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Dr Ian Shuttleworth

<p>Ian Shuttleworth</p>

Ian Shuttleworth


PhD in Geography, Trinity College Dublin (Graduate emigration from Ireland: a study in core-periphery relations), 1991.
MA (with distinction), CNAA, Regional Planning, Coventry Polytechnic, 1987.
B.Soc.Sci (first class honours), Geography, University of Leicester, 1985.

Senior Lecturer



School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology,
Queen’s University Belfast


+44(0) 28 90 97 3359

Current Research:

Society, Space and Culture

Ian Shuttleworth’s teaching and research interests lie in ‘applied’ social geography. He teaches two Level 3 modules (Social Geography: Social Inequality and Policy) and (Geography at Work), a Level 2 module (Geographies of Economic Restructuring and Social Change: Global and Local), and also contributes to the Level 1 teaching programme.
His research interests include census analysis, labour markets and labour mobility, and the political economy of transnational migration. He has recently worked on two ESRC-funded projects on the Northern Ireland Census of Population and has worked in the past on government-funded research projects on labour mobility, the local labour market implications of employment growth, education, and social deprivation. Currently, he is working on internal migration within NI and its implication for residential segregation using longitudinal data. He serves on the NI Census Advisory Group, the advisory group for the ESRC Census Programme, and has been involved in the development and support of the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS).



  • Spatial mobility intentions, the labour market and Incapacity Benefit claimants: Evidence from Northern Ireland, Urban Studies, in press, (with A Green)
  • Local differences, perceptions and IB claimants: implications for policy delivery, Policy Studies, in press, (with A Green)



  •  Exploring the implications of changing census output geographies for the measurement of residential segregation: The example of Northern Ireland 1991-2001, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, in press, (with C Lloyd and D Martin)
  • Distance between home and work: A multilevel analysis of individual workers, neighbourhoods, and employment sites in Northern Ireland, Environment and Planning A, in press (with M Gould)
  • Are Northern Ireland’s communities dividing? Evidence from geographically consistent population data 1971-2001, Environment and Planning A, 41, 213-229, (with C Lloyd)



  • Spatial mobility, workers and jobs: perspectives from the NI experience, Regional Studies, 43, 1105-1115, (with A Green)
  • Labour immigration and Northern Ireland, Scottish Affairs, 64, summer, 69-79



  •  Reconceptualising local labour markets in the context of cross-border and transnational labour flows: The Irish example, Political Geography, 26, 968-981



  • Job loss, training and employability: What can we learn from the 2000 Harland and Wolff redundancy?, Environment and Planning A, 37, 1651-1668, (with P Tyler and D McKinstry)
  • Analysing average travel-to-work distances in Northern Ireland using the 1991 census of population: the effects of locality, social composition, and religion, Regional Studies, 39, 909-922, (with C Lloyd)



  •  Analysing commuting using local regression techniques: scale, sensitivity and geographical patterning, Environment and Planning A, 37, 81-103, (with C Lloyd)
  •  Young people, job search and local labour markets: The example of Belfast, Urban Studies, 42, 301-324, (with A Green and S Lavery)

External Grant Funding:


  • British Academy: The Presbyterian Church in Ireland, 1871-2001, (with I Gregory)



  • ESRC/NI Research and Development Office: Describing and Modelling Internal Migration in NI 2001-2007 using the NILS: Individuals, Households and Places, Principal Investigator
  • AHRC Troubled Geographies: Two Centuries of Religious Division in Ireland (with I Gregory, C Lloyd, and P Ell)
  • Team member on ESRC project on Divided Cities in Contested States with colleagues in QUB Geography and Sociology, University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge



  • Department for Employment and Learning: Incapacity Benefit Claimants: Geography, Households, Decision Making and Welfare Reform, (with A Green and C Lloyd), Principal Investigator



  • ESRC: Linking Northern Ireland Censuses 1971-2001 through Time, (with C Lloyd and J Anderson), Principal Investigator
  • HEA: Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways: Routes to North-South Cooperation in a Divided Island, (with J Anderson and the Institute of Governance), Co-Investigator 
  • Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship: The enlargement and integration of the European Union: A comparative study of border transformations and cross-border relations in Hungary and Ireland, (with J Anderson), Co-investigator
  • ESRC: Interpreting the Northern Ireland Census of Population: Public discourse, demographic change and political implications, (with J Anderson and C Lloyd), Co-investigator