Dr Jonathan Mendel

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Energy Environment and Society, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

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My research focuses on three themes:

  • Policy, information and evidence: researching the right to access environmental information, changes to policing, and broader debates about evidence, policy and data analysis.
  • Online networks, communities and spaces: recent research projects have focussed on online surveillance, science blogging and human trafficking.
  • Conflict: networked conflict, ranging from the 'war on terror' and urban warfare through to organised crime.
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I teach on the following modules:

Level 1

  • Introduction to Geography Part 2: Environment, The City And Society

Level 2

  • Dynamic Human Worlds: Society, Culture, Economy

Honours-level undergraduate

  • Cities: People, Places And Conflict
  • Key Ideas in Geography
  • Research Methods in Human Geography


  • Applied Theoretical Approaches in Social Science
  • Questionnaire Design and Qualitative Methods

Media availability

I am available for media commentary on my research.

Dr Mendel’s research focusses on anti-trafficking, modern slavery, policing, technology and policy. Areas of expertise include anti-trafficking policy and technology, policing policy, and uses of environmental information.

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Areas of expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Human trafficking