Staff Profiles: Geography

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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!

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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.