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Dr Eliott Rooke

Dr Eliott Rooke

Lecturer in Human Geography


 Amory c249d


Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK


I am a cultural geographer with interests in affect, embodiment, and skilled performance. My research seeks to understand how disruption occurs across more-than-human bodies and skill ecologies. During my PhD, I collaborated with an archery club to explore how new skills were developed and how intentionally disruptive processes could be used in controlled settings to cultivate resilience. These ideas have since informed discussions ranging from student welfare to interplanetary exploration.

I work to make my research engaging and accessible to audiences beyond academia and have utilized a number of creative and technological approaches to achieve this – including integrated optical illusions and virtual reality into posters. I carry this interest through to my work explore new and innovative methods of data collection and communication.

Prior to joining the department as an associate lecturer, I worked alongside the University of Exeter’s wellbeing services to provide peer-to-peer welfare support to students.

Broad Research Specialisms

Skill and embodied practice

Disruption to the everyday


Human-technology-environment relations



(2021) PhD Human Geography (University of Exeter) – Thesis title: Rethinking the Relationship Between Skill and Technology

(2016) MRes Critical Human Geographies (University of Exeter)

(2015) BA Human Geography (University of Exeter)

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Undergraduate Modules:-

GEO1105 Geographies of Place, Identity, and Culture

GEO1313 Learning through Place: Doing Human Geography

GEO1316 Concepts in Geography

GEO2131 Nature, Development, and Justice

GEO3154 Bay of Naples Fieldcourse

Postgraduate Modules:-

GEOM130 Geographies of Culture, Creativity, and Practice



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Office Hours:

My office hours for Term 2 are:

Tuesday: 9:30-10:30am

Thursdays 10:30-11:30am

Office hours are available both online or offline and must be booked. Please email me to arrange a meeting and let me know which you would prefer.

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