Dr Philip Nicholson

  • Research Associate (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Research interests

My PhD work was concerned with unpacking the past, current and future of GIS from an arts and humanities perspective, and in particular how the body becomes a repository, or archive, of embodied practices associated with a particular set of technologies. I am also trained as an artist, and the most significant, and unique, element of my PhD project was the deployment of my creative practice as a tool of enquiry. Methodologically, my research is built on observations of and dialogues with GIS practitioners from academia and business; the data I collect becomes part of a practice-led geovisualisation process often comprising of videos works, performances, collages, circuit bending experiments, and so on that pull-apart and unpack the ‘how’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ of GIS.

Recently I have been given the opportunity to work as a postdoctoral research assistant on a set of inter-linked, cross-disciplinary and cross-border projects to develop creative geovisualisation as a method of working collaboratively and creatively to map social and physical data sets, but also to map the messy work of knowledge production itself.

I am especially interested in the dense power relations within which geospatial technologies are deployed, and how communities can, and are allowed to, engage with such technologies and the data they produce. I have been able to bring to my postdoctoral work a research strand that addresses this via hands-on discussions with communities in Malawi, and would very much like to continue with this work.

Website: philnicholson.com


Publications

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2019

Clive, R., Jackson, N. and Nicholson, P. (2019) The Green-Blue-Grey Campus/Rain Garden Project: Executive Summary. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Clive, R., Jackson, N. and Nicholson, P. (2019) Report on Chancellor’s Fund The Green-Blue-Grey Campus/Rain Garden Project. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Nicholson, P. J. , Dixon, D. , Pullanikkatil, D., Moyo, B., Long, H. and Barrett, B. (2019) Malawi stories: mapping an art-science collaborative process. Journal of Maps, (doi:10.1080/17445647.2019.1582440) (Early Online Publication)

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Articles

Nicholson, P. J. , Dixon, D. , Pullanikkatil, D., Moyo, B., Long, H. and Barrett, B. (2019) Malawi stories: mapping an art-science collaborative process. Journal of Maps, (doi:10.1080/17445647.2019.1582440) (Early Online Publication)

Research Reports or Papers

Clive, R., Jackson, N. and Nicholson, P. (2019) The Green-Blue-Grey Campus/Rain Garden Project: Executive Summary. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Clive, R., Jackson, N. and Nicholson, P. (2019) Report on Chancellor’s Fund The Green-Blue-Grey Campus/Rain Garden Project. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

This list was generated on Sat Nov 16 20:39:23 2019 GMT.

Grants

  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship (£56,000)
  • School of Culture and Creative Arts Creative Practice Fund (£200)
  • School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (£300)
  • Creative Enlightenment follow-on funding (£600)
  • School of Geographical and Earth Sciences Mobility Fund (£980)