Research Team

Simon Tate is a Lecturer in Geography at Newcastle University. He also holds an MA, PGCE and PhD in geography and is a qualified schoolteacher. Before taking up his current appointment, Simon taught geography in schools in the North East of England and was also a Visiting Lecturer at Sunderland University, where he contributed to both the BEd and PGCE teacher training courses. His current role sees him teaching extensively in the first year of Newcastle University’s Geography BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) programmes. 

Peter Hopkins is Professor in Social Geography at Newcastle University. His main academic interests focus upon young people's geographies (including student identities, youth transitions and university campus geographies); religion, faith and spirituality; and the intersections between ethnicities and masculinites.

Michael Richarson, Sean Gill, Jenny Lloyd and Daniel Bos have all acted as research assistants for our work about student transitions.