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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 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 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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Dr Filippo Menga Associate Professor in Human Geography

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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 Mike Simmonds Lecturer in Physical Geography

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Dr Tom Sizmur Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry

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Dr Elisabeth Stephens Associate Professor

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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 Laia Comas-Bru Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Palaeohydrological Data Analysis  +44 (0)118 378 7146

Sarah Duddigan Research and Teaching Fellow

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Sonia Duval Community Administrator, Whitley for Real Project

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Dr Andrea Ficchi Postdoctoral Research Assistant- Extended-range Flood Forecast Researcher

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Dr Danielle House  Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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Dr Will Maslanka  Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Remote sensing

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Dr David Mason

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Erinma Ochu Digital Society Fellow

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Dr Tobias Pforr Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Political Economy of Forecast based Financing

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Dr Pablo Paiewonsky  Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Palaeoclimate Analysis

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Dr Anne Quillet Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Palaeovegetation Modelling

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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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Roberto Villegas-Diaz Scientific Programmer and Data Manager
Dr Vadim Yapiev Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Dr Lorna Zischka Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Whitely for Real Project

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Postgraduate Research Students




Selam Abebe The Role of the Compliance Mechanism of the Paris Agreement in achieving Equity and Climate Justice.
Adetunji Alex Adekanmbi Impact of climate change on soil respiration and resilience.
 Phillip Agredazywczuk 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.
Zainab Aliyu How effective is the Climate Justice Movement (CJM) in sub-Saharan Africa?
Dedy Antony Factors affecting soil carbon storage at depth in agricultural systems in the UK.
Maureen Anyango Wanzala Understanding the Mechanisms of Flood Modelling and Forecasting of Historical Events to Inform Flood Early Warning in Kenya.
Edward Baker Developing soil health indicators to inform land management decisions and increase crop yield and quality.
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.
James Bishop Quantifying the effectiveness of natural flood management in lowland catchments.
Nicole Bradshaw Development of new analytical techniques for fingerprinting organic compounds in Archaeological, Chemical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences.
Chloe Brimicombe Pan-African Heatwave Health Hazard Forecasting.
Michelle Brooks  Tiger on the bank; Crocodile in the water: Narratives on Terrorism and Diaspora among Bangladeshi Women in London.
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.
Siobhan Dolan Early warning of flash flood and landslide risk in S Asia
Srujana Donthula Novel physical and numerical methods for simulating water and heat transfer in land surface models.
Baktybek Duisebek  Climate change, water resource and agriculture in Kazakhstan. 
Idegbe Ebereonwu Strategic Environmental Assessment in Nigeria's Energy Sector.

Nerea Ferrando Jorge

Exploring the Role of Citizen Science for advances in Urban Soil Management and Inspiring Sustainable Action.
Jessica Goodenough Citizen science in the global South: effects on participation in urban agriculture in Rio de Janeiro's informal settlements.
Helen Griffith Atmospheric rivers and the land surface - drivers of extreme floods.
Elaine Halliday Evaluating the impact of woodland management and drinking water abstraction on groundwater fed wetlands.
Charlotte Hawkins  Developing optical methods for catchment to protect drinking water. 
Lottie Hawkins Exploring the role of biochar to increase the sustainability of UK farming businesses.
James Hill Millennial-style history of Amazon Forest dynamics.
Joseph Hirst The domestication of Amazon rainforests by pre-Columbian societies.
 Md. Sazzad Hossain Extended range hydrometeorological forecasting for improved flood early warning in Bangladesh to supporting earlier flood preparedness in Bangladesh.
Mohammad Badsha Hossain Family planning in Bangladesh: implementation and health impact.
Madison Johnson Safeguarding non-human heritage in the Anthropocene: an investigation of enthusiasm for rare heavy horse breeds.
David Kesner Understanding vegetation response to fire during glacial and interglacial states.
Prakash Khanal Lives and Livelihood Experiences of Transnational Nepali Migrants in the UK.
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.
Diego Molina Franco Floristic miscegenation in the citizen's bodies and the urban landscape in Colombia.
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.
Anastasia Ngenyi Land-use planning, alternative livelihood and current approach to biodiversity conservation in the Congo Basin, Central Africa.
Chinonso Ogbuagu Remediation of contaminated field soils using biochar
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.
Omofolawe Otun Recovery of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) from e-waste dump sites in West Africa.
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.
Fatima Pillosu Statistical analysis of ECMWF Ensemble to improve rainfall inputs in real-time flood forecasting systems.
Jessica Ponting Impact of extreme rainfall events on the mobility of potentially toxic elements in floodplains.
Gabrielle Powell Evaluating the multiple functions of woodlands for natural flood management (NFM).
Shahrina Rahman Enhancing social resilience and adaptation to climate change: a case study of disabled people in Southern Bangladesh.
David Richardson Verification and diagnostics of ensemble-based earth-system models.
 William Rickard  Productive Agriculture Needs Tools for Sustainability.
Victoria Robinson  Using in-situ portable detection systems for the imporvement in identification and mapping of buried bone deposits.
Susan Rodgers Can Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides), a tropic grass, be a viable cost-effective solution for Diffuse Water Pollution in the UK?
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.
George Sawyer Do cover crops increase the resilience and sustainability of the agri-food system?
Victoria Shannon Exploring the role of deadwood in the forest carbon cycle. 
Raeannon Sinclair River Macrophyte Succession Under Multiple Stresses.
Saule Suleimenova Adaptation of Water Use in Agriculture to Climate Change in South-eastern Kazakhstan.
Luke Sweeney The Impact of Anthropogenic Land-use Changes on Fire Regimes During the Holocene.
Olumayowa Philip 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.
Sofia Theofanidi Improving and evaluating flood forecasting models for improved flood resilience from local to global scales.

Sarah Thoma

Examining the relationship between environmental and societal change during the past 1000 years. 

Patrick Thomson

Health impacts of intermittent water supply in rural Africa. 
Rachael Thornley Using Sentinel satellite remote sensing data to monitor the state of grasslands across a range of management intensities.
Helen Titley Global flood predictability, early warning and the communication of probabilistic forecasts.
Jamie Towner  Climate variability and extended-range flood forecasting for the Peruvian Amazon. 
Mark Turner Rapid climate change in the last glacial period: the evidence from pollen records.
Oliver Wilson  Assessing the resilience of Brazil's iconic Araucaria forests to past and future climate change. 
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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