Professor Gail Davies
Professor in Human Geography

External responsibilities

Committee/panel activities

Gail Davies was appointed to the Animals in Science Committee in 2013. The committee is a new advisory non-departmental public body of the Home Office, advising the Secretary of State on matters concerning the use of animals in scientific procedures.

Gail Davies was elected Member of the Research Committee of the Royal Geographical Society, from 2010-2013, building on her previous work as Secretary (2006-2009) and then Chair (2009-2012) of the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group of the RGS. She has also been a member of the Economic and Social Research Council College of Reviewers since 2009.

Editorial responsibilities

Gail is the inaugural editor of the new RGS-IBG open access journal Geo: Geography and Environment.

She has previously held editorial board positions for the journals The Sociological Review (2013-2018), the Cultural Geography Section of Geography Compass (2010-2016), Geoform (2001-2011), the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (2006-2012) and Public Understanding of Science (1997-2001).

External Examiner Positions

Gail is currently External Examiner for the Geography/Environmental Studies module group at The Open University (2016-2020) and MA in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, University of Oxford (2016-2019).

She has previously worked as external examiner for the Undergraduate Honours Degree in Geography at the University of Oxford (2012-2015), the the MA in Society, Technology and Nature in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University (2010-2016) and the MA in Geography (Research Methods at Durham University (2010-2013).

Invited lectures & workshops

Gail has given a large number of invited overseas talks and plenary lectures including at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Rome (Science and Society series, 2015); Chicago Centre for Contemporary Theory (as visiting fellow, 2014), the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago (2012), the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Montreal (2011), the Sentient Creatures Conference at the University of Oslo (2010) and to the Department of Geography, Science Technology and Society Research Cluster and Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore (2009).

Media Coverage

Gail has also acted as advisor for a wide range of media and public engagement activities, including the curation of genetically-modified mice for the Center for PostNatural History, the development of anniversary programmes for the BBC Natural History Unit, and the evaluation of novel methods of public engagement with science for the Committee for Radioactive Waste Management and the New Economics Foundation. She is currently an associate of the critical art institution the Office of Experiments, directed by Neal White.

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