Previous PhD Students

I have acted as primary supervisor for 18 PhD students, all of whom have successfully completed their doctorates.  I have also been external or internal examiner for a further 28 PhD theses, in the UK, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.

  • Noam Obermeister (2023): How and what do science advisers learn? Insights from environmental science-policy in the UK. Current position: Research analysts at Centre for Systems Solutions, Germany.
  • David Durand-Delacre (2023): Epistemic mobilities of climate migration: A French case study. Current position: Postdoctoral researcher at the UN University in Bonn.
  • Maximilian Hepach (2022): Is climate real?  A phenomenological approach to climate and its changes. Current position: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Potsdam.
  • Ramya Tella (2019): Knowledge, territoriality and the statecraft: the performance of authority in Indian climate politics Current position: Master’s Student in Urban Environmental and Planning, at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture.
  • Chaya Vaddhanaphuti (2017): Experiencing and performing in the field: how do Northern Thai farmers make sense of weather and climate change?  Current position: Lecturer in Geography, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.
  • Maud Borie (2016) Between place and cosmos: the challenges of making IPBES.  Current position: Lecturer in Environment, Science and Society, Department of Geography, King’s College London.
  • Kate Gannon (2016) ’40 million salmon might be wrong’: Ecological worldviews and geoengineering technologies: the case of the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation.  Current position: Research Fellow in Sustinable Development at the Grantham Institute, London School of Economics.
  • Martin Mahony (2013) Epistemic geographies of climate change: the IPCC and the spaces, boundaries and politics of knowing.  Current position: Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
  • Saffron O’Neill (2008)  An iconic approach to representing dangerous climate change.  Saffron was awarded the 2011 UK Scopus Young Researcher Award for Social Science, awarded by Elsevier and the UK/US Fulbright Commission. This is an award given to recognise and reward the talent, knowledge and expertise of young scientists in a variety of disciplines. Current position: Professor in Climate and Society, Department of Geography, University of Exeter.
  • Neil Jennings (2008) How and why did the possibility of the collapse of the Thermohaline Circulation emerge as a risk issue in the UK, and with what potential consequences?  Neil’s 2010 paper in the journal Area,  based on his PhD research, was runner-up for Area‘s ‘Best paper of the year by a young scholar’ prize for 2010.  He founded, and was previously General Manager of, Student Switch Off.  Current position: Partnership Development Manager, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London.
  • Suraje Dessai (2005) Robust adaptation decisions amid climate change uncertainties.  Current position: Professor of Climate Change Adaptation at the Sustainability Research Institute in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and UKRI Resilience Champion.
  • Irene Lorenzoni (2003) Present choices, future climates: a cross-cultural study of perceptions in Italy and the UK.  Current position: Professor of Society and Environmental Change in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
  • Tim Mitchell (2001) An investigation of the pattern-scaling technique for describing future climates.  Current profession:  Climate services scientist, UK Met Office
  • Elaine Barrow (1999) On the evaluation and construction of climate change scenarios for use in crop-climate models.  Current profession: Climate change scenarios consultant, Canada.
  • Nick Brooks (1999) Dust-climate interactions in the Sahel-Sahara zone of northern Africa, with particular reference to late twentieth century Sahelian drought.  Current profession: Independent environmental consultant.
  • Martin Airey (1996) On the evaluation of precipitation in global climate models.  Current position: School Headteacher, Darrick Wood Academy School.
  • Declan Conway (1993) Climate change and the hydrology of the Nile Basin.  Current position: Research Director and Professorial Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment, London School of Economics.
  • Vincent Okwany (1991) Climate and vegetation relationships in southwestern Kenya and the potential impacts of a warmer world.  Deceased.