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 Jack Pickering

Jack Pickering

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol Cynllunio a Daearyddiaeth

Room -1.02, 43-45 Plas y Parc, Cathays, Caerdydd, CF10 3BB

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I'm interested broadly in how issues of sustainability, justice, and politics, are embroiled in the practices of food consumption, and the practices that make consumption possible. My research aims to look at these issues without unduly prioritising either the consumer or the retailer, so that a picture of food consumption spaces emerges which demonstrates the interplay between these. 

I am currently in the early stages of fieldwork which will contribute towards my PhD thesis, which is looking at the the everyday practices of market traders at work across South Wales. If you would like to know more about this, please see the research tab or feel free to contact me! 

I am also interested in broader notions of environmental change and radical politics, as well as the implications of austerity for local government and community organisations. I have engaged in environmental/political activism across a number of campaigns in the past, and I continue to contribute intermittently towards the campaign for university divestment from the fossil fuel industry. 


Diddordebau ymchwil

Previous to this position, I have undertaken a masters in social science research methods, and a BSc in Geography and Planning both within Cardiff University. In both of these projects, I have undertaken substantial research dissertations focussing on food and consumption spaces working closely with Mara Miele as supervisor. In addition to this, during my undergraduate degree I worked as a research intern for the Sustainable Places Institute on a project investigating opportunities for on-campus ecopedagogical initiatives. In addition to my work on food markets I have an interest in the interactions between the issues of social justice and sustainability surrounding food consumption, and am also interested in exploring new and innovative methods of qualitative research. An area of growing interest for me is the relationship between food consumption, small businesses and urban regeneration/gentrification.


MSc (Hons): Social Science Research Methods, Cardiff University (2015-2016)

Thesis: ‘Traditional’ Markets in South Wales: Understanding Change at Alternative Consumption Sites.


BSc (Hons): Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (2012-2015)

Thesis: ‘Frippery around the edges’; An Exploration of Consumption at Market Sites around Cardiff.



-Development and Underdevelopment (2016-2017): Seminar leader.

-Developing Research Methods (2016-2017): Seminar leader and laboratory demonstrator.

-Making Knowledge: Evidence and Practice (2017-2018): Seminar leader.

Traethawd ymchwil

Neglected consumption sites: exploring ‘traditional’ markets and other related consumption sites within the food system

Start: October 2016
End: October 2019

Funding: ESRC

Ffynhonnell ariannu


Mara Miele

Yr Athro Mara Miele

Professor in Human Geography

Andrew Williams

Dr Andrew Williams

Lecturer in Human Geography

Dr Anthony Ince

Dr Anthony Ince

Lecturer in Human Geography

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