Staff research interests
Understanding and communication of water issues; how water issues are linked to agriculture, climate change, economics and politics; social and political contexts which influence and determine water use and water policy; global water resource.
Urban and cultural geography with regards to issues of identity and representation; Queer urban culture; Social identities in relation to religion, race, gender and secuality; Cinema and the city
Aeolian geomorphology; dunes; deserts; wind; turbulence; sediment transport processes; non-linear dynamics; self-organisation.
Geographies of Consumption and Production. The geographical relationships between spaces of production and places of consumption with a specific focus on the processes of value creation which bring needed and desired commodities to marketplaces in Africa; Chinese investment in Africa; Clothing and Textile Industries; Consumer Culture and Fashion in the Global North; Corruption and Development; Economic and Social Change in Southern Africa; Global Production Networks; Lusophone Africa; Second-hand Geographies.
Political ecology; environmental policy and conflict in the Global South; celebrity environments; political geography; forest politics; NGOs.
Urban geography; gentrification; regeneration of East London; social class in British society.
Aquatic systems, Estuaries
Theorising institutions, collective action and natural resource management; Analysing policies on governance, service delivery, poverty and wellbeing; Understanding the everyday politics of gendered livelihoods and resource access
River processes and management; sustainable use of natural systems (especially water); geographical and environmental methods, techniques and philosophy
Cultural politics of climate change; flood risk management; environmental politics and policy; science studies and social theory.
Remote sensing, geomorphological analysis and geochemical analysis of landforms and processes of landform change in semi-arid and arid environments; soil erosion models and mixture models applied to remotely-sensed imagery; North Africa; Namibia.
Biogeomorphology and ecohydrology; urban ecosystems and biodiversity; reconciliation ecology; warfare ecology; river management.
Alternative food production and consumption; ethical and fair trade systems; contemporary consumption and commodity geographies; rural development.
Economic, social and political change from 18th, 19th and early 20th Century London; social policy; working class communities; welfare and urban government.
Urban climatology; surface-atmosphere exchanges; heat, carbon and water; micrometeorology; land-surface parameterisation schemes; boundary layer meteorology; hydroclimatology; observations.
urban social change; housing and gentrification; the geography of education and welfare; inequality, social polarisation and social exclusion especially in London; urbanisation and economic and social change in China.
Health; consumption; public health; lifestyles; political economy of food; urban political ecology.
Urban governance and community development; the impact and implications of urban policy; the geographies of disability and the built environment.
Urban geography; gentrification; the politics of urban public spaces; the geography of architecture.
Health and safety; risk communication and management; renewable energy policy; transboundary environmental issues; telecommunications;
Urban political ecology; water politics; Marxist thought; radical geography
Gender and development; rural development; livelihoods; Latin America; feminist theory; microfinance.
Bruce D. Malamud
Models and data in natural hazards, including forest fires, earthquakes, landslides and floods; fractals; persistence time series analysis.
Transboundary water conflict and cooperation; water governance; environmental security; framing of natural resources management.
Eco-hydrology; Mediterranean desertification; climate and land use change on tropical forests; GIS and modelling – Colombia, Ecuador.
Critical water resources geography; social networks and environmental management; approaches to terrorism.
Demographic change in Latin America and the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period; The impact of colonial rule on indigenous societies; Portuguese slave trade to Spanish America; The history of medicine in early colonial Spanish America.
Disaster risk reduction; adaptation to climate change; urban political ecology.
Rural urban migration; urbanization; structural adjustment and the urban poor; land tenure and reform – Southern Africa.
Social and economic networks; Firm location, innovation, and growth; Impact of embedded, networked technologies on urban environments ('smart cities'); 'Big Data' from digitally-enabled communications and transportation networks as a platform for research
Michael Redclift (not available for PhD supervision)
Sustainable development, especially in developing countries; global environmental policy; environmental security; tourism and the environment.
Risk regulation; regulatory transparency; accountability and public participation; regulatory reform; science and governance.
International boundaries and territorial disputes; political geography of the Arabian peninsula and the Persian Gulf; geopolitics.
Biomass burning emissions from Australian savanna and UK moorland ecosystems;Open-path and solar occultation FTIR field spectroscopy; Automatic classification of cloud cover and cloud type from LIDAR ceilometry; The influence of clouds and aerosols on atmospheric transmissivity; Using remote sensing and fire spread modelling to improve wildfire training within the UK Fire and Rescue Services
urban horticulture; employer provided housing; labour mobility in large organisations; Japanese economy and environment.
Remote sensing / Earth observation; biomass burning; active volcanoes; natural hazards; thermal processes atmospheric pollutionisation and complex systems.