Dr Rich Gorman
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Rich is a geographer with particular interests in health, care, and medicine, and how these intersect with human-animal relations and more-than-human worlds. Rich’s research at present has involved exploring the dynamic interrelations between health and place, particularly, the roles of animals within various caring and health-promoting practices, seeking to understand how human-animal relations can affect people’s and animals' capacities to thrive and flourish.

Rich joined the Department of Geography in September 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, part of The Animal Research Nexus: Changing Constitutions of Science, Health and Welfare project, working with Professor Gail Davies and collaborators across several other institutions and disciplines. Rich and Gail's work aims to understand public and patient involvement within practices of animal research

Previously, Rich was part of Cardiff University’s School of Geography and Planning, where he received his PhD in 2017.

Rich is also the secretary of the Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Twitter: @SustainableRich


BSc (Hons) Sustainable Development (University of Wales, Bangor)

PhD in Human Geography (Cardiff University)

Contact details

AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

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