The Department of Geography is a flourishing and expanding academic community committed to the highest standards of research. The questions we ask, the philosophies and methodologies we draw upon, embrace the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities.


Professor Bill Adams

Moran Professor of Conservation and Development

Dr Harriet Allen

University Associate Professor

Simon Billett

PhD Research Student

Dr Mike Bithell

Assistant Director of Research in Computing

Dr Michael Bravo

University Associate Professor

Dr Helen Brooks

PhD candidate

Rohini Chaturvedi

Research Associate

Professor Amy Donovan

Professor of Environmental Geography

Professor Julian Dowdeswell

Professor of Physical Geography

Dr Andrew Friend

Professor in Earth Systems Science

Professor Matthew Gandy

Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography

Ben Gardiner

PhD candidate

Professor Rachael Garrett

Moran Professor of Conservation and Development

Professor Mia Gray

Professor of Economic Geography

Professor Robert Haining

Professor of Human Geography

Noah Isserman

Former PhD candidate

Professor Alex Jeffrey

Professor of Human Geography

Dr Nigel Leader-Williams

Director of Conservation Leadership

Professor Ron Martin

Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography

Alice Millington

PhD Research Student

Professor Iris Moeller

Former University Lecturer

Dr Jasper Montana

PhD candidate

Dr David Nally

University Associate Professor

Noam Obermeister

phd student

Professor Clive Oppenheimer

Professor of Volcanology, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Professor Susan Owens

Emeritus Professor of Environment and Policy

Dr Liam Saddington

Teaching Associate

Professor Chris Sandbrook

Professor of Conservation

Professor Susan Smith

Honorary Professor of Social and Economic Geography

Professor Tom Spencer

Professor of Coastal Dynamics

Dr Kendra Strauss

University Associate Professor

Professor Bhaskar Vira

Professor of Political Economy and Fellow, and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College

Professor Bhaskar Vira: Case Study

Professor of Political Economy, and Head of Department

Dr Liz Watson

University Associate Professor

Jon White

phd student