Gill Valentine geographer, currently Professor of Geography and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of social sciences at the University of Sheffield. Prior to Sheffield, she was head of Geography at the University of Leeds.is a
Valentine is a specialist in social geography, with her key areas of research covering social identities and belonging; childhood, parenting and family life; and urban cultures and consumption. Her research in particular has focused on geographies of childhood, on alcohol-consumption and youth culture and on women's geographies. A co-founder of the journal Social & Cultural Geography and co-editor of former co-editor of Gender, Place and Culture, she has made significant contributions to feminist geography. Unusual for a human geographer, her work has received over 21,000 citations as of 2017.
As Pro-Vice-Chancellor of social sciences she has overall responsibility for this field, and has hired Heads of Departments and reallocated staff over the last few years.
- The Philip Leverhulme Prize
- The Royal Geographical Society's Gill Memorial Award,
- Murchison Award by the Royal Geographical Society for "publications relating to the geography of difference, equality and diversity" (2015)
- Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
- Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), 2018
- 1989. "The geography of women's fear" in Area 12(1)pp. 385–390
- 1995. Mapping desire: Geographies of sexualities Psychology Press (with David Bell)
- 1997. Consuming geographies: We are where we eat Psychology Press (with David Bell)
- 2005. Cool places: Geographies of youth cultures Routledge