Stipendiary Lecturer in Human Geography


BA (Queen Mary, University of London)
MRes (Queen Mary, University of London)
DPhil, finishing Jan 2022 (Oxford)

Academic background and previous positions

Adam Michael Packer joins Brasenose as a Stipendiary Lecturer in Human Geography for Michaelmas term 2021. He is currently finishing his DPhil in Human Geography in the School of Geography and the Environment and is a graduate member of St. John’s College. He completed both his MRes (2017) and BA in Geography (2016) at Queen Mary, University of London.

Undergraduate teaching areas

As a social and cultural geographer, Adam is interested in understanding transformations amplified by and through digital or smart technologies from smartphones apps to driverless vehicles. Under the supervision of Professor Gillian Rose and Dr Brendan Doody, his doctoral research focusses on citizenship discourses emerging from a range of ‘smart city’ projects in Oxfordshire. This work explores the spatio-temporal implications of technological innovations on citizens in the city. Adam previously held positions with the Royal Geographical Society’s Digital Geographies Research Group (DGRG) shaping the disciplinary emergence of ‘digital geography’. Outside of his research, Adam has a passion for food equality and volunteers for Oxford Mutual Aid.


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