...an ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Environment, Energy and Resilience

Lawrence Ball

Organisation: University of Kent

Pathway:  Environment, Energy and Resilience

Thesis:  The socio-ecological dynamics of overgrazing in the Dhofar Mountains of Oman

Email: lb555@kent.ac.uk

Supervisors:  Joint Supervision:  Dr Joseph Tzanopoulos (University of Kent),  Prof Douglas MacMillan (Universityof Kent) and Dr Jonathan Mitchley (University of Reading)

Collaborator:  Oman Office for Conservation of the Environment (OCE)

Overseas Fieldwork:  Oman

Difficult Language Training:  Arabic


Emmanuelle Bryant

Organisation: University of Reading

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience
Thesis: Climate change, resilience and human mobility in Turkana County, Kenya
Email: Emmanuelle.bryant@pgr.reading.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr Arnall, Professor Hilson
Collaborator:  Jeremy Lind (IDS)
Overseas Fieldtrip: Turkana County, Kenya
Difficult Language Training: Swahili (Online training)


Richard Carpenter

Organisation: University of Reading

Pathway: Environment, Energy and Resilience

Thesis:  Bringing biochar to Malawi – testing biochar stoves and gasifier barns to reduce deforestation
and improve livelihoods (TBC)

Email:  R.Carpenter@student.reading.ac.uk

Supervisors:  Prof Emily Boyd & Dr Nicholas Bardsley

Overseas Fieldwork:  Malawi


Duncan Depledge

Organisation: Royal Holloway

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience
Thesis: Being ‘near Arctic’ a Critical Geopolitics of contemporary British policy towards the Far North

Supervisors: Prof. Klaus Dodds, Dr. Alasdair Pinkerton

Collaborator:  Royal United Services Institute

Update:  PhD completed in 2014.  In 2015, Duncan joined the Advisory Council to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Polar Regions.  He is also a part-time Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway.
 


Angie Mary Elwin

Organisation: University of Reading

Pathway:  Environment, Energy and Resilience

Thesis:  Enhancing social-ecological mangrove resilience to shrimp farming in Thailand: pathways to conserving and restoring mangrove natural capital.

Email: a.m.elwin@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Supervisors:  Prof Emily Boyd, Dr Joanna Clark and Prof Elizabeth Robinson

Collaborator:  Mangrove Action Project (MAP)

Overseas Fieldwork:  Thailand

Difficult Language Training:  Thai


Jessica Fisher

Organisation: Univeristy of Kent

Pathway:  Environment, Energy & Resilience
Thesis:  Benefits of Biodiversity: Human-Nature Interactions in Urban Guyana
Email:  jcf22@kent.ac.uk
Supervisors:  Dr. Zoe Davies, Dr. Jake Bicknell, Prof. Jay Mistry, Mr. Damian Fernandes
Collaborators:  Protected Areas Commission, Government of Guyana, WWF
Overseas Fieldtrip:  Guyana


Francesca Ford

Organisation: University of Surrey

Pathway:  Environment, Energy and Resilience

Thesis:  Understanding household manual demand shifting - a combined behavioural economics and social practice approach

Email:  f.ford@surrey.ac.uk

Supervisors: Prof Matthew Leach, Prof Lester Hunt

Multidisplinary award


Caroline Greenslade

Organisation: University of Surrey

Pathway:  Environment, Energy and Resilience

Thesis:  Back from the brink: securing enhanced use of South East England woodlands

Email: c.greenslade@surrey.ac.uk

Supervisors: Prof Richard Murphy, Dr Victoria Edwards, Prof Stephen Morse and Dr Geoffrey Griffiths


Jessica Hughes

Organisation: Royal Holloway

Pathway:  Environment, Energy and Resilience

Thesis:  The unexpected floods: Social media the role of online-offline crisis

Email:  Jessica.hughes.2012@live.rhul.ac.uk

Supervisors:  Dr. Alasdair Pinkerton and Prof Klaus Dodds


Amy Isham

Organisation: University of Surrey

Pathway: Environment, Energy, and Resilience
Thesis: More Fun with Less Stuff: Attempting to improve well-being through less materially intensive activities

Email: a.isham@surrey.ac.uk
Supervisor(s) Name: Dr Birgitta Gatersleben, Professor Tim Jackson

Multidisciplinary with Psychology


Andrew Jackson

Organisation: University of Surrey

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience
Thesis: Conventional monetary policy as a cause of the ‘Great Moderation’ and the 2007-2008 financial crisis
Email: a.j.jackson@surrey.ac.uk
Supervisors: Prof. Tim Jackson, Dr. Angela Druckman
 


Kirsty Leitch

Organisation: University of Kent

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience
Thesis: A different view: Exploring the etiology of farmer-conservation conflicts
Email: kl282@kent.ac.uk
Supervisors: Prof. Douglas MacMillan, Dr. Joseph Tzanopoulos

Collaborator:  National Farmer's Union
 


Tessa Lynn

Organisation: University of Reading

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience
Thesis:  The intermediation of the social relations of property: an analysis of the Community Right to Bid
Email:  t.j.lynn@pgr.reading.ac.uk
Supervisors: Gavin Parker, Dr. Steven Musson
 


Simon Mair

Organisation: University of Surrey

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience
Thesis: Exploring Reduced Carbon Consumption Scenarios
Email: s.mair@surrey.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr. Angela Druckman, Prof. Tim Jackson
 


George Neville

Organisation: Royal Holloway

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience
Thesis: Informal providers (private vendors) in the provision of water for the urban poor in Ethiopia.
Email: George.Neville.2013@live.rhul.ac.uk 
Supervisors: Dr. Vandana Desai, Dr. Emily Boyd

Collaborator:  Water Aid

Overseas Fieldwork:  Ethiopia
 


Helen Pheasey

Organisation: University of Kent

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience

Thesis: Methods of and motives for laundering a wildlife commodity beyond captive farming-based systems: The harvest of olive ridley sea turtle eggs

Email:  hep28@kent.ac.uk

Supervisors:  David Roberts, Richard Griffiths

Collaborators:  Cano Palma Biological Station

Overseas Fieldtrip:  Costa Rica

Difficult Language Training:  Spanish


Samuel Poskitt

Organisation: University of Reading

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience 
Thesis: Examining the Role of Scenario-Planning Processes for Promoting Sustainable Resource Management
Email: s.p.poskitt@pgr.reading.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr. Henny Osbahr, Dr Andrew Ainslie, Kerry Waylen

Collaborator:  James Hutton Institute
 


Niki Rust

Organisation: University of Kent

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience 
Thesis: Creating coexistence between carnivores and livestock farmers in Namibia
Supervisors: Douglas MacMillan, Joseph Tzanopoulos
Link to personal page: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sac/current-students/research-students/profiles/dice%20n-z/rust_niki.html


Janna Steadman

Organisation: University of Kent

Pathway: Environment, Energy & Resilience
Thesis: Understanding "partnerships for conservation gain": how do government agencies, non-governmental organisations, private landowners and the corporate sector co-operate to deliver effective natural resource management?
Email:  js676@kent.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr. Zoe Davies, Dr. Freya St. John, Dr. Sue Hornibrook

Collaborator:  Butterfly Conservation