University of Leicester
Professor Simon Gunn is an Urban Social Historian of the 19th and 20th century city with a major focus on the cities of Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. He has been a Professor of Urban History at the University of Leicester since 2006 after many years at Leeds Metropolitan, where he was Reader in History. He obtained his doctorate in Modern History at the University of Manchester (1992) having been a Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London in 1985-86. Professor Simon Gunn is co-editor of the Cambridge University Press journal Urban History.