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Geography and Environmental Science Staff

Academic Staff





 Dr Yaw Adjei-Amoako Teaching Fellow in Human Geography

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Dr Stuart Black

Associate Professor in Environmental Radioactivity

School Director for Teaching and Learning

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Professor Nicholas Branch Professor in Palaeoecology

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Professor Joanna Clark Professor in Environmental Science

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Professor Hannah Cloke Professor in Hydrology

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Professor Chris Collins Professor of Environmental Chemistry

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Dr Udeme Dickson Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry
Dr Sylvie Dubuc Lecturer in Human Geography & Population Studies

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Professor Ruth Evans Professor in Human Geography

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Dr Rob Fry Teaching Fellow in Geographical Information Systems 

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Professor Hilary Geoghegan Professor of Geography

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Professor Mike Goodman Professor of Geography(Environment and Development)

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Dr Thomas Grisaffi Lecturer in Human Geography (Environment and Development)

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Professor Sandy Harrison Professor in Global Palaeoclimates and Biogeochemical Cycles

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Professor Alan Howard Professor in Computational Geography

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 Dr Anna Jackman Lecturer in Human Geography

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Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans

Associate Professor in Human Geography

Deputy Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Science 

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Dr Alison MacLeod

Associate Professor in Physical Geography 

Deputy School Director for Teaching and Learning

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Professor Avril Maddrell Professor in Human Geography

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Professor Frank Mayle Professor in Tropical Palaeoecology

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Dr Hazel McGoff

Lecturer in Environmental Science

School Director of Academic Tutoring

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Professor Steven Musson

Professor of Geography

Head of School

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Dr Jess Neumann Lecturer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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Dr Steve Robinson Associate Professor in Soil and Water Biogeochemistry

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Dr Shovonlal Roy Associate Professor 

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Dr Eirini Saratsi

Teaching Fellow in Human Geography - Environment and Development

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Professor Maria Shahgedanova Professor in Climate Science

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Professor Liz Shaw Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry

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Dr Tom Sizmur Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry

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Professor Anne Verhoef Professor of Soil Physics and Micrometeorology

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Professor Andrew Wade

Professor of Hydrology

Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Science

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Dr Kevin White Associate Professor in Environmental Remote Sensing

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Dr Hong Yang Associate Professor  in Environmental Science

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Research Staff





Dr Heou Maleki Badjana Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Hydrological Modelling

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Joanne Beales Landwise Research Project Administrator

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Dr Matthew Cull Postdoctoral Researcher in Ethics
Sarah Duddigan Research Assistant

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Sonia Duval Community Administrator, Whitley for Real Project

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Dr Nathanael Harwood Postdoctoral Research Assistant Plant Trait Modelling
Dr Danielle House  Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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Dr Paul Lincoln Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Palaeofire
Dr Will Maslanka  Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Remote sensing

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Dr David Mason

Senior Research Fellow

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 Dr Harry Pettit David Robins Research Fellow in Urban Geography
Rhona Phipps  Project Manager  +44 (0) 118 378 7356
Dr Marco Raczka Postdoctoral Research Associate in Amazon Palaeoecology
Dr Xin Shu  Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Soil Biogeochemistry

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Dr Linda Speight Postdoctoral Research Assistant Applied Flood Forecasting

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Gerard Stewart Communications Co-ordinator

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Joyce Ternenge Project Officer

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Dr Gill Thornhill Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Palaeoclimate Model Evaluation +44 (0) 118 378 8344
Roberto Villegas-Diaz Scientific Programmer and Data Manager
Dr Azin Wright Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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Dr Gabriel Yesuf Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Environmental Modelling.
Dr Lorna Zischka Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Whitley for Real Project

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Postgraduate Research Students




Phillip Agredazywczuck Geochemical constraints on the hydrological restoration of groundwater-dependent wetlands in lowland catchments.
Henry Akinola Participatory Approach to Research Air Quality in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Paul Allen Reframing youth activism in a post pandemic community (with particular reference to the Whitley Young Researchers).
Dedy Antony Factors affecting soil carbon storage at depth in agricultural systems in the UK.
Ellie Barbrook Optimizing soil nitrogen (N) in babyleaf salad crops for sustainable crop production.
Selma Benyovszky Water-energy nexus in Algeria: the government water discourse and the role of the hydrocarbon sector.
Chloe Brimicombe Pan-African Heatwave Health Hazard Forecasting.
Merry Crowson Capitalising on the Big Data era: establishing a multi-source monitoring framework for England's natural capital assets and flows.
Esmeralda Cruz-Silva  Pollen-based reconstructions of the vegetation and climate of the circum-Mediterranean region during the Holocene.
Jeff Da Costa

The importance of nonlinearity in achieving climate resilience to hydrometeorological hazards.

Siobhan Dolan Landslide Early Warning Systems: A new approach to landslide EWS using global scale hydro-meteorological tools with a consideration of EWS introduction to post-colonial societies.

Nerea Ferrando

Exploring the Role of Citizen Science for advances in Urban Soil Management and Inspiring Sustainable Action.
Elaine Halliday Evaluating the impact of woodland management and drinking water abstraction on groundwater fed wetlands.
Lottie Hawkins Exploring the role of biochar to increase the sustainability of UK farming businesses.
Joseph Hirst The domestication of Amazon rainforests by pre-Columbian societies.
Mohammad Badsha Hossain Family planning in Bangladesh: implementation and health impact.
Sazzad Hossain Extended-range hydro meteorological forecasting for improved flood early warning in Bangladesh.
Madison Johnson Safeguarding non-human heritage in the Anthropocene: an investigation of enthusiasm for rare heavy horse breeds.
David Kesner Understanding fire and vegetation feedbacks in response to environmental change during glacial and interglacial states.
Karolina Krupska Forecasting floods from intense rainfall and predicting their impact on bathing waters.
Clare Lewis  Meteosunamis in a changing climate: the future of coastal vulnerability and resilience.

Sabine Mayeux

Food Justice in the City: Austerity, Citizenship and Creative Urban Space. 

Phiala Mehring

Get your water out of my lounge: Understanding institutional constructions and public perceptions of flooding and flood risk management.
Faith Mitheu A model for impact-based flood early warning in Uganda.
Alice Mpofu-Coles Identity, Transnationalism and Resilience Among the Young Zimbabwean Diaspora in UK.
Camilla Negri Developing risk-based approaches to modelling phosphorus contamination in agricultural catchments.
Joy Ommer Reducing risk to hydrological extremes with Nature-based Solutions.
Henny Omosigho How do earthworms and soil microbial communities interact to determine the fate of organic matter amendments to soil?
Daisy O'Neill Predicting the ecological and societal impacts of species on the move with climate change in the UK.
Sarah Parker Reconstruction of monsoon dynamics during the late Quaternary using speleothem data and model simulations.
Roweena Patel Energy transfer in marine ecosystems based on phytoplankton size structure from satellite remote sensing
Ayla Paul Provenance, governance, and traceability of UK honey: combining stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry, trace element analysis and pollen identification.
Gabrielle Powell Evaluating the multiple functions of woodlands for natural flood management (NFM).
David Richardson Verification and diagnostics of ensemble-based earth-system models.
Victoria Robinson Atomic Archaeology - Improving In-Situ Detection Methods for the Identification and Mapping of Sub-Surface Features.
 Zarina Saidaliyeva Assessment of snow, glacier and permafrost melt contributions to runoff in the Tien Shan using isotopic analysis.

Nathan Salvidge

Precarious lifescapes and informality: a gendered and generational analysis of young informal workers in urban Tanzania.
Luke Sweeney The Impact of Anthropogenic Land-use Changes on Fire Regimes During the Holocene.
Phillip Taiwo Forecasting the influence of climate change on harmful algal growth through biogeochemical modelling.
Daniel Teeling Quantifying responses to abrupt climate change in the Andes, South America: Empirical data and model synergies.

Sarah Thoma

Examining the relationship between environmental and societal change during the past 1000 years. 
Rachael Thornley Using Sentinel satellite remote sensing data to monitor the state of grasslands across a range of management intensities.
Helen Titley The predictability of fluvial flooding from tropical cyclones.
Mark Turner Rapid climate change in the last glacial period: the evidence from pollen records.
Maureen Wanzala Understanding the Mechanisms of Flood Modelling and Forecasting of Historical Events to Inform Flood Early Warning in Kenya.
Robyn Woronka A geographical 'sense of place' can be reflected in a film, but does it consider the audience's perception of the place and the reality for the local community?
Ervin Zsoter Understanding global flood hazard climatology for improved early flood warning.

Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Staff




Professor Brian Alloway

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Max Coleman

Emeritus Professor

Professor Brian Goodall

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Stephen Nortcliff

Emeritus Professor

Professor Richard Skeffington Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Paul Whitehead

Emeritus Professor

Professor Alan Wild

Emeritus Professor

Professor Peter Worsley

Emeritus Professor

Professor Paul Bardos

Visiting Professor

Professor Simon Dadson Visiting Professor  
Professor Penny Hirsch Visiting Professor  
Professor Jane McCarthy Visiting Professor  

Professor Andy Moffat

Visiting Professor

Professor Margaret Oliver Visiting Professor

Dr Sophie Bowlby

Visiting Research fellow

Dr Macarena Cardenas Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr James Ormond

Visiting Research Fellow


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