places in which individuals live interact with the outcomes that they experience over their life course. Key topics within this research include modelling and understanding neighbourhood effects, investigating how individuals and households locate in residential space and understanding how segregation develops and is maintained over very long periods of time. Crucial to this work is the notion that statistics can be used critically to challenge myths in the academic literature. David is also interested in more methodological problems including how neighbourhoods are represented and different scales and in different places. Recent publications include the first of a three volume edited series on neighbourhood effects work, published by Springer.


Lancaster University BA Hons Geography and Economics 2000University of Leicester MSc in Geographical Information Systems (Dist) 2001
University of St Andrews PhD Human Geography (2005)

Honorary Fellow, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
Fellow of the HEA

David has a University Research Fellowship for the academic year 2018/19 and is on research leave.


David is a member of the Quantitative Spatial Science (QuSS) research group. When teaching he leads a third year option module "Ethnicities, social class, housing and the city" and co-ordinates the "Explanation, Causation and Longitudinal Analysis" module for 4th year MSci and Society and Space MSc students. Elsewhere he gives guest lectures for World in Crisis and Convincing Stories. 




School of Geographical Sciences

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