Staff Profiles: Environmental Dynamics and Governance

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Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Academic Subject Lead, Social Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Dr Jonathan Hobson is a Political Sociologist by training, teaching across Sociology and Criminology. Jonathan specialises in issues around Globalisation and Democracy, understanding Genocide, and Restorative Justice.

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Prof. Phillip Toms

Academic Subject Leader in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

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

Environmental Sciences

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

Environmental Sciences

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

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

Andrew is an applied social scientist with expertise in social research methods and realist approaches to research and evaluation.

Julia Webb

Julia Webb

Academic Course Leader for BSc Animal Biology and BSc Biology

Environmental Sciences

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

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Environmental Sciences

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

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Dr. Robert Berry

Research Fellow

Environmental Sciences

Geodata scientist specialising in the application of geographical information systems (GIS) in environmental and rural research.

Dr. Louise Best

Dr. Louise Best

Lecturer in Physical Geography

Environmental Sciences

Louise is a physical geographer interested in reconstructing environmental change, with particular expertise in coasts and sea-level change.

Prof. Frank Chambers

Prof. Frank Chambers

Professor in Physical Geography

Environmental Sciences

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

Environmental Sciences

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.

John Clay-Davies

John Clay-Davies

Senior Lecturer in Policing

Social Sciences

Academic Course Leader: BSc Policing

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Dr. Brian Frederick

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

Brian's research focuses on how both mainstream and gay social media sites and applications are used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to facilitate experiences with drugs such as crystal methamphetamine, mephedrone and the gaba analogues (e.g., GHB; GBL).

James Garo Derounian

James Garo Derounian

Principal Lecturer, Applied Social Sciences

Social Sciences

James specialises in research and teaching around community engagement, rural issues, and interactive approaches to teaching and learning.

Prof. Adam Hart

Prof. Adam Hart

Professor of Science Communication

Environmental Sciences

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

Richard Hester

Richard Hester

Lecturer in Policing

Social Sciences

Richard is a Lecturer in Policing in the social sciences subject area. He teaches on our BSc Policing course, and is a former police officer.

Dr. Demelza Jones

Dr. Demelza Jones

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

Demelza is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology. Her main research and teaching expertise relates to migration, and different forms of (super)diversity and inequality.

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Dr. Daniel Keech

Research Fellow

Environmental Sciences

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

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Dr. Louise Livesey

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

Louise is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and also teaches Sociology and other modules. Specialist interests include violence against women and girls; sexual violence; victim/survivor knowledge; policy and practice development and grassroots work as well as theory and practice links.

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Reader in Geography

Environmental Sciences

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.

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Dr. Jane Monckton Smith

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

Jane is a forensic criminologist specialising in homicide, stalking and coercive control. Her teaching is focused around forensic and criminal investigation and issues in public protection.

Dr. Kasia Narkowicz

Dr. Kasia Narkowicz

Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

Social Sciences

Kasia is a Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology. Her research concerns issues around State violence, Islamophobia, racism, gender and religion.

Dr. Mark O'Connell

Dr. Mark O'Connell

Lecturer in Practical Ecology

Environmental Sciences

Mark is an ecologist with 30 years experience in using research to underpin conservation action. Mark has a particular interest in avian ecology and the use of GIS to understand species distributions (spatial ecology).

Dr. Charlie Parker

Dr. Charlie Parker

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

My research interests focus around social identities. As a qualitative researcher, my sociological interests have led me to researching transnational island communities and military communities, as well as paid carers in institutional settings.

Amber Phillips

Dr. Amber Phillips

Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

Amber is a criminologist specialising in transnational organised crime. Her teaching and research interests are centred on global crime and environmental crime, with a focus on the Italian mafias.

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Dr. Hazel Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

Hazel is a sociologist interested in issues of community, gender, disability and the family.

Dr. Richard Rolfe

Dr. Richard Rolfe

Senior Lecturer

Environmental Sciences

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.

Dr. Alexandra Sandham

Dr. Alexandra Sandham

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

Alex could have chosen a more direct path to becoming an academic, but she hugely enjoyed the journey and hopes that now she has eventually got there, that she can use her experiences on the road as a source of inspiration.

Chris Short

Chris Short

Reader in Environmental Governance

Environmental Sciences

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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Daniel H. Stones

Senior Lecturer in Biosciences

Environmental Sciences

Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in Bioscience. He has a wide range of interests and experience in studying the molecular biology of both tumour-immune system interactions and host-pathogen interactions.

Dr. Matt Wood

Dr. Matt Wood

Senior Lecturer in Biology

Environmental Sciences

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