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Meet the team

Find out more about our EPRG scholars, PhD students, honorary members and visiting academics.

Academic staff

Current PhD students

Find out more about our PhD students and their research interests.

Danielle Alderson

PhD:  Carbon processing and storage in upland floodplain and reservoir sediments: A combined biogeochemical and geomorphological approach.  

Interests:  Alluvial, lacustrine and reservoir sediment records of environmental change, organic biogeochemistry.  Peatland erosion, upland geomorphology.  

Nicole Greenidge

PhD:  An Integrated National Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Development Investment Framework for Barbados- A Small Island Developing. Commonwealth funded.

Interests:  Climate change adaptation and risk analysis, GIS, governance.

Recent PhD students

Anna Molter

PhD:  Air Pollution Exposure and Respiratory Health in Childhood.  

Interests:  Air pollution exposure assessment, air pollution epidemiology.

Anna now works as a postdoctoral researcher at Colorado State University in the US.

Bachir Ouedraogo

PhD:  Climate change, renewable energy and population impact on future energy demand for Burkina Faso's built environment, Funded by the Sustainable Consumption Institute.

Interests:  Climate change mitigation, renewable energy, buildings.

Cynthia Skelhorn

PhD:  A Fine Scale Assessment of Urban Greenspace: Impacts on Microclimate and Building Energy in Manchester, UKERC funded. (completed 2013).  

Interests:  Developing modelling methods to incorporate urban greenspace into building energy consumption models, adaptation to climate change for urban areas, GIS analysis and modelling of urban area.

Cynthia currently works for the Qatar Foundation's Qatar Green Building Council.

Andrew Speak

PhD:  Quantification of the Environmental Impacts of Urban Green Roofs, NERC CASE, Manchester City Council (completed 2013).

Interests: Environmental Science; Urban Ecology; Green Roofs; Climate Change; Pollution; Biology. 

Andrew now works in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at The University of Manchester.

Ionanna Tantanasi

PhD:  Adaptive governance for carbon sequestration: The case of the peatlands in the Peak District National Park. 

Interests: Environmental Policy, Environmental Management and Governance, Climate Change, Socio-ecological systems, theory of Resilience, adaptation, Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), Carbon emissions (storage and sequestration), Carbon politics, Philosophy of Nature.

Honorary members of the EPRG group and visiting academics

Our honorary and visiting academics provide additional expertise to our group.

View full list of honorary members and visiting academics

Dr Stefania Amici, Honorary Research Fellow

Role and interests: Remote sensing of wildfires and associated emission characteristics.  Visiting between January 2015-April 2015 from the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). .

Dr Gina Cavan, Honorary Research Fellow

Role and interests: Spatial modelling of climate and environmental processes.  Web-based GIS tools.

Prof Penny Cook, Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Role and interests: School of Health Sciences, University of Salford; GHIA

Dr Susannah Gill, Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Role and interests: research and development activities relating to green infrastructure, ecosystem services and climate change at The Mersey Forest.

Dr Nick Haycock, Honorary Research Fellow

Role and interests: Managing Director of Haycock Associates Environmental Consultants.  National Soil and Water Adviser to the National Trust.

Prof Philip James, Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Role and interests: School of Environment and Life Sciences Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre, University of Salford; GHIA

Dr Deusdedit Kibassa, Honorary Research Fellow

Role and interests: Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Dr John Lindsay, Honorary Research Fellow

Role and interests: Digital Terrain Models, terrain analysis, GIS development, Hydro-geomorphology. Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, Canada.

Dr Riziki Shemdoe, Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Role and interests: Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Urban Ecosystem and Resource Management.

Dr Cynthia Skelhorn, Honorary Research Fellow

Role and interests: Research Specialist Qatar Foundation, Doha · Qatar Green Building Council

Dr Konstantinos Tzoulas, Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Role and interests: School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University; GHIA

Tekle Woldgerima, Honorary Research Fellow

Role and interests: Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Director of the GulleleBotanic Garden.

Dr Kumelachew Yeshitela, Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Role and interests: Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Chair of Ecosystem Planning and Management. Currently seconded to the Addis Ababa City Planning Project Office.

Dr Haixia Zhao, Visiting Research Fellow

Role and interests: Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology - Chinese Academy of Sciences