Professor Jane Wills
Professor of Geography


Jane joined the campus in October 2017, moving from Queen Mary, University of London, where she worked for almost 20 years. She has long-standing interests in the geography of democracy, community organizing and the living wage.

Broad research specialisms

Over the past two decades Jane’s research has covered three different themes: (1) The changing geo-political-economy of work, labour supply and labour politics; (2) New forms of urban political alliances with a particular interest in community organising; and (3) the politics and practice of localism in England.  

Previous projects include ESRC and Trust-for-London-funded research into the London living wage campaign; ESRC-funded research into low waged labour and innovative organizing strategies in London; and a Leverhulme Funded project entitled Politics and Place explores the history and practice of localism in England.

For more information about research into the living wage campaign, papers and data, please visit my website at Queen Mary, University of London:


PhD, BA(Hons) Geography


Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 253761
AddressPeter Lanyon Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Treliever Road
TR10 9FE

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