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School of Geography

David Bell Dr David Bell

Contact details

Room 1.36c
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 37995

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Research overview

Dr Bell is a Senior Lecturer in Critical Human Geography and Head of School. Dr Bell's interests span critical human geography and cultural studies, and include cultural policy, urban and rural cultures, consumption and lifestyle, science and technology, and sexuality. Often in his work he tries to bring these different interests into productive contact. He is currently working on a number of publications and developing research projects on hospitality and the city, cosmetic surgery tourism, and cultural policy


Latest publications

  • Holliday R; Hardy K; Bell D; Jones M; Hunter E et al. (2013) Beautiful face, beautiful place: relational geographies and gender in cosmetic surgery tourism websites, Gender, Place and Culture, . doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2013.832655
  • Jayne M; Hubbard P; Bell D (2013) Twin Cities: Territorial and Relational Geographies of 'Worldly' Manchester, Urban Studies, 50, pp.239-254. doi: 10.1177/0042098012450480
  • Bell D; Hollows J (2011) From River Cottage to Chicken Run: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the class politics of ethical consumption, Celebrity Studies, 2, pp.178-191. doi: 10.1080/19392397.2011.574861
  • Jayne M; Hubbard P; Bell D (2011) Worlding a city twinning and urban theory, City, 15, pp.25-41. doi: 10.1080/13604813.2010.511859
  • Bell D; Holliday R; Jones M; Probyn E; Taylor JS (2011) Bikinis and bandages: An itinerary for cosmetic surgery tourism, Tourist Studies, 11, pp.139-155. doi: 10.1177/1468797611416607

Current projects

  • Cultural policy
  • Hospitality and commensality
  • Cosmetic surgery tourism

More work in progress

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