star Research Students

The following Postgraduate Research Students have completed their doctorate during the REF census period. For a list of current students please view departmental pages. Where possible, we have linked to the full-text electronic version of the PhD theses. The other PhD theses are available on request by contacting elibrary@port.ac.uk.

Name Project Title
BOATENG, Isaac Sediment Budget Analysis and Integrated Shoreline Management Planning: An Application to Ghana's Coast
MORAIS, Victor Antonio Governance and Adjustment: Neo-Liberal Economic Reform in Angola, 1989-1998
JAMES, Linda Pauline Finance, marriage and the land: a comparative analysis of three estates in southern England, 1642-1850
AL SULAITI, Abdulla Mohamed Muharraq City: A GIS-based Planning Strategy for its Ancient Heritage Conservation
ARAGHI Mohsen Mohammadi Freedom and causality in contemporary Islamic & Western philosophy
NAIBBI, Ali Ibrahim Fuelwood and Vegetation Change in Northern Nigeria: An Exploration Using Remote Sensing (RS), Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Field Reports

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star Research Collaborations

National and international collaborative work underpins approximately 40% of the grants won by Geography. Many of the collaborations amongst the senior staff in Geography are longstanding and reflect recognition of the staff’s expertise and track record in their specialist areas. The department seeking out partnerships with others who are also world-leading in their respective fields, ensuring a sustainable, solid research culture within a relatively small department which would aid the promoting the University’s global standing across our research areas.

Collaborations include:

Pepin’s work on global temperature trends in mountain regions in collaboration with leading scientists in the U.S. (funded by Royal Society) and China, facilitating access to both global and regional temperature datasets.

Field studies have involved collaboration with local scientists in Trondheim and Turku (funded by EU-INTERACT), Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya in Barcelona, and Kilimanjaro (funded by RGS and NERC) in collaboration with Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Kilimanjaro National Park Authority, and Environmental Protection and Management Services.

Twigg’s expertise in modelling complex data and understanding of place effects on individual and community well-being were essential in the ESRC UPTAP collaborative work with the University of Southampton, in AHRC-funded work on Big Society with colleagues in Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh and in the NHS/NIHR English National Study of Compulsory Admissions involving clinicians from three UK medical schools.

Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology are currently developing plans to work alongside the University of Southampton, ASH Wales and Hampshire Tobacco Alliance to develop and evaluate youth smoking interventions involving social media and social norm awareness.

Healey’s production of innovative datasets, funded by the JISC/National Endowment for the Humanities Digging into Data Challenge, has resulted in collaborations with the University of Nebraska and likewise Southall’s historical GIS research, funded through the ESRC’s Healthy Ageing Across the Lifecourse (HALCYON) project, has been essential in collaborations with social epidemiologists from UCL, University of Bristol and the Royal Free Medical School and historians at the University of Pittsburgh.

Woodyer ‘s 2013 ESRC-funded work will build on collaborative work with the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, the Center for Children and Childhood Studies, Rutgers (US) and the Royal Armories, and colleagues from Royal Holloway and Exeter.

Most of Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology’s collaborative work is supported by external funding, but Departmental and University funds are available for networking events and meetings to help develop collaborative links.

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