Wilbert den Hoed
I joined Newcastle University in 2014, undertaking a PhD at Open Lab as part of the MyPlace project. The main aim of the project is to examine older people’s experience of place and mobility in the city of Newcastle, while my PhD specifically looks at how different modes of travel affect the experience of ageing and mobility in urban areas. With case studies in both Newcastle and Rotterdam, I am examining the role of cycling in these processes, using an innovative combination of qualitative and mobile methods. My work is rooted in urban social geography and mobility studies, and links to the fields of sustainable travel, active ageing and tracking technologies.
Alongside my PhD I work as a teaching assistant in the Geography Department, and I coordinate the website and social media of the Royal Geographic Society (with IBG) Postgraduate Forum. I studied Human Geography and Planning at Utrecht University, with my research focused on everyday mobility, tourism and ICT-use. I also worked briefly for a travel organisation in Spain. In my free time I like to play sports, watch sports, cook and travel.