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Professor Kath Browne


Kath Browne

Full Professor
School of Geography
University College Dublin, School of Geography


Kath Browne is a Geography Professor at University College Dublin. Her research interests lie in Social and Cultural Geographies, and particular people's spatial experiences of sexualities and genders. Prof. Browne's work has focused on the impact of legislative changes to sexual and gender equalities in the 21st Century, where she seeks to use research to make a difference to people's lives. She develops innovative insights into contemporary experiences of power relations as they are created through everyday spaces, particularly around gender and sexualities. Current research explores the transformations of everyday spaces for those who are opposed to sexual and gender equalities, which will in the future use these understandings to explore the possibilities of radical interconnections that work beyond oppositions. Prof. Browne's academic career began at the Loughborough University where she read for a BSc in Geography, Sports Science and Physical Education (1998). She moved to the University of Sheffield attaining a MA in Social and Cultural Geographies (1999). She received a full bursary at the University of Gloucestershire and undertook research for my PhD on non-heterosexual women’s everyday lives, which she completed in 2002. She joined the National University of Ireland, Maynooth before becoming a Lecturer at the University of Brighton in January 2003. She was made a professor in 2014.


  • Professor
    Maynooth University, Geography, Ireland1 Jan 2017 - 1 Jan 2019
  • Professor
    University of Brighton, UK2014 - 2017
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader
    University of Brighton, United Kingdom1 Jan 2003 - 1 Jan 2014


  • PhD
    University of Gloucestershire