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Current PhD topics


PDS (Politics, Development & Sustainability)

SCHG (Social, Cultural & Historical Geography)

  • Keith Alcorn : The empire in the garden; the British Empire, British gardens
  • Bergit Arends : Art and the Anthropocene
  • Ed Armston-Sheret: Wild Things in Wild Places: British Cultures of Extreme Exploration, 1851–1913
  • Hannah Awcock : Space, place and urban contentious politics in London
  • Adam Badger: Space, Freedom and Control in the Digital Workplace
  • Nelly Ben Hayoun: No more heroes: the geographies of ground-control and the Opera for Techno-Wonders
  • Bethan Bide : Austerity fashion
  • Clare Booker : Art at the airport
  • Katie Boxall : Writing taking place
  • Ed Brookes: Excavating Gentrification: a contemporary history of Robin Hood Gardens, London
  • Jeremy Brown: Maps and the Italian Grand Tour, 1660-1824 ca.
  • Miriam Burke : The arts of climate change
  • Simon Cook : Run-commuting in the city: movement, meaning and experience
  • Hattie Coppard: Creative geographies of play: an embodied approach
  • Jareh Das : Curatorial geographies: curating the spaces of art/science
  • Ed Derbyshire: Excavating Gentrification: a contemporary history of Robin Hood Gardens, London
  • Michael Duggan : Mapping interfaces: an ethnography of everyday digital mapping practices
  • Tania El Khoury: Garden speak: the politics of performance art
  • Janette Faull : Expeditionary film, geographical science and media culture
  • Jo Hall : Sharing human origins at the British Museum (CDA with British Museum)
  • Ella Harris : Time and politics in the contemporary
  • Belinda Hawkins : The new art of the botanic garden
  • Emily Hopkins: Creating the ordinary city: creative policy and the making of place and community in small cities
  • Natalie Hyacinth: Music and popular creativity in suburban faith communities
  • Nelly Ben Hayoun : The geographies of ground control: the opera for techno-wonders
  • William Jamieson: Granular Geographies of Endless Growth: Singapore and the Spatial-Cognitive Fix
  • Frankie Kubicki: A paper world: the collection & investigation of plant materials for paper making, c.1830-1914
  • Katy Lawn: Affective geographies of the contemporary British workplace: lifeworlds, biopolitics and precarity
  • Lucy Mercer: The ecological poetics of emblems
  • Jonathan Moses: Architectural geographies of the British public house, from 1979 to the present day
  • Ben Murphy : A photographic survey of migrant counter cultural identity 
  • Sophie Narbed - Cultural geographies of dance: creativity, heritage & embodied performance in Ecuador
  • Ben Newman : eography in dialogue: print culture at the Royal Geographical Society, c. 1830–c. 2000
  • Mel Nowicki : Rethinking domicide: the impact of coalition housing policy on inner London residents
  • Saskia Papadakis: Northerners in London: Englishness, place and mobility
  • Flora Parrott: Swallow hole: the pursuit of darkness and uncertainty
  • Huw Rowlands: Historical and contemporary performance of cross-cultural first contact encounters: temporal and spatial dynamics
  • Noeme Santana : Corporate photography and the global operations of S. Pearson & Son, 1880–1930
  • Joy Slappnig: The indigenous map
  • Katherine Stansfeld : Mapping vernacular geographies in places of superdiversity
  • Dennis Tam: The Identity, Social Space and Mobility of Ethnic Minorities in Macau
  • Pip Thornton : Language, coding, security
  • Rachael Utting: Collecting Leviathan: curiosity, exchange and the Southern Whale Fleet (1775-1860)
  • Kim Walker: Biocultural collections and networks of knowledge exchange in the 19th century: the quest for quinine
  • Miranda Ward : Bodies of water - writing the cultural geographies of indoor lane swimming
  • Revd David Williams: Shared sacred spaces in Byzantium
  • Nina Willment: Geographies of the creative workplace
  • Qi Tina Yunting: Homeland Re-integration: Professional Transnational Returnees to Shanghai, China
  • Zhuyun (Amy) Zang : Geographies of souvenirs
CQR (Centre for Quaternary Research)

  • Ashley Abrook: Understanding the dynamics of vegetation: delineating drivers of change within periods of abrupt, sub-millennial climatic variability.
  • David Arnold: Assessing the extent of semi-arid environments in Late Quaternary Eurasia using mammalian evidence: implications for understanding ecological and human responses to abrupt climate change.
  • Rachel Devine: Using annually-resolved records to assess how the Baltic Ice Lake influences North Atlantic climate during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition.
  • Julian Martin: Constraining the influence of the Southern Hemisphere Westerlies on the past, present and future behaviour of the Monte San Lorenzo ice cap, Patagonia.
  •  Elizabeth Peneycad: Oxygen isotopes in small and large mammal dental carbonates: Investigating their use as a proxy for reconstructing Quaternary climate variability.
  • Angharad Jones: The palaeodietary and ecomorphic responses of Pleistocene spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777) in Europe.
  • Jacob Bendle : The timing and rates of glacier response to Late Pleistocene climate change in Central Patagonia.
  • Xuanyu Chen : Tephrochronology of Changbaishan Tianchi volcano and proximal-distal correlations between China and Japan.
  • Yajun Li : Debris flow dynamics in the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau during the Quaternary period.
  • Paul Lincoln : Environmental and geomorphic response to abrupt climatic change during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition: A detailed assessment from the Vale of Pickering, Northeast England.
  • Melissa Marr : Faunal response to abrupt climate change: the history of the British mammal fauna from the Lateglacial to the Early Holocene.
  • Rhys Timms : Scottish terrestrial landscape response to abrupt climate change through the Last Glacial- Interglacial Transition (ca. 16-8 ka BP).
  • Dorothy Weston : Refining the sequence of events during the Last Glacial Termination using tephrostratigraphy.
  • Tianshu Zhang : The reconstruction of palaeoclimate by using fossil beetles in Altay, Xinjiang, China.




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