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Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography, Keele University

Dr Maddy Thompson, formerly of Newcastle University, joined Keele Geography in July 2020 on a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to work on the Responsibility and Resilience research cluster.

Dr Thompson’s project 'Global therapeutic networks: mapping the new disconnects between place and care’ will involve fieldwork in the UK and the Philippines looking at changing patterns of care work, and how these can be affected by technologies that enable care professionals to provide care from a distance.

Beyond academia, Maddy has experience working in the call centre and care sectors.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Keele University
  • 2017–2020
    Lecturer (T&S), Newcastle University


  • 2019 
    Newcastle University, PhD Human Geography

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Early Career Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Leverhulme Trust
  • 2014
    3 year PhD scholarship
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Geographical Society