Dr Rorie Beswick-Parsons

Department of Geography

Post-Doctoral Research Associate


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Dr Rorie Beswick-Parsons
Department of Geography
Geography and Planning Building
Winter Street
S3 7ND

Rorie Parsons is a Geographer with a research focus that is concerned with issues of sustainability and understanding social change.

Particular interests involve a focus on everyday life, including mobility practices. He also has expertise in historical and archival research.

Rorie joined the department as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in 2019 as part of the Plastics: Redefining Single-Use project.

He gained a BA in Geography from the University of Hull. This led to an ESRC funded Masters in Planning and Environment Research and PhD at Newcastle University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (2013-2018).

Research interests

I am a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on a major interdisciplinary project, exploring social and technical solutions to the challenges of plastics.

My role within the team will help to better understand the role of single-use plastics in everyday life and its importance in today’s society.


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