Dr Morag Rose

Lecturer in Human Geography Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

I am a Part-Time Lecturer in Geography at The University of Liverpool. I teach on a range of modules with a focus on urban, historical and social geographies and qualitative methods. My research interests include public space, gender and access alongside psychogeographies and walking as a political, cultural and creative tool. I joined the department immediately after finishing my Phd in Urban Studies and Planning at The University of Sheffield. My thesis title is "Women Walking Manchester: Desire Lines Through The Original Modern City."

I am Co-Investigator on Walking Publics / Walking Art: Walking Wellbeing and Community During Covid-19. This research project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and is exploring the potential of the arts to sustain, encourage and more equitably support walking during and recovering from a pandemic. The multi disciplinary team is led by Professor Dee Heddon at the University of Glasgow. For more details please see walkcreate.gla.ac.uk

Prior to my studentship I worked in various community development and voluntary sector infastructure roles across Greater Manchester. This background is reflected in my commitment to equality, social justice and widening participation. It also gave me valuable experience of the importance of quality research beyond academia.

Alongside my academic career I am an established walking artist and activist. In 2006 I founded the psychogeographical collective The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) and I have performed, exhibited and shared this work widely. You can hear me talk about my artistic practice in the BBC Radio 4 documentary "Art of Now: Women Who Walk" which is available via BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000nmn

Scholarly and peer reviewed publications

2022 Catcalls and Cobbles: Gendered Limits of the Right to The City in Burgum S. and Higgins K (ed) 'How the Other Half Lives: Contrasting Experiences of Everyday Inequality' Manchester University Press

2021 From an Aviatrix to a Eugenicist: Walking With Manchester’s Modernist Heroines (Morag Rose and The Modernist Heroines) in Gender Place and Culture DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1956436

2021 Walking Together, Alone During the Pandemic in Geography 106:2, 101-104, DOI: 10.1080/00167487.2021.1919414

2020 ‘I Am Not A Satnav’ Affective Placemaking and Conflict in ‘the Ginnel that Roared’
in Courage, C. et al (eds) The Routledge Handbook of PlaceMaking Routledge

2020 Access Denied: Disabled People and Walking Art
in Walking Bodies Papers, Provocations, Actions from Walking’s New Movements, the Conference Billinghurst, H, Hind C and Smith P (eds) Triarchy Press

2020 Canal, Spirit, Walk
in Dobraszczyk P. and Butler S (ed) Manchester: Something Rich and Strange Manchester University Press

2020 Pedestrian Practices: Walking from the Mundane to the Marvellous
in Hall, S.M. and Holmes, H (ed) Mundane Methods: Innovative Ways to Research The Everyday Manchester University Press

2020 Psychogeography and Walking Art with Jane Samuels
in Von Benzon, N. Holton M. Wilkinson C. and Wilkinson S.(eds) Creative Methods for Human Geographers Sage

2019 There’s Something in The Water! A Psychogeographical Exploration of Manchester’s Waterways
in Bell K. (ed) Supernatural Cities UK: Boydell and Brewer

2019 Loitering, Resisting, Moving
in Rose C. (ed) Psychogeography and Psychotherapy: Connecting Pathways PCCS Books

2019 Pedestrian Provocations: Manifesting an Accessible Future with Blake Morris
Global Performance Studies 2.2. https://gps.psi-web.org/issue-2-2/gps-2-2-3/

2017 Buzzing, Bimbling, Beating Our Bounds: Walking A Line Through Manchester
LivingMaps Review 3 http://livingmaps.review/journal/index.php/LMR/article/view/84

2015 Confessions of an Anarcho-Flâneuse or Psychogeography The Mancunian Way
in Tina Richardson (ed) Walking Inside Out: Contemporary British Psychogeography Rowman & Littlefield International

2013 Loitering with Intent to Make Manchester Wonderful in Heather H. Yeung (ed.) with the assistance of Mike Collier, Selected Essays from the On Walking Conference Sunderland: Arts Editions North and the University of Sunderland (e-book)

Selected Other Publications
2021 A Partial Ornithological Treasury of Salford in You Belong Here Salford Art Gallery

2021 Disabled People and Walking Art: An Online Resource Guide Online

2020 Whose City? In Red Pepper 229 August

2020 UnManchester: A Warning to Soul Seekers in Shock City 1: Authenticity

2019 The PSPO: Who is Manchester for? Greater Manchester Housing Action Blog Online

2017 Accessible Communication for Community Groups: An Introduction for Ambition for Ageing for GMCVO (Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation)

2016 Promoting Social Cohesion in Sheffield: A Guide to Good Practice Morag Rose with Rowland Atkinson and Kate Pahl University of Sheffield for Sheffield City Council

2014 The Ardwick Green Heritage Trail for Ardwick Cultural Consortium

2011 The Modernist Guide to Essex in The Modernist 3: Boom or Bust