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Dr Lesley Murray

Senior Lecturer

contact:
Applied Social Science
Room M229 Mayfield House
Falmer
Brighton
BN1 9PH

Email: L.Murray@brighton.ac.uk

Research interests

  • Gender and generational aspects to mobilities
  • Risk and mobility
  • Mobile methodologies
  • Visual methods
  • Researching with children and young people
  • Transport and social inequalities

See the mobilities research group

Teaching

  • Environmental politics
  • Transport, the environment and society
  • Critical analysis
  • Cities and society
  • Mobile cultures
  • Research methods
  • Critical contemporary geographies

Profile

Lesley is a senior lecturer and active researcher in the School of Applied Social Science, and is currently leading the local strand of a RCUK Energy Programme funded research project, which aims to understand mobility through the lens of disruption. She previously worked as a transport researcher for the London Research Centre and subsequently as a transport planner in the Greater London Authority, contributing to the London Mayor's Transport Strategy (Greater London Authority 2001). She then moved to Transport for London, commissioning research on women's and young people's issues. Lesley completed a PhD in 2007 (ESRC studentship PTA-030-2003-00364), followed by an ESRC funded postdoctoral fellowship (PTA-026-27-1554), at the University of Brighton.

Forthcoming publications

Murray, L. (Forthcoming) Rethinking children's independent mobility and revealing cultures of children's agentic and imaginative mobilities through 'Emil and the detectives', Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies

Doughty, K. and Murray, L. (Forthcoming) Discourses of mobility: institutions, everyday lives and embodiment, Mobilities

Murray, L. and Upstone, S. (Eds.) (2014) Representations of mobilities: transdisciplinary encounters. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Murray, L. (2014) Reading the mobile city through street art: Belfast's murals, in Murray, L. and Upstone, S. Representations of mobilities: transdisciplinary encounters. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Murray, L and Vincent, H. (2014) Are women still moving dangerously? Literary representations of women in London, in Murray, L. and Upstone, S. Representations of mobilities: transdisciplinary encounters. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Recent publications

Researching and representing mobilities Mobile Methodologies
Number of items: 15.

MURRAY, LESLEY and Mand, Kanwal (2013) Travelling near and far: placing children's mobile emotions Emotion, Space and Society, 9. pp. 72-79. ISSN 1755-4586

MURRAY, LESLEY (2012) Looking at and looking back: visualization in mobile research In: Hughes, J., ed. Sage visual methods. Sage library of research methods, 1 . SAGE publications, London. ISBN 9781446241028

BARNES, MARIAN, Harrison, E. and MURRAY, LESLEY (2012) Ageing activists: who gets involved in older people's forums? Ageing & Society, 32 (2). pp. 261-280. ISSN 0144-686X

MURRAY, LESLEY (2012) Online opportunities for mobile and visual research methodologies In: Nunes Silva, Carlos, ed. Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 262-283. ISBN 9781466600744; 1466600748; 9781466600751

Murray, Lesley (2011) Deliberative research for deliberative policy making: creating and recreating evidence in transport policy Social Policy and Society, 10 (4). pp. 459-470. ISSN 1474-7464

MURRAY, LESLEY (2010) Contextualising and mobilising research In: Fincham, Ben, McGuinness, Mark and Murray, Lesley, eds. Mobile Methodologies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 13-24. ISBN 9780230594425

Fincham, B., McGuiness, M. and MURRAY, LESLEY (2010) Mobile Methodologies [Edited Collections]

Murray, Lesley and Barnes, Marian (2010) Have families been rethought? Ethic of care, family and 'whole' family approaches Social Policy and Society, 9 (4). pp. 533-544. ISSN 1474-7464

Murray, Lesley (2009) Making the journey to school: the gendered and generational aspects of risk in constructing everyday mobility Health, Risk and Society, 11 (5). pp. 471-486. ISSN 1369-8575

Murray, Lesley (2009) Looking at and looking back: visualization in mobile research Qualitative Research, 9 (4). pp. 469-488. ISSN 1468-7941

MURRAY, LESLEY (2008) Motherhood, risk and everyday mobilities In: Uteng, Tanu Priya and Cresswell, Tim, eds. Gendered mobilities. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 47-63. ISBN 9780754671053

Murray, Lesley (2001) The Mayor's Transport Strategy Greater London Authority.

Murray, Lesley (2000) Les transports en commun dans la nouvelle municipalite de Londres (Transport in the new London Authority) Les Cahiers de L'IAURIF.

Murray, Lesley (1998) Institutional arrangements. In Focus, C. The Four World Cities Transport Study, London The Stationery Office.

Murray, Lesley (1997) Transport in London: whose decision? Transport Research Papers . London Research Centre, London.

This list was generated on Sat Aug 23 10:25:46 2014 BST.

Invited presentations

Murray, L. 2014. 'Academic career as journey', keynote speaker at Growing together: impact, innovate and inspire, The early career researcher conference, University of Brighton, May 2014

Murray, L. 2014. CeMoRe Mobility Cultures Colloquium: Lancaster University Conference Centre, 5 September 2014

Murray, L. 2014. Guest lecture on 'children's mobilities', Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, May 2014

Murray, L. 2013. 'Independence and children. Global challenges in transport', Oxford Leadership Programme, Continuing professional development (CPD) course on Health, Wellbeing and Urban Mobility, Transport Studies Unit, Oxford University, 4 December 2013

Murray, L. 2008. 'Experiencing the journey to school', South East Region School Travel Advisers Meeting, Brighton, July 2008

Murray, L. 2008. 'Walking to school' West Midlands Region School Travel Advisers Meeting, Worcester, June 2008

Conference papers

Murray, L. and Robertson, S. 2014. Intergenerational mobilities (session organiser) RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, August 2014

Murray, L. and Robertson, S. 2014. Sharing mobile space across the lifecourse, Uneven mobilities, Panamerican mobilities network conference, Santiago, Chile, October 2014

Murray, L. 2013. Placing murals in Belfast: community, negotiation and change, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2013

Murray, L. and Doughty, K. 2013. Discourses of mobility, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2013

Murray, L. 2013. Re-Imaging and Re-Imagining: Murals and Emotions in a City Divided, 4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, July 2013

Murray, L. Robertson, S. Raglyte, B. and Bowles, E., 2013. Sensing inner city 'shared' spaces, 4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, July 2013

Murray, L. and Faulconbridge, J. 2012. 'Disrupting mobile urban lives' RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, Edinburgh, July 2012

Murray, L. and Vincent, H. 2012. 'Are women still moving dangerously? Literary representations of women in London' Literary London conference, London, July 2012

Murray, L. 2011 'Researching children's mobile emotions' RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, London, September 2011

Murray, L. 2010 'Have families been rethought: exploring discourses of family in UK social policy' Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference, London, September 2010

Murray, L. 2008 'Visualizing everyday mobilities' First ISA Forum of Sociology, Session: Visual sociology, University of Barcelona, Spain, September 2008

Murray, L. 2008 'Seeing children's mobile experiences, from research to policy' Social Policy Association Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, June 2008

Murray, L. 2008 'Visualizing the journey to school' 40th Annual Conference of the Universities' Transport Study Group (UTSG), Portsmouth, January 2008

Murray, L. 2007 'Mobilities and the school journey: mothers, children and the negotiation of risk landscapes' Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, Session: Choosing a school in the city and making the journey to school, Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2007

Murray, L. 2007 'The negotiation of the risk landscapes on the way to school' European Sociological Association Conference, Session: Biography, Risk and Uncertainty, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, September 2007

Murray, L. 2006. 'I've never really looked before: researching the school journey' Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, Session: Mobile Methodologies, Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2006

Murray, L. 2005 'Letting go and holding hands: understanding the links between risk, women, children and mobility' Emerging Issues in the Geographies of Children and Youth Conference, Brunel University, London, June 2005

Murray, L. and Hyde, C. 2002. Transport and health paper presented at The Capital Health Challenge: Tackling health inequalities in London, London Health Commission, London, November 2002