Academic Profile

Tim studied at Oxford (Christ Church) for a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics & Economics; at the Open University for an MA in Environment, Policy and Society; at Oxford (Green Templeton) for an MPhil in Geography; and again at Oxford (Hertford) for a DPhil in Geography that explored enactments of connectivity in wildlife conservation. His work explores: (i) how humans 'connect' with 'nature'; (ii) how theories from the natural sciences have inflected understandings of this 'connection'; and (iii) the various implications evident in the management and governance of human and nonhuman lives.

Current Research

Tim is currently working on the ESRC-funded project 'Good Germs Bad Germs: participatory metagenomics for the domestic microbiome'. This project is working with around a dozen households in East Oxford to explore the transformative potential of recent developments in metagenomics (which is the sequencing of genetic material taken from the environment) for developing new public understandings of the microbiome. You can read more on the project website.


Tim is a College Lecturer at Jesus College, teaching on a wide variety of topics in human geography. These include: environmental geography; space, place and society; geographies of nature; animal and more-than-human geography; and geographical research techniques.

Selected Publications

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Conference papers

  • Hodgetts, T. (2014) Developing non-human perspectives on connectivity in wildlife conservation. Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference, London. 27.08.2014.
  • Hodgetts, T. (2013) Re-thinking connectivity in conservation: Chasing the tales of woodland mammals. Student Conference on Conservation Science, New York. 10.10.2013.
  • Hodgetts, T. (2012) Orangutans as Issue-Animals. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York. 28.2.2012.