Staff Profiles: Dr. Philip Staddon

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Staff Profile: Dr. Philip Staddon
Principal Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability

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Dr. Philip Staddon

Principal Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability

Countryside and Community Research Institute

Environmental Sciences

An ecologist by training, Phil has over 16 years’ experience in environmental change research. Phil is interested in the impacts of climate change on natural ecosystems and human health. He also works on climate change adaptation, agriculture impacts and landscape changes.


Phil joined the CCRI in 2019 as a key appointment within the CCRI's contribution to the Hefce/OfS funded Catalyst Project hich brings together academics and industry stakeholders to develop under- and post-graduate teaching programmes to provide students with the skills they will need in the future food and farming industries. Phil's work includes pursuing research on the impacts of environmental change on ecosystems, including agricultural systems, and the wider implications for society.

In addition to his academic experience, Philip has business experience of risk assessment, policy analysis and strategic planning, gained over four years as a risk manager at E.ON Energy Trading; sat on the Cornwall Health and Environment Committee, and advised Cornwall Council on their State of the Environment Report and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.


Award Title Institution Date
DPhil Biology (Ecology focus) University of York 1999
BSc Biology (Ecology focus) University of York 1995


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research


Phil teaches Environmental Science, Ecology and Climate Change. He has taught in the UK and China and online as well as face-to-face. Phil has taught at BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate