About Dave

Dave McLaughlin is a Human Geographer at Coventry University. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was nominated for a University of Reading Excellence in Teaching Award 2020.

Dave is an active researcher. He has a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge, where he researched the role played by readers’ and fans’ ludic, mobile and creative engagement with Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories in co-producing an expansive, literary world that overspills the bounds of fiction. He is writing a monograph based on this research. His current research looks at the power of reading and writing as collective, world-producing practices in relation to hikers on America’s Appalachian Trail.

Alongside teaching and research, Dave is an editor for Literary Geographies journal, a book reviews editor for Social and Cultural Geography, and a novel reviews editor for the multidisciplinary mobilities journal Transfers.