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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. I particularly welcome students interested in carrying out their PhD project in Latin America

Some useful information on Postgraduate research degrees at Utrecht University can be found here


PhD students

  • Jessica Goodenough, 2017- Citizen science in the Global South: maintaining participation in urban agriculture in Rio de Janeiro informal settlements, University of Reading (with Hilary Geoghegan and Richard Nunes).
  • Jo Hamilton, 2016- Emotional Methodologies for Climate Change Action: towards an understanding of emotion in NGO-public engagements, University of Reading (with Hilary Geoghegan).
  • Emily Nicolosi, 2015- Geographies of Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability: Processes and Dynamics, University of Utah.
  • Angie Elwin, 2015- 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, University of Reading (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, University of Reading (with Geoff Griffiths).
  • Dennis Mailu. 2016. A critical assessment of governance of water: A case study of Kibera informal settlement Nairobi, Kenya, University of Reading (with Emily Boyd). 

Master students 

I supervise, and have supervised, bachelor and master students at the Universities of Utrecht, Reading, Zurich, Basel, and West Indies:
  • Wrzesnewskyj-Cottrell, O. Governance for Sustainable Development in the Post-Peace Agreement Era in Colombia - A Comparative Study of Colombian diaspora in France and the Netherlands. Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (First supervisor).
  • Heine, L. Social Inclusion in Community Gardening: A case study exploring community gardening practices in Oxford, England. Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (First supervisor).
  • 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).