Department of Geography Staff

Name Position Email Last Name First Name Weighting Title
Dr Amogh Mudbhatkal Technician
Environmental engineering, Catchment/Watershed Hydrology, Hydrological modelling, GIS, Remote Sensing/GIS applications in hydrology
Dr Andrew Kythreotis Senior Lecturer - Social & Political Geography
Climate Change Policy, Politics and Governance; Political and Social Geography; Political Ecology of the State; Environmental Knowledge Construction; Scale Debate in Human Geography; Evidenced-based Policy and Open Science
Mr Brendan Bellis Senior Lecturer in Military Education
Autonomy, technology and operational environmental resource management
Ms Catherine Warriner School Administrator
Dr Daniel Magnone Deputy Head of Life and Environmental Sciences (Geography)
Dr Dilkushi de Alwis Pitts Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography
Remotely sensed surface dynamics, climate change, food and water security, technology transfer
Mr Donall Cross Post Doctoral Research Associate
Prof Edward Hanna Professor of Climate Science and Meteorology / Programme Leader
climate change; Greenland Ice Sheet mass balance; meteorology; North Atlantic Oscillation; storminess; seasonal weather prediction; solar eclipses
Miss Gertruda Zieniute Associate Lecturer
Dr Harriet Moore Senior Lecturer
River restoration, environmental behaviour, social disparity, emergency medical services, COVID-19, mental health.
Dr Ian Simpson Post Doctoral Research Associate in Seasonal Weather Prediction
As well as weather forecasting (both short and long-range), I have a strong interest in, and experience with, precipitation variability (especially convective precipitation), synoptic climatology, climate statistics, and historic weather events.
Dr Jay Emery Lecturer in Human Geography
Dr Jinsong Yang Visiting Researcher
Dr Joseph Harwood Senior Technician
Analytical Geochemistry (XRF, XRD, SEM), Sedimentology and Photogrammetry utilising UAV technology
Mrs Josephine Westlake Associate Lecturer
Hydrology, Geomorphology, Geophysical Hazards
Dr Julian Clifton Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Environmental management, conservation and policy; maritime communities and marine conservation; rural development; climate change policy
Dr Kristen Beck Senior Lecturer
I specialise in disentangling the relationships between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem dynamics through time using high resolution multi-proxy palaeoecological data. A lot of my work is focused on Tasmania, Australia, with newer projects in the UK and Canada.
Dr Luca Mao Associate Professor
River science; fluvial geomorphology; hydrology
Dr Mark Ashman Senior Lecturer in Meteorology and Oceanography
Agricultural science, meteorology and navigation
Dr Mark Charlesworth Associate Lecturer
Prof Mark Macklin Distinguished Professor of River Systems and Global Change
River channel and floodplain responses to climate change, long-term human-river environment interactions, alluvial archaeology, flood-risk assessment, metal mining pollution and its impact on ecosystem and human health, and the hydrological controls of malaria.
Dr Mark Schuerch Associate Professor in Physical Geography
Coastal and estuarine sediment dynamics, climate change and sea level rise, coastal ecosystems, coastal management, coastal adaptation
Dr Matthew Hannaford Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Disasters; Environmental history; Climate change adaptation; Southern Africa
Ms Miyo Yoshizaki Graduate Demonstrator
Dr Nwamaka Okeke-Ogbuafor Associate Lecturer
Development Studies; Rural Geography; Social Science Research Methods; Fisheries; Environmental Politics; Sub-Saharan Africa
Mr Steven Shanks Senior Lecturer in Meteorology and Oceanography
Steven has over a decade of offshore survey experience and his subject specialism would be Hydrography with Oceanography in particular Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and underwater acoustic positioning systems.
Mr Tariqul Islam Associate Lecturer
Urban and rural development panning; Hazard studies and disaster risk reduction; Environmental and natural resource management; Climate-change impact; Landuse change detection and mapping, GIS and Remote sensing technique application.
Dr Theresa Mercer Senior Lecturer in Biogeography & Planetary Health
environmental biogeochemistry, biogeography, ecosystem services, soil science, waste management, environmental pollution, environmental policy, climate policy, education for sustainable development, climate change education
Dr Thomas O'Shea Hydrodynamic and Hydromorphic Modeller
Social Theory, Flooding, Modelling, Complexity, Sustainability & Resilience.
Dr Yeran Sun Senior Lecturer in Geography
Quantitative Human Geography; GIS; Transport and Mobility; Healthy Built Environment; Geospatial Big Data Analytics; GeoAI