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Dr Terence Heng MSc PhD

Senior Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


Personal Statement

Terence graduated from the University of Oxford with an MSc in Management Research and a PhD in Visual Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. His research interests cover the intersection of Sociology, Cultural Geography and Creative Practice, and include sacred space, photography as a research method and the materiality of deathscapes. He is the author of Visual Methods in the Field: Photography for the Social Sciences (Routledge 2016), and his work has been featured in Area, The Sociological Review, Geographical Review and Cultural Geographies. He is the winner of the inaugural International Visual Sociology Association’s Prosser Award for Outstanding Visual Methodologies, and the 2015 Sociological Review Prize for Outstanding Scholarship.

Terence welcomes enquiries from potential PhD students interested in visual methodologies, diasporic ethnicities and urban studies.

Prizes or Honours

  • Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Award (University of Liverpool, 2020)