Academic Profile

Timothy is an environmental geographer whose research examines the ways in which nonhuman life is governed across different spatial scales and situations. Past projects have ranged from: exploring how people live with the microbial life in their homes, to the politics and practices of conservation and rewilding for woodland mammals in the UK, to the cross-border legal protections for large carnivores under international treaties. Current interests include how nonhuman life is made present within engineering practices. His research has been funded by the ESRC and through Research Fellowships at Oxford University.

Timothy re-joined the School of Geography and the Environment in 2021, having completed his DPhil at the school some years previously. He has a BA (Hons, first class) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford, an MA in Environment, Policy and Society from the Open University, and an MPhil in Geography & the Environment from Oxford.

Current Research


Timothy is the Course Director for the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, on which he convenes and teaches in the Governance, Policy and Politics module and the Research Methods and Practice module. Timothy has previously taught human geography at undergraduate level through positions at Jesus College and St Hilda's College.

Selected Publications

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Conference Papers

  • Hodgetts, T. (2018) Civil disobedience and the geographies of wildlife 'crime'. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 11/04/18.
  • Hodgetts, T. (2017) Connectivity as a mantra for conservation? Compassionate Conservation Conference, Sydney, 22/11/17.
  • Hodgetts, T. (2017) Good Germs, Bad Germs: Participatory Experiments with Metagenomics. Making Microbes Public Symposium, Oxford, 4/5/17.
  • Hodgetts, T. (2016) Connectivity, mobility and biopolitics in UK wildlife conservation. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 31/3/16.
  • 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.


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