Personal profile


My research is broadly in the areas of political and social geography, focusing in particular on:

  • Online networks, communities and spaces: the implications of these spaces for communication, organisation and activism. Recent foci include science blogging and human trafficking.
  • Policing, crime, data and policy: changes to crime, policing and law enforcement, alongside broader debates about evidence, policy and data analysis.
  • Conflict: the development and deployment of different ways of fighting, from the networked warfare of Afghan insurgency through to the 'war on terror' and urban warfare.


I teach on the following modules:

Level 1

  • A World Of Plenty? Environment, The City And Society

Level 2

  • Dynamic Human Worlds: Society, Culture, Economy

Honours-level undergraduate

  • Cities: People, Places And Conflict
  • Research Methods in Human Geography


  • Questionnaire Design And Qualitative Methods
  • Theory Research Skills In Social Sciences


  • G Geography (General)
  • JZ International relations

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Research Output 2008 2018

A Cross-Sectional Study of All Clinicians’ Conflict of Interest Disclosures to NHS Hospital Employers in England 2015-2016

Feldman, H. R., DeVito, N. J., Mendel, J., Carroll, D. E. & Goldacre, B. 5 Mar 2018 In : BMJ Open. 8, p. 1-7 7 p., e019952

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Conflict of Interest
Cross-Sectional Studies

Shaping the Police Workforce

Heyer, . G. D. & Mendel, J. Apr 2018 In : Policing: An International Journal. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Open Access
police organization
theory formation

Authors' reply to Beales

Goldacre, B., Whittle, S., Ernst, E. & Mendel, J. 7 Mar 2017 In : BMJ. 356, 1 p., j1196

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2 Citations

Does police size matter?: A review of the evidence regarding restructuring police organisations

Mendel, J., Fyfe, N. & den Hayer, G. 2017 In : Police Practice and Research. 18, 1, p. 3-14 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
police organization

Gadflies biting science communication: engagement, tricksters and ambivalence online

Mendel, J. & Riesch, H. 13 Oct 2017 In : Science Communication. 39, 5, p. 673-684 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

communication sciences
public space
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Press / Media


Local Policing in Transition: Examining the Impacts and Implications of Police Reform in Scotland

Author: Hail, Y., 2016

Supervisor: Fyfe, N. (Supervisor), Mendel, J. (Supervisor) & Aston, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy