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Dr Ceri Davies

Lecturer in Physical Geography

I am a Lecturer in Physical Geography interested in developing and using analytical methodologies to study the world we live in – with a particular focus on water quality in freshwater environments and air quality in urban environments.


With a background in environmental geochemistry, I am particularly interested in understanding the sources and environmental system dynamics of nutrients and chemicals that play a role in contemporary water, soil and air quality issues. I am particularly interested in method development – especially laboratory analytical instrumentation – as well as the adaptation of existing technologies to new applications.

As a Lecturer in Physical Geography, I teach across the Geography and Ecology and Environmental Science programmes – focusing particularly on the Water and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) themes.


  • PGCHE: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Bath Spa University, 2021
  • PhD: Environmental Science, Lancaster University, 2016
  • MSc: Environmental Geochemistry, University of Leeds, 2012
  • MSci (Hons): Natural Sciences (Chemistry and Earth Sciences), University of Durham, 2011


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG (FRGS)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

Teaching & Research


I specialise in teaching hands-on, practical skills in the laboratory and field, GIS and remote sensing, and quantitative data analysis.

Module Leader for:

  • NS5306 Fluvial Hydrosystems
  • NS5307 Geographic Information Systems
  • NS6305 River Science and Management
  • NS6306 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (including remote sensing)



My primary research interests are in analysing water, soil and air quality to understand how chemicals and nutrients enter and interact within contemporary environmental systems – particularly freshwater environments (rivers and groundwater). I specialise in laboratory and field analytical techniques, and have a particular interest in method development projects. I am also involved in a collaborative international research project focusing on historical flood events in the Indian Himalaya.


More publications from Dr Ceri Davies can be found in the Research Repository.