Staff Profiles: School of Natural and Social Sciences

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Dr. Rachel Bennett

Dr. Rachel Bennett

Lecturer in Human Geography

Geography

I am a Lecturer in Human Geography, specialising in quantitative methods and population health and ageing.

Dr. David Biggs

Dr. David Biggs

Programme Director in Occupational Psychology

Psychology

Business Studies

My interests are very wide ranging but mainly consist as undergraduate level of occupational psychology, non-traditional work (including temping and consultancy), evolutionary psychology and individual differences.

David Brookes

David Brookes

Technician Demonstrator in Psychology

Psychology

Being a self-confessed geek and lover of technology has fuelled my enthusiasm for study into the 21st century brain and behaviour.

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Prof. Dianne Catherwood

Professor of Psychology

Psychology

I am Professor of Psychology. My research and teaching both focus on how the brain processes information from the world around us and I have researched and taught about this in regard to both children and adults.

Prof. Frank Chambers

Prof. Frank Chambers

Professor in Physical Geography

Geography

Biology

I teach and research in climate change and in palaeoecology, using the reconstruction of past environments to ascertain the degree of human impact upon vegetation and climate.

Dr. Lucy Clarke

Dr. Lucy Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

Geography

I have always had a fascination with understanding how the world works, and in particular investigating the watery world (both flowing and frozen) using image analysis and GIS (Geographical Information Systems)

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Dr. Graham Edgar

Reader in Psychology

Psychology

I became a psychologist by accident, but have never regretted it. It's given me the opportunity to study a range of fascinating topics (perception, human error, brain activity, emotion) in a range of fascinating settings all over the world.

Prof. Anne Goodenough

Prof. Anne Goodenough

Professor of Applied Ecology; Academic Course Leader: MSc Applied Ecology

Biology

I am a Professor of Applied Ecology with broad teaching and research interests spanning from nesting ecology of birds to ecological impact assessment, mammal conservation and the role of citizen sciences in studying biology and ecology.

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Dr. Liz Hamilton

Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science

Biology

Geography

As an environmental scientist, I’m interested in practical solutions to environmental problems such as deforestation and climate change.

Prof. Adam Hart

Prof. Adam Hart

Professor of Science Communication

Biology

I love all biology but particularly those insects that live together in large colonies, like ants. However, I'm just as likely to be talking about antelopes and rhino as I am ant-lions and rhino beetles.

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Academic Subject Leader, Social Sciences, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

Sociology

Criminology and Policing

I am Academic Subject Leader for Social Sciences, which includes Criminology, Sociology, Policing, and Applied Social Sciences. I am a Political Sociologist by training but enjoy teaching across Criminology and Policing, too!

Dai Jones

Dai Jones

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychology

I'm focussed on supporting students and providing positive learning experiences. I'm particularly interested in psychology in everyday life, and the role of psychology in society.

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Dr. Louise Livesey

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

I am a senior lecturer in Criminology and I also teach Sociology and other modules. Specialist interests include violence against women and girls; victim/survivor knowledge; policy and practice development and grassroots work.

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Reader in Geography

Geography

Growing up on the edge of Edinburgh gave me an interest in how cities develop. Relatives working in Nigeria, Italy, Switzerland, the US and Belgium gave me an insight into what things are like in other parts of the world.

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Dr. Oliver Moore

Lecturer in Applied Ecology

Biology

I have always been fascinated by the natural world and developed a particular passion for bryophytes and lichens as an undergraduate.

Dr. Sally Rogers

Dr. Sally Rogers

Senior Lecturer in Biosciences

Biology

I am a Senior Lecturer in Biosciences, specialising in microbiology and molecular biology. My research focuses on immunogenetics, in particular studying the evolution of host pathogen interactions.

Dr. Richard Rolfe

Dr. Richard Rolfe

Senior Lecturer

Biology

My interest in parasitology started while studying at the University of Wales. This led to a PhD at Rothamsted Research, Hertfordshire, studying the electrophysiological responses of nematodes to chemosensory compounds.

Dr. Sam Scott

Dr. Sam Scott

Senior Lecturer in Geography

Geography

I am a human geographer who specialises in population geography and international migration. My teaching draws heavily on research I have carried out looking at low-wage migrant workers in the UK and skilled British expatriates overseas.

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

I am interested in the contact experienced between the public and the police, and in crime prevention and community safety.

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Hannah Stubbs

Biosciences Technician Demonstrator

Biology

My undergraduate specialism of mammalian biology has developed widely since becoming a technician in 2002 and as Technician Demonstrator I support everything in the Biology, Animal Biology and Ecology and Environmental Sciences undergraduate programm

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Senior Lecturer

Psychology

I am an interdisciplinary health psychologist, with a focus on psychobiology. My research focuses on chronic stress, psychosocial determinants of health, and neuropsychological influences on immunity.

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Dr. Phillip Toms

Academic Subject Leader in Environmental Sciences

Geography

I specialise in quaternary science, studying environments of the past 2.58 million years to help predict our future climate and to understand the emergence of modern humans

Josie Truscott

Josie Truscott

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychology

I've always been curious about why people do what they do and am intrigued by 'closed worlds' with their own culture and ways of operating.

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Dr. David Turner

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

I love criminology - who wouldn't be excited about a week in which I cover subjects such as toxic-dumping, poaching, piracy, corporate and state criminals and terrorism.

Julia Webb

Julia Webb

Senior Lecturer in Biology, Academic Course Leader for Ecology and Environmental Science

Biology

Geography

As a practical ecologist I'm passionate about teaching and nurturing field and laboratory skills. I enjoy finding ways to incorporate practical work into almost all of my teaching sessions.

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Robyn Welsh

Geography and Criminology Technician Demonstrator

Geography

Criminology and Policing

I am a technician demonstrator for Geography and Criminology; I particularly enjoy laboratory and fieldwork involving rivers, water, Quaternary change and surveying.

Dr. Matt Wood

Dr. Matt Wood

Senior Lecturer in Biology

Biology

I’m a binocular-wearing field biologist with a fondness for islands, and it’s great to be able to bring that into my work on seabird populations and disease ecology.