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Dr Suzanne Reimer 

Associate Professor

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Suzanne Reimer is interested in aspects of design, creativity, knowledge and innovation, including the gendering of creativity and design labour; and in the role of design in commodity networks. She has on-going interests in the furniture industry; modernism and design; and moto-mobilities.

Dr Suzanne Reimer is currently Associate Professor in Human Geography. She has been a member of staff in Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton since 2004.


BA; MA Geography (University of British Columbia)
PhD Geography (Cantab)


2004- to date Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, University of Southampton
1995 - 2004 Lecturer in Geography, University of Hull

Research interests

  • Design, creativity and knowledge
  • Design and commodity networks
  • Cultures of consumption; ethical issues in consumption
  • Local labour market dynamics, changing gender divisions of labour and notions of employment 'risk'

Research projects

  • 2006-2008 The geography of commercial design: a comparison of London and the regions (ESRC) (with Peter Sunley and Steven Pinch)
  • 2005-2006 Design consultancy firms and the geography of the UK design industry (University of Southampton Annual Grant Competition)
  • 1997-2001 For home consumption: commodity chains in the household furnishings industry (ESRC and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada).

Research group

Economy, Society and Governance

Dr Reimer has been a member of the International Advisory Board for Home Cultures since the journal's inception in 2004

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Dr Suzanne Reimer
University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/2069

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