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Postgraduate student supervision

Prospective PhD students

I am pleased to discuss potential applications from prospective PhD students in my areas of interest. Particularly, I am interested to hear about PhD projects on: the geography of alternative economies/grassroots innovations for sustainability, and sustainability, resilience and transformation in human-environment systems. I particularly welcome students interested in carrying out their PhD project in Latin America

Some useful information on Postgraduate research degrees in Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Reading can be found herehere and here


PhD students

  • Jo Hamilton, 2016- Emotional Methodologies for Climate Change Action: towards an understanding of emotion in NGO-public engagements (with Hilary Geoghegan).
  • Emily Nicolosi, 2015- Geographies of Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability: Processes and Dynamics (at the University of Utah)
  • Angie Elwin, 2015-2018. Assessing social-ecological resilience in mangrove-shrimp farming communities in Thailand. Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading (with Johanna Clark, Liz Robinson, and Emily Boyd).
  • Diego Molina, 2015- Planting the modern city: the role of plants in the development of Colombian cities (with Hilary Geoghegan).
  • Faneen Terdoo, 2014- Vulnerability of Rice Crop Value-Chain to the Combined Pressure of Markets and Climate Change in North-Central Nigeria (with Geoff Griffiths).
  • Dennis Mailu. 2015. A critical assessment of governance of water: A case study of Kibera informal settlement Nairobi, Kenya (with Emily Boyd). 

Master students 

I supervise, and have supervised, bachelor and master students at the Universities of Zurich, Reading, Basel, and West Indies (Mona):
  • Vidal Rodriguez, M. 2017. Mitigating methane emissions from the livestock sector: Policy analysis for the Mercosur countries. University of Reading (First supervisor).
  • Agyapong, C. 2015. The role of the school curriculum in promoting climate change literacy: A survey of selected secondary schools in Ghana and England. University of Reading (First supervisor, with Sally Lloyd--Evans). 
  • Gomez, S. 2014. Invasiveness Assessment of L.leucocephala in Quindío, Colombia. Dissertation presented for the degree of Master of Science, University of Reading (First supervisor).
  • Demirbelek B. 2013. Urban Adaptation to climate change: case study Istanbul. Dissertation presented for the degree of Master of Science, University of Reading (First supervisor).
  • Kindlund J. 2012. Water treatment after the Camelford spill and its consequences in the security and environmental policies in the UK water companies. Dissertation presented for the degree of Master of Science, University of Reading (Co-supervisor).
  • Henry D. 2011. Knowledge and attitudes relative to the practice of PPE use among coffee farmers of west rural St. Andrew during handling and application of toxic pesticides. Dissertation presented for the degree of Master of Science, University of the West Indies at Mona (First supervisor).
  • Rahn E. 2010. Environmental and human health impact indicators to assess pesticide use. A comparison of different indicators for the case of potato production in La Hoya, Colombia. Dissertation presented for the degree of Master of Science, University of Zurich (First supervisor, with Claudia Binder).
  • Von Aesch I. 2009. Differences between Producer Prices in the Potato Market: An Economical Assessment in Tunja, Colombia. Dissertation presented for the degree of Master of Science, University of Basel (First supervisor, with Claudia Binder).
  • Oehler J. 2008. The contribution of social capital to the sustainability in less developed countries. An assessment in the Department of Boyaca, Colombia. Dissertation presented for the degree of Diploma, University of Zurich (Co-supervisor, with Claudia Binder).