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Geography and Environmental Science Staff

Academic Staff





 Dr Yaw Adjei-Amoako  Teaching Fellow in Human Geography
Dr Stuart Black Associate Professor in Environmental Radioactivity/ School Director for Teaching and Learning +44 (0)118 378 8946
Professor Nicholas Branch Professor in Palaeoecology + 44 (0)118 378 6564
Professor Joanna Clark Professor in Environmental Science + 44 (0)118 378 6581
Professor Hannah Cloke Professor in Hydrology + 44 (0)118 378 6974
Professor Chris Collins Professor of Environmental Chemistry + 44 (0)118 378 8910
Dr Sylvie Dubuc Lecturer in Human Geography & Population Studies + 44 (0)118 378 8657
Dr Ruth Evans Associate Professor in Human Geography + 44 (0)118 378 7755
Professor Hilary Geoghegan Professor of Geography + 44 (0)118 378 8915
Professor Mike Goodman Professor of Geography(Environment and Development) + 44 (0)118 378 7686
Dr Thomas Grisaffi Lecturer in Human Geography (Environment and Development) +44 (0)118 378 7496
Professor Sandy Harrison Professor in Global Palaeoclimates and Biogeochemical Cycles + 44 (0)118 378 5258
Dr Alan Howard Associate Professor in Computational Geography + 44 (0)118 378 8763
Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans Associate Professor in Human Geography/ Deputy Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Science  + 44 (0)118 378 7293
Dr Alison MacLeod Lecturer in Physical Geography/ Deputy School Director for Teaching and Learning + 44 (0)118 378 7909
Professor Avril Maddrell Professor in Human Geography + 44 (0)118 378 7756  
Professor Frank Mayle Professor in Ecosystems Ecology + 44 (0)118 378 6260
Dr Hazel McGoff Lecturer in Environmental Science/ School Director of Academic Tutoring + 44 (0)118 378 6743
 Dr Dave McLaughlin  Teaching Fellow in Human Geography (Climate and Development)
Dr Filippo Menga Associate Professor in Human Geography  +44 (0)118 378 7766
Professor Steven Musson Professor of Geography/ Head of School + 44 (0)118 378 6042
Dr Jess Neumann Lecturer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) + 44 (0) 118 378 8912
Dr Steve Robinson Associate Professor in Soil and Water Biogeochemistry + 44 (0)118 378 6075
Dr Shovonlal Roy Associate Professor  + 44 (0)118 378 8944
Dr Eirini Saratsi

Teaching Fellow in Human Geography - Environment and Development

+44 (0)118 378 6559
Professor Maria Shahgedanova Professor in Climate Science + 44 (0)118 378 7745
Professor Liz Shaw Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry + 44 (0)118 378 6971
Dr Mike Simmonds Lecturer in Physical Geography + 44 (0)118 378 8853
Dr Tom Sizmur Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry + 44 (0)118 378 8913
Dr Elisabeth Stephens Associate Professor +44 (0)118 378 7586
Professor Anne Verhoef Professor of Soil Physics and Micrometeorology + 44 (0)118 378 6074
Professor Andrew Wade  Professor of Hydrology/ Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Science + 44 (0)118 378 7315
Dr Kevin White Associate Professor in Environmental Remote Sensing + 44 (0)118 378 7752
Dr Hong Yang Lecturer in Environmental Science +44 (0)118 378 7750

Research Staff





Kamolphat Atsawawaranunt Scientific Programmer and Data Manager  +44 (0)118 378 7146
Dr Heou Maleki Badjana Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Hydrological Modelling
Joanne Beales Landwise Research Project Administrator +44 (0)118 378 7902
Dr Laia Comas-Bru Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Palaeohydrological Data Analysis  +44 (0)118 378 7146
Mrs Sonia Duval Community Administrator, Whitley for Real Project
Ms Angie Elwin Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Geography
Dr Andrea Ficchi Post-Doctoral Research Assistant- Extended-range Flood Forecast Researcher  +44 (0)118 378 7586
Bernice Kuang Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Quantitative Social Sciences/Demography
Dr Will Maslanka   Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Remote sensing  +44 (0) 118 378 7285

Dr David Mason

Senior Research Fellow

+ 44 (0)118 378 8740

Dr Rodolfo Nobrega Research Assistant Ecosystem Modeller
Dr Tobias Pforr Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Political Economy of Forecast based Financing +44 (0)118 378 7602
 Dr Pablo Paiewonsky  Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Palaeoclimate Analysis
Ms Jessica Ponting Knowledge Exchange Manager for the Soil Security Programme +44 (0)118 378 7323
 Dr Anne Quillet  Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Palaeovegetation Modelling
Mr Gerard Stewart Communications Co-ordinator +44 (0)118 378 7902
Dr Geoff Warren Research Technician +44 (0)118 378 7909
Ms Azin Wright Post-Doctoral Research Assistant +44 (0)118 378 6557
Dr Xin Shu Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Soil Biogeochemistry  +44 (0)118 378 7896
 Dr Vadim Yapiev  Postdoctoral Research Associate  +44 (0) 118 378 7146
Dr Lorna Zischka Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Whitely for Real Project

Postgraduate Research Students




Selam Abebe The Role of the Compliance Mechanism of the Paris Agreement in achieving Equity and Climate Justice.
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 monitoring air quality: a case study in Lagos, Nigeria.
Zainab Aliyu How effective is the Climate Justice Movement (CJM) in sub-Saharan Africa?
Nouf Alshehri Study Sewerage Network Pollution in the East Coast of Saudi Arabia.
Betty Amponsah-Doku  Sustainable integrated fertiliser management in Ghanaian cocoa production systems.
Dedy Antony Factors affecting soil carbon storage at depth in agricultural systems in the UK.
Prima Anugerahanti A marine biogeochemical model with explicit representation of phytoplankton functional types.
Maureen Anyango Wanzala Assessment of the potential and applicability of the seamless seasonal to sub seasonal flood risk at river Nzioa Basin in Western Kenya.
Edward Baker Developing soil health indicators to inform land management decisions and increase crop yield and quality.
 Selma Benyovszky Water pollution discourse in Algeria and its interrelation with 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.
Robin Boyd  Individual-based Model of North Sea Fish using Satellite Remote Sensing.
Michelle Brooks  Tiger on the bank; Crocodile in the water: Narratives on Terrorism and Diaspora among Bangladeshi Women in London.
Irene Christianus The urban ecology of insects.

Brian Chirambo

UN-REDD+ implementation process in Zambia. 

Francesca Church

Preservationism and Development in Rural England 1926-2016: Policy and Practice. 
Merry Crowson Capitalising on the Big Data era: establishing a multi-source monitoring framework for England's natural capital assets and flows.
 Esmerelda 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.
Vevila Dornelles Gendered geographies of online gaming: a UK/Brazil comparative case study of gendered spatial practices in the MOBA League of Legends.
Baktybek Duisebek  Climate change, water resource and agriculture in Kazakhstan. 
Idegbe Ebereonwu Strategic Environmental Assessment in Nigeria's Energy Sector.

Nerea Ferrando Jorge

Evaluating the impact of land management on urban trees using citizen science.
Eleanor Fletcher Exploring young refugees' experiences of resettlement and care in the UK.
Eleni Geropanagioti Dissolved organic matter in wetlands: distribution, chemical quality and controls on metal toxicity.
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.

Jo Hamilton

Emotional Methodologies for Climate Change Action: towards an understanding of emotion in NGO-public engagements. 
Charlotte Hawkins  Developing optical methods for catchment to protect drinking water. 
James Hill Millennial-style history of Amazon Forest dynamics.
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.

Ben Jones

Quantifying and understanding uptake of plant protection products from soil into plants. 
 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.
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

Understanding and surmounting the barriers inhibiting the implementation of Natural 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.
Callum Nolan  A Political Ecology of Oil and Climate Change in Cape Three Points, Ghana.. 
Chinonso Ogbuagu Remediation of contaminated field soils using biochar
Henny Omosigho  How do earthworms and soil microbial communities interact to determine the fate of organic matter amendments to soil?
Sarah Parker Reconstruction of monsoon dynamics during the Holocene using speleothem and lake-level data and model simulations.
Roweena Patel Energy transfer in marine ecosystems based on phytoplankton size structure from satellite remote sensing.
Ayla Paul Provenance, authenticity & traceability of UK Honey: enhancing consumer confidence for a sustainable industry.
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  
Shahrina Rahman Enhancing social resilience and adaptation to climate change: a case study of disabled people in Southern Bangladesh.
David Richardson  
 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.

Harriet Robson

Do plant species and plant-plant interactions affect rhizosphere microbial community structure and function?
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 northern Tien Shan using isotopic analysis. 

Nathan Salvidge

Precarious lifescapes and informality: an urban gender and generational analysis.
Raennon Sinclair River Macrophyte Succession Under Multiple Stresses.

Marijke Struijk

How can we make better use of crop residues? 

Victoria Struthers

Exploring the role of deadwood in the forest carbon cycle. 
Saule Suleimenova Adaptation of Water Use in Agriculture to Climate Change in South-eastern Kazakhstan.
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 Impacts of rapid climate change on vegetation dynamics and biodiversity
Daniel Waite  A study of the Mechanics, Dynamics, Positions, Roles and Influences of the AGN and AILAC Blocs in the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations. 
Oliver Wilson  Assessing the resilience of Brazil's iconic Araucaria forest 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?
Azin Wright  The effect of land surface hydrological process representation (paramaterization and parameter uncertainty) on drought prediction, at a range of spatio-temporal scales. 

Yoshie Yageta

Evaluation of farmers' indigenous knowledge about soil to maintain crop productivity under soil diversity. 

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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