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Staff Directory


Name Job Title
Professor Danielle Schreve Head of Department and Professor of Quaternary Science
Professor Peter Adey Professor of Human Geography, Director of the Geopolitics, Development, Security and Justice Group (GDSJ)
Professor Simon Armitage Professor of Quaternary Science, Director of the Centre for Quaternary Research (CQR)
Professor Simon Blockley Professor of Quaternary Science, Research Lead - 2023
Professor Katherine Brickell Professor of Human Geography,  Research Lead - 2022
Professor Ian Candy Professor of Physical Geography, Deputy Head of Department, School Director of Education (UG)
Professor Phil Crang Professor of Cultural Geography
Dr Thomas Dekeyser British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Vandana Desai Senior Lecturer in Development Geography, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead
Professor Klaus Dodds Professor of Geopolitics, Executive Dean of the School of Life Sciences and Environment and Co-Director of the Living Sustainably Catalyst
Dr Mike Dolton Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Senior Tutor / Student Wellbeing Lead, MSc Sustainability & Management Programme Lead, Deputy Chair of Department Postgraduate Assessment Board
Professor Veronica della Dora Professor of Human Geography, Director of the Social, Cultural & Historical Geography research group (SCHG), Co-director of the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities (CGH)
Professor Felix Driver Professor of Human Geography
Dr Gwilym Eades Lecturer in Human Geography, Director of the Geospatial & Visual Methods Laboratory, Second Deputy Chair of Departmental Undergraduate Assessment Board
Dr Sasha Engelmann Senior Lecturer in GeoHumanities, Postgraduate Research Student Lead
Dr Peter French Senior Lecturer in Geography, Chair of Departmental Undergraduate Assessment Board
Professor David Gilbert Professor of Urban and Historical Geography, Student Representation Lead
Professor Harriet Hawkins Professor of GeoHumanities, Co-Director of the Centre for the GeoHumanities (CGH)
Professor Innes M. Keighren Professor of Historical Geography, Postgraduate Taught Lead - from 2023
Dr Celia Martin-Puertas Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow
Dr Ian Matthews Senior Lecturer in Quaternary Science, MSc Quaternary Science Programme Lead, Postgraduate Taught Lead - 2022
Dr Alice Milner Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Impact Lead
Professor Jay Mistry Professor of Environmental Geography, Research Ethics Lead
Dr Diego Molina British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Oli Mould Lecturer in Human Geography, MSc Global Futures and MRes Programmes Lead, Deputy Chair of Department Postgraduate Assessment Board
Dr Sofie Narbed British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Aya Nassar Lecturer in the GeoHumanities
Dr Adrian Palmer Senior Research Officer, Laboratory, Infrastructure & Field Lead
Dr Laurie Parsons Lecturer in Human Geography, Environment & Social Change Programme Lead
Dr Alasdair Pinkerton Reader in Geopolitics, School Director of Recruitment
Dr Chris Satow Lecturer in Physical Geography
Professor David Simon Professor of Development Geography, School Director of External Engagement
Dr Rachael Squire Lecturer in Human Geography, Undergraduate Recruitment Lead
Mr Don Thompson Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Deputy Chair of Departmental Undergraduate Assessment Board
Dr Varyl Thorndycraft Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Teaching Excellence Lead
Amy Walsh Lecturer in Physical Geography
Professor Katie Willis Professor of Human Geography, Undergraduate Education Lead


Name Job Title
Mr Adam Badger Post Doctoral Research Assistant
Barbara Brayshay Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Oral History of the Environmental Movement)
Toby Butler Reader (Oral History of the Environmental Movement)
Chris Church Project Officer (Oral History of the Environmental Movement)
Dr Vincent Guermond Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, ESRC-GCRF Depleted by Debt
Dr Michael Holden Post Doctoral Research Associate
Jeremy Iles External Liaison Officer (Oral History of the Environmental Movement)
Will Jamieson Research Fellow - ERC-funded Think Deep Project
Dr AM Kanngieser EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Paul Lincoln UKRI-Future Leaders Fellowship Postdoctoral Research Associate - Rethinking Palaeoclimate for Society
Flora Parrott Research Fellow (Practice-based research): Think Deep
Cinzia Sandri Research Project Administrator - ERC-funded Think Deep Project
Dr Cathy Smith Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Indigenous & Local Knowledges


Dr Claire Mayers
Technical Operations Manager
Tel: 01784 443808

Jen Thornton
Cartographic Technician / Deputy
Technical Operations Manager
Tel: 01784 443568

Mrs Katy Flowers
Laboratory Technician
Tel: 01784 443566
Dr Marta Perez Fernandez
Laboratory Technician
Tel: 01784 917663
Dr Adrian Palmer
Senior Research Officer
Tel: 01784 443507
Mr Iñaki Valcarcel
Laboratory Technician
Tel: 01784 444683
Email: jose.valcarcel@rhul.
Mr Raymond Aung
Computing and Website Manager
Tel 01784 443613
Name Title
Professor Milford Bateman Honorary Research Associate
Dr Eleanor Brown Honorary Research Associate, Landscape & Geodiversity, Natural England
Oliver Carpenter Honorary Research Associate
Sophia Chann Honorary Research Associate
Dr Caroline Cornish Honorary Research Associate, Geographies of museums and collecting, Plant Humanities
Professor Edward Derbyshire Emeritus Professor
Dr James Dixon Honorary Research Associate, Built Heritage Consultant, Museum of London Archaeology
Dr Netra Eng Honorary Research Associate, Cambodia Development Resource Institute
Professor Clive Gamble Honorary Research Fellow
Dr David Haygarth CEnv, MEI, VR Honorary Lecturer, Head of Energy and Sustainability, Royal Holloway University of London
Professor Ian Henry Honorary Lecturer
Dr Rupert Housley Honorary Research Associate
Dr Andy Howard Honorary Research Associate, Landscape Research & Management
Professor John Lowe Emeritus Professor of Geography
Professor Mark Nesbitt Visiting Professor, Research Leader of Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Dr André Reyes Novaes Honorary Research Associate, Assistant Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Dr Roula Pappa Honorary Research Associate, Curator of Fossil Mammals, Natural History Museum
Dr David Rooney Honorary Research Associate, Independent Museums Consultant and Author (Keeper of Technologies and Engineering, Science Museum, London)
Professor Jim Rose Emeritus Professor of Geography
Pierre Schreve Honorary Research Associate
Prof Joan Schwartz Leverhulme Visiting Professor
Chinar Shah Honorary Research Associate
Professor Ola Söderström Honorary Research Associate
Professor Chris Stringer Visiting Professor
Dr Mark Thorpe Honorary Research Associate, Director, Truth Consulting
Professor Tim Unwin Emeritus Professor of Geography, and Chairholder UNESCO Chair in ICT4D
Dr Ronda Zelezny-Green Honorary Research Associate, Panoply Digital, ICT4D


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