Staff Profiles: Environmental Dynamics and Governance

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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

Dr Jon Hobson is Academic Subject Leader for Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire, teaching across courses in Criminology, Sociology, Policing, and Applied Social Sciences.

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Dr. Phillip Toms

Academic Subject Leader in Environmental Sciences

Geography

Phillip specialises 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

Anne is 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

Sam is a human geographer who specialises in population geography and international migration. His research focuses on labour migration and workplace exploitation.

Julia Webb

Julia Webb

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

Biology

Geography

Julia’s recent research projects include investigations into the differential stickiness of pollen throughout the season, the vegetation history of Skomer and Skokholm Islands and equine herd structure and parasitic burden.

Dr. Rachel Bennett

Dr. Rachel Bennett

Lecturer in Human Geography

Geography

Rachel is 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

Frank uses palaeoecological techniques to reconstruct Holocene climate, and to inform conservation management of mire and moorland. Month-by-month, he is often the most highly cited researcher from the University on ResearchGate.

Dr. Lucy Clarke

Dr. Lucy Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

Geography

Lucy lectures on Physical Geography, specialising in fluvial systems and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), as well as leading on field courses in the UK and internationally.

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Dr. Liz Hamilton

Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science

Biology

Geography

As an environmental scientist, Liz is interested in practical solutions to environmental problems. She has a passion for tropical rainforests and is particularly interested in the effect of chemical pollution on soil processes.

Prof. Adam Hart

Prof. Adam Hart

Professor of Science Communication

Biology

Adam Hart is an entomologist, broadcaster and writer who combines his interests in research and teaching with a passion for communicating science.

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Dr. Daniel Keech

Research Fellow

Geography

Dan's research covers European urban and alternative food networks, Anglo-German cultural geography and trans-disciplinary methods which link art and social science.

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Reader in Geography

Geography

Kenny has researched and supervised a range of poverty and development research projects in a number of sub-Saharan African countries. He has also examined some excellent PhD theses and provided journals with peer reviews.

Dr. Sally Rogers

Dr. Sally Rogers

Senior Lecturer in Biosciences

Biology

Sally is a Senior Lecturer in Biosciences, and tutor for the post-graduate module Environmental Pollution and Remediation. Her research focuses on immunogenetics, in particular studying the evolution of host pathogen interactions.

Dr. Richard Rolfe

Dr. Richard Rolfe

Senior Lecturer

Biology

Richard's 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.

Chris Short

Chris Short

Reader in Environmental Governance

Geography

The decisions we take today on the management of land in Europe and across the globe will have far-reaching consequences for years to come, especially as we tackle climate change and environmental degradation.

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Dr. David Turner

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

Criminology is a great subject to teach and research in - who wouldn't be excited about a week which covers subjects such as toxic-dumping, poaching, piracy, corporate and state criminals and terrorism.

Dr. Matt Wood

Dr. Matt Wood

Senior Lecturer in Biology

Biology

Matt is a biologist interested in wild populations, particularly seabird population dynamics and disease ecology.

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Robyn Welsh

Geography and Criminology Technician Demonstrator

Geography

Criminology and Policing

Robyn is a technician demonstrator for Geography and Criminology; she particularly enjoys laboratory and field work involving, rivers, water, Quaternary change and surveying .