Professor Gail Davies
Professor in Human Geography


My work is located at the intersection of Human Geography, Animal Studies, Anthropology, and Science and Technology Studies. Current research charts the changing geographies of laboratory animal science and seeks innovative ways of supporting policy-making and public engagement with complex issues in science and technology.

My work is associated with the Natures, Materialities and Biopolitics (NAMBIO) Research Cluster in Geography; the Science, Technology and Culture (STaC) theme of the University‘s Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Research Strategy and Egenis, the Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences, where I am an Honorary Senior Fellow. My other University responsibilities include Chair of the Geography Ethics Committee.

I am the co-editor in chief for the RGS-IBG Open Access Journal Geo: Geography and Environment with Anson Mackay (UCL), and sit on the editorial board on the Sociological Review

I currently sit on the UK Animals in Science Committee, an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office, which provides impartial, balanced and objective advice to the Secretary of State, to animal welfare bodies and within the European Union on issues relating to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.


BA Hons in Geography (Oxford),
PhD in Human Geography (London)

Contact details

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University of Exeter
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