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Dr Nathaniel O’Grady BA, MA, PhD

Lecturer in Human Geography

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Dr Nathaniel O’Grady is Lecturer in Human Geography within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

My current research examines transformations to emergency response in the wake of many catastrophic natural and terrorist events at the turn of the twenty-first century. Working specifically with the Fire and Rescue Service, I’m interested in how emergencies have become articulated as risks of the future through digital software and how such risks are governed through intervention in the present. Through my research I pursue some key contemporary political and geographical questions including: how have digital software changed our understandings of emergency? How do visions of contingency in the future work to justify intervention in the here and now? And what does all this mean for us as subjects of governance?

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Research interests

Emergency response, data governance, risk, security, geographical theory.

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Economy, Governance and Culture

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GeoData

  • Organiser of Department research seminar programme
  • Consultant for UK Fire and Rescue Services

Book Chapters

  • Geographies of Nature
  • Cultural Geographies
  • Dangerous Worlds
  • Geographical, Quantitative and Field Skills
  • Berlin Fieldtrip
  • Economy, Culture and Space
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Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ Email: N.O'Grady@soton.ac.uk

Room Number:44/2072


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