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Professor Steve Hinchliffe

Professor Steve Hinchliffe

Professor in Human Geography


 Amory C355a


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



Steve Hinchliffe is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and author and editor of numerous books and articles on issues ranging from risk and food, to biosecurity, human-nonhuman relations and nature conservation. His research draws together insights from Science and Technology Studies (STS), particularly actor network theory, and Geography. Recent publications include the monograph Pathological Lives (2017), the co-edited volume Humans, animals and biopolitics (2016),  a Special Issue of Social Science and Medicine on 'One Health' (2015) and social science approaches to antimicrobial resistance (2019) and healthy publics (2020).  He has recently published on zoonoses, AMR in Bangladesh, Planetary Health and a new volume on More than One Health (2023).

Committed to using cutting edge spaital and social science understanding in issues of public and environmental interest, Steve has been an appointed member of the Social Science Research Committee of the Food Standards Agency (2012-2017), and is currently appointed to DEFRA's Science Advisory Council Social Science Expert Group (SSEG) and the Scientific Advisory Committee on Exotic Diseases (SAC-ED).

He is a principal investigator at the Wellcome Trust funded Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health (2017-).

Steve led the University of Exeter's Humanities and Social Science interdisciplinary research theme on 'Science, Technology and Culture', and currently co-leads with colleages in Biosciences the University's Research Network on 'Microbes and Society'.

Current and Recently Funded Research

2022-2025 Wellcome (PI Dr Ray Chan) (£193,00) The Future of One Health? The Challenges and Opportunities of Using Digital Technologies to Strengthen Infectious Disease Management and Animal Health Responses in China Role: Supervisor and advisor: 5%

2022-2027 ESRC ACCESS (PI Professor Patrick Devine-Wright) (£6.3M) Advancing Capacity for Climate and Environment Social Science (ACCESS) – Role CoI and co-leader of rapid response work 5%

2020-2022 ESRC (Dr Angeliki Balyannis) (£271,000) Waste management during the COVID-19 outbreak: Investigating a critical sector in crisis – Co-I, mentor and lead on social virology 10%

2020-2022 BBSRC (Professor Charles Tyler) (£252,000) Improving hatchery biosecurity for a sustainable shrimp industry in Bangladesh – CoI and social science lead 10% 2020-2022 GCRF (Professor Charles Tyler and Professor Mahfujul Haque), UoE and Bangladesh Agricultural University – Model Farm Pharmacies: Stakeholder engagement with pharmaceutical sales in rural Bangladesh, £50,000, CoI and social science lead 5%

2017-2024 Wellcome Centre Award Professor Mark Jackson (£4.1M) Cultures and Environments of Health – PI grant extended to 2024 (30%) Research director, interim co-director and PI

2017-2022 MRC Professor Henry Buller 'Tackling AMR’ Large Collaborative Grant (£1.3M) Diagnostic innovation and livestock (DIAL): towards more effective and sustainable applications of antibiotics in livestock farming'. In collaboration with University of Bristol Veterinary Sciences and University of Edinburgh Innogen Centre. Co-I and lead on social science, poultry sector review 10%

2017-2019 ESRC S Hinchliffe (£250k) Production without medicalization – Bangladeshi Aquaculture, disease and treatments – AMR Theme IV. PI. 20%

Steve has also been funded by the ESRC, EU and Defra in the past to invstigate biosecurity, contagion, bovine TB and cooperative research processes.

Supervising PhDs

Steve currently supervises Masters and PhDs on more than human health, nature conservation, species invasion, aquaculture, biosecurity, microbes and society, and food.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss PhD openings.


BSc (Durham) Geography

PhD (Bristol) Geographical Sciences

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (elected 2013)


Steve has also taught at Cambridge, Keele and Open Universities, and has worked as a researcher at the European Parliament.

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Research interests

A core concern is the spatialities of life and materialities. From public health and risk (in relation for example to BSE and Avian influenzas) to urban redevelopment in areas of high socio-economic and environmental deprivation, the research aims to find ways of ethnographically engaging with material issues in ways that are informed by but also re-configure social and spatial theory.

The work has been disseminated in a variety of formats including single authored books ‘Geographies of Nature’ (Sage, 2007) and a recent monograph Pathological Lives (Wiley, 2017).

Research projects

Some recent projects include:

  • Production without medicalisation 2017-2019 Antimicrobial Resistance Cross Council Initiative supported by the seven research councils in partnership with the Department of Health and Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs on shrimp and prawn production in Bangladesh with colleagues in Bioscience, CEFAS, Worldfish and ARBAN.
  • Centre for Environments and Cultures of Health 2017- - A £4.1M Wellcome Trust Funded Centre for interdisciplinary work on 'healthy publics'
  • Contagion - funded by the ESRC from Sept 2013-March 2015 Contagion investigates the conditions for movement of infectious disease as well as potent ideas.  Using Tardean approaches to bio-sociality, the work uses large data bases on influenza and social media as well as investigations of financial analyses to compare contagion within different domains.  The work is in conjunction with collagues at the APHA and FSA.
  • Biosecurity Borderlands – funded from 2009-2013 by the ESRC to investigate the practices, understandings and pressures created as biosecurity is extended into the British food system and landscape. 
  • CREPE ‘Cooperative Research on Environmental Problems in Europe’ funded from mid 2008-10 by the ‘Science in Society’ programme of the European Commission.  The project, led by colleagues in Development Policy and Practice, involves cooperation between academics and civil society organisations (CSOs) on a range of biotech and agricultural issues.  See link:
  • Habitable cities, investigating the non-human/human orders that are produced in city environments. The work, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, opened up debates on the city-nature value of urban living, disrupting the common spatial logic of a nature existing only beyond civic space. The background and papers related to this work can be found on
  • Reconstituting natures – an interdisciplinary workshop aimed at understanding the changing place of nature in science and politics – background and papers are available at

Research grants

  • 2013 ESRC
    Contagion - transforming social analysis and method
  • 2012 DEFRA
    AHVLA / DEFRA propject on Bovine TB and farm risk factors
  • 2009 ESRC
    Biosecurity Borderlands

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Hinchliffe S (2022). Foreword: the lure of one health.
Asdal K, Druglitro T, Hinchliffe SJ (2016). Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: the more-than-human condition. Abingdon, UK, Routledge. Abstract.
NA (eds)(2016). Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: the more-than-human condition. London, UK, Routledge.
Hinchliffe S, Bingham N, Allen J, Carter S (2016). Pathological Lives Disease, Space and Biopolitics., Wiley-Blackwell. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Woodward K (2015). Afterword. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Woodward K (2015). Introduction. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Woodward K (2015). Series Preface.
Hinchliffe S, Woodward K (2015). The natural and the social: Uncertainty, risk, change. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2007). Geographies of nature: Societies, environments, ecologies. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Woodward K (2004). The Natural and the Social., Routledge. Abstract.
Morris D, Freeland J, Hinchliffe S, Smith S (2003). Changing environments., Wiley. Abstract.
Blowers A, Hinchliffe S (2003). Environmental Responses., Wiley. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Blowers A, Freeland J (2003). Understanding environmental issues., Wiley. Abstract.

Journal articles

Hinchliffe SJ (In Press). Book review forum: Vibrant Matter: a Political Ecology of Things. Dialogues in Human Geography, 3(1), 396-399. Abstract.
Varadan SR, Chandler CIR, Weed K, Ahmed SM, Atuire C, Batheja D, Bull SJ, Chan S, van Doorn HR, Giri A, et al (2023). A just transition for antimicrobial resistance: planning for an equitable and sustainable future with antimicrobial resistance. The Lancet
Hinchliffe S, Bard A, Chan KW, Adam K, Bruce A, Reyher K, Buller H (2023). Regulating antimicrobial resistance: market intermediaries, poultry and the audit lock-in. Agriculture and Human Values Abstract.
Bard A, Hinchliffe S, Chan KW, Buller H, Reyher K (2023). ‘I Believe What I’m Saying More Than the Test’: the Complicated Place of Rapid, Point-of-Care Tests in Veterinary Diagnostic Practice. Antibiotics, 12, 1-1. Abstract.
Garnett E, Balayannis A, Hinchliffe S, Davies T, Gladding T, Nicholson P (2022). The work of waste during COVID-19: logics of public, environmental, and occupational health. Critical Public Health, 32(5), 630-640.
Butcher A, Rahman MM, Hinchliffe S (2021). A Model Innovation: Improving Disease Management for Meeting the Challenges of Bangladesh’s Aquaculture Hatchery Sector. International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 27(2), 39-54. Abstract.
Moya S, Chan KWR, Hinchliffe S, Buller H, Espluga J, Benavides B, Diéguez FJ, Yus E, Ciaravino G, Casal J, et al (2021). Influence on the implementation of biosecurity measures in dairy cattle farms: Communication between veterinarians and dairy farmers. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 190, 105329-105329.
Hinchliffe S, Manderson L, Moore M (2021). Planetary healthy publics after COVID-19 (vol 5, pg e230, 2021). LANCET PLANETARY HEALTH, 5(6), E336-E336.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S, Manderson L, Moore M (2021). Planetary healthy publics after COVID-19. Lancet Planet Health, 5(4), e230-e236. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (2021). Postcolonial Global Health, Post-Colony Microbes and Antimicrobial Resistance. Theory, Culture & Society, 39(3), 145-168. Abstract.
Partington G, Salisbury L, Hinchliffe S, Michael M, Choksey L (2021). The Index of Evidence: speculative methodologies in response to the post-truth era. Wellcome Open Research, 6, 318-318. Abstract.
Hasan NA, Haque MM, Hinchliffe SJ, Guilder J (2020). A sequential assessment of WSD risk factors of shrimp farming in Bangladesh: Looking for a sustainable farming system. Aquaculture, 526 Abstract.
Chan KW, Bard AM, Adam KE, Rees GM, Morgans L, Cresswell L, Hinchliffe S, Barrett DC, Reyher KK, Buller H, et al (2020). Diagnostics and the challenge of antimicrobial resistance: a survey of UK livestock veterinarians’ perceptions and practices. Veterinary Record, 187(12), e125-e125.
Thornber K, Verner-Jeffreys D, Hinchliffe S, Rahman MM, Bass D, Tyler CR (2020). Evaluating antimicrobial resistance in the global shrimp industry. Reviews in Aquaculture, 12(2), 966-986. Abstract.
Keenan C, Saunders C, Price S, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2020). From Conflict to Bridges: Towards Constructive Use of Conflict Frames in the Control of Bovine Tuberculosis. Sociologia Ruralis, 60(2), 482-504. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Butcher A, Rahman MM, Guilder J, Tyler C, Verner‐Jeffreys D (2020). Production without medicalisation: Risk practices and disease in Bangladesh aquaculture. The Geographical Journal, 187(1), 39-50. Abstract.
Kirchhelle C, Atkinson P, Broom A, Chuengsatiansup K, Ferreira JP, Fortané N, Frost I, Gradmann C, Hinchliffe S, Hoffman SJ, et al (2020). Setting the standard: multidisciplinary hallmarks for structural, equitable and tracked antibiotic policy. BMJ Glob Health, 5(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Stentiford GD, Bateman IJ, Hinchliffe S, Bass D, Hartnell R, Santos EM, Delvin M, Taylor N, Verner-Jeffreys D, Van Aerle R, et al (2020). Sustainable aquaculture through the One Health lens. Nature Food
Buller H, Adam K, Bard A, Bruce A, (Ray) Chan KW, Hinchliffe S, Morgans L, Rees G, Reyher KK (2020). Veterinary Diagnostic Practice and the Use of Rapid Tests in Antimicrobial Stewardship on UK Livestock Farms. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2019). The parakeet protectors: Understanding opposition to introduced species management. Journal of Environmental Management, 229, 120-132. Abstract.
Sandover R, Kinsley SP, Hinchliffe S (2018). A very public cull – the anatomy of an online issue public. Geoforum, 97, 106-118. Abstract.
Doherty S, Reyher K, Barrett D, Bard A, Buller H, Hinchliffe S, Chan R, Tait J, Bruce A, Adam K, et al (2018). Diagnostic technologies and antimicrobial use in livestock systems. Veterinary Record, 183(20), 626-627.
Hinchliffe S, Jackson M, Wyatt K, Barlow A, Barreto M, Clare L, Deplege M, Durie R, Fleming L, Groom N, et al (2018). Healthy publics: Enabling cultures and environments for health. Palgrave Communications, 4, n/a-n/a.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe SJ, McDonald RA (2018). Killing squirrels: Exploring motivations and practices of lethal wildlife management. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space
Hinchliffe SJ, Butcher A, Rahman MM (2018). The AMR problem: demanding economies, biological margins, and co-producing alternative strategies. Palgrave Communications, 4
Hockenhull J, Turner AE, Reyher KK, Barrett DC, Jones L, Hinchliffe S, Buller HJ (2017). Antimicrobial use in food-producing animals: a rapid evidence assessment of stakeholder practices and beliefs. Vet Rec, 181(19). Abstract.  Author URL.
Frankenberg R, West P, Latimer J, Soothill K, Coomber R, Deverell K, James A, Sayyid B, Solomos J, Hesse B, et al (2017). Book Reviews. The Sociological Review, 44(2), 309-352.
Gibbs MR, Best S, Macdonald S, Parish J, Harbottle L, Campbell C, Corrigan P, de Rada VD, Hinchliffe S, Halfacree K, et al (2017). Book reviews. The Sociological Review, 45(4), 704-750.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2017). Conflict in invasive species management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(3), 133-141. Abstract.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, Redpath SM, McDonald RA (2017). Disagreement About Invasive Species Does Not Equate to Denialism: a Response to Russell and Blackburn. Trends Ecol Evol, 32(4), 228-229.  Author URL.
Price S, Saunders C, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2017). From contradiction to contrast in a countryside conflict: Using Q Methodology to reveal a diplomatic space for doing TB differently. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 49(11), 2578-2594. Abstract.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2017). Nonhuman citizens on trial: the ecological politics of a beaver reintroduction. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 49(8), 1846-1866. Abstract.
Goulbourne H, Doel MA, Barberet R, Hubbard P, Atkinson P, Banks J, Smith D, Abraham J, Turner BS, Sweetman P, et al (2016). Book Reviews. Sociology, 36(3), 757-793.
Broughan JM, Maye D, Carmody P, Brunton LA, Ashton A, Wint W, Alexander N, Naylor R, Ward K, Goodchild AV, et al (2016). Farm characteristics and farmer perceptions associated with bovine tuberculosis incidents in areas of emerging endemic spread. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 129, 88-98. Abstract.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2016). Invasive species management will benefit from social impact assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(2), 351-357. Abstract.
Barton H, Beauregard RA, Kitchin R, Greed C, Hinchliffe S, Cadman D, French S, Feast A, Guy C (2016). Review: the Compact City: a Sustainable Urban Form?, the Urban Order: an Introduction to Cities, Culture, and Power, Disability and the City: International Perspectives, Changing Places: Women's Lives in the City, Planning as Persuasive Storytelling: the Rhetorical Construction of Chicago's Electric Future, the Environmental Impact of Land and Property Management, Regional Policy and Development 18. Innovation, Networks and Learning Regions?, Environmental Impact Statements: a Practical Guide for Agencies, Citizens, and Consultants, Regenerating Town Centres. Environment and Planning B Urban Analytics and City Science, 25(2), 309-320.
Enticott G, Maye D, Carmody P, Naylor R, Ward K, Hinchliffe S, Wint W, Alexander N, Elgin R, Ashton A, et al (2015). Farming on the edge: farmer attitudes to bovine tuberculosis in newly endemic areas. Vet Rec, 177(17). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (2015). More than one world, more than one health: Re-configuring interspecies health. Social Science and Medicine, 129, 28-35. Abstract.
Craddock S, Hinchliffe S (2015). One world, one health? Social science engagements with the one health agenda. Soc Sci Med, 129, 1-4.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S, Levidow L, Oreszczyn S (2014). Engaging cooperative research. Environment and Planning A, 46(9), 2080-2094. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Ward KJ (2014). Geographies of folded life: How immunity reframes biosecurity. Geoforum, 53, 136-144. Abstract.
Hinchliffe SJ, Allen JR, Lavau S (2014). Safe to eat?. Society Now(20), 22-23. Abstract.
Hinchliffe SJ (2014). The Arbitrage of non-knowledge: a response to Caduff's Pandemic Prophecy. Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 55(3), 307-308.
Hinchliffe S, Allen J, Lavau S, Bingham N, Carter S (2013). Biosecurity and the topologies of infected life: from borderlines to borderlands. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 38(4), 531-543. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Lavau S (2013). Differentiated circuits: the ecologies of knowing and securing life. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31(2), 259-274. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2013). The insecurity of biosecurity: Remaking emerging infectious diseases. , 199-214.
Hinchliffe SJ (2012). Affects Animaliers. Travaux de Sciences Sociales(218), 247-261.
Hinchliffe SJ (2012). Sensing with Others: the Five Senses: a Philosophy of Mingled Bodies. The Senses and Society, 7(1), 111-114. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2012). The Five Senses: a Philosophy of Mingled Bodies. SENSES & SOCIETY, 7(1), 111-114.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe SJ (2012). Vivre avec des oiseaux: Frontieres de la biosecurite en Angleterre. Cahiers d’anthropologie sociale, 77-87.
Hinchliffe S (2011). Book review forum: Vibrant Matter: a Political Ecology of Things. Dialogues in Human Geography, 1(3), 396-399.
Hinchliffe SJ (2011). Book review forum: Vibrant Matter: a Political Ecology of Things. Dialogues in Human Geography, 3(1), 396-399. Abstract.
Lorimer J, Davies G, Hinchliffe S, Hird MJ, Greenhough B, Roe E, Beisel U, Loftus A, Haraway D (2010). When species meet. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D-SOCIETY & SPACE, 28(1), 32-55.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (2010). Where species meet. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28(1), 34-35.
Hinchliffe S, Whatmore S (2009). Living cities: Toward a politics of conviviality. , 105-122.
Hinchliffe S (2009). Sciences from Below: Feminisms, Postcolonialities and Modernities. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY(157), 51-54.  Author URL.
Werbner P, Keval HC, Martens L, Thomas J, Urry J, Jary D, Turner BS, Jessop B, Pimlott H, Bowlby R, et al (2008). Book Reviews. The Sociological Review, 43(4), 856-907.
Bingham N, Enticott G, Hinchliffe S (2008). Guest editorial: Biosecurity: Spaces, practices, and boundaries. Environment and Planning A, 40(7), 1528-1533.
Hinchliffe S (2008). Reconstituting nature conservation: Towards a careful political ecology. Geoforum, 39(1), 88-97. Abstract.
Bingham N, Hinchliffe S (2008). Reconstituting natures: Articulating other modes of living together. Geoforum, 39(1), 83-87.
Hinchliffe S, Bingham N (2008). Securing life: the emerging practices of biosecurity. Environment and Planning A, 40(7), 1534-1551. Abstract.
Hinchliffe SJ, Kearnes MB, Degen M, Whatmore S (2007). Ecologies and economies of action - Sustainability, calculations, and other things. Environment and Planning A, 39(2), 260-282. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Whatmore S (2006). Living Cities: Towards a Politics of Convivality. Science as Culture, 15(2), 123-138.
Hinchliffe S, Kearnes MB, Degen M, Whatmore S (2005). Urban wild things: a cosmopolitical experiment. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 23(5), 643-658. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2002). Sociology and the Environment: a critical introduction to society, nature and knowledge. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 36(3), 783-785.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (2001). A world of difference: society, nature, development. PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 25(3), 499-500.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (2001). Indeterminacy in-decisions - Science, policy and politics in the BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) crisis. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 26(2), 182-204. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2001). The nature of cities: ecocriticism and urban environments. PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 25(4), 665-667.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (2000). Bioregionalism. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH, 24(3), 724-726.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (2000). Performance and experimental knowledge: Outdoor management training and the end of epistemology. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 18(5), 575-595. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (1999). Remaking reality: nature at the millennium. AREA, 31(4), 399-400.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (1998). Planning as persuasive storytelling: the rhetorical construction of Chicago's electric future. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-PLANNING & DESIGN, 25(2), 314-315.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (1997). Justice, nature and the geography of difference - Harvey,D. SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 45(4), 726-729.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (1997). Locating risk: Energy use, the 'ideal' home and the non-ideal world. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 22(2), 197-209. Abstract.
Crang MA, Hudson AC, Reimer SM, Hinchliffe SJ (1997). Software for qualitative research: 1. Prospectus and overview. Environment and Planning A, 29(5), 771-787. Abstract.
Hinchliffe SJ, Crang MA, Reimer SM, Hudson AC (1997). Software for qualitative research: 2. Some thoughts on 'aiding' analysis. Environment and Planning A, 29(6), 1109-1124. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (1996). Helping the earth begins at home. The social construction of socio-environmental responsibilities. Global Environmental Change, 6(1), 53-62. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (1996). Mapping the subject: Geographies of cultural transformation - Pile,S, Thrift,N. SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 44(2), 350-352.  Author URL.
Hinchliffe S (1996). Technology, power, and space - the means and ends of geographies of technology. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 14(6), 659-682. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (1995). Missing culture: energy efficiency and lost causes. Energy Policy, 23(1), 93-95. Abstract.


Hinchliffe S (2023). Politics, space and the more-than-human condition. In  (Ed) The Routledge International Handbook of More-than-Human Studies, 129-140.
Hinchliffe S (2022). The Lure of One Health. In Braverman I (Ed) More-Than-One Health Humans, Animals, and the Environment Post-Covid, London and New York: Routledge, ix-xxxvii. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2021). Surveillance, Control and Containment (Biopolitics). In  (Ed) COVID-19 and Similar Futures, Springer Nature, 173-178.
Hinchliffe SJ (2018). Biosecurity. In Castree N, Hulme M, Proctor JD (Eds.) Companion to Environmental Studies, Routledge. Abstract.
Hinchliffe SJ (2017). Biosecurity. In Richardson D, Castree N, Goodchild MF, Kobayashi A, Weidong L, Marston RA (Eds.) The International Encyclopaedia of Geography, UK: John Wiley and Sons.
Hinchliffe S (2017). Indeterminacy in-decisions - science, policy and politics in the BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) crisis. In  (Ed) Environment: Critical Essays in Human Geography, 479-501. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Whatmore S (2017). Living cities: Towards a politics of conviviality. In  (Ed) Environment: Critical Essays in Human Geography, 555-570.
Hinchliffe SJ (2017). More than one world more than one health: reconfiguring inter-species health. In Herrick C, Reubi D (Eds.) Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 159-175.
Hinchliffe SJ (2017). Technology. In Richardson D, Castree N, Goodchild MF, Kobayashi A, Weidong L, Marston RA (Eds.) The International Encyclopaedia of Geography, UK: John Wiley and Sons, 1-3.
Hinchliffe S, Keames MB, Degen M, Whatmore S (2017). Urban wild things: a cosmopolitical experiment. In  (Ed) Contemporary Movements in Planning Theory: Critical Essays in Planning Theory: Volume 3, 501-516. Abstract.
Hinchliffe SJ (2016). Sensory biopolitics: Knowing birds and a politics of life. In Asdal K, Druglitro T, Hinchliffe SJ (Eds.) Humans, animals and biopolitics: the more than human condition, Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 152-170.
Asdal K, Druglitro T, Hinchliffe SJ (2016). The more than human condition: sentient creatures and versions of biopolitics. In Asdal K, Druglitro T, Hinchliffe SJ (Eds.) Humans, animals and biopolitics: the more than human condition, Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 1-29.
Hinchliffe S (2016). Working with Multiples: a Non-Representational Approach to Environmental Issues. In  (Ed) Taking-Place: Non-Representational Theories and Geography, 303-320. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2015). Living with risk: the unnatural geography of environmental crises. In  (Ed) The Natural and the Social: Uncertainty, Risk, Change, 115-151. Abstract.
Hinchliffe SJ (2014). Securing Life: New Hazards and Biosecurity. In Cloke P, Crang P, Goodwin M (Eds.) Introducing Human Geographies, London: Routledge, 864-878.
Hinchliffe SJ (2013). The Insecurity of Biosecurity. In Dobson, Andrew, Barker, Kezia, Taylor, Sarah (Eds.) Biosecurity: the socio-politics of invasive species and infectious diseases, London: Earthscan/ Routledge. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2012). A Physical Sense of World. In Painter J (Ed) Spatial Politics, Wiley Blackwell, 178-188.
Whatmore SJ, Hinchliffe SJ (2010). Ecological landscapes. In Hicks D, Beaudry MC (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies, OUP Oxford, 440-458. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2010). Working with multiples - a non representational approach to environmental issues. In Anderson B, Harrison P (Eds.) Taking Place. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2010). Working with multiples: a non-representational approach to environmental issues. In  (Ed) Taking-Place: Non-Representational Theories and Geography, 303-320.
Hinchliffe S, Whatmore S (2009). Living Cities. In White DF (Ed) Technonatures, Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S, Bingham N (2009). People, Animals, and Biosecurity in and through Cities. In  (Ed) Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City, 214-227.
Bingham N, Hinchliffe S (2008). Mapping the multiplicities of Biosecurity. In Lakoff A, Collier SJ (Eds.) Biosecurity interventions, Columbia Univ Pr, 173-194. Abstract.
Hinchliffe S (2005). Cities and natures: Intimate strangers. In  (Ed) Unsettling Cities: Movement/Settlement, 141-185.
Hinchliffe S (2003). ‘Inhabiting’ - landscapes and natures. In  (Ed) Handbook of Cultural Geography, 207-226.
Hinchliffe S (1997). Home-made space and the will to disconnect. In  (Ed) , 200-219.  Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact

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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Office Hours

Spring 2018

Please email me for office times as these will vary from week to week this term.


Undergraduate modules:

The Geography of Monsters: Risk, Science and Society - a third level course charting the rise of monstrous assemblages entangling politics, science and space.

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Geographies of Life



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Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Stephanie Lavau
  • Rebecca Sandover
  • Kim Ward

Postgraduate researchers

  • Sarah Crowley
  • Suzanne Hocknell
  • Katie Ledingham
  • Jamie McCauley

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Office Hours:

Office Hours (hours may vary from week to week, please check online forms for updates)

You can book time slots here.

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