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- Fiona is a College Lecturer in Geography at Keble College, Oxford, and is further developing her interests in mobilities and European integration through a new project concerning European rail travel.
- Fiona has a geography PhD from University of Plymouth, for work exploring intra-EU migration, and the lives of British citizens resident in South West France. While undertaking this research, Fiona spent some time at Université de Toulouse II – Le Mirail.
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- Stacey is a postgraduate research student at Loughborough University and a member of the Geography Department’s Centre for Research in Identity, Governance and Society (CRIGS).
- Stacey obtained her BSc (Hons) from Loughborough University in 2011 and has remained at the institution for her PhD study.
- Stacey’s research investigates the interconnections between the social make-up of the student population attending UK higher education institutions and studentification. This research aims to use both quantitative and qualitative research methods to establish the residential decision making processes of students whilst at university.
- More broadly, Stacey is interested in the geographies of education and learning, population studies and social inequality.
- Stacey is the current Chair of the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum.
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- Jen is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Geography Department at The University of Leicester.
- Jen received her BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from Stirling University and gained her PhD, which focused on the impact of vegetation change on soil erosion in dryland environments, from the University of Leicester.
- Since then, she has worked on a range of research and teaching projects that cross GIS, Human and Physical Geography.
- Jen is currently working on a renewable energy project, Rural Hybrid Energy Enterprise Systems (RHEES), that forms part of the EPSRC’s ‘Bridging the Urban Rural Divide’ programme. Her role is to evaluate the resources and demands that drive existing and potential energy systems.
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- Martin is a Research Associate at the Department of Geography, King’s College London, having completed his PhD at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
- He holds a BA Hons in Geography from the University of Oxford and an MRes in Environmental Social Science from UEA.
- Martin is interested in the intersection of science and politics in the context of global environmental change. His background in geography and science & technology studies includes research on the practices and politics of scientific assessment, visualisation and simulation at the boundaries of climate science and politics.
- Martin also blogs at www.thetopograph.blogspot.co.uk
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- Helen is a PhD researcher in the Science, Society & Sustainability group (3S) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Her research focusses on different approaches to involving UK citizens in decisions about science and science policy, and her broader interests include: environmental policy; democracy; political culture; and organisational learning.
- She has a degree in geography from the University of Cambridge and a Masters of Research from the University of East Anglia.
- In her spare time Helen enjoys cooking, yoga, making music, and starting overly ambitious crafting projects.
- Helen also blogs at www.thetopograph.blogspot.com and is on Twitter @HelenPallett.
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- Benjamin is a doctoral candidate in History and History of Science at Princeton University, and is a 2009 recipient of the National Beinecke Scholarship for graduate studies in the humanities.
- He earned his BA summa cum laude (highest academic honours) from Tufts University, and has published articles in The New England Quarterly, Historical New Hampshire (forthcoming), and Immigrant Entrepreneurs (forthcoming).
- He has also co-authored a number of papers with Dr Felipe Fernández-Armesto (University of Notre Dame).
- At Tufts, Benjamin taught a full-credit seminar on the history of geography, and received an Anne E Borghesani Prize grant to conduct global historical research in London, Greenwich, and Cambridge.
- He is the book reviews editor for New Global Studies (De Gruyter Press), and chief editor emeritus of the Tufts Historical Review.
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- Briony is a doctoral student in the Geography Department of the School of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London, where she is a member of the Environment, Politics and Development research group. She is also a member of the Sustainability in Transitions Research Network and the SBEO consultancy group.
- She holds a BSc in Geography from King’s College London, an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, is an Associate of IEMA, a Fellow of the RSA and an Postdoctoral Fellow of the RGS-IBG.
- Briony has returned to academia following 6 years in the housing and regeneration sector where she gained extensive experience of UK affordable housing, energy and building regulation policy, brownfield redevelopment and affordable housing investment.
- Her PhD research concerns transition pathways; how they occur, are enabled and could be nudged within professional practice. Her research focuses on the institutional factors that help and hinder up scaling of climate change retrofit solutions in England’s social housing sector.
- Briony is also a founding member, Trustee and Director of RESET, the built environment charity for climate change adaptation. Follow her on academia.edu
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- Jennifer is a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester, having completed her PhD at Aberystwyth University.
- Her primary research interests are in the spatial relationships enacted within the prison environment.
- Jennifer attained her BA in Geography in 2008 and an MA in Space, Place and Politics in 2009 from Aberystwyth.
- Jennifer is on Twitter @JenTurner0 and www.jennifer-turner.org
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- Catherineis a doctoral student at Loughborough University and is a member of the Geography Department’s Centre for Research in Identity, Governance, Society (CRIGS).
- After obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Geography at the University of Sheffield in 2010, she moved to Loughborough to complete an MSc in Globalization, Space and Sport in 2011.
- Remaining in Loughborough to undertake a PhD, Catherine’s research investigates the relationship between temporary, international migration and the career trajectories of skilled individuals.
- Jointly supervised by the Department of Geography and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences her research applies a case study of elite, professional cricket players, thus enabling a multi-disciplinary approach to the study. This allows her to engage with research undertaken in sociology and specifically the sociology of sport, alongside geographical migration scholarship.
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- Fiona is the Managing Editor: Academic Publications at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), which means that she looks after Area, The Geographical Journal and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, as well as occasionally being involved in the RGS-IBG Book Series.
- Fiona has a PhD in geography from King’s College London.
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- Magali Bonne-Moreau – doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at University College London.
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- Clare Boston - doctoral candidate in Physical Geography at Queen Mary University of London.
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- Kate Botteril – doctoral candidate in the School of Geography, Politics & Sociology at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
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- Michelle Brooks - doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at Reading University.
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- Georgia Conover - doctoral candidate in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
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- Paulette Cully - attained a Masters Degree in Coastal Zone Management via a part time distance learning course from Ulster University, Northern Ireland.
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- Caitlin Douglas - doctoral candidate at Kings College London and the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London.
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- Rosa Mas Giralt - doctoral candidate at the School of Geography in the University of Leeds (UK).
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- Jayne Glass - doctoral candidate in Sustainability Studies at the Centre for Mountain Studies in Perth, part of Scotland’s University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).
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- Richard Gravelle - doctoral candidate in Physical Geography at Loughborough University.
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- William Hasty - doctoral candidate in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow.
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- Antonia Law - Teaching Fellow in Geography at the University of Keele, with a PhD from Loughborough in quaternary science.
- Lee-Sim Lim – doctoral candidate in School of Biological and Chemical Science at Queen Mary University of London.
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- Alanna Linn - studied human and environmental geography at University of Sydney, before working at the Australian Mekong Resource Centre, based in the University of Sydney, School of Geosciences.
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- Jenny Lunn - received her PhD in Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London, looking at the role of religion, spirituality and faith in development.
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- Sarah Mills - lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Loughborough. She completed her PhD research at the Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University.
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- Lisa Mol - doctoral candidate geomorphology, based in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
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- Robin de la Motte – doctoral candidate in human geography, based at the University of Manchester.
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- Jo Norcup - principal Geography lecturer on the University Preparatory Certificate in Humanities (UPCH) course at University College London’s Language Centre.
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- Alexander Phillips - doctoral candidate in Human Geography at the Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University.
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- I-Hsien Porter - studied geography at Durham University as an undergraduate and postgraduate, completed a research MSc in 2011 focusing on hydrological modelling.
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- Matthew Rech - doctoral candidate in Geography at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
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- Daniel Schillereff – doctoral candidate in the School of Environmental Science at the University of Liverpool.
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- Troy Sternberg - completed his D. Phil on the Gobi Desert at Oxford University where he is now a post-doc.
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- Kelly Wakefield - doctoral candidate in the Geography Department at Loughborough University. Her interest in geography and pedagogy stems from her work as a research assistant at the University of Chester prior to starting her PhD research.
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