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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: Global environmental change and society; Science, technology and society; Social appraisal; Perception; Governance

Dr Joe Blakey
Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: The political; Post-democracy; Environmental governance; Carbon accounting

Dr Richard Boothroyd
Lecturer in Physical Geography

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 of environmental change; Theories of nature-society relations; Environmental expertise and knowledge politics

Dr Gareth Clay
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

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

Dr Christopher Darvill
Lecturer in Quaternary Environmental Change

Research specialisms: Quaternary science; Glacial geomorphology; Geochronology; Cosmogenic nuclide 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
Professor of Human Geography

Research specialisms: Urban living labs; Sustainable cities; Smart cities; Urban 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

Dr Sarah Marie Hall
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

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

Dr Angela Harris
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
Lecturer in Geographical Information Science

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

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

Mr Christopher Perkins
Reader in Geography

Research specialisms: Performative and playful mapping; Mapping technologies and cultural practices; Island studies

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

Dr Natalie Ross
Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Feminist research methods and an ethics of care Fisheries policy making and fishing communities

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

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

Ms Kathleen Stokes
Lecturer in Human Geography

Research specialisms: Urban infrastructures; Urban governance and citizenships; Labour and social reproduction; Waste; Everyday life/politics

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

Dr Cristina Temenos
Lecturer in Urban Geography

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

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

Dr Jamie Anderson
Research Associate

Dr Janice Astbury
Research Associate

Dr Ben Bell
Research Associate

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

Dr Nina Moeller
Marie Curie Research Fellow

Research specialisms: Political ecology; Food regimes and biogenetic resource politics; Amazon; Ethnography; Post-development

Dr Anna Molter
Research Associate

Research specialisms: Geographic information sciences; Environmental and spatial epidemiology; Public health; Exposure assessment and modelling; Air pollution

Dr Emma Shuttleworth
Research Associate

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

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

Dr Kelly Watson
Research Associate

Research specialisms: Evaluation and valuation practices; Urban learning; Health and wellbeing; Smart cities; Built environment and infrastructure

Technical and 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.

Tom Bishop
Laboratory Technician

Tom was an undergraduate at Manchester, and wrote his doctoral thesis at the University of Southampton in 2009. He has been a laboratory technician since 2014. He is a member of the Institute of Science and Technology, as well as the Quaternary Research Association, and is a fellow of Royal Geographical Association.

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.

everyday life (social practice theory, urban political ecology) water, energy, food, waste, plastics sustainable consumption and production governance and sustainability transitions China, UK, Australia