Professor Stephen Hinchliffe
Professor in Human Geography

External responsibilities

Committee/panel activities

Defra - Science Advisory Council Social Science Expert Group (SSEG)

Social Science Research Committee, Food Standards Agency

MRC - Expert Panel on Social Ecology of Emerging Infections

ESRC - Virtual Panel, Large Grants and Centres

Finnish Academy - Expert Panel on Environment, Culture and Society

Member of ESRC Peer Review College

Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences

Editorial responsibilities

Palgrave Communications (2015-)

Annals of the American Geographers (2012-2016)

Geographical Journal (2010-2016)

Royal Geographical Society/ Institute of British Geographers Book Series (Wiley Blackwell) (2007-2014)

External Examiner Positions

Keele University School of Geographical and Earth Science (Undergraduate) 2009-2012

Edinburgh University School of Geoscience (Masters) 2011- 2014

Lancaster Centre for Social and Environmental Change - (Masters) 2005-09

Invited lectures & workshops


Contagion – invited Panelist at CRESC Annual Conference Sept, London

Contagion workshops – a series of workshops at Exeter on disciplinary approaches to contagion across different media and issues.

'A Political economy of viral chatter: contact, contract and biosecurity'.  Paper at the 'Zoonoses and emergence of new infectious diseases: Biology meets Antrhpology' Symposium, College de France, Paris, June, invited speaker

A geography of folded life: how immunity reframes biosecurity, paper presented to the Animal Exchanges Conference, Oxford University, May 2013 - invited speaker

Making emerging infections: the insecurities made when we try to make life safe, University of Cardiff Public Lecture Series, invited speaker, March 2013

Researching diseases: Multi-sited and multi-species engagement, University of Lancaster 13th February, Sociology/ Geography Seminar

A political economy of poultry, 'Pandamic Flu Controversies: What have we learned?' University of Sussex, 10-11 January 2013 Invited Speaker


Infra politics and biosecurity, at Politics of Matter Workshop, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, 18-19 December 2012

More than one health? 4S/ EASST Annual Conference, Copenhagen, 17-20 October 2012/ RGS IBG Annual Conference, Edinburgh June 2012 


'Topologies of infected life: From borderlines to borderlands', University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences Departmental Seminar, 6 October 2011.

'Topologies of infected life: From borderlines to borderlands', Zoo-ethnographies workshop, Uppsala University, 17 October 2011.

'The infectious globe and pathological life: from securing borderlines to borderlands', Conceptualizing the World, University of Oslo, 15 September 2011.

Significant Impact

Advisor to the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency knowledge transfer project  on poultry industry engagement with zoonotic diseases (2012)

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