Dr Gina Kallis

Dr Gina Kallis

Research Fellow

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



I am a Social Research Consultant and work closely with other research organisations:
I also work part-time as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University for the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science. 


BA (Hons) Geography with Sociology, First Class Honours (Plymouth University)
PhD Human Geography (Plymouth University). Thesis title: An Intergenerational Perspective on Migrant Senses of Identity and Belonging: The Case of Greek-Cypriot Families in South West England, UK


Research interests

Recent academic projects I have worked on include:
  • Developing Research Priorities for End of Life and Palliative Care in the South West  
  • Exploring the Nursing Associate/Trainee Nursing Associate Role in the Hospice Setting 
  • Organised Crime, Farming and Community Policing (funded by the Seale Hayne Educational Trust)
  • Intelligent Community Energy (funded by the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England Programme)
  • Tombstoning: Young people, the sea and citizenship (funded by The Marine Institute)
  • Ploughing a lonely furrow?: Investigating loneliness, isolation and mental ill-health among young farmers in Devon and Cornwall (funded by the Seale Hayne Educational Trust) 
  • Improving socio-ecological resilience to wildfire in the UK via community engagement and integration of deep-time ecological data into landscape management (funded by the Royal Geographical Society and the Association for Environmental Archaeology)
  • GlacierMap: Mapping glacier change in the Peruvian Andes (UKRI funded)
  • 'Food left rotting in the field': The impact of Brexit on migrant agricultural workers, food production and rural communities (funded by the Seale Hayne Educational Trust)


Yarwood, R., Kallis, G., Boland, L. (2023) 'Voices from the Field: Brexit, citizenship and agricultural labour'. Journal of Rural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103111

Holton, M., Riley, M., & Kallis, G. (2023) 'Keeping on[line] farming: Examining young farmers’ digital curation of identities, (dis)connection and strategies for self-care through social media'. Geoforum. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2023.103749

Holton, M., Riley, M., & Kallis, G. (2022) 'Towards the geographies of loneliness: Interpreting the spaces of loneliness in farming contexts'. Social & Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2022.2104360

Kallis, G., & Yarwood, R. (2021) 'Intergenerational language practices, linguistic capital and place: The case of Greek-Cypriot Migrant Families in the UK'. Children's Geographies. DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2021.2003302

Clason, C., Rangecroft, S., Kallis, G., Lewin, S., & Mullier, T. (2021) ‘GlacierMap: A virtual opportunity to explore the Andes’ vanishing glaciers’. Geography, 106 (3): 148-153. DOI: 10.1080/00167487.2021.1970932

Kallis, G., Stephanides, P., Bailey, E., Devine-Wright, P., Chalvatzis, K., & Bailey, I. (2021) ‘The complexities of engagement with island communities on energy transitions: Participation, trust and conflict’. Energy Research & Social Science, 81, 102257. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2021.102257

Kallis, G., Yarwood, R., & Tyrrell, N. (2020) ‘Gender, spatiality and motherhood: Intergenerational change in Greek-Cypriot migrant families in the UK’. Social & Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2020.1806345

Kallis, G., Yarwood, R., & Tyrrell, N. (2019) 'Translocal space across migrant generations: The case of a Greek Orthodox Church in the UK'. Population, Space and Place. 25 (5) DOI:10.1002/psp.2206

Tyrrell, N. & Kallis, G. (2017) ‘Children in transnational family migration’ in: Ni Laoire, C., White, A. and Skelton, T. (eds) Movement, Mobilities and Journeys, Volume 6 of Skelton, T. (ed) Geographies of Children and Young People. Springer, Singapore: pp 329-346. DOI:10.1007/978-981-287-029-2_9


Other academic activities

I have a longstanding interest in working with children and young people, and prior to my current role I worked in the charitable sector as an Evaluation Officer for the NSPCC. My role was to contribute to the evaluation of 'Together for Childhood'- a place-based programme aiming to prevent abuse:https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/together-for-childhood/

I am also a Brilliant Club tutor and have delivered a Geography course entitled 'The Anthropocene vs. Deep Time - A journey through Earth's climate history' to secondary school students in Plymouth.
The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that works with schools and universities across the UK and aims to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities: