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Academic staff


Prof Tim Allott
Professor of Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Environmental hydrology; Peatlands; Palaeolimnology; Water quality; Environmental restoration


Dr Rob Bellamy
Presidential Fellow in Environment Studies

Research specialisms: Climate change; Geoengineering; Social appraisal; Risk perception; Climate governance


Dr Joe Blakey
Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: The political; Carbon accounting and budgeting; Environmental governance; Accounting and accountability; Post-democracy


Prof Stefan Bouzarovski
Professor of Human Geography

Research specialisms: Energy and fuel poverty; Infrastructure development; Urban spatial inequality; Multi-level governance; Social network analysis


Dr Alison Browne
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Everyday life; Water, energy, food, waste, plastics; Sustainable consumption and production; Governance and sustainability transitions; China, UK, Australia


Prof Noel Castree
Professor of Geography

Research specialisms: Political economy; Marxism; Environmental change; Expertise; Politics of knowledge


Dr Gareth Clay
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Peatlands; Wildfire; Terrestrial carbon cycling; Upland land management; Urban physical geography


Dr Polyanna da Conceição Bispo
Lecturer in Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Earth observation; Ecosystem processes and modelling; Forest Structure, Dynamics and disturbances; Tropical forests


Dr Christopher Darvill
Lecturer in Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Quaternary science; Glacial geomorphology; Geochronology; Cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating; Ice sheet reconstruction


Dr Matthew Dennis
Lecturer in Geographical Information Science

Research specialisms: Urban ecology; Landscape ecology; Social-ecological systems; Green Infrastructure; Nature conservation


Dr Martin Dodge
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Cartography; Urban history; Historical geographies of Manchester


Dr Jamie Doucette
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Geographical political economy; Labour geographies; Politics and space; Developmentalism and democratization


Dr Henrik Ernstson
Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Urban political ecology; Postcolonial urbanism; Environmental expertise and knowledge politics; Political and social movements; Film-based ethnography


Prof James Evans
Head of Department; Professor of Human Geography

Research specialisms: Urban living labs; Sustainable cities; Smart cities; Governance; Mobile methods


Prof Martin Evans
Professor of Geomorphology

Research specialisms: Peatland erosion and restoration; Peatland geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecosystem services; Natural Flood Risk Management (NFM) in upland environments


Dr William Fletcher
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Quaternary Science

Research specialisms: Mediterranean environments; Palaeoecology; Palaeoclimatology


Dr Aurora Fredriksen
Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: More-than-human geographies; Affect and emotion; Wildlife; Feminist science studies; Environmental humanities


Dr Claire Goulsbra
Lecturer in Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Hydrology; Geomorphology; Carbon dynamics; Peatland environments; Novel technologies


Dr Sarah Marie Hall
Reader in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Feminist political economy; Everyday life; Austerity and crisis; Social difference; Ethnographic and creative methods


Earl Harper
Senior Tutor in Human Geography


Dr Angela Harris
Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing

Research specialisms: Earth observation; Vegetation dynamics; Ecosystem processes; Geospatial modelling; Peatland landscapes


Dr Caitlin Henry
Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Feminist political economy; Social reproduction and care; Labour; Health; Everyday life


Dr Martin Hess
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Economic geography; Global production networks; Development and labour; Cultural political economy


Dr Jonathan Huck
Senior Lecturer in Geographical Information Science; Director of Social Responsibility

Research specialisms: Geographical Information Science; Humanitarian mapping; Machine learning; Spatial analysis; Participatory GIS


Dr Anna Hughes
Lecturer in Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Palaeoglaciology; Geochronology; Glacial geomorphology; Quaternary science; Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing


Prof Philip Hughes
Professor of Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Quaternary science; Glacial geomorphology


Dr Ross Jones
Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Moral geographies; Pedagogical methods; Controversial issues; Philosophy and ethics; Political economy


Prof Sarah Lindley
Professor of Geography


Prof Karen Lucas
Professor of Human Geography

Research specialisms: Social class, Equity, mobilities, energy justice


Dr Nate Millington
Presidential Fellow in Urban Studies

Research specialisms: Urban political ecology; Climate change; Water governance; Waste


Dr Jennifer O'Brien
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Sustainable development; Ethical action; Empowering teaching


Dr Saska Petrova
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Vulnerability and precarity; Gender and infrastructure; Environmental governance; Rural and peri-urban communities; Post-colonial political ecologies


Prof James Rothwell
Professor of Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Environmental pollution; Green infrastructure; Peatlands; Hydrology


Dr Peter Ryan
Lecturer in Physical Geography


Dr Kate Scott
Presidential Fellow in Environment Studies

Research specialisms: Climate change mitigation; Sustainable consumption and production; Input-output analysis; Resource efficiency/circular economy; Energy geographies


Dr Emma Shuttleworth
Lecturer in Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Hydrology and geomorphology; Peatlands and UK uplands; Landscape restoration and natural flood management; Sediment and contaminant dynamics; Science communication


Prof Fiona Smyth
Deputy Dean and Vice Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students


Anne Stefaniak
Senior Tutor in Geographical Information Systems


Dr Abi Stone
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

Research specialisms: Quaternary science; Drylands; Geochronology (luminescence, U-Th); Geoarchaeology Hydrogeology


Prof Erik Swyngedouw
Professor of Human Geography

Research specialisms: Political ecology; Democratization; Hydro-social change; Political conflict; Urban insurgencies


Dr Cristina Temenos
Lecturer in Urban Geography

Research specialisms: Urban geography; Policy mobilities; Political geography; Social movements; Drug policy, health inequalities, and austerity


Craig Thomas
Senior Tutor in MSc Environmental Governance


Matt Tomkins
Senior Tutor in MSc Geographical Information Science


Prof Kevin Ward
Professor of Human Geography

Research specialisms: Economic governance; Infrastructure and cities; Policy mobilities; Public finance; Urban and regional political economy


Dr Saskia Warren
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Creative urban economies; Migration and belonging; Muslim identities, Islamophobia and racism; Gender and feminist geopolitics


Prof Jamie Woodward
Professor of Physical Geography

Research specialisms: River histories; Mediterranean geomorphology; Microplastics in river catchments; Geoarchaeology; Ice Age environments


Research associates and fellows


Dr Danielle Alderson
Research Associate

Research specialisms: Peatlands; Fluvial geomorphology; Lateral carbon cycling; Organic matter dynamics 


Dr Jamie Anderson
Research Associate


Dr Amy Barron
Research Associate

Research specialisms: More-than-representational-theories; Affect and emotion; Place and identity; Geographies of ageing and the life-course; Creative and participatory methodologies


Dr Benjamin Bell
Research Associate

Research specialisms: Quaternary science; Environmental and climate change; Pollen geochemistry; Cedrus atlantica


Manon Burbidge
Research Associate


Dr Donald Edokpa
Research Associate


Ulrike Ehgartner
Research Associate


Dr Ettore Murabito
Research Associate


Laura Pottinger
Research Associate


Mr Joe Rees
Research Assistant

Research specialisms: Sustainable cities


Jonny Ritson
Research Associate


Emma Tsoneva
Research Associate


Dr Mark Usher
Simon Research Fellow

Research specialisms: Urban nature and ecology; Water politics and governance; State, territory and citizenship; Infrastructure and transitions; Governmentality and biopolitics


Professional support staff


John Moore
Senior Technical Operations Manager

John is responsible for managing the six physical geography laboratories, analytical instruments and environmental field monitoring equipment. This includes ICP-OES, ICP-MS, IC, TOC, Laser Granulometer, Elemental Analyser, and one of only three UK-based ITRAX Core Scanners.


Dr Tom Bishop
Research and Teaching Technician

Research specialisms: Palaeoecology; Elemental analysis; Quantitative methods; Geochronology


Jonathan Yarwood
Laboratory Technician

Jonathan is an operator of our various laboratory equipment, principally the ICP-MS, ICP-OES, TOC-V, CHNS, and IC, as well as Itrax and Nex-CG XRF analysers. He also works out in the field, assisting with operation of field equipment with coring and geochemistry, and piloting our Q-Pod UAV.


Martin Kay
Research Technician

Martin works on the Protect-NFM project, which focuses on optimising natural flood risk management options in headwater catchments. This involves installing weirs and automated logging systems to monitor peatland hydrology. Martin was formerly a submariner, medic and field archaeologist, and is a keen footballer, cyclist and martial arts student.