Professor Mike Hulme announced as new Head of Geography
Posted on 04/03/2016
Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate and Culture, has been appointed as the new Head of the Department of Geography at King’s College London, from 1 April 2016 for a period of four years. Mike joined the department at King’s College London in 2013, after spending 25 years at the University of East Anglia where he established and directed the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research from 2000-2007. Mike is an acclaimed scholar and his pioneering work on climate change has spanned the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and been recognised through several international awards.
Professor Frans Berkhout, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, welcomes this appointment: 'I believe that Mike will provide the leadership which the department needs in its current phase of development, as we continue to focus on research quality and the student experience, and with the transition into the new School of Global Affairs.'
Mike Hulme’s appointment coincides with a major new investment across King’s College London, with nine new academic positions in Geography being advertised (6 presently, plus 3 new chairs to come). This is a significant new phase of development for Geography at King’s and reflects the department’s standing as one of the most popular places in the UK to study Geography–for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike.
It also allows the Department to strengthen its research presence around its five core domains - Environmental Dynamics; Risk & Society; Spatial Politics; Urban Futures; Contested Development - and to launch new initiatives around four cross-cutting activity centres: Water, Climate & People, Geo-computation, and Earth Observation & Environmental Sensing.
Further details of new posts can be found here.