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Tim Hall is Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Studies. He is a social scientist with interests in urban studies and globalisation, and teaches on globalisation, urban and rural settlements and global crime.

His most recent and ongoing research looks at the significance of criminal organisations in the contemporary global economy. He has published extensively in these fields and presented the results of his research at a number of international conferences.

Tim has also been involved in applied research and consultancy for clients including the DfEE, Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Countryside Agency, the European Union, Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, Public Art South West, Freeform Arts Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council, Gloucester City Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire NHS Trust, Hastings and Rother NHS Trust, Child Support Agency, Cheltenham Town Football Club and Cheltenham and Gloucester PLC.

Until August 2018 he was Head of the Department of applied Social Sciences (now Applied Criminology and Forensic Studies).

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  • Hall, T. (forthcoming) Globalization and Organized Crime: An Economic Geography, New York: Guilford
  • Daniels, P., Bradshaw, M., Hall, T., Shaw, D. and Sidaway, J. (eds) (forthcoming) An Introduction to Human Geography: Issues for the Twenty First Century, Harlow: Pearson (fifth edition)
  • Hall, T. and Barrett, H. (2012) Urban Geography, Abingdon: Routledge (Fourth edition)
  • Hall, T., Hubbard, P. and Short, J.R. (2008) The Sage Companion to the City, London: Sage
  • Miles, M., Hall, T. and Borden, I. (2003) The City Cultures Reader, London: Routledge (second edition)
  • Hall, T. and Miles, M. (eds.) (2003) Urban Futures: Critical Commentaries on Urban Futures, London: Routledge
  • Miles, M., Hall, T. and Borden, I. (2000) The City Cultures Reader, London: Routledge
  • Hall, T. and Hubbard, P. (1998) The Entrepreneurial City: Geographies of Politics, Regime and Representation, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons

Journal articles

  • Hall T., Toms P., McGuinnes M., Parker C. and Roberts, N. (2015) ‘Where’s the geography department? The changing administrative place of geography in British universities’, Area, 47, 1: 56-64
  • Hall T (2014) ‘Making their own futures? Research change and diversity amongst British human geographers’, Geographical Journal, 180, 1: 39-51
  • Haigh M., Hall T. and Cotton D. (2013) ‘Researching communicated geographies’ (Symposium introduction) Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 37, 2: 147-151
  • Hall, T. (2013) ‘Geographies of the illicit: globalisation and organised crime’, Progress in Human Geography, 37 3: 366-385
  • Hall, T. (2010) ‘Economic geography and organised crime: a critical review’, Geoforum, 41, 6: 841-845
  • Hall, T. (2010) ‘Where the money is: the geographies of organised crime’, Geography, 95, 1: 4-13
  • Hall, T. (2009) ‘The camera never lies: photographic research methods in Human Geography’ Journal of Geography in Higher Education 33, 3: 453-462
  • Hall, T. (2008) ‘Contesting the urban renaissance: journalism and the postindustrial city’ Geography, 93, 3: 148-157
  • Hall, T. (2007) ‘Artful cities’ Geography Compass, 1: 1376-1392
  • Fuller, M., Healey, M., Bradley, A. and Hall, T. (2004) ‘Barriers to learning: a systematic study of the experience of disabled students in one university’, Studies in Higher Education, 29, 3: 303-318
  • Hall, T. Healey, M and Harrison, M.E (2002) ‘Disabled students and fieldwork: discourses of exclusion and inclusion’ Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers NS, 27, 2: 213-231

Book chapters

  • Hall, T. and Hubbard, P. (2013) ‘”Birmingham needs you / you need Birmingham”: cities as actors, actors in cities’, in Conzen, M. and Larkham, P. (eds) Shapers of Urban Form, Abingdon: Routledge
  • Hall, T. and Barrett, H. (2012) ‘Cities: urban worlds’ in Daniels, P., Bradshaw, M., Shaw, D. and Sidaway, J. (eds) An Introduction to Human Geography: Issues for the 21st Century, Harlow: Pearson (fourth edition)
  • Hall, T. (2012) ‘The geography of Transnational Organised Crime: spaces, networks and flows’ in Allam, F. and Gilmor, S. (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime, Abingdon: Routledge
  • Bradley, A. and Hall, T. (2006) ‘The festival phenomenon: festivals and events and the promotion of small urban areas’ in Bell, D. and Jayne, M. (eds) Small Cities: Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolis, London: Routledge
  • Healey, M., Bradley, A., Fuller, M. and Hall, T. (2006) ‘Listening to students: the experiences of learning at university’ in Adams, M. and Brown, S. (eds) Towards Inclusive Learning in Higher Education, London: Routledge
  • Hall, T. (2004) ‘Public art, civic identity and the new Birmingham’ in Kennedy. W. G. (ed.) Remaking Birmingham: The Visual Culture of Urban Regeneration, London: Spon
  • Hall, T. (2004) ‘Art and urban regeneration’ in Pinder, D. et al. (eds) Practicising Cultural Geography, London: Arnold
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