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Dr Sophie-May Kerr

Research Associate


Dr Sophie-May Kerr is an urban cultural geographer, who uses qualitative research methods to explore issues relating to housing and mobilities. Sophie-May is particularly interested in the lived experiences of apartment living. She completed her PhD titled ‘Dwelling in discordant spaces: Material and emotional geographies of parenting in apartments’ at the University of Wollongong in 2020. She joined the City Futures team as a Research Associate in 2021.  


Journal articles

Head L; Klocker N; Dun O; Waitt G; Goodall H; Aguirre-Bielschowsky I; Gopal A; Kerr SM; Nowroozipour F; Spaven T, 2021, 'Barriers to and enablers of sustainable practices: insights from ethnic minority migrants', Local Environment, vol. 26, pp. 595-614, 10.1080/13549839.2021.1904856

Kerr S-M; Klocker N; Gibson C, 2021, 'From backyards to balconies: cultural norms and parents’ experiences of home in higher-density housing', Housing Studies, vol. 36, pp. 421-443, 10.1080/02673037.2019.1709625

Kerr S-M; Klocker N; Waitt G, 2018, 'Diverse Driving Emotions', Transfers, vol. 8, pp. 23-43, 10.3167/trans.2018.080203

Kerr S-M; Gibson C; Klocker N, 2018, 'Parenting and neighbouring in the consolidating city: The emotional geographies of sound in apartments', Emotion, Space and Society, vol. 26, pp. 1-8, 10.1016/j.emospa.2017.11.002

Waitt G; Kerr S-M; Klocker N, 2016, 'Gender, ethnicity and sustainable mobility: a governmentality analysis of migrant Chinese women’s daily trips in Sydney', Applied Mobilities, vol. 1, pp. 68-84, 10.1080/23800127.2016.1147751

KLOCKER N; TOOLE S; TINDALE A; KERR S-M, 2015, 'Ethnically Diverse Transport Behaviours: An Australian Perspective', Geographical Research, vol. 53, pp. 393-405, 10.1111/1745-5871.12118