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Robert Vanderbeck Robert Vanderbeck

Contact details

Room 10.101 Manton (please enter via 10.103)
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 36753

Student hours:
Varies by semester. Please feel free to email me for an appointment.

Work in progress

Current projects

2018-19 AHRC Research Grant, ‘Queer Memorials: International Comparative Perspectives on Sexual Diversity and Social Inclusivity’, Co-I (Martin Zebracki, PI), £180,000

2017 ESRC / Leeds Social Sciences Institute Impact Accelerator Award, 'Keeping girls in school and safe from exploitation in Jinja, Uganda',  Principal Investigator, with Katie McQuaid (PDRA and Co-I), £13,643


Previous grants

  • AHRC Care for the Future Programme, ‘Intergenerational Justice, Consumption and Sustainability in Comparative Perspective (INTERSECTION)’, Deputy PI and Co-I (Collaboration with Sheffield, Gill Valentine PI), £1,067,147 Full Economic Cost (funded at 80% fEC) (Leeds share circa £250,000).

  • Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), Fund for International Research Collaboration, 'International research network for the study of children and younng people of migrant descent: opening South-North dialogues', Co-I (with Rosa Mas Giralt PI and Louise Waite),£14,659.

  • 2008-2010 Sexuality and Global Faith Networks: A Social Topography, Co-I (AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme, £310,000)
  • 2007 British Academy Overseas Conference Grant £500. 'Less Than the Sum of its Parts? Reflections on Theory, Relevance and Debate in Children's Geographies' `To support attendance at the Annual Meeting of the AAG 
  • 2006-09 White Rose Consortium funding to support 3 year PhD Studentship on ‘Intergenerational Space in Contemporary Britain’ (valued at approximately £17,300/ year) 
  • 2004 US Department of Education / University of Vermont McNair Scholars $1500 grant to support research mentoring of an undergraduate on the geographies of race and ethnicity in Vermont, USA 
  • 2003 Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Vermont $400. Course improvement grant for qualitative research methods in geography 
  • 2003 Dean’s Fund, University of Vermont “The Social Geography of Public Space in Burlington” $1875 
  • 2002 Committee on Research and Scholarship, University of Vermont Gypsy-Traveller Young People and the Voluntary Sector in the UK $3620