Meet the Team

Professor Yvette Taylor is Principal Investigator to the project. She is Professor in Social and Policy Studies and Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University. For further information on her research and publications, see



Twitter: @YvetteTaylorO

Dr Ria Snowdon is Research Associate on the project at the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University but is currently based in Newcastle. For further information, see




Dr Emily Falconer  is a Senior Research Assistant at the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy research, working in the areas of gender and sexuality. Having completed a PhD in gender and tourism at Manchester Metropolitan University (2012), Emily’s research explored the embodied and emotional experiences of independent women travellers. Her research interests focus on feminism, affect and emotion, incorporating theories from across the disciplines of sociology and human geography, and especially how changing feminist identities are tied in with emotional and embodied encounters and relationships.



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