Lauren Hammond is Departmental Lecturer in Geography Education. She teaches on the PGCE Geography and MSc Teaching and Learning and supervises DPhil students.

Lauren began her career as a teacher of geography, working primarily in London and Singapore. She holds a BA (hons) Geography from Kings College London, PGCE Secondary Geography from the University of Bristol, MA Geography Education from the Institute of Education (University of London), and a PhD from University College London. Lauren is recognised as Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) for her work in connecting research and teaching across the disciplines of geography and education, and her work in mentoring and partnership in teacher education. She is Associate Fellow of the Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research (CTTR) at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society.

Prior to working in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, Lauren was Lecturer in Geography Education at IOE (2014-2022) and Lecturer in Teacher Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh (2022-2024). At IOE, Lauren worked in teacher education (including leading the PGCE Secondary Geography) and supervised students at Masters and Doctoral level. She established and convened an undergraduate module in UCL’s Geography department ‘Geography Education’, which critically examined the complex relationships between geography, education and young people’s lives. Lauren job shared a Partnership Co-ordinator role, leading on mentoring across ITE and convening an ITE wide mentor development group. She also co-chaired IOE’s Early Career Network, which was a cross-departmental role working with a range of colleagues to explore how best to empower colleagues in the first stages of their academic careers and co-create more just academic spaces.

At Moray House School of Education and Sport, Lauren taught on the Primary PGCE, MA Gaelic Education and MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching, as well as supervising students on the MEd Leadership and Learning programme. Collaborating with a range of colleagues, Lauren played roles in establishing a Geography (Teacher) Education Network in Scotland and the ScotGEESE (Scottish Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Educators) group. Lauren retains research interests in Scottish education, particularly Geography and Social Studies Education across education phases and spaces, and the relationships between education, rights and citizenship in Scotland.

Lauren’s research is interdisciplinary and examines the relationships between children, geography and education. She is particularly interested in children’s geographies and children’s citizenship, and in considering how education can empower young people in their lives and futures. Lauren is also interested in geographies of education and education spaces and examining how in/justices are (re)produced in, and through, education, and the relationships between education, space and place.

Lauren’s scholarship mainly lies in the field of Geography Education, and she is interested in how geography is constructed, taught, experienced and imagined from early years through to postgraduate, and in a range of spaces. She is committed to developing geography education research(ers) and serves as Secretary for the Geography Education Research Collective (GEReCo). Lauren is an active member of the Geographical Association (GA) and a member of the Geography Education Research Special Interest Group (GERSIG). She is Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and has served as Deputy Secretary for the Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd), and Membership Officer and Acting Secretary for the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG).


Journal publications

Hammond, L. Healy, G. 2022.  Engaging with undergraduate geography students’ perspectives on the value of geography to a person’s education.

Hammond, L. 2022. Who are the children we teach? Considering identities, place and time-space in education. Oxford Review of Education.

Hammond, L. 2022. Recognising and exploring children’s geographies in school geography. Children’s Geographies. 20(1), pp64-78, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2021.1913482

Hammond, L. 2021. London, race and territories: Young people’s stories of a divided city. London Review of Education. 19(1), pp1–14.

Finn, M. Hammond, L. Healy, G. Todd, J. Marvell, A. McKendrick, J. H. Yorke, L. 2021. Looking ahead to the future of GeogEd: Creating spaces of exchange between communities of practice. Area, DOI:

Hammond, L. McKendrick, J. H. 2020. Geography teacher educators’ Perspectives on the place of children’s geographies in the classroom. Geography. 105(2), pp86-93.

Casinader, N. Mitchell, D. Hammond, L. 2019. Challenging the teaching of geographies of exclusion – the potential of GeoCapabilities for a transcultural approach in Australian and English schools. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. 29(4) pp. 316-33. DOI: 10.1080/10382046.2019.1675991

Hammond, L. 2019. Utilising the ‘production of space’ to enhance young people’s understanding of place. Geography. 104(1) pp. 28-37.

Hammond, L. El Rashidi, S. 2018. ‘Layers of London’ – A rich geographical palimpsest. Geography, 103(1), pp. 42-45.



Hammond, L. Biddulph, M. Catling, S. McKendrick, J. H. (eds.). 2023 Children, Education and Geography: Rethinking Intersections. Abingdon: Routledge

Healy, G. Hammond, L. Puttick, S. and Walshe, N. (Eds.). 2022. Mentoring Geography Teachers in the Secondary School. Abingdon: Routledge


Book chapters

Hammond, L. Biddulph, M. Catling, S. McKendrick, J. H. 2023. The child and their (geographical) education. L. Hammond, M. Biddulph. S. Catling. J. H. McKendrick. (eds.) Children, Education and Geography: Rethinking Intersections. Abingdon: Routledge

Mckendrick, J. H. Catling, S. Biddulph, M. Hammond, L. 2023. Moving forwards: Strengthening engagement across the intersections between children, education and geography. L. Hammond, M. Biddulph. S. Catling. J. H. McKendrick. (eds.) Children, Education and Geography: Rethinking Intersections. Abingdon: Routledge

Hammond, L. Healy, G. 2023. Student voice, democratic education and geography: Reflections on the findings of a survey of undergraduate geography students. L. Hammond, M. Biddulph. S. Catling. J. H. McKendrick. (eds.) Children, Education and Geography: Rethinking Intersections. Abingdon: Routledge

Hammond, L. Puttick, S. Walshe, N. Healy, G. 2022. Mentoring matters: Contributing to a more just tomorrow in geography education. G. Healy. L. Hammond, S. Puttick and N. Walshe (eds), Mentoring Geography Teachers in the Secondary School. Abingdon: Routledge

Walshe, N. Healy, G. Puttick, S. Hammond, L. 2022. Introduction: Mentoring matters in, and for, geography education. G. Healy. L. Hammond, S. Puttick and N. Walshe (eds), Mentoring Geography Teachers in the Secondary School. Abingdon: Routledge

Ahmed, F. Hammond, L. Nichols, S. Puttick, S. Searle, A. 2022. Planning in geography education: a conversation between university-based tutors and school-based mentors in Initial Teacher Education.  G. Healy. L. Hammond. S. Puttick and N. Walshe (eds), Mentoring Geography Teachers in the Secondary School. Abingdon: Routledge

Hammond, L. 2020. Children, childhood and children’s geographies: evolving through technology. In Walshe, N. Healy, G. (eds.) Geography Education in the Digital World: Linking Theory and Practice Abingdon: Routledge

Hammond, L. 2018. The Place of Fieldwork in Geography Education. in Jones, M. Lambert, D. (eds.) Debates in Geography Education (2nd Edition) Abingdon: Routledge


Professional publications

Hammond, L. Rawlings Smith, E. 2023. Ethics, data protection and research in, and about, geography education. Teaching Geography, 48(1), pp.18-20

McKendrick, J. H. Hammond, L. 2020. Connecting with children’s everyday geographies in education. Teaching Geography, 45(3), pp118-121

Palombo, M. Hammond, L. Mitchell, D. 2020. Reflecting on the findings of the mentoring in geography education survey. Teaching Geography, 45(1), pp9-11

Hammond, L. 2020. GTE 2020 – reflections on a valuable space for discussion about research, policy and practice in areas that matter to geography teacher education. GA Magazine, 45

Hammond, L. Mitchell, D. Palombo, M. 2019. Mentors in geography education: An under-used and under-represented community. Teaching Geography, 44(1), pp6


Internet publications

Hammond, L. Rawlings Smith, E. Healy, G. Puttick, S. Mitchell, M. 2023. Geography education for the Anthropocene: Reflections on IGU-CGE 2023 from the conference organising committee. Available at: GEReCo Blog – GEReCo UK IGU-CGE. (accessed 16.10.2023).

Hammond, L. Biddulph, M. Catling, S. McKendrick, J. H. 2022. ‘Interview about the edited collection Children, education and geography’. Available at:  Items – Interview with Lauren Hammond, Mary Biddulph, Simon Catling, and John H. McKendrick about their edited collection, Children, Education and Geography – The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN) ( (accessed 10/04/2023).

Hammond, L. Rushton, E. Puttick, S. 2022 ‘Where’s the geography?’ The importance of geography to disciplinary debates, and teaching in, education. BERA blog. Available at: (accessed 12/12/2022)

Hammond, L. Healy, G. Puttick, S. Walshe, N. 2022. Mentoring and the ‘production of space’: Research, practice and geographical futures Geography Education Research Collective Blog. Available at: (accessed 10/01/2022)


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