Meet the team
Find out more about our EPRG scholars, PhD students, honorary members and visiting academics.
Clive is a Professor and University Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Students. His interests include: Hydro-meteorological investigation of boundary layer fluxes, climatological analysis of the impacts of climate change, hydrological responses to restoration of degraded peatlands, wetland evaporation.
Tim is a Professor and is also the Head of the School of Environment, Education and Development. His interests include: Environmental hydrology, palaeolimnology, aquatic and wetland environments applied to water quality changes in upland freshwaters and the degradation and restoration of blanket peat systems.
Gareth is a Lecturer in Physical Geography and is the EPRG Academic Lead. His interests include: biogeochemistry of peatlands; landscape disturbances, including wildfires; the interaction between humans and the environment.
Martin is a Professor. His interests include: Peatland Hydrology, Carbon budgets of upland peatlands, sediment budgets of upland landscapes, sediment dynamics of upland peatlands.
Claire is a Lecturer in Physical Geography. Her interests include: Peatland Carbon Flux, Hydrological Connectivity, Upland Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology, Digital Terrain Analysis.
Angela is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the MSc Geographical Information Science course. Her interests include: Remote sensing, field spectroscopy, peatlands, carbon fluxes, vegetation dynamics, environmental change.
Sarah is a Professor in GIS and is the EPRG staff mentor. Her interests include: Urban climate adaptation; urban ecosystem services; urban air quality; geospatial analysis of human-environment interactions impacting on human health and wellbeing; assessment of spatial patterns of risk and vulnerability.
Julia is a Senior Lecturer. Her interests include: Remote sensing of peatland restoration; hyperspectral remote sensing of upland peat composition; analysis of peat erosion pattern from airborne images and DEMs; remote sensing, spatial analysis and management of moorland wildfire risk.
Gail is the GIS and Remote Sensing Officer for SEED. Her interests include: Fire risk management in UK moorlands, radar remote sensing, GIS, OGC web services and data interoperability.
James is a Reader. His interests include pollutant and nutrient fluxes in the fluvial environment.
Emma is a Lecturer. Her interests include sediment and pollutant dynamics in degraded peatlands using geochemical and geophysical tracers.
Abi is a Lecturer in Physical Geography. Her interests include: quaternary science, geochronology; dryland landscape dynamics and geomorphology; and hydrogeology.
Current PhD students
Find out more about our PhD students and their research interests.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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