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.


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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