Staff in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management have a broad range of skills and expertise. Find out about our research interests and expertise.

Staff by area

Civil Engineering

Dr Kiran Tota-Maharaj, Associate Head of Department – Civil Engineering cluster lead

  • Dr Samuel Abbey, Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Dr Ghassan Nounu, Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering; Programme Leader for BEng (Civil Engineering), MEng (Civil Engineering) and MSc Civil Engineering 
  • Dr Antonia Chatzidodou, Lecturer in Civil Engineering – Water, Environmental Engineering and Coastal Engineering
  • Dr Sadiq Ali – Lecturer in Civil Engineering
  • Luc Pellecuer – Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
  • Andre Jesus - Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Dr Richard Sandford, Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

Planning and Environment

Nicholas Smith, Associate Head of Department – Planning and Environment cluster and Planning School lead

Human and Physical Geography

Professor Chad Staddon, Associate Head of Department – Human and Physical Geography



  • Adam Sheppard, Associate Head of Department Geology
  • Dr Samuel Abbey, Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Dr Hazel Beaumont, Senior Lecturer in Geology
  • Dr Heike Wanke, Senior Lecturer –  Geology
  • Harry West, Graduate Tutor – Spatial Analysis
  • Dr Peter Rowley, Senior Lecturer in Geology
  • Research