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

David 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 cross-cutting ...

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

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

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

Teaching Associate

Paul Anderson is developing expertise in the field of igneous emplacement, structural geology and high temperature deformation.  Paul also has extensive teaching experience, having spent three years developing a scientific area of the curriculum at a college for adults with learning disabilities.  He currently teaches a diverse range of topics at Levels 1 and 2 and has supervised a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6154

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

Dr Lauren Andres

Dr Lauren Andres

Lecturer in Spatial Planning

Lauren 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

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

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

Dr Rebecca Bartlett

Dr Rebecca Bartlett

Lecturer in Biogeochemistry

Telephone +44 (0)121 4145541

Email r.bartlett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Adam Bates

Dr Adam Bates

Research Fellow

Adam's research focuses on the ecology of beetles, bees, spiders and green roofs in traditionally managed orchard, urban and riparian systems. He is currently employed on a Levehulme project investigating the ecology of Noble Chafer (Gnorimus nobilis) and the traditional orchards that act as habitat for this species. He is also investigating the perceptions and management approaches of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46167

Email a.j.bates@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

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

Dr William Bloss

Dr William Bloss

Reader in Atmospheric Science
Deputy Head of School

My research is in the field of Air Pollution / Atmospheric Chemistry - understanding the chemical processes which control the current and future composition of our atmosphere. We approach these problems through a combination of field measurements of atmospheric constituents, laboratory studies of specific systems, and modelling simulations for comparison with observations. See my ...

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

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

Dr Leigh Crilley

Dr Leigh Crilley

Research Fellow in Air Pollution

Leigh Crilley is a chemist specializing in the field of air pollution/atmospheric chemistry. His current research involves analyzing the chemical composition of airborne particles to determine the source and their contributions.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5523

Email l.crilley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mark Cuthbert

Dr Mark Cuthbert

Research Fellow

Telephone +61 2 8071 9800

Email m.cuthbert@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rosie Day

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

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

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 Jonathan Eden

Dr Jonathan Eden

Associate member

Jonathan Eden's research primarily focuses on the effect of climate change on regional-scale precipitation. He has a particular expertise in developing statistical downscaling techniques for precipitation simulated in climate models.  Jonathan currently works on the international research project PLEIADES, which aims to develop a statistical correction method for simulated ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45523

Email j.m.eden@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

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

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

Grace Garner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Professor Jamie Lead

Professor Jamie Lead

Professor of Environmental Nanoscience and Director the Facility of Environmental Nanoscience Analysis and Characterisation

Professor Jamie Lead’s research aims to understand nanoscale phenomena in the environment and he is interested in investigating natural nanomaterials, manufactured nanomaterials and their interaction. He is Director of FENAC (Facility of Environmental Nanoscience Analysis and Characterisation).

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 48147

Email j.r.lead@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

Geography and Environmental Sciences

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. 

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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

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

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

Dr Paul Martin

Dr Paul Martin

Research Fellow

Dr Paul Martin joined the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Birmingham as a Research Fellow working with Professor Valsami-Jones on the ModNanoTox project to model nanoparticle toxicity to describe the behaviour of engineered nanoparticles in organisms and the environment. The main objective of Paul’s work is to develop molecular models of surface reactivity of ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 5523

Email p.martin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sara Martinez-Loriente

Dr Sara Martinez-Loriente

Research Fellow in Geology/Geophysics

Sara Martinez-Loriente is a marine geologist interested in the use of geophysics to explore the marine subsurface. Combining multi-scale geophysical methods her research focuses on the characterization of active faults, the study of the physical properties of the basement, and the understanding of the tectonics of rifted continental margins.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6139

Email s.martinez-loriente@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

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 Catherine L. Muller

Dr Catherine L. Muller

Research Fellow
(Guest Lecturer)

Dr Catherine Muller is currently working on the NERC-funded ‘HiTemp’ project examining Birmingham’s urban heat island using a dense network of air temperature sensors which forms part of the Birmingham Urban Climate Laboratory (BUCL), along with a number of TSB-funded projects utilising the data from this network as well as crowdsourcing side-projects. During her ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 9005

Email c.l.muller@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

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.

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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

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

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

Dr Joanna Renshaw

Dr Joanna Renshaw

Lecturer in Biogeochemistry

Joanna is a microbiologist and radiochemist with extensive experience of research into microbial interactions with radionuclides and metals, working at the interface between microbiology and analytical & radio-chemistry. She is one of the very few people in the UK who is experienced in both microbiology and the chemistry of transuranic and fission product elements, and has the skills required ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46172

Email j.c.renshaw@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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Shei Sia Su

Dr Shei Sia Su

Research Fellow

Dr Shei Sia Su is a material scientist with broad research interests in nanoparticles synthesis, processing of novel and engineered nanoparticles, powder metallurgy and microstructural characterization. She joined the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences as research fellow, working with Professor Jamie Lead and Dr Isaac Chang on a NERC funded project, which aims to synthesis and ...

Email susy@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

Dr Amey S. Tilak

Dr Amey S. Tilak

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Amey S. Tilak's expertise are in the area of modeling hydrology, biogeochemistry of agricultural watersheds, and soil remediation techniques.

Email a.s.tilak@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 Sarah Jane Veevers

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Jane Veevers is a research sedimentologist working on the Silurian succession of the Welsh Basin. Her work includes detailed lithostratigraphical analysis, chemostratigraphical correlation and sequence stratigraphical analysis of dominantly clastic successions in Pembrokeshire, and mixed clastic-carbonate sequences in the Welsh Borderland.

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

Dr Saskia Warren

Dr Saskia Warren

Research Fellow

Dr Saskia Warren is a Cultural Geographer currently working on a large three year AHRC-funded project entitled Cultural Intermediation and the Creative Urban Economy. The research investigates governance, community engagement and practice-based interventions in the creative economy, with a focus on Birmingham and Manchester. It is a multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral project that draws ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5542

Email s.warren@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

Dr Jianxin Yin

Dr Jianxin Yin

Research Fellow

Dr Jianxin Yin is one of the experts in the field of atmospheric aerosol monitoring and characterisation. She has gained tremendous experiences during the past 13 years of research on use of modern aerosol field monitoring and modern laboratory analytical equipment and on air quality data analyses and modelling.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47297

Email j.yin@bham.ac.uk