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Dr Nuala Johnson

<p>Dr. Nuala C. Johnson MRIA (<a href="/schools/gap/Staff/AcademicStaff/DrNualaJohnson/ExtendedInformation/">Extended Information</a>)</p>
<p><strong>Director of Research, <a href="">Society, Space and Culture</a></strong></p>

Dr. Nuala C. Johnson MRIA (Extended Information)

Director of Research, Society, Space and Culture


BA Hons (Geography and Politics) U C Dublin 1983
MA U C Dublin 1985,
PhD Syracuse University, New York 1990

Reader in Human Geography



School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK
+44 (0)2890 973358


+44 (0) 28 90973358

Current Teaching:


GAP1011 Human Geographies of the Modern World
GAP1012 Spaces of Development
GAP2042 Contemporary Approaches to Geographical Enquiry
GAP3057 Dissertation
GAP3026 Geographies of War and Public Memory (co-ordinator)


GAP7402 Critical Approaches to Human Geography
GAP7046 Methods and Research Design (co-ordinator)

Current Administrative Roles:

Director of Research for the Society, Space and Culture Cluster
School Library Representative
School Disability Officer
Representative, Conference of Heads of Geography in Higher Education Institutions (RGS-IBG)
Board Member, Institute of Collaborative Research in the Humanities

Current Research:

Society, Space and Culture Research Cluster (SSC)


Recent Publications


Johnson, N.C., Schein, R. H. and Winders, J. (eds.) 2013 The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.

Choice: Outstanding Academic Title 2014

Johnson, N.C. 2011 Nature Displaced, Nature Displayed: Order and Beauty in Botanical Gardens, London: IB Tauris. 267pp

Johnson, N.C. (ed.) 2008  Culture and Society, London: Ashgate.

Duncan, J., Johnson, N.C. Schein, R. (eds.)  2004: Companion to Cultural Geography Blackwell, Oxford.

Johnson, N.C. 2007 : Ireland, the Great War and the Geography of Remembrance  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Paperback edition.

Johnson, N.C. 2003 : Ireland, the Great War and the Geography of Remembrance  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Articles and Book Chapters

Johnson N C 2014 Botanical Travel, Climate and David Moore’s moral geographies of Europe Journal of Historical Geography, 44, 122-32.

Johnson N C 2014 Exhibiting Maritime Histories: Titanic Belfast in the Post-Conflict City Historical Geography, 42: 242-259.

Johnson N C 2013 Political Landscapes in Johnson, N.C., Schein, R. H. and Winders, J. (eds.) 2013 The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 173-185

Johnson N C 2013 Space, Memory, Identity in Cloke P, Crang P. and Goodwin M. (eds) Introducing Human Geographies Routledge, Oxford, 509-525.

Johnson, N. C. 2012 A Royal Encounter: Space, Spectacle and the Queen’s Visit to Ireland, Geographical Journal 178: 194-200 DOI

Johnson, N.C. 2012 The contours of memory in post-conflict societies: enacting public remembrance of the bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland Cultural Geographies, 19(2) 237-258 DOI

Johnson, N.C. 2011 Botanical Gardens and Zoos. In J.A. Agnew and D.N. Livingstone (eds.) Sage Handbook of Geographical Knowledge, London: Sage, 99-111.

Additional Information:

Elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy 2014

Committee Member: Royal Irish Academy Geosciences and Geographical Sciences Committee 2014-18

Choice ‘Outstanding Academic Title 2014’:  for Johnson, N.C., Schein, R. H. and Winders, J. (eds.) 2013 The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.

External Subject Assessor: NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities 2014

Editorial Board Member: Historical Geography Monograph Series, Ashgate 2011-present

Keynote Speaker: Nordic Research Consortium, Trondheim, Norway 2008

Ellen Churchill Semple Visiting Scholar “in honour of exceptional accomplishment and commitment to the discipline of Geography”, University of Kentucky, 2005.

Visiting Fellow, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, 2005

Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 2005

Book Review Editor: Social and Cultural Geography 2000-2005

Editorial Board Member: Political Geography 1995-2006

Editorial Board Member: Philosophy and Geography 1999-2004

External Examiner: undergraduate degree programme, University of Chichester 2002-2005

Keynote Speaker: Historical Geography Research Group, Senate House, London 2003

Visiting Scholar: University of Lund 1992