Dr Jones is a cultural geographer with a research focus in two linked areas: first understanding change in the urban environment, particularly urban regeneration; second examining questions around mobility, particularly how walking and cycling bodies engage with spaces. Bridging these areas is an interest in the city as both a manifestation of cultural activity and a space through which uniquely urban cultures are brought into being. His work is characterised by the development of innovative methodological approaches both in the collection of research materials and how research findings are communicated.
ESRC-NRF Higher Education Call 2016 The appropriateness, usefulness and impact of the current urban planning curriculum in South African Higher Education £474k. Co Investigator.
AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2015 £10k. Principal Investigator.
AHRC Cardiff Festival funding 2014 £15k. Principal Investigator
AHRC Edinburgh Showcase funding 2013 £8k. Principal Investigator
AHRC Follow-on Funding 2013 HESTIA 2. £80k Co Investigator
AHRC Follow-on Funding 2013. In conversation with...:co-designing with more-than-human communities. Co Investigator, £40k awarded
AHRC Communities, Culture and Creative Economies 2011. Cultural intermediation: connecting communities in the creative urban economy. Principal Investigator, £1.49m awarded
AHRC Follow-on Funding 2011. Localism and connected neighbourhood planning. Principal Investigator, £40k awarded
AHRC Development Funding 2011. Connecting Communities in the City: the role of cultural intermediaries and cultural learning. Principal Investigator, £15k awarded
ESRC Small Grant 2007. Rescue Geography: developing methods for public geographies. Principal Investigator, £96k awarded