Personal profile


I'm a professor of mobility and urban studies at Roskilde University.
I have a long-standing interest in tourist photography, tourism, cities,  and mobility more broadly. More recently, I have written extensively about urban cycling, running, sport and walking. For instance, I published a book on urban marathons in 2022 (Routledge).
I'm currently an academic expert in a research project on urban walking concerning mobility and planning (with COWI). As part of this project, I'm writing a report and articles about sensuous walking practices, design interventions and the social life of pavements and public squares.
I'm slowly easing into writing a new book discussing similarities and differences between cycling, running and walking. Moreover, with some English geographers, I'm also involved in formulating a sports mobilities paradigm.  
I have been fortunate to collaborate with some  bright scholars over the years, such as John Urry, Tim Edensor, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Michael Haldrup, Mathilde Dissing Christensen, Ole B Jensen and Simon Cook, to name a few. 
 I'm also fortunate that my work is highly cited and discussed. Google scholar profile
Several of my publications have been translated  into simply and complex Chinese (both in China and Taiwan), Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (both in Portugal and Brazil), Czeh, and Turkish (Greek translation is forthcming).
I'm on the editorial board of MobilitiesTourist Studies, Mondes du Tourisme and Photographies.


I'm  involved the masters program Spatial Designs and Society, Nordic Planning Studies, By og Plan, and the bachelor program HUM-TEK. I was research leader (MOSPUS) from 2021-15, head of studies (Spatial Designs and Society) from 2015-2019 and Ph.D. programme leader (Society, Space and Technology) from 2019-21.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, Phd, Roskilde University

Award Date: 1 Apr 2004

Cultural studies, M.A, Lancaster University

Award Date: 1 Sept 1999


  • Geography, Geology, Topography
  • mobilities
  • globalization
  • place and space
  • material culture
  • sport
  • Traffic, Transportation
  • Mobility
  • walking
  • cycling
  • Event, Tourism, Performance
  • Physical planning, Urban studies

Publication network

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