Dr Randa Kachef is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography. Randa has a broad interest in creative approaches to human and physical interdisciplinary research and communicating science based content to audiences with little scientific knowledge.
Before she discovered her passion for Geography, Randa worked for six years in marketing and communications. She pursued her interest in Geography with an MSc in Risk Analysis from King's in 2015, and then completed her PhD in 2022, also from King's.
Randa is interested in pursuing research with outcomes that are timely and practically applicable. Her PhD research focused upon littering behaviour and trends founded in geospatial and comparative analysis. She partnered with the Hubbub Foundation UK to consult several local councils on how to address the issue of littering. The outcome of this research was presented in the Houses of Parliament on several occasions. In 2022, Randa won an SSPP Impact Award prize for her work with the Brighton council.
Currently, she is working on a research project funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to document the environmental impact of the ongoing Ukrainian invasion. She is also a member of the Thames Estuary Partnership, a research collaboration to reduce the amount of litter in the Thames river.
Randa has also used her expertise in marketing in her work with several research journals to improve their communications and online presence.
- Behavioural and material analysis
- Waste management processes
- Micro and macroplastics in the environment
- Environmental consequences of war
Randa's interests also span across dimensions of research methods including designing research for impact, accessible and effective communication and radical research methods.
- 7SSGN179 Understanding the Sustainable City
- 7SSG5165 Environmental Science and Policy Making
- 7SSGN002 Practising Social Research
- 7SSGN225 Research Design and Project Management
- 4SSG1016 Geography in Action
- 5SSG2062 BSc Geography Research Tutorials
- 5SSG2047 Field Research in Human & Development Geography
See Randa's research profile