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PhD Candidate in Human Geography, University of Wollongong

Sophie-May is an urban social geographer who researches the everyday lived experiences of families living in apartments with children.

Sophie-May is a PhD Candidate in the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research and her research is supported by funding from the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and the University of Wollongong Global Challenges Program Scholarship.


  • 2015–present
    PhD Candidate in Human Geography, University of Wollongong


  • 2014 
    University of Wollongong, Advanced Bachelor of Science (Human Geography)


  • 2018
    Parenting and neighbouring in the consolidating city: The emotional geographies of sound in apartments. Emotion, Space and Society.,
  • 2016
    Gender, ethnicity and sustainable mobility: A governmentality analysis of migrant Chinese women’s daily trips in Sydney’, Applied Mobilities.,
  • 2015
    'Ethnically Diverse Transport Behaviours: An Australian Perspective’, Geographical Research,