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PhD researcher wins prestigious award to study cycling cultures down under

PhD Candidate Rorie Parsons will be visiting the Centre for Urban Research at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology during March and April 2017 to help further develop his current PhD research on cycling cultures in Newcastle.

Funded by the Overseas Institutional Visit grant awarded to ESRC studentship holders, Rorie will be engaging with the Beyond Behaviour Change program at RMIT, which relates to the theoretical positioning of his thesis in regards to social practice theory. Whilst there, Rorie will be engaging with researchers and will also deliver a presentation on his current work and lead a session of the social practice theory reading group, focusing on the use of this theoretical approach in regards to cycling.

Rorie is being supervised by Professor Geoff Vigar and Dr Andrew Law.

published on: 3 March 2017