Spotlight on SoGE Research
The School of Geography and the Environment is celebrating our rich and diverse portfolio of research with the following selected research stories, shining a light on research stories within the department.
Spotlight on... Prof Christian Brand
Paving the way for healthier, zero carbon transport
We spoke to Prof Christian Brand about his work on developing the World Health Organisation (WHO) ‘HEAT’ tool, which quantifies the health and carbon benefits of walking and cycling.
Spotlight on… Dr Johanna Koehler
Rural water risk: sharing responsibility in Kenya
We spoke to Dr Johanna Koehler about some of the work of the Water Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
Spotlight on... Alison Smith
Mapping the hidden values of Bicester's green spaces
We spoke to Alison Smith about the Tools for Planning and Evaluating Urban Green Infrastructure: Bicester and Beyond research project.
Spotlight on… Prof Fiona McConnell
Marginal voices and bullying at the UN
We spoke to Prof Fiona McConnell about Training of Diplomats from Unrepresented Nations: Capacity building for effective UN lobbying the research project.
Spotlight on... Bernard Soubry
Extreme Weather Farming
We spoke to Bernard Soubry about his Environmental Change and Management MPhil research. Since completing, he has continued his study of Maritime food systems via a DPhil Research project: Climate Resilience on Maritime Farms: Exploring adaptation options for small-scale agriculture and food systems in Eastern Canada.
Spotlight on... Prof David Thomas
Surviving environmental change in the Middle Stone Age
We spoke to Professor David Thomas about the Landscape archaeology of the Kalahari: How did major hydrological shifts affect Middle Stone Age environmental use in the late Quaternary? research project.
Spotlight on... Dr Alex Vasudevan
Squatters: Urban Pioneers in Sustainable Living?
We spoke to Dr Alexander Vasudevan about his book 'The Autonomous City: A history of urban squatting'.
Spotlight on… Dr Catharina Landström
Giving power to the people affected by floods
We spoke to Dr Catharina Landstöm about the Community Modelling in Otley research project.
Spotlight on… Aoife Bennett
A new frontier: Oil palm in the Peruvian Amazon
We spoke to Aoife Bennett about her DPhil research: The political ecology of oil palm, people and forest conservation: searching for a balanced approach to development in the Peruvian Amazon.