Academic staff in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences 

Head of School

Professor David Hannah

Professor David Hannah

Head of School
Professor of Hydrology

Professor David Hannah - Research in 60 seconds videoDavid is a physical geographer with interdisciplinary research interests focusing on 3 complementary themes within hydroclimatology (interface between hydrology-climatology): (1) hydroclimatological processes within alpine, Arctic, mountain and glacierized river basins; (2) climate and river flow regimes; and (3) river energy budget and thermal dynamics. He has ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44173

Email d.m.hannah@bham.ac.uk

 

Academic staff

Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Marie-Curie Research Fellow

Dr Mohamed Abdallah has a wide experience in applying various mass spectrometric techniques for analysis of trace levels of environmental contaminants in biotic and abiotic matrices including different human tissues. He has also made contributions to the field of human exposure to persistent organic pollutants using various exposure and pharmacokinetic models.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7297

Email m.abdallah@bham.ac.uk

Lami Karimatu Abdullahi

Lami Karimatu Abdullahi

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Characterization of emission from cooking

Supervisors: Professor Roy Harrison and Dr Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit

Lami Karimatu Abdullahi is undertaking doctoral research on emissions from cooking with the aim of characterizing and assessing the magnitude of personal exposure to a range of air toxics from various culinary ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6869

Email lka010@bham.ac.uk

Auwal Abdussalam

Auwal Abdussalam

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Climate Change and Variability: The Impact on Climate-Sensitive Diseases up to 2050s for North-West Nigeria

Supervisors: Dr Gregor Leckebusch, Professor John Thornes

Auwal Farouk Abdussalam is undertaking doctoral research into the impacts of climate change on meningitis and cholera in North-Western Nigeria. He is ...

Email afa086@bham.ac.uk

Collins Adjei Mensah

Collins Adjei Mensah

Doctoral Researcher

Collins Adjei Mensah is a PhD candidate of the University of Birmingham. He is a strong advocate for sustainability of urban green spaces in Africa and is currently undertaking a project on revitalizing the loss of urban green spaces in Africa using Kumasi Metropolis (Ghana) as the study area. The project is underpinned by collaborative governance theory and case study research ...

Email cxa129@bham.ac.uk

Isaac Albert Aidoo

Isaac Albert Aidoo

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Suspended sediment pollution events in urban rivers

Supervisors: Dr Damian Lawler and Dr David Hannah

Isaac Albert Aidoo is undertaking doctoral research into suspended sediment pollution in urban rivers during and between events for their effect on aquatic life and human health, by assessing their sources, dynamics and ...

Email iaa020@bham.ac.uk

Suad Al Kindi

Suad Al Kindi

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Artificial Chemical Ageing of Ambient Atmospheric Aerosol

Supervisors: Dr William Bloss, Professor Roy Harrison

Suad Al Kindi is taking a doctoral program with integrated study in Atmospheric Sciences and Air pollution. She has read 120 credits of taught modules in the areas of meteorology and air pollution control and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5521/+44 (0)121 414 2696

Email ssa824@bham.ac.uk

Dr Salim Alam

Dr Salim Alam

Research Fellow

Dr Alam’s research focuses on understanding the chemistry of key atmospheric pollutants. His research involves interpreting laboratory and field measurements using numerical modelling, and improving the accuracy of chemistry within atmospheric models.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7297

Email m.s.alam@bham.ac.uk

Bryony Anderson

Bryony Anderson

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Manufactured Nanoparticles: Assessing the Mobility of a Future Class of Contaminant in Groundwater

Supervisors: Professor John Tellam, Mr Michael Riley, Dr Joanna Renshaw, Mr Fraser McNeil-Watson

Bryony Anderson is undertaking doctoral research into the mobility of manufactured nanoparticles in Permo-Triassic sandstone. She is ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6165

Email bja727@bham.ac.uk

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

Teaching Associate

Paul has Research expertise in the petrogenesis and emplacement of granite from structural, geophysical, petrological and geochemical data.

He also has extensive pedagogic experience, having developed a science-based area of learning at a college for adults with learnings disabilities and lectured on a wide variety of university-level topics.

In ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6154

Email p.e.anderson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lauren Andres

Dr Lauren Andres

Lecturer in Spatial Planning

Alicia Hidalgo - Research in 60 seconds videoLauren Andres is an urban planner with substantive academic expertise in the field of urban and economic geography. Her fields of interest include the policies and governance process of urban and economic regeneration and broadly the understanding of the role of (temporary) creative uses and intermediaries in shaping spaces and making places. In addition she is also interesting in ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5021

Email l.andres@bham.ac.uk

Juliana Antunes de Azevedo

Juliana Antunes de Azevedo

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: High-resolution analysis of the urban heat island effect on household electricity consumption

Supervisors: Lee Chapman (lead supervisor) and Catherine L. Muller (co-supervisor)

Email jaa281@bham.ac.uk

Dr Daniel Arribas-Bel

Dr Daniel Arribas-Bel

Lecturer in Human Geography

Dr Arribas-Bel is interested in the intersection between quantitative spatial methods, urban analysis from the Social Sciences and new sources of data. His research focuses on how the computational advances of our age, combined with powerful statistical methodologies, can further our understanding of cities in general and their spatial structure in particular. That is, how new ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 8306

Email d.arribas-bel@bham.ac.uk

Septin Puji Astuti

Septin Puji Astuti

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Energy Poverty and its vulnerability in Indonesia

Supervisors: Dr Stefan Bouzarovski, Dr Rosie Day

Email spa193@bham.ac.uk

Jun Hyeong Bak

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Urban Form and Land Use for Sustainable Development in South Korea

Supervisors: Dr Mike Beazley, Dr Austin Barber

 

Email jxb016@bham.ac.uk

Dr Austin Barber

Dr Austin Barber

Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Planning

Austin is an experienced teacher, researcher and writer who brings a passion for cities and urban life to all aspects of his professional work. He has played a leading role in development of planning education at the University of Birmingham and has established a research profile in the planning and regeneration of city centres and inner cities in Britain, Europe and North America.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2984

Email a.r.g.barber@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicholas Barrand

Dr Nicholas Barrand

Lecturer in Geosciences

Nick is a glaciologist, specialising in mass balance and dynamics of the Earth's glaciers and ice sheets. His research aims to understand how and why Earth's land ice cover is changing and the impact of these changes on global sea levels. This research involves application and analysis of airborne and satellite remote sensing tools, in situ measurements and numerical models.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3103

Email n.e.barrand@bham.ac.uk

Christopher Barry

Christopher Barry

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Securing Resilient Public Water Supply from Groundwater Resources at Transient Risk from Uncertain DNAPL Chlorinated Solvent Contamination

Supervisors: Dr Mike Rivett, Dr Alan Herbert, Professor David Lerner (University of Sheffield), Matilda Beatty (Severn Trent Water Ltd.), Tim Besien (Environment Agency)

Christopher’s ...

Email cjb309@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Bartlett

Dr Rebecca Bartlett

Lecturer in Biogeochemistry

Telephone +44 (0)121 4145541

Email r.bartlett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lesley Batty

Dr Lesley Batty

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science

Lesley Batty is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science (teaching focussed) and brings her enthusiasm and expertise in this area to all aspects of her work. She is also Senior Tutor for GEES, responsible for ensuring that all our students have a great experience during their studies in the School.

She has a particular interest in the ecology of industrial ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47874

Email l.c.batty@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mike Beazley

Dr Mike Beazley

Senior Lecturer
Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies

Mike is Director of Learning and Teaching and Director of Undergraduate Studies at CURS. He is heavily involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in research student supervision.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3278

Email m.j.beazley@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Beddows

Dr David Beddows

NCAS Researcher

David is staff member of the National Center of Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) working at Birmingham University. His interests are in the research and development of scientific instrumentation, novel multivariate data analysis algorithms and atmospheric modelling tools used for the interpretation of data collected from atmospheric aerosols.

Email d.c.beddows@bham.ac.uk

Daniel Johannes Befort

Research Associate

Daniel Befort is a meteorologist specialized in climate variability of extreme events. His current research focuses on the representation of extra-tropical cyclones and wind storms affecting the European region in state-of-the-art seasonal forecasting systems to identify mechanisms steering the inter-annual variability of these extreme events .

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7960

Dr James Bendle

Dr James Bendle

Reader (Associate Professor) in Organic Geochemistry
Director of the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA)

60 second video iconJames is a paleoclimatologist, specialising in molecular organic geochemistry (e.g. molecular climatology). His research is focused on Cenozoic and Holocene climate evolution, high-resolution palaeoclimatology and biomarker proxy development.

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Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6156

Email j.bendle@bham.ac.uk

Melanie Bickerton

Melanie Bickerton

Project Officer Environmental Science

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47509

Email m.a.bickerton@bham.ac.uk

Phillip Blaen

Phillip Blaen

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Hydroecological response of Arctic rivers to climate change

Supervisors: Alexander Milner, David Hannah

Phillip Blaen’s research involves understanding how climate change will affect the insects that live in Arctic rivers. He is focussing on building links between aquatic invertebrate (chironomid) populations and their ...

Telephone +44 (0) 0121 414 5682

Email pjb521@bham.ac.uk

Dr William Bloss

Dr William Bloss

Reader in Atmospheric Science
Deputy Head of School

Atmospheric processing controls the current and future composition of our atmosphere, and affects human and environmental health, air quality and climate. My research group addresses three areas of atmospheric chemistry central to these impacts :

  • Measurement and interpretation of ozone production in the atmospheric boundary layer
  • ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2558

Email w.j.bloss@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Boomer

Dr Ian Boomer

Senior Research Fellow

Ian is a micropalaeontologist who studies calcareous benthic microfossils, particularly ostracods (microscopic Crustacea), but also foraminifera, to reconstruct past environments. His work spans much of the last 200 million years of earth history, with projects as diverse as the late-glacial history of lakes in Scotland and the vast inland seas of the Ponto-Caspian region, to sea-level ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5536 (Office)/+44 (0)121 414 2866 (Lab)

Email i.boomer@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chris Bradley

Dr Chris Bradley

Senior Lecturer

Chris has been a lecturer in Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Birmingham from 1994 and became Senior Lecturer from 2007.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8097

Email c.bradley@bham.ac.uk

Vivien Bright

Vivien Bright

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Street Canyon Atmospheric Composition: Coupling Dynamics and Chemistry

Supervisors: Dr William Bloss and Dr Xiaoming Cai

Vivien Bright’s doctoral research concerns the composition of the atmosphere in urban environments, particularly within “street canyons” formed from roads running between rows of buildings ...

Telephone +44 (0) 0121 414 5521

Email vbb880@bham.ac.uk

Sandra Brommer

Sandra Brommer

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants

Supervisor: Professor Stuart Harrad

Sandra Brommer is undertaking doctoral research about human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants. This research includes recruitment of volunteers willing to participate in exposure monitoring campaigns, collection of dust and air ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5431

Email sxb163@bham.ac.uk

Caroline Buffery

Caroline Buffery

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Changing Landscapes – the law and geography of the River Severn

Supervisors: Professor John Bryson and Dr Julian Clarke

Cal is undertaking doctoral research into the changing landscape of the River Severn, using theories of both geography and law to examine the relevant case law and legislation that applies to ...

Email cab075@bham.ac.uk

Dr Richard Butler

Dr Richard Butler

Birmingham Fellow & Academic Keeper, Lapworth Museum of Geology

Apoorva Bhatt - Research in 60 seconds videoRichard is a vertebrate palaeontologist whose research focuses on the systematics, evolution and biogeography of late Palaeozoic to Mesozoic reptiles. He is particularly interested in the origin and dramatic evolutionary radiation of dinosaurs and closely related fossil groups in the aftermath of the Permo-Triassic mass extinction, the largest extinction event in the history of life on ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5539

Email r.butler.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Xiaoming Cai

Dr Xiaoming Cai

Senior Lecturer

Dr Xiaoming Cai has over 20 years experience of research in large-eddy simulation (LES) of turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer and in urban street canyons, dispersion of air pollutants in urban environment, and numerical modelling of meso-scale systems.

Telephone 0121 414 5533

Email x.cai@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lee Chapman

Dr Lee Chapman

Reader in Climate Resilience
Director of Impact and Innovation

Lee Chapman - Research in 60 seconds videoDr Lee Chapman’s research interests are at the interface of climatology and engineering investigating the impact of weather and climate on the built environment; an important research area given the ever-increasing concentration (and vulnerability) of the population and critical infrastructure in urban areas. This covers a range of topics and sub-disciplines including ...

Telephone 0121 414 7435

Email l.chapman@bham.ac.uk

Dr Julian Clark

Senior Lecturer

Julian Clark researches the political geographies of Europe, the governance of natural resources, and the interrelations between political geography and political science. He has written widely on political geography and environmental governance, and has research monographs published with Oxford University Press and Routledge.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6262

Email j.r.a.clark@bham.ac.uk

Gary Clarke

Gary Clarke

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Understanding the influence of transient saline-freshwater interfaces on potential radiological contaminant coastal discharges

Supervisors: Mike Rivett, Alan Herbert, Nick Atherton (Sellafield Ltd)

Gary is undertaking doctoral research into transient saline-freshwater interfaces and the influence they exert on potential ...

Email gxc328@bham.ac.uk

Jonathan Clarke

Jonathan Clarke

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Enhancing the resilient design of urban landscapes against multiple risks

Supervisors: Jon Coaffee, Rob Rowlands

Jonathan is currently undertaking doctoral research into resilient urban design, as part of the EU funded, Designing Safer Urban Spaces (DESURBS) programme. This work is based on the study of urban space case ...

Email jrc036@bham.ac.uk

Leonie Clitherow

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Terrestrial invertebrates and their subsidies to stream communities across floodplains in watersheds of different ages in Glacier Bay, Alaska

Supervisors: Alexander Milner, Jonathan Sadler

Leonie Clitherow is undertaking doctoral research characterizing the reciprocal subsidies between the freshwater and terrestrial ...

Email lrc751@bham.ac.uk

Dr Leigh Crilley

Dr Leigh Crilley

Research Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry

Leigh Crilley is a chemist specializing in the field of air pollution/atmospheric chemistry. His current research involves investigating the rate of ozone production in the boundary layer using in situ field measurements

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5523

Email l.crilley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mark Cuthbert

Dr Mark Cuthbert

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Mark Cuthbert's research, into process fundamentals in subsurface hydrology and paleohydro(geo)logy, is currently focussed on groundwater sustainability in drylands, improving interpretations of speleothem climate proxy archives and exploring how groundwater has influenced our evolution as a species.

He currently holds a Marie Curie Research Fellowship at the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46167

Email m.cuthbert@bham.ac.uk

Lisa Dale

Lisa Dale

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Innovative Public Procurement and Local Economic Development: Benefits, Opportunities and Risks Associated with Outcome Based Procurement

Supervisors: Professor John Bryson, Dr Chris Lonsdale, Neil Hopkins (Head of Strategy and Performance, Corporate Procurement Services, Birmingham City Council)

Lisa is investigating the use ...

Email lxd098@bham.ac.uk

Carlos D'Apolito

Carlos D'Apolito

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Neogene-Quaternary landscape evolution, plant diversity and palynostratigraphy in Western Amazonia

Supervisors: Guy J. Harrington (lead supervisor) and Jon Sadler (co-supervisor)

Carlos D’Apolito is investigating the environmental history of the Amazon. He uses Palynology as a tool for dating rocks and measuring past ...

Email cxd280@bham.ac.uk

Rebwar Dara

Rebwar Dara

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Combining geophysical and environmental tracer approaches for identifying shallow subsurface aquifer-river exchange

Supervisors: Dr Stefan Krause and Dr Michael Rivett

I am undertaking doctoral research into the Hyporheic zone (The saturation zone between groundwater and surface water). I am using a geophysical ...

Email rnd291@bham.ac.uk

Rosemary Dartnall

Rosemary Dartnall

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: The stratigraphy, sedimentology and provenance of the Gwna mélange deposits of the Monian Supergroup, Anglesey and north-west Wales

Supervisors: Professor Ian Fairchild, Dr James Wheeley, Professor Paul Smith (Oxford University), Dr David Schofield (British Geological Survey)

Rosemary is undertaking research into the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6165

Email rld126@bham.ac.uk

Thom Davies

Thom Davies

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Half Lives and Bare Life: an Informal Geography of Chernobyl

Supervisors: Dr Dominique Moran, Dr John Round, and Dr Rosie Day

Website: www.thomdavies.com

Thom Davies is a human geographer interested in how people experience and informally negotiate nuclear disaster. His CEELBAS funded doctoral research ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3282

Email tmd516@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rosie Day

Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society


Rosie Day is an environmental human geographer interested in various aspects of peoples experience of, and engagement with, the wider environment. Much of her work has been in the area of environmental inequalities and environmental justice where she has developed a particular theme on ageing and environmental issues. She is currently largely focused on research to do ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 48096

Email r.j.day@bham.ac.uk

Dr Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit

Dr Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit

Lecturer in Environmental Health

Dr Delgado-Saborit is an expert in exposure assessment studies using different sampling and analytical techniques to characterize inhalation doses, personal exposures and environmental levels of air pollutants. She has expertise in chemical speciation for source identification. She has coordinated large projects involving recruiting and sampling with subjects, sampling in a wide range of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45427

Email delgadjm@bham.ac.uk

Tom Disney

Tom Disney

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Geographies of Orphan Care in the Russian Federation

Supervisors: Dr Dominique Moran, Dr Phil Jones (School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences) and Dr Jeremy Morris (Russian Studies)

Tom Disney is undertaking ESRC funded doctoral research into the spatial aspects of orphan care in the Russian Federation.

...

Email tnd044@bham.ac.uk

Simon Dixon

Simon Dixon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Simon is a fluvial geomorphology researcher who has worked on quantifying the impacts of river restoration on changing flood risk, as well as the organization and transport of wood in small rivers during floods. He is currently working on the NERC “MegaScours” project looking at river confluences in the world’s largest rivers.

Email s.j.dixon@bham.ac.uk

Catherine Docherty

Catherine Docherty

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Hydroecological response of Greenland river systems to climate change

Supervisors: Professor Alexander Milner, Professor David Hannah

Catherine Docherty is undertaking doctoral research to understand how climate change may affect freshwater biodiversity in Greenland streams. She is looking at the links between water source ...

Email cld327@bham.ac.uk

Daniel Drage

Daniel Drage

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Brominated Micropollutants in the Steel Industry

Supervisor: Dr Stuart Harrad

Daniel is studying the emissions of Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans (PBDD/Fs) from the steel industry. He is using trace analysis chemistry to determine the concentrations of these pollutants in ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5431

Email dxd510@bham.ac.uk

Jonathan Dredge

Jonathan Dredge

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Aerosol contributions to speleothem geochemistry

Supervisors: Professor Ian Fairchild, Professor Roy Harrison, Dr Jon Woodhead (University of Melbourne), Dr Jon Hellstrom (University of Melbourne)

Jonathan Dredge is undertaking doctoral research into the influence of cave aerosol deposition on speleothem geochemistry. Aerosol ...

Email jad099@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tom Dunkley Jones

Dr Tom Dunkley Jones

Birmingham Fellow

Tom is a micropalaeontologist and paleoceanograher specializing in the study of fossil coccolithophore algae. His research interests are focused on the warm-climate states of the Paleogene period and include the evolution, systematics and ecology of coccolithophores. Tom has also worked on the paleoceanography and paleoclimates of large climate perturbations, including the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6751

Email t.dunkleyjones@bham.ac.uk

Dr Warren Eastwood

Dr Warren Eastwood

Lecturer

Warren Eastwood is a biogeographer and palaeoecologist who researches past environmental change for the last 25,000 years or so in the eastern Mediterranean region. His main specialism is elucidating natural versus human-induced vegetation change using pollen analysis (palynology). His research interests also include the impact of major volcanic eruptions and tephrochronology of volcanic ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 48079

Email w.j.eastwood@bham.ac.uk

Dr Steven Emery

Dr Steven Emery

Lecturer in Environment and Society

Steven is an interdisciplinary environmental researcher with a broad interest in human-environment relations. His work is informed by rural geography, social anthropology and rural sociology and focuses on the relationship between sociocultural values and environmental practices, interventions, policies and governance. He has applied this approach most especially to the study of ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 5525

Email s.emery@bham.ac.uk

Phil Emmerson

Phil Emmerson

Doctoral Researcher

Phil Emmerson is a human geographer interested in how laughter changes people’s experiences of space, place and other people. His AHRC-M3C funded doctoral research investigates these issues focusing particularly on workplace environments in Birmingham – in particular a comedy club, a call centre and a care-home. He is conducting ethnographic fieldwork with each of these ...

Email pxe991@bham.ac.uk

Bryony Enright

Bryony Enright

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Marginal Players or Market Makers: Temporary Staffing Agencies in Local Labour Markets

Supervisors: Dr Simon Pemberton and Professor John Bryson

Bryony is a third year PhD student in economic geography her research explores the role of labour market intermediaries in the West Midlands. She is using qualitative methodologies to ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3282

Email bhe987@bham.ac.uk

Martin D. Ezcurra

Martin D. Ezcurra

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Systematics and evolutionary history of proterosuchian archosauriforms

Supervisors: Richard Butler, Ivan Sansom

Martin Ezcurra is doing his PhD on the anatomy, taxonomy and systematics of Permo-Triassic basal archosauromorphs. He is using qualitative and quantitative methods to revisit the taxonomy and systematics of most ...

Email martindezcurra@yahoo.com.ar

Professor Ian Fairchild

Professor Ian Fairchild

Professor of Geosystems

Ian Fairchild is a geoscientist with broad interests in the geochemistry of the Earth’s surface, climate change and Quaternary and Neoproterozoic earth history. He employs this breadth of knowledge in teaching, in public outreach, and professional activities such as examining and research assessment. He is equally at home in the field and the laboratory with a wealth of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4181

Email i.j.fairchild@bham.ac.uk

Emma Ferranti

Emma Ferranti

Research Fellow

Emma is a Research Fellow with interests in applied climatology, air quality, GIS and public engagement. She has a broad background in geography, earth and environmental sciences, and research experience in academia and consultancy.

Emma is currently working with Network Rail on Summersense, the NERC-funded project: Dynamic heat risk management to reduce the costs of ...

Email e.ferranti@bham.ac.uk

Edward Fleming

Edward Fleming

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: The dynamics of a “Snowball Earth” glaciation through the magnetic and microstructural analysis of diamictites (NERC tied Studentship - tied to GAINS grant)

Supervisors: Dr Carl Stevenson, Professor Ian Fairchild, Professor Mike Hambrey (Aberystwyth University), Professor Doug Benn (The University Centre in Svalbard)

...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6146

Email ejf011@bham.ac.uk

Robert Fowler

Robert Fowler

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Building for Biodiversity; Ecosystem services within our cities – Pollination Service and Bees

Supervisors: Dr Jon Sadler, Dr Mark Ledger, Dr Adam Bates

Robert Fowler plans to investigate the impact varying levels of urbanisation have on the wild bee fauna of the UK and the effect this has on the pollination service they ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5557

Email rxf055@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sara Fregonese

Dr Sara Fregonese

Birmingham Fellow

Sara Fregonese is Birmingham Fellow at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security. Her research lies in political and urban geography and is concerned with the impact of geopolitics and security on urban life. Her work deals with civil war and urban warfare, radicalization, social cohesion and uprising. Her main ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3635

Email s.fregonese@bham.ac.uk

Dr Grace Garner

Dr Grace Garner

Research Fellow

Grace’s research investigates the effects of weather, climate, and landuse (particularly riparian vegetation and stormwater control measures) on in-channel hydrological processes. She is especially interested in monitoring and deterministic modelling of river water energy budgets and the thermal dynamics of water under present and probable future climates; this is the focus of her ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6925

Email g.garner@bham.ac.uk

Michael Grocott

Michael Grocott

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The hydrology of biological hotspots in a glacierised catchment: an integrated tracing and modelling study

Supervisors: Nick Kettridge, Chris Bradley, and Alexander Milner

Michael’s research focuses on understanding the water source and flow pathway dynamics of groundwater-fed streams that originate on floodplain terraces of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5682

Email mxg269@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill

Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill

Sophie Hadfield-Hill is a Human Geographer whose research is informed by children's, urban and development geographies. Sophie has been awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to explore urban living, sustainability and everyday life within the context of a new city development in India.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8147

Email s.a.hadfield-hill@bham.ac.uk

James Hale

Research Associate

Mr Hale is currently working as part of the Liveable Cities project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). This project aims to explore the broader wellbeing impacts of low carbon interventions for cities. Specifically, he is exploring how different lighting technologies and building densities impact on ecosystem services. Prior to this he was part of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5523

Email j.hale@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stephanie Handley-Sidhu

Dr Stephanie Handley-Sidhu

Lecturer in Earth & Environmental Sciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6172

Email s.handley-sidhu@bham.ac.uk

Professor Stuart Harrad

Professor Stuart Harrad

Professor of Environmental Chemistry

Stuart is an environmental chemist whose research addresses all aspects of the environmental sources, fate and behaviour of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). He has particular interests in human exposure to POPs with a focus on indoor pathways. He is also active in research that explores the environmental forensics utility of chirality.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47298

Email s.j.harrad@bham.ac.uk

Dr Guy Harrington

Dr Guy Harrington

Senior Lecturer in Palaeobiology

I am a micropalaeontologist and hold a joint position with the British Geological Survey. I study changes in communities over space and time.  Cenozoic palynology (pollen, spores and dinoflagellate cysts) is my core expertise with emphasis on biostratigraphy, palaeoecology and geographic distribution. In particular, the response of vegetation to global climate perturbations in the early ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46157 /+44 (0)115 936 3593

Email g.j.harrington@bham.ac.uk

Catherine Harris

Catherine Harris

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Entrepreneurship amongst Polish migrants in the West Midlands

Supervisors: Dr Dominique Moran, Professor John Bryson

Catherine Harris is undertaking doctoral research into entrepreneurship amongst Polish migrants in the West Midlands. She is using qualitative methodologies to interview Polish entrepreneurs about their ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3282

Email ceh638@bham.ac.uk

Professor Roy Harrison OBE

Professor Roy Harrison OBE

Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health

Roy Harrison’s research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 43494

Email r.m.harrison@bham.ac.uk

Elly Harrowell

Elly Harrowell

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Mapping Memories: Improving post-conflict reconstruction through understanding collective memory of conflict

Supervisors: Dr Dominique Moran, Professor Jon Coaffee

Elly Harrowell is undertaking ESRC funded doctoral research into the relationship between urban space and collective memory, specifically in post-conflict contexts. ...

Email exh198@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alan Hastie

Dr Alan Hastie

NERC Fellow/lecturer

Alan is a geologist and igneous petrologist working on large igneous provinces, subduction zone magmatism and generation of the Earth's first continental crust. His current research focuses on experimental petrology to determine if fusing oceanic plateau material can be linked to early crustal generation.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4178

Email a.r.hastie@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alan Herbert

Dr Alan Herbert

Senior Lecturer in Radioactive Waste Disposal and Remediation

Dr Alan Herbert is a leading mathematical modeler and hydrogeologist specializing in the understanding of coupled processes and heterogeneous groundwater systems. Of particular interest are deep fractured rocks and the applications to nuclear waste disposal, geothermal energy and fracking for exploitation of shale gas resources.

Telephone +44(0)121 414 9130

Email a.w.herbert@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jason Hilton

Dr Jason Hilton

Reader in Palaeobiology
Deputy Director of Education, Earth Sciences

Dr Hilton is a research focused palaeobotanist and evolutionary plant biologist with interests in palaeoenvironments and palaeoecology. His underlying goals are to increase the quantity of paleobotanical data included into evolutionary analyses and to provide a more detailed understanding of the past environments and climates in which fossil plants lived.  He has a broad background ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46151

Email j.m.hilton@bham.ac.uk

Oliver Hölzinger

Oliver Hölzinger

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: The Implementation of Ecosystem Services Values into Policy Tools and Decision-Making Processes

Supervisors: Professor Jon Sadler and Dr Dan van der Horst 

The main aim of Oliver’s interdisciplinary research is to identify how the value of ecosystems and ecosystem services can be better acknowledged ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 692 1717

Email oliver.hoelzinger@t-online.de

Elizabeth Hooper

Elizabeth Hooper

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Future Resilient Transport Networks – Investigating the potential future impacts of precipitation on the UK road network

Supervisors: Dr Lee Chapman, Dr Andrew Quinn

Elizabeth’s research focuses on the impact of precipitation on the UK road network, looking specifically at the impacts along the M1 and M6 motorways ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5557

Email exh571@bham.ac.uk

Marie Hutton

Marie Hutton

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5527

Email m.a.hutton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Arshad Isakjee

Dr Arshad Isakjee

Teaching Associate

I am a social and urban geographer who specialises in identity, belonging, security and the governance of communities. My ESRC-funded doctoral research investigated the political-identity and governance of Muslim communities in Birmingham, in light of the Government’s emerging set of counter-terrorism and anti-extremism policies.

Email a.isakjee@bham.ac.uk

Faye Jackson

Faye Jackson

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: River temperature sensitivity and response to drivers of change

Supervisors: David Hannah, Jon Sadler, Iain Malcolm (Marine Scotland Science)

I am a hydroclimatologist interested in the interactions between hydrological and climatological systems. I am particularly interested in the drivers and controls of stream temperature and ...

Email flj997@bham.ac.uk

Forough Jafary

Forough Jafary

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Interdisciplinary Agricultural Water Resources Management in Iran (Kashan)

Supervisors: Dr Dan van der Horst and Dr Chris Bradley

Forough Jafary is taking an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable ground water resources management in Iran. She is using a case study area in the centre of Iran (Kashan) to evaluate ...

Email fxj021@bham.ac.uk

Eun-hwa Jang

Eun-hwa Jang

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD:

Supervisor: Professor Roy Harrison

Eun-hwa Jang is undertaking doctoral research into air toxics. She will study PMF modeling program for source apportionment of air pollutants.

Dr David Jaroszweski

Dr David Jaroszweski

Research Fellow

Dr David Jaroszweski researches the potential impacts of climate change on transportation systems.

This research adopts a multidisciplinary approach and includes assessing the current relationships between weather and transport failure, the potential impact of climate change and the effect that concurrent socio-economic change may have on the future resilience of ...

Email d.j.jaroszweski@bham.ac.uk

Safieh Javadinejad

Safieh Javadinejad

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Vulnerability of water resources in the face of potential climate change, un sustainable management with simulation of water resources management scenarios by WEAP model to minimize water use conflicts in the Zayandeh-Rud river basin, Iran.

Supervisors: David Hannah, Stefan Krause

Safieh’s doctoral research investigates ...

Email sxj228@bham.ac.uk

Mahmoud Jaweesh

Mahmoud Jaweesh

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: The importance of correlation between lithofacies, within sandstone sequences, and hydraulic and geochemical properties in groundwater contaminant transport

Supervisor: Professor John Tellam

Mahmoud is a member of the Water Sciences research group in the University of Birmingham. His current research is to investigate the relation ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6154

Email mxj906@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lloyd Jenkins

Teaching Fellow

Dr Jenkins is a Historical Geographer, with an interest in landscape change and people’s relationship with the past.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47262

Email l.jenkins@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alan Jones

Research Fellow

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 42664

Email a.jones@bham.ac.uk

Dr Phil Jones

Dr Phil Jones

Senior Lecturer in Cultural Geography

Phil Jones - Research in 60 seconds videoDr Phil Jones is a cultural geographer who focuses on issues related to the city.  His work deals with a number of research areas including urban regeneration, cycling and the arts.  He has a particular interest in research methods, including qualitative GIS, mobile interviewing and arts-based approaches.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 5546

Email p.i.jones@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stephen Jones

Senior Lecturer in Earth Systems

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46155

Email s.jones.4@bham.ac.uk

Tae suk Kang

Tae suk Kang

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Social exclusion, public housing and Maritime industry in South Korea

Supervisors: Professor Jon Coaffee and Dr Peter Lee

Tae suk Kang is undertaking doctoral research into social exclusion in public rental housing estates in South Korea. He is currently on the way to establishing the framework of his research. ...

Dr Nick Kettridge

Dr Nick Kettridge

Lecturer in Water Sciences

Dr Nick Kettridge specializes in characterizing the ecohydrological resilience of ecosystems to both natural and anthropogenic disturbance. Much of his research focuses on peatlands; understanding the processes that control the provision of key ecosystem services within these environments, and quantifying their response to changing climatic conditions and extreme events such as fire and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3575

Email n.kettridge@bham.ac.uk

Ian Keyte

Ian Keyte

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Sources and Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the UK atmosphere

Supervisors: Professor Roy Harrison, Dr William Bloss

My research focuses on the sources, behavior and fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a toxic and potentially carcinogenic class of air pollutant, in the atmosphere. I am ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5557

Email ijk069@bham.ac.uk

Kieran Khamis

Kieran Khamis

Research Associate (KTP)

Kieran Khamis is a hydroecologist with a specialist knowledge of alpine river systems. His current research is focused on the development of a real time, fluorescence-based monitoring system for surface waters.

Email k.khamis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicolas Kirchner-Bossi

Dr Nicolas Kirchner-Bossi

Research Associate in Meteorology and Climatology

Dr Kirchner-Bossi has specialised in the study of wind variability from diverse perspectives and scales, that provided innovative resources to describe mid and long term wind variability. He is currently engaged in the analysis of the mid- to long-term variability of winter windstorms in Europe.

 

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 5542

Email n.o.kirchnerbossi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Megan Klaar

Dr Megan Klaar

Research Fellow

Megan’s research focuses on the linkages between geomorphology, hydrology and ecology. Currently, she is working on a NERC- funded project to determine the efficiency of alternative (permanent and transient) instream wood restoration designs for the management of biogeochemical cycling and nutrient uptake in the hyporheic zone of lowland rivers. The outcomes of this project will directly ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6925

Email m.j.klaar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Marcus Köhler

Dr Marcus Köhler

Research Fellow

Marcus Köhler is an atmospheric scientist, primarily interested in the interactions between atmospheric chemistry and climate. His research focuses on the numerical simulation of chemistry and transport processes in the atmosphere, and in current work he investigates the impact of cirrus clouds on atmospheric chemistry in the tropical tropopause layer. In the past his research ...

Email m.koehler@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stefan Krause

Dr Stefan Krause

Reader in Hydrology

Dr Stefan Krause is a Reader in Hydrology in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. His interdisciplinary research group on coupled groundwater and surface water systems investigates the multifaceted impacts of global environmental change on hydrological fluxes, biogeochemical cycling and contaminant transport, and ecohydrological feedback functions in complex ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5535

Email s.krause@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gregor C. Leckebusch

Dr Gregor C. Leckebusch

Senior Lecturer in Meteorology and Climatology

Dr Gregor Leckebusch is one of the foremost experts in the field of linking natural science research on meteorological and climatological extreme events with the estimation of natural hazards damage potentials. He played a key role in several national and international interdisciplinary projects dedicated to the assessment of natural and anthropogenic changes in extreme events and impacts of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45518

Email g.c.leckebusch@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mark Ledger

Dr Mark Ledger

Senior Lecturer in Ecology

Mark is an ecologist researching environmental change in freshwaters. His research group is focused on understanding how environmental stressors and climate change, especially extreme climatic events such as floods, droughts and heat waves, affect the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. His group works empirically across a range of spatial and temporal scales, from laboratory ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45540

Email m.e.ledger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Peter Lee

Dr Peter Lee

Senior Lecturer

Peter’s research and teaching focuses on the relationship between people and place based social exclusion, how policies are designed to reduce exclusion and increase competitiveness whilst reconciling the uneven trajectory and function of places.

He has led on a number of housing market, regeneration and planning related research and consultancy projects for a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3645

Email p.w.lee@bham.ac.uk

Dr Agnieszka Leszczynski

Dr Agnieszka Leszczynski

Lecturer in Human Geography

Agnieszka Leszczynski is a broadly trained human geographer whose work brings critical and social theory perspectives to bear on spatial media and spatial big data. She is interested in how the rise of locational content online and the pervasive enrollment of location-capable/-aware devices are bound up in the (re)production of the spaces and practices of everyday life. 

...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7279

Email a.leszczynski@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Levine

Dr James Levine

Research Fellow

James Levine is an atmospheric chemist, interested in changes in atmospheric composition driven by interactions between the atmosphere (both atmospheric chemistry and climate) and the biosphere.  He is currently working on a project, the Cooperative LBA Atmospheric Regional Experiment, that aims to: improve our understanding of the influence that trace gases emitted from the Amazon ...

Email j.g.levine@bham.ac.uk

Colin Lorne

Colin Lorne

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Exploring the Multi-Sensory Design of Interior Spaces

Supervisors: Dr Phil Jones, Dr Oleg Golubchikov, Joe Holyoak (Architect and Urban Designer)

Colin is undertaking doctoral research into issues of multi-sensory, spatial and temporal design influencing social practice and experience within interior spaces. His research ...

Email cal747@bham.ac.uk

Dr Iseult Lynch

Dr Iseult Lynch

Lecturer in Environmental Nanosciences

Dr Iseult Lynch joined the academic staff at the University of Birmingham as Lecturer in Environmental Nanosciences in March 2013. She has a very broad overview of all aspects of nanomerials safety assessment and the data requirements, having served as Chair of the EU Nanosafety Cluster Working Group (NSC WG) on databases for the last 2 years (and as co-Chair of the Hazed WG prior to ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5532

Email i.lynch@bham.ac.uk

Sarah Lynch

Sarah Lynch

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Establishing the Environmental Risk of Metal Mining Contaminated River Bank Sediments

Supervisors: Dr Lesley Batty and Dr Patrick Byrne (LJMU)

Research of biogeochemical changes that occur in river bank sediments subjected to changing flood/drought conditions (as predicted due to climate change) to understand these effects ...

Email sfl161@bham.ac.uk

Zena Lynch

Zena Lynch

Lecturer in Environmental Health

Zena Lynch worked as a Principal Environmental Health Officer for many years, prior to becoming the Health Policy Advisor for the West Midlands Regional Assembly and latterly as Programme Director for ‘Living Well West Midlands’. She currently teaches on the MSc in Environmental Health and MSc in Public and Environmental Health Science and the BSc Environmental Science courses.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5556

Email z.lynch@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yuning Ma

Dr Yuning Ma

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Dr Ma's current research focuses on evaluation of indoor dust as a pathway of human exposure to persistent organic compounds.

Email y.ma.3@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rob MacKenzie

Professor Rob MacKenzie

Director, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research
Professor of Atmospheric Science

60 second video iconRob MacKenzie is an atmospheric scientist with a particular interest in how plants affect air composition. Watch a video of him describing one aspect of his research in 60 seconds by clicking on the play icon above. 

As a result of a £15M grant, the University of Birmingham has set up the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR), of which Rob ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6142

Email a.r.mackenzie@bham.ac.uk

Indrani Mahapatra

Indrani Mahapatra

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Responsible Innovation and Governance in Nanomedicine

Supervisors: Professor Jamie Lead and Dr Julian Clark

Indrani is undertaking research in the area of potential environmental implications of active nanostructures used for medical applications and future governance issues. She is using qualitative methodologies in her research, ...

Email ixm025@bham.ac.uk

Edward Thomas Malone

Edward Thomas Malone

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Evolution of Nitrogen buffering Capacity in pristine watersheds

Supervisors: Professor Alexander Milner, Dr Rebecca Bartlett

Edward Malone is undertaking doctoral research into the evolution of nitrogen cycling in recently de-glaciated watersheds in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. The primary aim of the project is to assess ...

Email etm454@bham.ac.uk

Massimiliano Mascelloni

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: In Quest of New Fingerprints of Exposure to Air Toxics

Supervisors: Dr Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit, Professor R. M. Harrison and Professor Mark Viant

The aim of Massimiliano’s research project is to characterize urinary biomarkers of exposure which can be linked to low-level inhalation of VOCs using GC-MS and LC-MS. He is ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5521

Email mxm044@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mauro Masiol

Dr Mauro Masiol

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Mauro's research focuses on the chemical and physical characterization of atmospheric pollutants. He is currently employed on the CHEERS project funded under a European Union Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships and aiming to investigate the impact of aircraft emissions upon particulate matter concentrations and size distributions.

Email m.masiol@bham.ac.uk

Peter McMenamin

Peter McMenamin

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Rethinking, space, landscapes and aesthetics in conditions of contestation: The changing nature of cultural iconography in Derry, 1970-2013

Supervisors: Dr Dominique Moran and Dr Sara Fregonese

Pete is undertaking AHRC funded doctoral research into the changing cultural landscapes of Northern Irish cities. Situated within broader ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3282

Email pxm426@bham.ac.uk

Lindsay McMillan

Lindsay McMillan

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Groundwater Quality: Rigorous sampling and interpretation of long-screen wells

Supervisors: Dr Mike Rivett (University of Birmingham), Professor John Tellam (University of Birmingham), Peter Dumble (Waterra In-Situ), Helen Sharp (Environment Agency)

Lindsay McMillan is undertaking NERC CASE funded doctoral research in ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 4146165

Email lam906@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alexander Milner

Professor Alexander Milner

Professor of River Ecosystems

Professor Alexander Milner has been at the University of Birmingham for 15 years, where he was initially responsible for setting up the Environmental Science and Environmental Management degrees. He is now responsible for the Masters degree in River Environmental Management. His research involves river ecosystems in alpine and Arctic environments and has long term studies in Glacier Bay ...

Telephone + 44(0)121 41 48098

Email a.m.milner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Heiko Moossen

Dr Heiko Moossen

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Heiko Moossen is an organic geochemist. His interest is the development and application of geochemical biomarkers that are used to reconstruct palaeoclimate.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6139

Email h.moossen@bham.ac.uk

Dr Dominique Moran

Dr Dominique Moran

Reader in Carceral Geography

Dominique Moran’s research and teaching is in the sub-discipline of carceral geography, a geographical perspective on incarceration. She currently holds over £1m of ESRC funding, for research into prison visitation and recidivism, and prison design, has recently completed an interdisciplinary ESRC research project looking into women’s experience of imprisonment in ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 48013

Email d.moran@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Müller

Dr Martin Müller

Senior Research Fellow

Martin Müller is interested in how the social and the material hold together and fall apart. His empirical work focuses on the planning and impacts of mega-events as well as on the disruptive effects of natural disturbance such as insect pests. He is a Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the University of Zurich and is associated with the School of Geography, Earth ...

Email m.muller.2@bham.ac.uk

Joanne Murray

Joanne Murray

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: The Impact of Hydrothermal Systems on Petroleum Systems in Sedimentary Basins

Supervisors: Nick Schofield, Steve Jones, Simon Holford (Australian School of Petroleum), Paul Green (Geotrack)

Joanne is currently undertaking doctoral research, studying hydrothermal systems in sedimentary basins, linked to the Volcanic Margins ...

Telephone +44 (0)7810124272

Email jxm337@adf.bham.ac.uk

Dr Vlad Mykhnenko

Dr Vlad Mykhnenko

Lecturer in Human Geography, Urban Adaptation, and Resilience

Dr Vlad Mykhnenko is a scholar, committed to the advancement of geographical political economy, with its focus on modern capitalist social formations as spatially and temporally uneven and highly variegated systems. To this end, he combines the theoretical insights and methodologies of Economic Geography, Urban & Regional Economics, and Comparative Political Economy.

...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9129

Email v.mykhnenko@bham.ac.uk

Dr Irina Nikolova

Research Fellow

Dr Nikolova's research focuses on improving the predictive capability of the behavior of traffic-generated nanoparticles in an urban environment. Her research involves model development that will incorporate the condensed-mass advection model MADVEC with the street scale canyon model CiTTyCAT/CiTTy-Street and a Large-Eddy simulation (LES) model. The proposed modelling system, accounting ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6167

Email i.nikolova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Patricia Noxolo

Dr Patricia Noxolo

Lecturer in Human Geography

Pat Noxolo’s research is at the confluence of international development, culture and in/security, and uses postcolonial, discursive and literary approaches to explore the spatialities of a range of Caribbean and British cultural practices. Recent work has focused on theorizations of space in the novels of Wilson Harris, Maryse Condé and Earl Lovelace; on Caribbean laughter ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7421

Email p.e.p.noxolo@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matt O’Callaghan

Dr Matt O’Callaghan

Research Fellow

Dr Matt O’Callaghan is an ecologist specializing in stream and floodplain invertebrate responses to disturbance. His current research is investigating the impact of drought on the functioning of stream ecosystems, part of a NERC funded project led by Dr Mark Ledger.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5523

Email m.j.ocallaghan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Oldfield

Dr Jonathan Oldfield

Reader in Russian Environmental Studies

Jon Oldfield’s research explores Russian understandings of physical natural systems with a specific focus on the work and ideas of Russian physical geographers during the late tsarist and Soviet periods. He is currently examining the development of Soviet climate science via the work of the climatologist M.I. Budyko. His research is funded by the ESRC, AHRC and British Academy.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2943

Email j.d.oldfield@bham.ac.uk

Pallavi Pant

Pallavi Pant

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Estimation and characterization of road traffic contribution to particulate matter

Supervisors: Professor Roy Harrison and Dr William Bloss

The aim of Pallavi’s research project is to estimate and characterize the contribution of road traffic to particulate matter in UK and Indian cities.

Her work ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5521

Email pxp024@bham.ac.uk

T Upuli Perera

T Upuli Perera

Doctoral Researcher

Upuli Perera is researching Sustainable Housing Affordability (SHA) which emerged as an essential part of liveable cities. Based on the theoretical arguments enunciated on Communicative Planning and combining those with Giddens Theory of Structuration, the study is particularly looking at how SHA was understood and implemented in the Sustainable Urban Extensions and New Settlements in ...

Email tup353@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Phillips

Dr Ian Phillips

Teaching Fellow

Ian Phillips is best known for writing the most comprehensive account of the 1973 Isle of Man Summerland fire disaster. He gained his BSc Geography degree from the University of Birmingham in 1995, before continuing at the University to complete an MSc in Meteorology and Climatology and a PhD in Geography. Ian has been on the teaching staff of the University since September ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5552

Email i.d.phillips@bham.ac.uk

Dr Francis Pope

Dr Francis Pope

Lecturer
Birmingham Fellow

Francis is a chemist with wide ranging interests in the atmospheric sciences. He applies a fundamental physicochemical approach to investigate atmospheric species and develops novel instrumentation to probe their processes.

In particular he is interested in: the assessment of geoengineering schemes, primary biological aerosols and their role in atmosphere-biosphere ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9067

Email f.pope@bham.ac.uk

Alexander Poynter

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Impacts of environmental stressors on the River Itchen Ranunculus community

Supervisors: Dr Lesley Batty, Dr Mark Ledger, Dr John Bridgman (University of Birmingham), Shirley Medgett (Environment Agency South)

Alex’s research aims to develop an understanding of the aquatic plant community within the River Itchen, ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5557

Email ajp895@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jessica Pykett

Dr Jessica Pykett

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Jessica Pykett is a social and political geographer with research interests in citizenship and the practices of governing, the geographies of education, and the formation of neurological and psychological citizen-subjectivities.

Email j.pykett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Adam Ramadan

Dr Adam Ramadan

Lecturer in Human Geography

Adam Ramadan’s work lies at the intersection between political and cultural geography. It addresses the ‘everyday’ of geopolitics, how ordinary people understand and negotiate their position within broader geopolitical dynamics. Much of this work has focused on the Middle East, and in particular on refugee issues.

Email a.ramadan@bham.ac.uk

Cassandra Rauert

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Using forensic microscopy to elucidate pathways of halogenated flame retardant migration into indoor dust

Supervisor: Professor Stuart Harrad

Cassandra Rauert is undertaking research into brominated flame retardants in the indoor environment in a collaborative project under the INFLAME program (EU-funded under the Marie Curie ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5431

Email c.b.rauert@bham.ac.uk

Giuma Reeh

Giuma Reeh

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Tectonic evolution of Sabratah Basin NW Offshore Libya

Supervisors: Professor Tim Reston, Dr Steve Jones

Research involves understanding the Tectonic evolution of the Sabratah Basin NW offshore Libya. This understanding helps to find out the mechanism responsible for development of en-echelon faults and folds structures, in ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 6141

Email gar843@bham.ac.uk

Professor Tim Reston

Professor Tim Reston

Professor of Geology
Head of Geosystem Research Group

Tim Reston is a geologist and a geophysicist with interests in the use of geophysics to study geological problems, especially tectonics. He specialises in the seismic imaging and tectonics of rifted continental margins and of slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges, with particular emphasis on detachment tectonics and the effects of mantle serpentinization.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 43188

Email t.j.reston@bham.ac.uk

Mr Michael Riley

Senior Lecturer in Hydrogeology

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46163

Email m.riley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michael Rivett

Dr Michael Rivett

Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences (Contaminant Hydrogeology)

Dr Michael Rivett is a Senior Lecturer in Contaminant Hydrogeology in the Water Sciences research groupwith a specialist field-scale research interest in the transport and remediation of organic contaminants in groundwater and contaminated land systems. He has published extensively on chlorinated solvents, DNAPLs and urban contamination and has additional on-going research interests in hyporheic ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3957

Email m.o.rivett@bham.ac.uk

Darren Roberts

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Analysing the reciprocal relationships between music, place, and power: an examination of local music practices in Birmingham, UK

Supervisors: Dr Phil Jones, Dr John Round, Dr Stefan Bouzarovski and Dr Julian Clarke

I am a final year PhD student, my research is on local music practices in Birmingham and I am aiming to ...

Email dxr827@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mel Rohse

Dr Mel Rohse

Research Fellow

Mel Rohse is a human geographer currently working on a large three year AHRC-funded project entitled Stories of Change: Exploring energy and community in the past, present and future.

The research investigates individual and collective relationships to energy with the overall aim to help to revive stalled public and political conversations about energy. It is organized ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5542

Email m.rohse@bham.ac.uk

Dr Isabella Romer Roche

Dr Isabella Romer Roche

Research Fellow

Dr Isabella Romer Roche is working with Eva Valsami-Jones in the NanoMILE project. She has wide experience in the synthesis and characterisation of nanoparticles, especially silver, working with a multimethod approach. Her work also includes stability of nanoparticles in environmentally relevant conditions.

Email i.romerroche@bham.ac.uk

Megan Ronayne

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Manufacturing Economic and Regional Resilience: Differentiation and Competitiveness by Design

Supervisor: Professor John Bryson and Dr Julian Clark

Megan Ronayne is undertaking ESRC funded doctoral research to understand the geographical dimensions of manufacturing survival and competitiveness in the UK. This project is ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3282

Email msr772@bham.ac.uk

Liliana Rose

Liliana Rose

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Quantifying Hot Moments and Hot Spots of contaminant attenuation in streambed hyporheic zones

Supervisors: Stefan Krause, David M. Hannah, Jan H. Fleckenstein (external, UFZ)

Liliana’s research focuses on understanding how nutrients and contaminants move from the river and the aquifer to the interface where these waters ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5682

Email lxr230@bham.ac.uk

Dr John Round

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

John Round is a socio-economic geographer whose main research interest is concerned with how people/households develop tactics to cope with marginality in all its forms. His PhD examined how senior citizens survive in the Russian far north east city of Magadan in the face of extreme economic marginalization and hostile climatic conditions.  After this he researched the experiences of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45530

Email j.round@bham.ac.uk

Alexander Royan

Alexander Royan

Doctoral Researcher

Alex’s project aims to evaluate the influence of river flow-induced disturbance, including extreme events such as flooding and droughts, on the ecology of river birds in Great Britain. He is using data from the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Waterways Breeding Bird Surveys (WBBS) and river flow archives to build species distribution models (SDMs) that relates river bird ...

Email axr196@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Sadler

Professor Jon Sadler

Professor of Biogeography
Head of Education

Jon Sadler is a biogeographer and ecologist who focuses on species population and assemblage dynamics in urban and riparian environments. His research involves interdisciplinary science using a combination of detailed field studies and field experimentation. His work emphasizes the links between environmental variability and species responses, with particular emphasis on urbanisation and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45776

Email j.p.sadler@bham.ac.uk

Jacob Salder

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Another New Regionalism? Landscapes of economic governance in the coalition era

Supervisors: Professor John Bryson, Dr Julian Clark

Jacob Salder is conducting research in relation to economic governance and approaches to the implementation and delivery of economic policy in the light of the changing environment under the ...

Email jxs043@bham.ac.uk

Mohamed Abdulla Saleem

Mohamed Abdulla Saleem

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Analysis of Sirte Basin structures (North central Libya) In view of the tectonic evolution of the basin

Supervisor: Professor Tim Reston, Dr Carl Stevenson

Mohamed is a member of the Geosystems Research Group at the University of Birmingham. His current research is an integrated study planned to investigate the evolution of the basin ...

Email mas830@bham.ac.uk

Dr Greg Sambrook Smith

Senior Lecturer

Over the last 20 years Dr Sambrook Smith has been investigating the linkages between river processes and sedimentology at scales ranging from individual pores within a river bed up to km-long bars in some of the Worlds largest rivers. Research aims to generate new, generic and quantitative understanding of how rivers function across these scales. This is facilitated by ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8023

Email g.smith.4@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ivan Sansom

Senior Lecturer in Palaeobiology

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46147

Email i.j.sansom@bham.ac.uk

Clemens Schannwell

Clemens Schannwell

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Computing the volume response of the Antarctic Peninsula ice sheet to climate change over the next 200 years.

Supervisors: Dr Nick Barrand, Dr Stephen Marcus Jones, Dr Richard Hindmarsh (BAS)

Clemens is a glaciologist, specializing in ice-sheet modeling and the application of geophysical methods in glaciology. His PhD research ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5557

Email cxs400@bham.ac.uk

Chutiwalanch Semmahasak

Chutiwalanch Semmahasak

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Towards Sustainable Water Management in North Western Thailand: A Governance Approach

Supervisors: Dr Julian Clark and Dr David Hannah

Chutiwalanch Semmahasak is undertaking doctoral research on water governance in NW Thailand with the aim of examining how sustainable water management can be achieved through a consideration of ...

Email cxs962@bham.ac.uk

Sukho Semmahasak

Sukho Semmahasak

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Soil erosion and sediment yield assessments in NW Thailand watersheds

Supervisors: Dr Damian Lawler and Dr David Hannah

Sukho Semmahasak is undertaking doctoral research on soil erosion and sediment yield assessments in North-Western Thailand watersheds with the aim of producing acceptable predictions of soil erosion ...

Email sxs046@bham.ac.uk

Dr Zongbo Shi

Dr Zongbo Shi

Birmingham Fellow (Research Focused Lecturer)
NERC Research Fellow

Dr Zongbo Shi has a research interest in Atmospheric Aerosol Chemistry and Global Biogeochemical Cycles. He is currently funded by the NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) fellowship scheme;he also holds a Birmingham University Fellowship.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9128

Email z.shi@bham.ac.uk

Ben Slater

Ben Slater

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Reconstructing the Permian Prince Charles Mountains floras, Antarctica

Supervisors: Dr Jason Hilton (University of Birmingham), Stephen McLoughlin (external supervisor at the Swedish Museum of Natural History)

Ben is currently researching for a PhD entitled; Reconstructing the Permian Prince Charles Mountains Floras ...

Email bxs574@bham.ac.uk

Ian Slesinger

Ian Slesinger

Doctoral Researcher

Ian Slesinger is a political geographer interested in the implications of technological solutions to managing geopolitical risk. He is conducting ESRC funded doctoral research into Israel’s wars in Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories from 2002-2014 to evaluate how innovations in military technologies that emerged through the global Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) have ...

Email ibs428@bham.ac.uk

Svein Harald Sønderland

Svein Harald Sønderland

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Diet of juvenile salmonids in watersheds with different riparian age and characteristics

Supervisors: Professor Alexander Milner and Dr Mark Ledger

Svein Harald Sønderland is undertaking his doctoral research in Glacier Bay National Park, in southeast Alaska. Here he is investigating the diet of juvenile coho salmon and ...

Email snarrald@gmail.com

Roland B. Sookias

Roland B. Sookias

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Euparkeriidae and the early evolutionary radiation of archosauriforms

Supervisor: Dr Richard Butler

Roland is undertaking a PhD focusing on the monophyly, anatomy and distribution of the early archosauromorph group 'Euparkeriidae'.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5539

Email sookias.r.b@gmail.com

Dr Graham Squires

Dr Graham Squires

Senior Lecturer in Planning and Real Estate

Dr Graham Squires is a Senior Lecturer in Planning and Real Estate, in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests at the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) include planning, real estate development, urban and environmental economics, housing, neighbourhoods, regeneration, and urban policy.

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Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 8143

Email g.squires@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carl Stevenson

Dr Carl Stevenson

Lecturer in Geology

Dr Carl Stevenson is a structural geologist with a focus on the emplacement and subsurface distribution of igneous and volcanic rocks. His research uses rock magnetism, geophysics and petrology to determine the large-scale geometry and internal architecture of intrusions and has led to breakthroughs in understanding magma transport and accommodation in the Earth’s crust. This work has ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46136

Email c.t.stevenson@bham.ac.uk

Andrew Storey

Andrew Storey

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Late Silurian trilobite palaeobiology and biodiversity

Supervisors: Dr Alan Thomas, Dr James Wheeley, and Dr Phil Lane (University of Keele)

Andrew Storey is undertaking doctoral research into trilobite assemblages from the late Silurian of Britain. The project focuses on the formal documentation of trilobite communities ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46165

Email ajs770@bham.ac.uk

William Stubbings

William Stubbings

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Emissions of Brominated Flame Retardants Associated with the Treatment of Waste Electronics, Furnishings and Building Materials

Supervisor: Professor Stuart Harrad

William Stubbings is undertaking a doctoral research project that will test the hypothesis that emissions to air and groundwater from waste materials in landfill ...

Email wxs985@bham.ac.uk

Nursufiah Sulaiman

Nursufiah Sulaiman

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Biogeography of the Late Eocene-Early Oligocene Nannofossils Assemblages

Supervisors: Dr Tom Dunkley Jones and Dr Ian Boomer

Sufiah is currently studying the climate changes during the late Eocene-early Oligocene (EOT boundary) of the Mossy Grove core, Mississippi. She is working on a calcareous nannofossils stuff to ...

Email nxs251@bham.ac.uk

Adewale Matthew Taiwo

Adewale Matthew Taiwo

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Source Apportionment of Industrial Air Pollutants

Supervisors: Professor Roy Harrison, Dr William Bloss

Adewale Taiwo is undertaking his doctoral research in source apportionment of industrial air pollutants. Source apportionment models being used are Pragmatic Mass Closure (PMC), Chemical Mass Balance (CMB) and Multivariate ...

Email amt997@bham.ac.uk

Deyala Tarawneh

Deyala Tarawneh

Doctoral Researcher

Deyala is investigating the phenomenon of derelict landscape in the Jordanian capital Amman; she aims by the end of her research to identify the emerging typologies and properly introduce them into the planning system. Furthermore, Deyala is examining the European concept of temporary use and how can it apply in the case of Amman as a tool for long-term urban development to unfold the potential ...

Email dha284@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Tellam

Professor John Tellam

Professor of Hydrogeology

John Tellam’s main research interests are in inorganic, surface-interacting, solute and particle transport in groundwaters, with a particular emphasis on sandstone aquifers.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46138

Email j.h.tellam@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rick Thomas

Dr Rick Thomas

Research Fellow

Dr Rick Thomas is a measurement scientist specializing in the use of novel instrumentation for climate and air quality research. At Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he recently developed a turbulent flux measurement package to resolve ambient 3D wind vectors from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and successfully used it alongside aerosol, cloud and water probes to investigate aerosol-cloud ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 4146167

Email r.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Ban To

Ban To

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Correlation between English Permo-Triassic Sandstone lithofacies and permeability and its importance to contaminant transport in groundwater

Supervisors: Professor John Tellam, Dr James Wheeley and Dr Alan Herbert

Ban To is undertaking doctoral research into the relationship between sandstone lithofacies and permeability in the ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6165

Email bxt706@bham.ac.uk

Tihomir Topuzovski

Tihomir Topuzovski

Doctoral Researcher

Supervisors: Dr Stefan Buzarovski, Dr Dominique Moran (and Dr Mark Bassin in the first year of research)

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the ‘instrumental territorialisation’ (the concept based on Foucauldian and Deleuzian premise) of the Western Balkans, and the manner in which this process is enmeshed within wider political and ...

Email txt989@bham.ac.uk

Miguel Torres García

Miguel Torres García

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Political ecologies of the Urban Void

Supervisors: Stefan Bouzarovski, Jon Coaffee

Miguel Torres is in the initial stages of research which aims to formulate and illustrate with examples a concept of urban void, that is, what spatial features underlie open or unbuilt space in the city, what their relationship is with ...

Email mxt129@bham.ac.uk

Dr Emmanouil Tranos

Dr Emmanouil Tranos

Lecturer in Human Geography

Apoorva Bhatt - Research in 60 seconds videoDr Emmanouil Tranos is an economic geographer focusing primarily on digital geographies. He has published on issues related with the spatiality of the Internet infrastructure, the economic impacts that this infrastructure can generate on space and the position of cities within spatial, complex networks. His research in this area led to a monograph on “The Geography of the Internet: ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2680

Email e.tranos@bham.ac.uk

Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Chair in Environmental Nanoscience
Director of Research
Director of FENAC

Eugenia Valsami-Jones - Research in 60 seconds videoProfessor Valsami-Jones’ research interests focus on understanding reactivity at the nanoscale, particularly interactions of nanoparticles with pollutants and biota and biomineralisation processes. She has carried out research on the interaction of a variety of carbon- and metal-based nano-objects with biota in vitro and in vivo and has pioneered novel methods of labelling ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5537

Email e.valsamijones@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anne Van Loon

Dr Anne Van Loon

Lecturer Physical Geography (Water sciences)

Anne Van Loon is a catchment hydrologist/hydrogeologist working on drought. She is especially interested in finding out how a drought in streamflow or groundwater develops and how this development differs between catchments with different geology and climate (including snow and glacier influenced catchments).

Currently she is working on a NWO Rubicon project that aims ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 2243

Email a.f.vanloon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sebastian Watt

Dr Sebastian Watt

NERC Research Fellow

Dr Watt’s research investigates the physical and chemical processes that control the behavior and long-term development of volcanoes. Most of this work focuses on volcanism in subduction zones. Current projects include tephrochronological reconstructions of past explosive eruptions, studies of large-scale volcanic landslides and their associated hazards, and the chemistry and ...

Email s.watt@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Wheeley

Dr James Wheeley

Lecturer in Sedimentary Geology
GEES Senior Admissions Tutor

James Wheeley is a teaching-focused lecturer in sedimentary geology and sedimentary basin analysis. His research interests lie in carbonate sedimentology and applied micropalaeontology (especially conodont isotopes) which he is using to address deep time (Palaeozoic) palaeoclimatic and palaeoecological problems. He is currently involved with the VISE (Vertebrate ISotopes and the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46158

Email j.r.wheeley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Widmann

Dr Martin Widmann

Senior Lecturer in climate science

Dr Martin Widmann is a climate scientist. His current main research area is regional climate change, in particular the development and validation of statistical downscaling methods. He also studies past climates; the main activity in this field is the development of data assimilation methods to combine climate simulations with empirical knowledge from proxy data.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45553

Email m.widmann@bham.ac.uk

Simon Wild

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Twentieth Century Storminess: Developing a coherent understanding of long-term trends and decadal variability

Supervisors: Dr Gregor Leckebusch, Dr Martin Widmann

Simon Wild is a Meteorologist specializing in extreme climate events, their underlying atmospheric processes and socioeconomic impacts. His doctoral research focuses ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5557

Email sbw206@bham.ac.uk

Gavin Williams

Gavin Williams

Doctoral Researcher

Gavin is a freshwater ecologist, investigating the effects of extreme events upon stream and river structure and functioning. Whilst interested in climate change and biotic responses, Gavin’s research looks beyond ‘mean’ climate changes and focuses upon extreme events, specifically drought and heat waves. 

This research follows recent IPCC ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5557

Email gmw809@bham.ac.uk

Frederike Wittkopp

Frederike Wittkopp

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Neogene to millennial scale evolution of the Asian Monsoon: the role of Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau uplift.

Supervisors: Dr James Bendle, Dr Ian Boomer, (Dr Andrew Henderson, Newcastle)

Frederike is undertaking doctoral research into the evolution and variation of the Asian Monsoon since the Neogene and how the Himalaya and ...

Congqiao Yang

Congqiao Yang

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Environmental Fate and Behaviour of Persistent Organic Pollutants in UK Lakes

Supervisor: Professor Stuart Harrad

Congqiao Yang’s project is part of the recently-commenced 5 year OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) project studying the contamination of English freshwater lakes by persistent organic chemicals. Using the two ...

Email cxy083@bham.ac.uk

Komalirani Yenneti

Komalirani Yenneti

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Unpacking low carbon interventions in India: the implementation gap between climate mitigation and renewable energy policies

Supervisors: Dr Stefan Bouzarovski and Dr Rosie Day

Komalirani Yenneti is undertaking doctoral research into ‘Unpacking low carbon interventions in India: the implementation gap in renewable energy and ...

Email kxy038@bham.ac.uk

Dr Cristiana Zara

Dr Cristiana Zara

Research Associate

Cristiana is a cultural geographer currently working with Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill on the New Urbanisms in India research project funded by the ESRC. The project investigates the everyday life of children, young people and families living in a new urban development in India.

Cristiana has conducted extensive qualitative research in India for her doctoral research, which ...

Email c.zara@bham.ac.uk

Fang Zhang

Fang Zhang

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Impacts on Health of Heat Waves in UK Cities Enhanced by Climate Change and the Urban Heat Island Effect

Supervisors: Dr Xiaoming Cai and Professor John Thornes

Fang Zhang is currently undertaking doctoral research into the impact of the Urban Heat Islands (UHIs) and heatwaves on heath using a range of statistical ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 5521

Email fxz979@bham.ac.uk

Jian Zhong

Jian Zhong

Doctoral Researcher

Title of PhD: Modelling Air Pollution within a Street Canyon

Supervisors: Dr Xiaoming Cai and Dr William Bloss

Jian Zhong is undertaking doctoral research into Modelling Air Pollution within a Street Canyon. He is applying a novel numerical tool called large-eddy simulation to turbulent dispersion of air pollutants with fast ...

Email zxj160@bham.ac.uk