About:  This is an online space for Dr Anna Jackman’s drone geographies research. You can read more about Anna’s recent research grant, ‘Diversifying Drone Stories’ here.

Bio: Anna is a Lecturer Human Geography at the University of Reading.  Anna is a feminist political geographer interested in technological visibilities, volumes, relations and futures. Her research approaches these issues through the lens of the drone, exploring the ‘unmanning’ of everyday, urban and military life in the drone age.

Research: Anna recently led an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) New Investigator Award (December 2021 – July 2023). Diversifying drone stories explored the ways in which drones are (re)shaping UK airspace.

Wider experience: Anna acted as the Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into ‘Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK’, and as an expert witness for the Defence Committee’s Inquiry into the ‘Domestic threat of drones’ (2019). She has shared her research in Westminster (on rogue drones) and with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (on counter-drone technology).

Anna holds two drone qualifications, the General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) and A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC).

More info:  You can find further information about Anna’s research on her University of Reading staff page, and Anna is on Twitter (X) @ahjackman.