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

Academic staff

Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Associate Professor in Persistent Organic Pollutants / Emerging Contaminants

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Mohamed Abdallah has wide experience in applying mass spectrometric techniques for analysis of trace levels of environmental pollutants in biotic and abiotic matrices including different human tissues. He has particular interest in assessing the risk from human exposure to emerging contaminants using various exposure and pharmacokinetic models. Abdallah is also actively engaged in ...

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 Rakib Akhtar

Dr Rakib Akhtar

Lecturer in Urban Planning

Life and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Rakib is an interdisciplinary scholar with a research focus on technology-oriented urbanisation, infrastructure development and their interconnection with right-wing nationalism. Rakib is a chartered Architect and a Town Planner with extensive knowledge and practical experiences across countries. His research interests sit at the intersection of Urban Planning, Political Economy and ...

Email
r.akhtar.2@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

Reader in Ecological Education

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Lesley Batty is a Reader in Ecological Education 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 Head of Wellbeing and the Head of Employability and Placements for the School.

She has a particular interest in ...

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 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
Deputy Head, College of Life & Environmental Sciences

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, sustainable urban development, and environmental justice. She is currently a Marie Curie Global Fellow (NEXUS-DRR) in GEES in collaboration with the School of Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo. She uses (remote) participatory research methods to investigate ...

Email
s.borner@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 Research, 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 research addresses major patterns and drivers of biodiversity change through deep time, particularly as exemplified by four-limbed vertebrates (tetrapods), over the last 375 million years. He is also interested in the origin and dramatic ...

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

Dr Swaroop Chakraborty

Dr Swaroop Chakraborty

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Chakraborty is an expert in nanomaterial synthesis, characterization and testing their safety. He is currently working on two EU funded project i.e., H2020- SABYDOMA and Horizon Europe- MOZART to explore the field of safety and sustainability of nanomaterials.

Email
s.chakraborty@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lee Chapman

Professor Lee Chapman

Professor of Climate Resilience & Met Office Joint Chair
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 Laura Crawford

Dr Laura Crawford

Teaching Fellow in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Laura is a social, cultural and historical geographer who is interested in geographies of disability, home, care, volunteering and the voluntary sector.

She is currently researching volunteering through the ESRC rapid response Covid-19 funded project, ‘Mobilising Voluntary Action in the four UK jurisdictions: learning from today, prepared for tomorrow’. The project reviews, analyses ...

Email
l.crawford@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 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

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 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 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

Associate Professor of 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 Ruth Geen

Dr Ruth Geen

Lecturer in Atmospheric Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Ruth Geen is an atmospheric dynamicist. Her research aims to increase confidence in projections of future regional climate by building simple, conceptual pictures of the large-scale circulations governing climate phenomena.

Telephone
49278
Email
r.geen@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 Charles Goode

Dr Charles Goode

Teaching Fellow in Urban and Regional Planning
International and Year Abroad Tutor (GEES)
Postgraduate Planning Dissertation Lead

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Charles is a Geographer and trained planner with research and teaching interests in strategic planning/regional governance, community involvement, housing supply/affordability and planning history. His ESRC-funded doctoral research focused on the Green Belt, England's housing crisis and the planning system and is published in a range of practitioner and academic outlets. Charles' research is now ...

Email
c.goode@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 Zhiling Guo

Dr Zhiling Guo

Assistant Professor

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Zhiling Guo is an environmental toxicologist interested in understanding the connection between human exposure to pollutants (nanomaterial, micro/nano-plastic, air pollutant, organic pollutant, heavy metal, virus, pollen, and emerging pollutants) and life-long health, and the potential underlying mechanisms. Her research also focuses on establishing the 3R alternatives (i.e. in vitro barrier ...

Email
z.guo@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

Dr Liz Hamilton

Dr Liz Hamilton

Lecturer in Environmental Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Hamilton is a soil scientist, specialising in biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in forest environments. Her research focuses on the changes to microbial nutrient cycling in soils as a response to climate change, pollution and land use change. Her work seeks to understand how we can manage soils to ensure future resilience to disturbance and how we might use nature-based ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2680
Email
l.hamilton.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Shasha Han

Lecturer in Hydrology and Water Resources

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Shasha Han is a Lecturer in Physical Geography (Hydrology and Water Resources) in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Her research mainly focuses on two interlinked themes: 1) Improving probabilistic flood forecasts and flood plain mapping using advanced techniques; 2) Investigating changes in floods over time in the context of changing climate and land cover and ...

Email
s.han.2@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Hannah

Professor David Hannah

Professor of Hydrology
Director of the Birmingham Institute for Sustainability and Climate Action

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

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 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

Dr Liam Kelleher

Dr Liam Kelleher

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Liam Kelleher is a research fellow at the Institute for Global Innovation (IGI) working on the Water Challenges research theme. Liam’s interests are in the area of spectroscopy (Raman and others), data analysis and the study of nano and microplastics.

Please get in touch if you want to chat further.

Telephone
+44(0)1211234220
Email
l.kelleher@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 ecosystems. His research can be divided into two main areas: (1) elucidating the impacts of global change (climate change, land use change and drought) on river ecosystems; and, (2) improving understanding of water quality and biogeochemistry of human modified river catchments (agricultural, urban), with a focus on ...

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

Associate Professor

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
UK Met Office Joint Chair

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 impacts. His work is dedicated to natural variability and anthropogenic changes in extreme events like cyclones and storms and the relation to relevant risk assessments. Focus of his actual research is a better understanding of physical processes in the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45518
Email
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 ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45540
Email
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

Dr James Levine’s focus is on air quality, spanning the conventional boundary between natural and built environments. His background is predominantly in atmospheric science, developing numerical models of atmospheric chemistry and transport for innovative applications. However, drawing on experience of architectural practice (qualified to RIBA Part I), James increasingly couples ...

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j.g.levine@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, ...

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m.maffione@bham.ac.uk

Dr Santanu Majumder

Dr Santanu Majumder

Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

In today’s world, there are many pollutants emerging frequently that may threaten the environmental as well as public health. Dr Santanu Majumder’s research focuses on developing analytical methods to detect potentially hazardous environmental pollutants, from toxic trace elements to engineered nanoparticles, impacting various sectors – from natural water resources to ...

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s.majumder@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

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

Professor Jonathan Oldfield

Professor Jonathan Oldfield

Professor 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 ...

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+44 (0)121 414 2943
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j.d.oldfield@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 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 Arnald Puy

Dr Arnald Puy

Associate Professor in Social and Environmental Uncertainties

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Arnald Puy focuses on understanding and appraising uncertainties in contentious phenomena, especially those related with agriculture, climate and water resources. His research aims at providing insights for sustainability and makes use of mathematical models, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, post-normal science and ethics of quantification.

Email
a.puy@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 ...

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j.pykett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Adam Ramadan

Dr Adam Ramadan

Associate Professor in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Adam Ramadan is a political geographer with a core focus on the Middle East and refugee issues. The principal theme of his work is the ‘everyday’ of geopolitics, how ordinary people understand and negotiate their position within broader dynamics of conflict and geopolitical instability. Dr Ramadan's main body of published research is based on fieldwork in Palestinian refugee camps in ...

Email
a.ramadan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Katie Reilly

Dr Katie Reilly

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Katie Reilly is an environmental scientist with a focus on ecotoxicology and anthropogenic stressors in aquatic environments. Katie also has a keen interest in science communication and public engagement centered in environmental issues, often with a focus on microplastic pollution effects, and has experience working with a range of audiences.

Email
k.reilly.1@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: ...

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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

Dr Yuli Shan

Dr Yuli Shan

Associate Professor in Sustainable Transitions

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Yuli Shan is an expert in climate change mitigation and sustainable transitions. His interdisciplinary research aims to reveal how human activities affect global and regional climate change. He also seeks alternative low-carbon approaches towards the achievement of climate targets and a net-zero emission society.

Dr Yuli Shan is a Global Highly Cited Researcher since 2020 and a contributing ...

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0121 414 5525
Email
y.shan@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

Senior Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Ajit Singh is an environmental scientist with particular interest in air pollution measurements and management. His research and associated activities are focused on improving air quality and related knowledge in both developed and developing countries through interdisciplinary and life-cycle approaches by better understanding the climate, health and socio-economic consequences of poor air ...

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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.

Telephone
+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.

Telephone
+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.

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