Current research students.

Information about our current PhD students, their research and other academic activities are detailed below.

Human Geography

Name Project title Funding body Supervisor(s)
Carolyn Auma The Impact of Urbanisation on the Health and Environmental Sustainability of Diets in sub-Saharan Africa Grantham Scholar Professor Michelle Holdsworth, Dr Megan Blake
Mandar Obedeciendo (Rule by Obeying): the Zapatista Construction of Citizenship from Below Conacyt Scholarship Dr Dan Hammett, Professor Charles Pattie
Trevor Ballance Employing social practice theory in the development of sustainable practices at a Japanese university Self Sponsored Professor Jenny Pickerill, Dr Matt Watson
Shuna Beckett Changing spaces: The appropriation and transformation of space as a manifestation of agency and belonging among young Roma Slovak women in Sheffield WRoCAH Dr Deborah Sporton, Ryan Powell
Lauren Blake An oral history of recent British food activism British Library Scholarship Professor Peter Jackson, Dr Megan Blake
Barley Blyton The Value of Memory: British and Italian Foodways
Ingun Borg Impact of welfare reform on low-income families' employment strategies: the case of Universal Credit in-work progression ESRC Dr Adam Whitworth, Professor David Robinson
Tom Broomhead Neighbourhood effects: spatial inequalities in tooth decay RIS Strategic Scholarship Professor SR Baker, Dr Dimtris Ballas
Lewis Cameron Enabling Access to Energy for Sustainable Development in Remote Areas ESRC Dr Matt Watson, Dr Deborah Sporton
Felicity Cannell UK cultural attachment to the brick as a building material Self Sponsored Professor Jenny Pickerill, Dr Desiree Fields
Eleanor Carter Post-2010 welfare-to-work reforms in the UK and implications for social and spatial justice ESRC Dr Adam Whitworth, Dr Dan Vickers
Daniel Casey Evaluating the role of Public-Private Partnerships in the delivery of ecosystem services in UK agriculture Green Economy Network Scholarship Award Dr Ruth Little, Professor Lorraine Maltby
Mauro Cruz Mercado Industrial ecology including sustainability of manufacturing processes Conacyt Scholarship Professor Peter Jackson; Dr Ruth Little
Carol Dixon The ‘othering’ of Africa and its diasporas in Western museum practices ESRC Professor Peter Jackson, Dr Pat Noxolo
Hazal Dolek The Neocolonial Landscape of Turkish State`s Paternalistic Rule; The Love Houses Project GTA Scholarship Dr Eric Olund, Dr Seth Schindler
Clement Dongurum Dimensions of HIV/AIDS and risk factors of adolescents' sexual and reproductive health behaviour in Pleateau State, Nigeria Self Sponsored Dr Deborah Sporton
Alexandra Dorgan Competing demands for carbon sequestration and water resources: modelling and valuing of ecoystems services in the context of climate change ESRC Climate Compatible Dr Chasca Twyman, Professor Dan Brockington, Dr Julie Jones, Professor John Wainwright, Dr Steve Cinderby
Christopher Flower Pastoral food security in Eastern Africa: Shifts in livelihood, culture and natural resource governance ECRC Collaborative Dr Chasca TwymanDr Dan Hammett
Pippa Gardner Making Space for Curiosity and Innovation: Reshaping Sheffield Museums AHRC Collaborative Professor Richard Phillips, Dr Rosie Parnell
Sakariya Haji An analysis of state building in Somalia: The role of diaspora in nation building in fragile post conflict countries Dr Deborah Sporton; Dr Miguel Kanai
Robert Hardie Public-private partnerships in carbon sequestrations projects in the Global South Green Economy Network Scholarship Award Dr Chasca Twyman, Dr Christopher Jones, Dr Matthew Cotton
Alexander Hastie Postcolonial Maghrebi-French Cinema: Histories, Spaces, and Identities ESRC discipline studentship Professor Richard Phillips, Dr Eric Olund
Anna Hawkins A critical exploration of emerging urban food strategies and their potential for changing practice around food production, acquisition and consumption at a domestic level Sheffield Hallam University Dr Megan Blake, Dr Desiree Fields
Rebecca Holloway Young People in Transition: Moving In and Out of ‘Jobs Without Training’ at Age 16-18 ESRC collaborative studenship Dr Adam Whitworth, Professor Jeremy Higham
Jonas House Public acceptance of insects as food in the Netherlands and the UK ESRC Professor Peter Jackson, Dr Megan Blake
Barry Hunter Between a rock and a hard place: land use planning and the Athabasca Denesuline of northern Canada Dr Chasca Twyman, Dr Johan Oldekop, Dr Dan Hammett
Rowan Jaines Geographies of Discontent. The production of subjectivity in the Global Countryside ESRC Dr Desiree Fields, Dr Jessica Dubow
Azeezat Johnson The Construction of Black British Muslim Women’s identities through clothing practices ESRC network studentship Professor Richard Phillips, Dr Eric Olund
Phil Jones Understanding Health Resilience BEARS Dr Dimitris Ballas, Professor Liddy Goyder
Beth Kamunge Black-feminist food politics and epistemologies of ignorance Private Sponsor Dr Dan Hammett, Professor Peter Jackson
Alexandros Karvounis The Impact of EU Regional Policy and its Future on Metropolitan Regions of Cohesion Countries SEERC Dr Dimitris Ballas
Hannah McCarrick Geographies of the Global South Grantham Centre Professor Dan Brockington
Will Mitchell Innovative approaches to understanding new forms of conservation governance for social and environmental benefits ESRC Professor Dan Brockington
Susan Moore Fancy a Byte to Eat?: Big Data Memories of the Horsemeat Scandal and Other Food Scares WRDTC, ESRC, Big Data Network Dr Mike Tse, Professor Peter Jackson
Patience Muchada Integrating quantitative and qualitative data for improved food supply chain analysis Project Sunshine Professor Peter Jackson, Dr Farida Vis
Rebecca Murray “Let the right one in” Transcending borders, barriers & binaries; widening access to Higher Education for forced migrants. ESRC collaborative studentship Dr Deborah Sporton, Professor Paul Waite
Naomi Oates How policy travels through people: understanding the values and practices of actors in a water governance system Grantham Centre Professor Frances Cleaver, Dr Stephen Connelly
Olasimbo Omolara
Climate Variability, Adaptation and Urban Poverty in Lagos Faculty funding and self funded Dr Deborah Sporton
Nerea Okong'o Politics of Progress: A discourse analysis of gender in the extractive sector of in Kenya Commonwealth Scholarship Professor Jenny Pickerill, Dr Juan Miguel Kanai
Sarah Peck Civil society and participatory governance in Commonwealth democracies ESRC collaborative studenship Dr Dan Hammett, Dr Chasca Twyman
Ava Penzkofer How community engagement in local food initiatives can provide a path towards meeting ambitious national sustainability targets Self Sponsored Dr Matt Watson, Professor Peter Jackson
David Pertaub Mechanisms of Institutional Bricolage - How do institutions for resource management arise? ESRC Professor Frances Cleaver
Marta Rodrigues Putting Women in their place: contributions to a Portuguese historiography of geography (1929-1975) Professor Richard Phillips, Professor Gill Valentine
Itzel San Roman Pineda The Impact of the Tourism Industry on inequality in Southeast Mexico Conacyt Dr Miguel Kanai, Prof David Robinson
Henry Staples Understanding mobilization in ‘post-conflict’ Colombia Sheffield Methods Institute/Dept of Geography Dr Juan Miguel Kanai; Dr Anastasia Shesterinina
Katie Sumner Disrupting the Rhythm: Insights for Energy Demand Management Grantham Centre Dr Matt Watson, Dr Alastair Buckley
Luke Temple Citizen Support for Democratic Governance ESRC Professor Charles Pattie, Dr Dan Vickers
Farouk Umar Profiling Access to Healthcare Facilities in Kano State, Nigeria TETFund Dr Dan Vickers, Dr Dan Hammett
Teresa Weimer Human and physical feedbacks of biomass burning in South Africa Self Sponsored Professor Grant Bigg, Dr Chasca TwymanDr Rob Bryant
Amber Wilson Social and spatial inequality ESRC Dr Dan Vickers, Dr Dimitris Ballas
Sarah Wrathmell Stretching stuff: Connective material geographies of rubber in Sri Lanka and the UK ESRC Professor Peter Jackson, Dr Tariq Jazeel
Ana Zavala Guillen Geography of Loss: Land dispossession in the context of the internal armed conflict in Colombia University Prize Scholarship Dr Eric Olund, Dr Dan Hammett

Physical Geography

Name Project titleRemo Funding body Supervisor(s)
Bitrus Baminda Amos Ecological Mapping and Habitat Assessment at Yankari game reserve, North-eastern Nigeria Dr Johan Oldekop; Dr Rob Bryant
Ali Al-Anizi Transport of Uranium and Europium Through Geological Media NERC DTA Dr Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Professor Steve Banwart
Sunday Ashua Effect of climate variability on maize production in guinea and rainforest ecological zone of Cross State, Nigeria Professor Grant Bigg; Dr Manoj Menon
Hannah Barrett Reconstruction of El Niño Southern Oscillation using Ship's logbook data. ICERS Scholarship Dr Julie Jones, Professor Grant Bigg
Archana Dayal Biologically mediated dynamics of greenhouse gases and halogens in polar snowpacks Chevening/Commonwealth Scholarship Professor Andy Hodson
Bowy den Braber The green economy and protected areas - constraint or opportunity? Green Economy Network Scholarship Award Dr Karl Evans, Dr Rob Bryant
Alexandra Dorgan Competing demands for carbon sequestration and water resources: modelling and valuing of ecoystems services in the context of climate change Dr Julie Jones; Prof David Evans
James Douglas Modelling Runoff from Alpine Catchments & Implications for the Hydropower Industry E-Futures Dr Darrel Swift, Dr Julie Jones
Laura Eddey Late Pleistocene proglacial lacustrine environments within the Vale of Pickering Luminescence scholarship and Faculty scholarship Professor Mark Bateman, Dr Stephen Livingstone
Laura Gonzalez-Alonso Study of wildfire smoke pollution over the Amazon using modeling and satellite data TUoS Scholarship Dr Maria Val Martin, Dr Rob Bryant
Sean Gilgannon Origin of overdeepened bedrock basins and valleys in ice sheet settings ACCE-NERC Dr Darrel Swift; Dr Stephen Livingstone; Dr Ann Rowan
Andrew Gray Microbially-mediated sulphide oxidation in Arctic terrestrial sediments Hossein Farmy Scholarship Professor Andy Hodson
Richard Hall The Northern Hemisphere Polar Jet stream and its effect on regional climate change, 1871-2100 SHINE studentship Professor Edward Hanna, Dr Julie Jones, Professor Robertus Fay von Sieben
Zulhan Harahap Climate change impacts on small islands and coastal areas in North Maluku Province, Indonesia Ministry of National Education Professor Grant Bigg, Dr Rob Bryant
William Higson Understanding how Valley-Glacier Overdeepenings affect Surface Dynamics through remote sensing and UAV reconnaissance Self Sponsored Dr Darrel Swift, Dr Rob Bryant
Josephine Hornsey Reconstructing glacier behaviour in the Himalaya from the `Little Ice Age' to the present day to predict future change ACCE-NERC Dr Ann RowanDr Stephen Livingstone
Adam Igneczi Greenland Ice sheet hydrology and dynamics: the role of surface and basal roughness - controls governing the distribution of supraglacial lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet ICERS scholarship Dr Andrew Sole
Gemma Ives Climate history of the Indian Monsoon 1750-1870: Reconstruction of a pre-instrumental reference period for the Indian Monsoon TUoS Research Resource Scholarship Dr Julie Jones, Professor Grant Bigg
Joe Jackson The development of agri-chemicals for targeted soil delivery Dr Maria Romero-Gonzalez
Andrew Jones The origin and glaciological significance of the overdeepening of ice-sheet beds Sheffield Hallam University Sponsor Dr Darrel Swift, Dr Stephen Livingstone
Eleanor Jones More than methane: quantifying melt-driven biogas production from Eurasian Arctic lowland permafrost NERC/ACCE Professor Andy Hodson
Amy Jowett How has Greenland Ice Sheet mass balance changed during 1892-2011 and how can we use this information to interpret recent (1990s/2000s) aircraft/satellite ranging data of the ice-sheet surface? NERC studentship Professor Edward Hanna, Professor Chris Clark
Ben Kitchener Novel techniques for measurements and characterisation of sediment fluxes Self-sponsored Professor Mark Bateman, Professor Tony Parsons
Emma Lewington Unravelling the drainage of supraglacial lakes from their geomorphological imprint NERC/ACCE Dr Stephen Livingstone, Professor Chris Clark, Dr Andrew Sole
Tinashe Mawodza Plant-soil interactions: the impact of plant water use on root architecture and soil structure Grantham Scholar Dr S Casson, Dr Manoj Menon
Ambrose McCarron The late Quaternary frequency of ice-volcano feedbacks in the NW Pacific NERC/ACCE Professor Grant Bigg
Joe Molloy Modelling cod diet and food web dynamics in the Barents Sea ACCE/NERC Professor Grant Bigg
Christopher (Ifeanyi) Onyia Sources of Pro-glacial Dust Dr Rob Bryant, Dr Darrel Swift
Monica Ortiz Assessing the impact of climate change on crop yields in Europe Project Sunshine Dr Julie Jones
Ernesto Pasten Zapata Climate variability impacts on river flow regimes and implications towards hydropower efficiency and feasibility CONACYT Dr Helen MoggridgeDr Julie Jones
Camilla Rootes Improving the 3D reconstruction of palaeo ice margin geometry from geomorphology in rugged terrain University Prize Scholarship Professor Chris Clark
Greg Rushby Assessing coastal flood risk though mean and extreme sea-levels derived from sedimentary archives NERC/ACCE Professor Mark Bateman, Professor Rolan Gehrels
Jennifer Veenstra Assessing the potential of no-till farming across European soils Grantham Centre Dr Manoj Menon, Dr Colin Smith
Florentine Weber Why is the atmosphere becoming drier? The roles of atmospheric processes and vegetation feedbacks, and their implications for future climate change Grantham Centre Dr Julie Jones; Professor Colin Osborne; Dr Rob Bryant
Teresa Weimer Physical, Socio-economic and Policy Feedbacks of Wildfires in Mozambique Professor Grant Bigg; Dr Johan Bigg; Dr Rob Bryant
Thomas Wilkes Remote Sensing of Volcanogenic Aerosols Faculty Scholarship Dr Andrew Mcgonigle, Alessandra Aiuppa (Palermo)

Joint Human/Physical Geography
Name Project title Funding body Supervisor(s)
Vaibhav Kaul Understanding and enhancing the adaptation and resilience of remote high-altitude Himalayan communities to hydrometeorological extremes and associated geophysical hazards in a changing climate VC Indian Scholarship Dr Matt Watson, Dr Julie JonesDr Darrel Swift