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Lecturer in Human Geography, Royal Holloway University of London

Laurie Parsons is a Lecturer in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Laurie's work examines the contested politics of climate change on socio-economic inequalities, patterns of work and mobilities.

He is Principal Investigator of the ongoing project The Disaster Trade: The Hidden Footprint of UK Imports and Investment Overseas, which explores how British trade practices exacerbate climate-linked disasters overseas.

He is also Co-Investigator of Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and Climate Change from Cambodia, which examined the intersection of poverty, mobility and climate change in global supply chains.

His first book, Going Nowhere Fast: Inequality in the Age of Translocality, is available now with Oxford University Press.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Royal Holloway


  • 2015 
    King's College London, Geography