Dr James Ryan
Associate Professor of Historical and Cultural Geography


Postgraduate researchers

  • James Downs (Department of English) 2014- Ministers of the ‘Black Art’: the uses of photography by the clergy in Britain, 1839-1909
  • Adam Flitton ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre studentship (Centre for Ecology and Conservation) 2015- The cultural evolution of economic growth and political stability
  • Stephen Hickman (Management Studies, Business School) 2013- ‘Photography and ethnography in the making of occupational communities and cultures of work’
  • Matthew Lunt (part-time, Photography, University of Falmouth) 2011- Harry Penhaul and the Answer of the Real: Photojournalism in mid-twentieth-century Cornwall


  • Jason Bate ‘Photography, Facial Disfiguration, and Reconstructive Surgery in England, 1914-1920’, (external supervisor, part time, Falmouth University) 2014
  • Emily Hayes ‘Geographical Projections: Lantern Slides, Exploration and Popular Geographies, 1880-1920’, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Royal Geographical Society, 2016
  • Jennifer Lee Empire, Modernity and Design: Visual Culture and Cable and Wireless’ Corporate Identities, 1924-1955, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, 2014
  • David A Paton ‘The quarry as sculpture: the place of making’, Practice-based PhD, 2015

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