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

See also: Honorary staff |  Doctoral researchers

Head of School

Professor Jonathan Oldfield

Professor Jonathan Oldfield

Reader in Russian Environmental Studies
Head of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jon Oldfield’s research is primarily focussed on an exploration of Russian understandings of physical natural systems. His current research has three main strands: Soviet climate science and its intellectual legacies, the science of geoengineering in the Soviet /Russian contexts, and Russian engagements with the Anthropocene as an empirical and conceptual entity. This research is ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2943
Email
j.d.oldfield@bham.ac.uk

Academic staff

Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Lecturer in Persistent Organic Pollutants / Emerging Contaminants

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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.

Dr Mohamed Abdallah is part of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5527
Email
m.abdallah@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Adams

Dr David Adams

Lecturer in Urban Planning

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr David Adams has research interests in urban planning and urban geography.  He has a Geography BSc (2002) from Loughborough University, an MA in Spatial Planning (2008) and a PhD (2014) in planning from Birmingham City University.  He taught planning at Birmingham City University from 2008 until 2017.  In 2015, he became the programme lead for Birmingham City University’s ...

Email
d.adams.4@bham.ac.uk

Dr Salim Alam

Dr Salim Alam

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

Dr Haydon Bailey

Dr Haydon Bailey

(Network Stratigraphic) Honorary Lecturer

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Haydon is an industrial micropalaeontologist with over 35 years experience in the hydrocarbon exploration and production industry. He started as a specialist in Cretaceous foraminifera with ongoing interests in the biostratigraphy of Late Cretaceous sequences throughout North West Europe and North Africa. Subsequently projects have ranged through Carboniferous to Holocene microfaunas. He is a ...

Email
haydon@network-stratigraphic.co.uk

Dr Austin Barber

Dr Austin Barber

Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Planning

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

Associate Professor of Glaciology
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Physical Geography)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Nick’s research and teaching interests focus on the two great glaciology issues of our time: glacier and ice sheet mass balance, dynamics and contribution to sea-level rise; and the role and future evolution of glaciers as water resources. His research group address these issues using field observations and measurements, numerical modelling, optical and microwave remote sensing and a range ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3103
Email
n.e.barrand@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Bartlett

Dr Rebecca Bartlett

Lecturer in Biogeochemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Rebecca is a biogeochemist, specialising in nutrient cycling and environmental change in modern and past environments. Her research focuses on the biogeochemistry of peats, soils and sediments during environmental disturbance; the subsurface microbial response to natural and anthropogenic changes in atmospheric sulphur deposition, temperature, storms and floods, mineral reactivity and chemical ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 4144181
Email
r.bartlett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lesley Batty

Dr Lesley Batty

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Lesley Batty is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science (teaching focussed) and brings her passion and expertise in the field to all aspects of her work. She has a particular interest in providing inclusive environments for learning and in working closely with employers to provide skills-led education. She is the College Director for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

She has a particular ...

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
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Planning programmes)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

James is an organic geochemist specialising in paleoclimatology. His research develops and uses molecular tools to reconstruct past environmental conditions and addresses two key themes: (1) Developing new quantitative paleoclimate proxies; (2) Holocene and Cenozoic climate evolution.

For more information visit my personal website:

https://jamesbendle.wordpress.com/

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6156
Email
j.bendle@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carrie Benjamin

Dr Carrie Benjamin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Benjamin is an urban anthropologist working on the ESRC/Open Research Area (ORA) project Atmospheres of (counter)terrorism in European cities. She is interested in the relationship between public space and the production of ‘race’, difference, and belonging in cities. 

Email
c.benjamin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jordan Bestwick

Dr Jordan Bestwick

Postdoctoral research assistant

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jordan is a vertebrate palaeobiologist whose main interests are the ecology and evolution of Mesozoic reptiles. His current research investigates the diets and feeding behaviours of Triassic archosauromorphs, including the earliest dinosaurs and relatives of crocodilians, through a combination of dental microwear analysis and biomechanical modelling.

 

Email
j.bestwick@bham.ac.uk

Professor William Bloss

Professor William Bloss

Professor of Atmospheric Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Atmospheric processing affects the current and future composition of our air, with impacts upon human and environmental health, air quality and climate.

My group's work improves scientific understanding of the causes of poor air quality, and hence the development of effective policy measures for Clean Air.  We focus upon the sources of atmospheric pollutants, and the chemical ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4173 (Research Office)
Email
w.j.bloss@bham.ac.uk

Dr Susanne Boerner

Dr Susanne Boerner

Marie Curie Global Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Susanne Börner is a senior researcher in the field of resource (in)security, youth agency, vulnerability and environmental justice. From 2019 to 2022, she is on a Marie Curie Global Fellowship to investigate young people’s local knowledge and social practices related to the food-water-energy nexus in relation to nexus threats (e.g., flooding and landslides) in disaster-prone ...

Email
s.borner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Berta Bonet

Dr Berta Bonet

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Berta Bonet is an ecotoxicologist interested in how stress (anthropogenic and/or environmental) affect aquatic ecosystems performance among other scientific interests. Her current research focuses on the effects of the climate change (increase of temperature) on fluvial biofilms at different levels (molecular, functional and structural) and how this environmental change can modulate ...

Email
b.bonet@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Boomer

Dr Ian Boomer

Senior Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 change ...

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

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

Professor Richard Butler

Professor Richard Butler

Professor of Palaeobiology
Director of Global Engagement, College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Richard is a vertebrate palaeontologist with expertise in the systematics, evolution and biogeography of late Palaeozoic to Mesozoic reptiles. His current research programme aims to establish major patterns and drivers of terrestrial biodiversity change, as exemplified by four-limbed vertebrates (tetrapods), over the last 375 million years. He is also interested in the origin and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5539
Email
r.butler.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lee Chapman

Professor Lee Chapman

Professor of Climate Resilience
Deputy Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer (College of Life and Environmental Sciences)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor 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

Reader in Political Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Julian Clark is Reader in Political Geography at the University of Birmingham and Research Theme Lead for Human Geography. His research focusses upon critical geographical understandings of the state, and the governance of natural resources. Within these domains, Julian examines questions of state spatialities (how states as political objects are materialized and stabilised over space and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6262
Email
j.r.a.clark@bham.ac.uk

Dr Natasha L. Cornea

Dr Natasha L. Cornea

Lecturer in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Natasha Cornea’s research sits at the intersections of urban and development geographies, focusing on urban environmental governance and politics in Indian and Zambian cities. Conceptually her research draws on post-structuralist and situated approaches to urban political ecology, the everyday state and everyday governance.

Dr Natasha Cornea is part of the Birmingham ...

Email
n.l.cornea@bham.ac.uk

Dr Derren Cresswell

Dr Derren Cresswell

Research Fellow in Public Engagement

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Derren holds a NERC Innovation Placement grant to work with Citizen’s UK in order to embed the use of environmental data, knowledge and understanding into community organising practice. From the 1st August 2019 he will continue in a similar role for the NERC funded Engaging Environments Project.

Many of the crucial environmental issues facing the UK (and the rest of the world) have a ...

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

Dr Giulio Curioni

Dr Giulio Curioni

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Giulio is an environmental scientist specialised in soil and environmental field monitoring. His main current research focuses on the use of active distributed temperature sensing (A-DTS) techniques for detecting the occurrence of water turbidity spikes in groundwater wells and for soil moisture monitoring.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5523
Email
g.curioni@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rosie Day

Dr Rosie Day

Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences


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 with energy ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 48096
Email
r.j.day@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Dean

Dr Christopher Dean

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Christopher Dean is a quantitative palaeobiologist studying diversity patterns in deep time. He is particularly interested in the spatial expression of fossil record biases and the impact these have on our understanding of ecology in deep time.

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

Dr Surindar Kishen Dhesi

Dr Surindar Kishen Dhesi

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health and Risk Management

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Surindar Dhesi is an environmental health lecturer and active chartered practitioner involved in several multi-disciplinary and multi-method projects on the conditions experienced by migrants, refugees and internally displaced people in France, Indonesia, Gaza, Rwanda and Nigeria. 

The overarching aim of her work is to help protect the most vulnerable members of society by understanding, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7751
Email
s.k.dhesi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Simon J Dixon

Dr Simon J Dixon

Lecturer in Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Simon is an interdisciplinary lecturer in geography with broad research interests around human interactions with water and landscapes.  Much of his work focuses on “Anthropocene geomorphology” - unique landforms resulting from interactions between human activities and natural processes. Examples include how waste plastic is being incorporated into sediments and fluvial transport ...

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

Dr Daniel Drage

Dr Daniel Drage

Lecturer in Environmental Health

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Drage has a range of experience using mass spectrometry techniques to investigate the presence and effects of persistent and emerging organic contaminants in a range of indoor and outdoor environments. He has made contributions to the fields of human exposure, wildlife exposure as well as waste management.

Telephone
0121 414 7243
Email
d.s.drage@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tom Dunkley Jones

Dr Tom Dunkley Jones

Birmingham Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 use of coccolithophore assemblages and geochemical signatures as palaeoceanographic proxies. Tom is also interested in improving reconstructions of warm climate temperature ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6751
Email
t.dunkleyjones@bham.ac.uk

Emma Dunne

Emma Dunne

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

My research is aimed at testing the patterns of terrestrial tetrapod diversification during the Carboniferous to the Jurassic and assessing their possible drivers. Currently there is widespread disagreement about major patterns of diversity change during this time stemming from the debate on the significance of spatial and temporal sampling biases. I use a diverse range of statistical analyses, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6152
Email
e.m.dunne@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kirsty Edgar

Dr Kirsty Edgar

Associate Professor in Micropalaeontology
Head of Research in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Kirsty is a micropalaeontologist and palaeoceanographer, specialising in planktic foraminifer and foraminifer-based geochemical records. She is interested in understanding the timing and nature of the interaction between global climate, geochemical cycling, and biota during the Cenozoic. A major research focus is elucidating the dynamics and consequences of transient climate events in the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6163
Email
k.m.edgar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Steven Emery

Dr Steven Emery

Lecturer in Environment and Society
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Geography programmes)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 agriculture, ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5525
Email
s.emery@bham.ac.uk

Dr Adriane Esquivel Muelbert

Dr Adriane Esquivel Muelbert

Lecturer in Global Forest Ecology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Adriane Esquivel Muelbert investigates how forests respond to different global change forces and what the implications of these responses are on biodiversity and global biogeochemical cycles. Her work demonstrates the importance of drought tolerance in shaping diversity and composition across Neotropical tree communities and provides evidence that Amazonian forests are changing as a ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8306
Email
a.esquivelmuelbert@bham.ac.uk

Dr Emma Ferranti

Dr Emma Ferranti

Senior Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Emma leads a range of exciting interdisciplinary research projects at the intersection of infrastructure, the built environment and green infrastructure. She works with infrastructure operators nationally and internationally to understand the impact of weather on their infrastructure and support adaptation to climate change. She was a contributing author to the 2021 UK Climate Change Risk ...

Email
e.ferranti@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrea Frank

Dr Andrea Frank

Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Andrea Frank is an urban planning scholar regarded for her work on community engagement in planning as well as researching and advancing planning education and pedagogies particularly in respect to international and community-engaged (socially responsible) co-learning. She is regularly invited as keynote speaker on education for spatial planning issues.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6976
Email
a.i.frank@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sara Fregonese

Dr Sara Fregonese

Senior Lecturer in Political Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Fregonese is a political geographer with a background in Middle Eastern Studies. Her research is about the relations between geopolitics, security and urban space, and how geopolitical situations and events impact on the everyday life of cities, their built environment and residents. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3635
Email
s.fregonese@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ignazio Giuntoli

Dr Ignazio Giuntoli

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ignazio is currently working on sources of predictability in the Mediterranean using weather regimes at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate in Bologna, Italy (CNR-ISAC). His research interests lie in the field of hydroclimatology, and particularly in understanding how climate variability and change alter the occurrence of extreme events like floods and droughts.

Email
i.giuntoli@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laura Graham

Dr Laura Graham

Birmingham Fellow
IIASA-NERC Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Laura Graham is a computational and spatial ecologist interested in understanding how anthropogenic changes such as climate and land-use change affect global ecosystems, and how this in turn affects human well-being. Read more about Laura’s research at laurajanegraham.github.io. 

Laura is currently working on the IIASA-NERC funded fellowship A complex-systems approach to improve ...

Email
l.graham@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Greene

Dr Sarah Greene

Associate Professor

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sarah is a palaeoclimatologist, geobiologist, and Earth system modeller studying the biogeochemical cycling of carbon between the atmosphere, the ocean, and marine sediments. Particular research interests include rapid carbon cycle perturbations (Mesozoic mass extinctions, Palaeogene hyperthermals), protracted multi-mullion year carbon cycle trends (co-evolution of life and the carbon cycle), and ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 6167
Email
s.e.greene@bham.ac.uk

Dr Melanie Griffiths

Dr Melanie Griffiths

Birmingham Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Griffiths is a social scientist, working on mobility and immigration enforcement in the UK. She has been a Birmingham Fellow at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences since February 2018, after completing an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant at the University of Bristol.

Email
m.griffiths.3@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill

Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sophie Hadfield-Hill is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Birmingham.  Principally a Children’s Geographer, Sophie’s expertise is children and young people’s everyday experiences of urban change in diverse contexts.  Her research portfolio spans young people’s lives in the UK, India and Brazil; she has been Principal and Co-Investigator on ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8147
Email
s.a.hadfield-hill@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Hannah

Professor David Hannah

Professor of Hydrology
College Director of Research

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Water Crisis - Birmingham HeroesProfessor David Hannah - Research in 60 seconds videoDavid is a physical geographer with interdisciplinary research interests focusing on three 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 water temperaturedynamics. He has cross-cutting ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47931 (Helen Jones, PA)/+44 (0)121 41 46925 (for own research)
Email
d.m.hannah@bham.ac.uk

Professor Stuart Harrad

Professor Stuart Harrad

Professor of Environmental Chemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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.

Stuart is part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47298
Email
s.j.harrad@bham.ac.uk

Professor Roy Harrison

Professor Roy Harrison

Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

Benedikt Heudorfer

Benedikt Heudorfer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Benedikt Heudorfer is a hydrologic postdoc researcher with a focus on groundwater drought and groundwater dynamics.

Email
heudorfb@adf.bham.ac.uk

Professor Jason Hilton

Professor Jason Hilton

Professor of Palaeobotany and Palaeoenvironments
School Health and Safety Coordinator (fieldwork)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor 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 in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 46151
Email
j.m.hilton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Simon Hodgkinson

Dr Simon Hodgkinson

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Simon Hodgkinson’s research traverses the boundary between meteorology and engineering, with a specific focus on the resilience of infrastructure systems to weather and climate hazards. This research adopts a multidisciplinary approach, advancing our understanding of the complex interactions between infrastructure service performance, system user behaviour, and both day-to-day and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9005
Email
s.p.b.hodgkinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lloyd Jenkins

Lecturer in Historical and Cultural Geography: teaching-focused

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 Phil Jones

Dr Phil Jones

Senior Lecturer in Cultural Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

Dr Stephen Jones

Senior Lecturer in Earth Systems

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Steve Jones is a numerate geologist who studies the influence of the deep earth on climate. His published work spans mantle and crustal processes, oceanography and atmospheric science.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 46155
Email
s.jones.4@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kärg Kama

Dr Kärg Kama

Lecturer in Human Geography

Geography and Environmental Sciences

Dr Kärg Kama develops critical social science perspectives on natural resources development, specialising in unconventional fossil fuels, at the intersection of political geography, science and technology studies, and economic sociology. Dr Kama currently holds an ESRC Future Research Leaders award to study the scientific and political controversies of shale gas development in Europe. She is ...

Email
k.kama@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nick Kettridge

Professor Nick Kettridge

Professor of Ecohydrology
Deputy Head of School (Geography, Earth and Environmental Science)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental 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 drought.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3575
Email
n.kettridge@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kieran Khamis

Dr Kieran Khamis

Lecturer in Physical Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Kieran is an environmental scientist with a particular interest in freshwater systems. His research is split into two key areas:

  1. assessing the impacts of environmental change (i.e. glacier retreat and droughts) on the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems, and;
  2. unravelling dissolved organic matter and nutrient dynamics in anthropogenically modified river systems (i.e. urban and ...

Email
k.khamis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Owen King

Dr Owen King

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Owen King is a human geographer with particular interests in environmental governance and political ecology with an emphasis on extractive industries and water resources. He is a post-doctoral research fellow with the ESRC Future Research Leaders project ‘Geo-logics and geo-politics: the collective governance of European shale gas development.’

Email
o.king@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Kraftl

Professor Peter Kraftl

Chair in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor Peter Kraftl is best known for his research on children’s geographies, and especially for research into the emotions, affects, materialities and practices that make up their everyday lives. He also publishes on geographies of education and architecture. He is currently an Editor of the journals Area and Children’s Geographies and was a founding member of the Geographies of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5524
Email
p.kraftl@bham.ac.uk

Professor Dr Stefan Krause

Professor Dr Stefan Krause

Professor of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Water Crisis - Birmingham HeroesProfessor Dr Stefan Krause is Professor of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry 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 ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5535
Email
s.krause@bham.ac.uk

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Senior Lecturer

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Irina Kuznetsova's research expertise includes areas of migration, forced displacement, health, and critical urbanism. Her recent projects focus on social consequences of population displacement in Ukraine, Russia, Rwanda, Nigeria and Japan, including mental health and well-being, and the impact of migration on rural communities.

Email
i.kuznetsova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joshua Larsen

Dr Joshua Larsen

Senior Lecturer

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Joshua Larsen is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography. His research interests include:  Hydrology, ecohydrology, biogeochemistry, water quality, and palaeohydrology.

Email
j.larsen@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stephan Lautenschlager

Dr Stephan Lautenschlager

Lecturer in Palaeobiology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Stephan is a vertebrate palaeontologist, specialising in functional morphology and biomechanical analysis. His research focuses on the relationship between form and function in extinct vertebrates and how biomechanical function evolved through time in various vertebrate groups, such as dinosaurs, birds, crocodiles and mammals. Stephan applies a variety of computational techniques to restore the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3957
Email
s.lautenschlager@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gregor C. Leckebusch

Professor Gregor C. Leckebusch

Professor of Meteorology and Climatology
Director of CENTA (NERC DTP)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor Gregor Leckebusch is a leading expert in natural science research on meteorological and climatological extreme events and related impact assessments. He played a key role in multiple national and international interdisciplinary projects dedicated to natural variability of and anthropogenic changes in extremes and impacts. Focus of his actual research is a better understanding of ...

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+44 (0)121 41 45518
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g.c.leckebusch@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mark Ledger

Dr Mark Ledger

Senior Lecturer in Ecology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 ...

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+44 (0)121 41 45540
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m.e.ledger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Peter Lee

Dr Peter Lee

Reader

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 diverse range of clients and ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3645
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p.w.lee@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Levine

Dr James Levine

Senior Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

James’ focus is on air quality and public health, but straddles the natural and built environments. His background is predominantly in atmospheric science (numerical simulation of atmospheric chemistry and transport) but he also has an established interest in architecture (qualification to RIBA Part I and experience in private practice).

Bridging between academic research, public ...

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j.g.levine@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ming-Mei Liang

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Liang is a Tertiary palynologist with interests in Cenozoic and Quaternary terrestrial ecosystems, reconstructing past ecosystems using multi-proxy approaches, quantitative and qualitative assessments of climate and environmental change, and Cenozoic Palynology. Her research utilises high resolution sampling of pollen and spores to qualitatively and quantitatively reconstruct ...

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+ 44(0)121 41 44523
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m.liang@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rachel Lilley

Dr Rachel Lilley

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Rachel Lilley has developed high impact and innovative research in decision-making, mindfulness and behavioural insights to support leadership, well-being and behaviour change policy initiatives aimed at improving sustainability and well-being.  She has over 25 years’ experience in community engagement, wellbeing and climate change. Her work has supported leadership development, ...

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07807324668
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r.lilley@bham.ac.uk

Professor Iseult Lynch

Professor Iseult Lynch

Professor of Environmental Nanosciences
Theme lead for Environmental Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Iseult Lynch is an Associate Editor for Environmental Science: Nano, and Deputy director for the Facility for Environmental Nanomaterials Analysis and Characterisation (FENAC) at the University of Birmingham.  Her research focuses on the environmental interactions of nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces with biological entities from macromolecules to organisms.

She has a very ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5532
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i.lynch@bham.ac.uk

Zena Lynch

Zena Lynch

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Zena Lynch is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham where she is lead for the MSc Environmental Health programmes.  Previously she worked as a Health Policy lead in the West Midlands and also as a lead practitioner for Environmental Health departments.  She investigates interactions between housing and health and the impact of poor and insecure housing on people’s ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5556
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z.lynch@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rob MacKenzie

Professor Rob MacKenzie

Director, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research
Professor of Atmospheric Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 is delighted to be ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6142
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a.r.mackenzie@bham.ac.uk

Dr Marco Maffione

Dr Marco Maffione

Lecturer in Earth Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Marco Maffione is a field geologist interested in global tectonics and large-scale tectonics processes operating at plate boundaries, including subduction initiation, mid-ocean ridge spreading, and deformation of orogenic systems. He specialises in palaeomagnetism, structural geology, and magnetic fabrics, and has recently applied these techniques in various ophiolites of Turkey, Cyprus, ...

Email
m.maffione@bham.ac.uk

Dr Eleanor March

Dr Eleanor March

Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary Prison Research

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Eleanor March is an interdisciplinary prisons researcher, working on the ESRC-funded Persistent Prisons project. She researches cultural representations of the prison, with a particular interest in prisoner writing, prison fiction, prison history, and carceral geography.

Email
e.march@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tom Matthews

Dr Tom Matthews

Senior Research Fellow / Senior Lecturer (Birmingham Fellow)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tom Matthews is a Senior Research Fellow Fellow who researches global environmental change issues using macroecological, macroevolutionary and biogeographical approaches. He applies a mixture of theoretical and empirical methods to investigate various macroecological topics, including species-area relationships and species abundance distributions. He has a keen interest in island systems, ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8388
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t.j.matthews@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lorena Melgaço

Dr Lorena Melgaço

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Lorena Melgaço is a Brazilian architect and urban planner with an MPhil in Architecture and Urban Planning and an MSc in International Cooperation and Urban development. She is currently a research fellow at the SAPER Project: The appropriateness, usefulness and impact of the current urban planning curriculum in South African Higher Education, where she aims to understand planning ...

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melgacol@adf.bham.ac.uk

Professor Alexander Milner

Professor Alexander Milner

Professor of River Ecosystems

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 ...

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+ 44(0)121 41 48098
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a.m.milner@bham.ac.uk

Professor Dominique Moran

Professor Dominique Moran

Professor in Carceral Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dominique Moran’s research and teaching is in the sub-discipline of carceral geography, a geographical perspective on incarceration. Supported by the ESRC, her research has informed and extended theoretical developments in geography, criminology and prison sociology, whilst interfacing with contemporary debates over hyperincarceration, recidivism and the advance of the punitive state. ...

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+44 (0)121 41 48013
Email
d.moran@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kelvin Ng

Dr Kelvin Ng

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Kelvin Ng is an atmospheric scientist who focuses on meteorological and climatological extremes.

Email
k.s.ng@bham.ac.uk

Dr Patricia Noxolo

Dr Patricia Noxolo

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Pat Noxolo’s research brings together the study 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: re-theorising Caribbean in/securities; theorizations of space in Caribbean literature; Caribbean laughter and ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7421
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p.e.p.noxolo@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christian Pfrang

Dr Christian Pfrang

Dr Pfrang’s research is in the area of gas-phase and heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry currently focusing on the fate of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on air quality and climate change.  He is also studying reactions of initiators of atmospheric oxidation (in particular ozone and nitrate radicals) with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), e.g. stress-induced plant ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5519
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c.pfrang@bham.ac.uk

Dr Neelambari Phalkey

Dr Neelambari Phalkey

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Phalkey is an interdisciplinary researcher in climate vulnerability and resilience to natural hazards in the global south. She brings ten years of research experience from district, national and international level through her academic and research work in a university, think tank organisations and the NGO sector. She is also a published photographer and filmmaker. Currently, she is the lead ...

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+44 (0)1214147261
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n.phalkey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Phillips

Dr Ian Phillips

Teaching Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ian Phillips is best known for writing the most comprehensive account of the 1973 Isle of Man Summerland fire disaster, which can be obtained by going to summerlandfiredisaster.co.uk. 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 ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5552
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i.d.phillips@bham.ac.uk

Professor Francis Pope

Professor Francis Pope

Professor of Atmospheric Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Francis is an environmental scientist with wide ranging interests in the atmospheric sciences, human health and sustainable cities. He trained as a physical chemist and he uses this fundamental knowledge to develop novel instrumentation and probe systems of interest. 

Francis has active research projects in the broad areas of air pollution, climate change, fundamental aerosol chemistry and ...

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+44 (0)121 414 9067
Email
f.pope@bham.ac.uk

Dr Thomas Pugh

Dr Thomas Pugh

Reader in Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tom Pugh is a scientist interested in interactions and feedbacks between the terrestrial biosphere and the global climate system, which he primarily investigates using computer models and big data synthesis. Read more about Tom's research at bioatmo.wordpress.com.

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+44 (0)121 414 8306
Email
t.a.m.pugh@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jessica Pykett

Dr Jessica Pykett

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jessica Pykett is a social and political geographer with research interests in governance, knowledge practices, policy innovation and political subjectivities.  Her research has focused on affective and emotional techniques of governance, and the influence of neuroscience and behavioural science on public policy and economic theory. Current work is on the intersections of neuroscience and ...

Email
j.pykett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Adam Ramadan

Dr Adam Ramadan

Lecturer in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

Professor Tim Reston

Professor Tim Reston

Professor of Geology
Head of Geosystem Research Group

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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.

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+44 (0)121 41 43188
Email
t.j.reston@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paul Richardson

Dr Paul Richardson

Associate Professor in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Paul Richardson’s research and teaching is at the intersection of political and historical geography, with regional interests in Russia and Eurasia. His research activities focus on national identity, nationalism, borders, sovereignty, and territory, which have been supported by funding from the ESRC, AHRC, British Academy, and Leverhulme Trust. He is author of At the Edge of the Nation: ...

Email
p.b.richardson.1@bham.ac.uk

Mr Michael Riley

Mr Michael Riley

Senior Lecturer in Hydrogeology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Michael Riley’s research principal research interests are in groundwater flow and contaminant transport processes, particularly in the context of fractured rock hydrogeology.

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+44 (0)121 414 6163
Email
m.riley@bham.ac.uk

Dr John Round

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Head of Education

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 middle ...

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+44 (0)121 41 45530
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j.round@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Sadler

Professor Jon Sadler

Professor of Biogeography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jon Sadler is a biogeographer and ecologist whose research focuses on species population and assemblage dynamics in animals (sometimes plants). His work is highly interdisciplinary, bisecting biogeography, ecology, urban design, riparian management and island Biogeography. It uses approaches that combine detailed field studies, field and laboratory experimentation, sometimes with social science ...

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+44 (0)121 41 45776
Email
j.p.sadler@bham.ac.uk

Kat Salter

Kat Salter

Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Kat is a Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning within CURS. Kat is a Chartered Town Planner and has extensive knowledge and practical experiences of national, local and neighbourhood planning processes in England and Wales.

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+44(0)121 414 7680
Email
k.salter.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Greg Sambrook Smith

Professor of Fluvial Sedimentology
Head of Research

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor Sambrook Smith investigates the linkages between river processes and sedimentology at scales ranging from individual pores within a river bed up to km-long bars in large rivers.

The World’s largest rivers suffer from a paucity of knowledge about how they currently function, how they have evolved through time and how they may respond to future environmental changes. This lack of ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8023
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g.smith.4@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ivan Sansom

Dr Ivan Sansom

Senior Lecturer in Palaeobiology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ivan is a vertebrate palaeobiologist who specialises on the evolution and diversification of Palaeozoic non-tetrapod vertebrates, including conodonts, with a particular focus on the earliest skeletonising fish and the origin of the sharks. Current research primarily focuses on patterns of dispersal within early vertebrates and the influence of their palaeoecology on diversity and extinction.

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+44 (0)121 41 46147
Email
i.j.sansom@bham.ac.uk

Dr Leyla Seyfullah

Honorary post doctoral researcher

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Currently awarded a prestigious Dorothea Schlözer fellowship at the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany and an honorary fellow at Birmingham researching seed plant evolution whilst trying to pull together molecular and fossil data into a coherent picture.

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+44 (0)121 41 46165
Email
l.j.seyfullah@bham.ac.uk

Prof Zongbo Shi

Prof Zongbo Shi

Professor of Atmospheric Biogeochemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

The atmosphere and atmospheric processes interact with the biogeochemistry of the earth system. This in turn affects human and environmental health, air quality and climate. My group addresses three areas of research central to these impacts:

  • Sources and emissions of chemical substances to the atmosphere
  • Physical and chemical transformation of aerosol particles and their constituents in the ...

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+44 (0)121 414 9128
Email
z.shi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ajit Singh

Dr Ajit Singh

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ajit is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the group of Professor Francis Pope. Currently, he is working on ASAP East Africa project (www.asap-eastafrica.com), which aims to conduct a quantitative study of urbanisation trends and their impact on air quality, while generating a holistic evidence base on the causes, consequences and levels of air pollution. The project also identifies social, ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5521
Email
a.singh.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Roberto Sommariva

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

My research is focused on halogens and radical chemistry in the troposphere, combining measurements and modelling. My main research project is about the processes that form and destroy ozone, and other pollutants, in the lower atmosphere.

Personal website: www.robsom.org

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+44 (0)121 414 2558
Email
r.c.sommariva@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carl Stevenson

Dr Carl Stevenson

Lecturer in Geology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 ...

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+44 (0)121 41 46136
Email
c.t.stevenson@bham.ac.uk

Dr William A Stubbings

Dr William A Stubbings

Research Fellow in Persistent Organic Pollutants

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr William A Stubbings is a post-doctoral researcher with a high level of experience in environmental and analytical chemistry, specifically related to the determination of concentrations of organic contaminants, such as flame retardants, plasticisers, and their metabolites.

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+44 (0) 121 414 7180
Email
w.stubbings@bham.ac.uk

Dr Fraser Sugden

Dr Fraser Sugden

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
International Lead (Research)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Fraser Sugden is a human geographer who has written extensively on shifting class, gender and generational relations in agriculture, and their interaction with contemporary environmental, political and economic stresses.

He has conducted intensive rural fieldwork across South and East Asia, with a focus on Nepal and the Eastern Gangetic Plains, and was based in this region for most of the ...

Email
f.sugden@bham.ac.uk

Dr Simiao Sun

Dr Simiao Sun

Lecturer in Hydrogeology (Groundwater Science)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Simiao is a quantitative hydrogeologist who studies the mechanism of LNAPLs (Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids) migration and (re)distribution. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6159
Email
s.m.sun@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Tellam

Professor John Tellam

Professor of Hydrogeology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

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+44 (0)121 41 46138
Email
j.h.tellam@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sami Ullah

Professor Sami Ullah

Professor of Biogeochemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Sami Ullah’s research is mainly focused on the biogeochemistry of nitrogen and its linkages to carbon and phosphorus cycling under global change in soils under forest, peatland/wetland, grassland, and agricultural crops. The impetus of his research is to advance mechanistic understanding of the response of key microbial functions such as denitrification, nitrogen and carbon ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8143
Email
s.ullah@bham.ac.uk

Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Chair in Environmental Nanoscience
Director of FENAC

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5537
Email
e.valsamijones@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sebastian Watt

Dr Sebastian Watt

Lecturer in Earth Sciences
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Earth Sciences programmes)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 evolution of ...

Email
s.watt@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Wheeley

Dr James Wheeley

Senior Lecturer in Sedimentary Geology
School Deputy Head of Education

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 46158
Email
j.r.wheeley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Widmann

Dr Martin Widmann

Senior Lecturer in climate science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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.

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+44 (0)121 41 45553
Email
m.widmann@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jingsha Xu

Dr Jingsha Xu

Research Fellow in Air Pollution

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Jingsha Xu is a research fellow in air pollution in school of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences. Her general research interests mainly lie in the characteristics and sources of aerosol pollution and its impact on human health.

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+44 (0)759 496 6277
Email
j.xu.6@bham.ac.uk

Dr Cristiana Zara

Dr Cristiana Zara

Research Associate

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 explored tourist ...

Email
c.zara@bham.ac.uk

Dr Peng Zhang

Dr Peng Zhang

Marie Curie Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Peng Zhang is an environmental scientists and toxicologist who has multidisciplinary expertise including environmental chemistry, toxicology, and material science.

Telephone
+44 (0)795 128 1518
Email
p.zhang.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Zhiling Zhiling Guo

Dr Zhiling Zhiling Guo

Marie Curie Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Zhiling Guo is an environmental scientist and toxicologist who has multidisciplinary expertise including environmental toxicology and molecular toxicology.

Email
z.guo@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jian Zhong

Dr Jian Zhong

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Zhong's current research focuses on modelling the flow and thermal structures of the urban atmospheric boundary layer using a Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model and a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) model. Favourable weather conditions for measurement campaigns (i.e. the deployment of the biotelemetry/bio-aerial-systems) will be identified via pre-deployment modelling, primarily using a ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5523
Email
j.zhong.1@bham.ac.uk