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Professor of Human Geography, Aberystwyth University

Peter Merriman is a human geographer specialising in cultural and historical geography, heritage, and mobility and transport studies. He has written widely on geographies of mobility, roads and driving, coastal heritage, and theoretical approaches to space and place. Until 2023 he lead a major project on ports, coastal communities and trans-oceanic social and cultural connectivity.

Pete joined Aberystwyth as a lecturer in 2005 and was awarded a personal chair in 2014. He completed his BA and PhD degrees at the University of Nottingham, and was a Lecturer at The University of Reading from 2000 to 2005. He is co-Director of the University's Centre for Transport and Mobility (CeTraM).

Pete is an Honorary Member of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobility and the Humanities at the University of Padua (Italy), a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and UKRI Talent Peer Review College, and has served on a range of national and international grant awarding panels. He is Editor of the 'Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity' Book Series, and sits on the editorial boards of the journals 'Cultural Geographies', 'Mobilities', 'Transfers', 'Applied Mobilities', and ‘Mobility Humanities’. Pete is the External Examiner for Human Geography for Parts IA/IB of the Geographical Tripos at the University of Cambridge (2023-26). He was conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2022, and is also a Fellow of the RGS-IBG and the Higher Education Academy.