Tess Osborne

Tess Osborne

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Tess Osborne is a human geographer interested in the emotional experience of urban environments. Her ESRC funded doctoral research uses an innovative set of methods, including wearable video and bio-sensing equipment, to investigate how urban environments shape people’s emotional wellbeing.


(MSci) First Class honours degree in Geography, University of Birmingham


Tess Osborne achieved an undergraduate Masters degree at the University of Birmingham in 2015.

Doctoral research

PhD title
[Working title] Embodying emotional wellbeing in the city
Supervisors Dr Jessica Pykett, Dr Phil Jones, Professor Peter Kraftl


Research interests

Emotion, Ambiances, Affect, Bio-sensing, Visual Methods, Embodiment, Wellbeing

Other activities

Tess Osborne is a filmmaker who has worked for film production companies in London and the West Midlands. She is the secretary for the Bodies, Landscapes and Materialities research group at the University of Birmingham and assists on undergraduate fieldwork trips to Ironbridge and Berlin.