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Name   Dr  Rolf Kraehenbuehl                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

New Option

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Prof.  Omer Rana                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Computing / AI

Summary of Research : 

Intelligent Systems and High Performance Distributed Computing. I am particularly interested in how techniques from intelligent systems could be used to support resource management & performance enhancement in parallel and distributed systems.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/118157-rana-omer


 

Name   Dr  Victoria Jenkins                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Landscape processes

Summary of Research : 

research interests lie in environmental law, specifically legal approaches to sustainable land management and natural resource management, including the significance of ideas of landscape.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/law/jenkins-v-a/


 

Name   Mr  Chris Drew                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Research Management

Summary of Research : 

Chris leads the Strategic Projects and Partnerships team which supports and delivers strategic partnerships and a portfolio of transformational project development and delivery. Chris directly delivers against a portfolio of projects whilst also supporting and developing work across the team. Chris leads on Strategic UK partnerships with particular focus on regional educational partnerships providing leadership in structural development, relationship development and providing secretariat to the various strategic fora. Chris also provides a wider oversight for those partnerships led across the University with broad strategic impact. Projects in Chris’s portfolio span disciplines across the University and also span the portfolios of the Executive team. Chris also supports the Vice-Chancellor directly in an Executive Officer capacity.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/planning-and-student-data/staff/chris-drew.php.en


 

Name   Prof.  Pauline Found                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Research Management

Summary of Research : 

Current research interests include Operational Excellence in Manufacturing and Services, Lean and Green, Systems Thinking, Industry 4.0 and Digitalisationas well as Behavioural Operations, including Leadership and Middle Management.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1502482-found-pauline


 

Name   Ms  Elinor Elis-Williams                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Communication / marketing

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/elinor-eliswilliams(52afa033-7211-4cf6-8f82-ea251b2b805b).html


 

Name   Prof.  Maria Hinfelaar                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Economics / finance / business

Summary of Research : 

University Vice Chancellor, Chief Executive

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://glyndwr.ac.uk/about/staff-profiles/professor-maria-hinfelaar/


 

Name   Ms  Eirwen Nicholls                                        Institution            University of Wales – Trinity St.David                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Economics / finance / business

Summary of Research : 

PA to Vice Chancellor

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  Rhian Kerton                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Materials (incl. Biocomposites)

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://staffdirectory.southwales.ac.uk/users/rhian.kerton.html


 

Name   Dr  Rachel Adams                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/health/staff/Pages/Dr%20Rachel%20Adams.aspx


 

Name   Prof.  Diane Crone                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

Expertise lies in the area of the design, delivery and evaluation of health promoting interventions in primary and secondary health care, and in the community.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/schoolofsport/staff/Pages/Professor-Diane-Crone.aspx


 

Name   Dr  Peter Sykes                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

The assessment and management of the occupational risks posed to worker’s exposed to bioaerosols in the waste treatment industry

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/health/staff/Pages/Dr-Peter-Sykes.aspx


 

Name   Dr  Paul Jones                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Arts

Summary of Research : 

specialist areas include performance art, video, photography, digital media, installation and critically engaged art practices

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://glyndwr.ac.uk/staff-profiles/paul-jones/


 

Name   Prof.  Alec Shepley                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Arts

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://glyndwr.ac.uk/staff-profiles/alec-shepley/


 

Name   Dr  Miguel Lurgi                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecology

Summary of Research : 

complex ecological networks; microbial ecology; biogeography; evolutionary ecology

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/lurgi-m/


 

Name   Dr  Ian Vaughan                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Data Management, Ecology, Fish / fisheries, Hydrology, Hydrodynamics, Invertebrates, Landscape processes, Modelling, Rivers and streams

Summary of Research : 

Community ecology; long term ecological changes in British river systems; data analysis and modelling; multiple stressors; land use, climate, hydromorphology and river organisms; trophic interactions.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81302-vaughan-ian


 

Name   Miss  Annette Burden                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Carbon / Net Zero, Catchments, Climate Change, Coastal ecology, Coastal erosion / processes, Ecosystem services, Soils /sediments, Uplands, Wetlands

Summary of Research : 

Effects of land management and land-use change on carbon storage and pathways in saltmarsh and peatlands, with a particular focus on restoration of habitat and GHG emissions. Recent work has been centred on quantifying the climate change mitigation potential of saltmarsh and peatlands by developing; emission factors for defined typologies of habitat; models to predict carbon sequestration; and carbon codes for use with the voluntary carbon market.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/annette-burden


 

Name   Dr  Inma Robinson                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Carbon / Net Zero, Catchments, Climate Change, Coastal ecology, Landscape processes, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Remote Sensing / GIS, Wetlands, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

soils

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  Michael Singer                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Drought, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Extreme events, Flooding, Hydrology, Soils /sediments, Water resources, Water supply, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Ecohydrology; Drought and water scarcity; Forest health; Stochastic hydrology; Climate change; Floods; Sediment transport; Hydrology and geomorphology

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/808751-singer-michael


 

Name   Dr  Mike Perring                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Air quality, Biodiversity, Carbon / Net Zero, Climate Change, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Plants, Pollutants, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Environmental change effects on ecosystems, including taking account of historical legacies. Relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem function. Restoration ecology.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/michael-perring


 

Name   Mr  Steve Barnard                                        Institution            Wolds Environmental Consulting Ltd (independent consultancy)                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Coastal ecology, Data Management, Ecosystem services, Fish / fisheries, Freshwater, Informatics, Law / Legislation, Marine, Risk assessment, Rivers and streams, Sustainable behaviours, New Option

Summary of Research : 

Application of critical thinking to improve sustainable management of marine and freshwater resources

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://woldsec.co.uk/experience-%26-expertise


 

Name   Prof.  Isabelle Durance                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Antimicrobial resistance, Biodiversity, Catchments, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Freshwater, Plants, Pollutants, Ponds, lakes and reservoirs, Rivers and streams, Uplands, Wetlands

Summary of Research : 

Freshwater ecosystems; biodiversity; ecosystem services; climate change; environmental change, landscape ecology; catchment science.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81153-durance-isabelle


 

Name   Dr  Jennifer Williamson                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Carbon / Net Zero, Catchments, Climate Change, Ecology, Freshwater, Hydrology, Ponds, lakes and reservoirs, Remote Sensing / GIS, Rivers and streams, Uplands, Water quality, Wetlands

Summary of Research : 

Mapping peatland restoration, greenhouse gas emissions, using Earth Observation data, monitoring peatland restoration

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/jennifer-williamson


 

Name   Dr  Sabine Reinsch                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Carbon / Net Zero, Climate Change, Data Management, Drought, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Extreme events, Flooding, Microbiology, Plants, Rainfall, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

I am a soil ecologist with interest in the links between the soil, plants and the atmosphere.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/sabine-reinsch


 

Name   Prof.  Laurence Jones                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Air quality, Biodiversity, Biogeochemistry, Built Environment, Climate Change, Coastal ecology, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Estuaries, Groundwater, Human / Public health / Wellbeing, Remote Sensing / GIS, Urban water, Wetlands

Summary of Research : 

Urban green and blue space benefits; natural capital; ecosystem services; coastal ecology; air pollution

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/laurence-jones


 

Name   Dr  Jamie Alison                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Citizen Science, Community Engagement, Computing / AI, Conservation / Wildlife, Data Management, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Invertebrates, Mathematics (inc. statistics), Plants, Remote Sensing / GIS, Science communication, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Use of cameras to monitor insects, pollinators, invertebrates

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/jamie-alison


 

Name   Prof.  Steve Ormerod                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Biogeochemistry, Birds, Climate Change, Conservation / Wildlife, Contaminants / pollutants, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Fish / fisheries, Freshwater, Pollutants, Ponds, lakes and reservoirs, Rivers and streams, Water resources, Wetlands

Summary of Research : 

Global change effects on freshwater organisms and ecosystems; River biodiversity and ecosystem services; The ecology of river and wetland birds

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81244-ormerod-steve


 

Name   Dr  Felicity Hayes                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Air quality, Biodiversity, Biogeochemistry, Citizen Science, Climate Change, Conservation / Wildlife, Contaminants / pollutants, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Plants, Pollutants, Wetlands, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Air pollution and plant physiology

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/felicity-hayes


 

Name   Dr  James Bull                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Biodiversity, Coastal ecology, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Evolution, Genetics and genomics, Invertebrates, Landscape processes, Marine, Materials (incl. Biocomposites), Mathematics (inc. statistics), Modelling, Plants, Remote Sensing / GIS

Summary of Research : 

Coastal resilience; Seagrass; Marine Mammals; Metapopulation ecology; Insects as Pests & Pollinators

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/bull-j-c/


 

Name   Prof.  Davey Jones                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Carbon / Net Zero, Circular economy, Contaminants / pollutants, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Ecotoxicology, Flooding, Freshwater, Landscape processes, Marine, Nature Based Solutions, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Pathogens, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Current applications of his work include (1) the implementation of strategies for controlling SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other viral pathogens in urban, agricultural, freshwater and marine ecosystems, (2) promoting carbon sequestration in agricultural systems and understanding the factors regulating carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emissions, (3) developing ways to improve nutrient use efficiency in cropping systems with specific focus on nitrogen and phosphorus, (4) nutrient dynamics in polar (Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems), (5) devising strategies for the effective reuse of wastes for land restoration and remediation (heavy metals and organic pollutants), (6) soil microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning, (7) modelling nutrients dynamics in the plant-soil-microbial and freshwater ecosystems, (8) understanding the barriers to technology adoption by farmers, (9) the flow of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment, (10) the impact of flooding, drought and ecosystems

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/david-jones-008496/en


 

Name   Ms  Harriet Lincoln                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Fish / fisheries

Summary of Research : 

Sea bass spawning, feeding and migratory behaviour.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  Alec Moore                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Fish / fisheries

Summary of Research : 

Working closely with the inshore small-scale fishing industry, I research aspects such as population biology, reproductive migrations, and bycatch with the aim of informing sustainable fisheries. Sharks and rays (elasmobranchs) are the subject of my previous and ongoing research – specifically their biodiversity, biology, ecology, artisanal fisheries and conversation in poorly-known regions (Arabia, Africa).

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/ocean-sciences/alec-moore-085457/en


 

Name   Dr  Melanie Prentice                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Genetics and genomics

Summary of Research : 

research interests involve the use of genomic techniques and applications in assessing wildlife species of conservation concern, and the intersection of science and policy with regards to listing and managing species at risk.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Prof.  Andy Weightman                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Informatics, Microbiology

Summary of Research : 

Microbiomes, microbes and informatics

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81310-weightman-andy


 

Name   Prof.  Alan Kwan                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Informatics, Materials (incl. Biocomposites)

Summary of Research : 

Sustainable Informatics – Telemetry, control systems, optimisation, predictive simulation, networks, web-based real-time decision support systems

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364407-kwan-alan


 

Name   Miss  Lynsey McAllister                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Uplands

Summary of Research : 

Critical and empirical evaluation of biodiversity assessment and monitoring approaches in upland landscapes.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/lynsey-mcallister


 

Name   Dr  Amy Ellison                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Parasitology, Pathogens

Summary of Research : 

molecular parasitologist broadly interested in all aspects of host-pathogen interactions and co-evolution. I have a particular interest in how chronoparasitology – the study of circadian rhythms of hosts and parasites – can be used to improve our understanding of disease dynamics in captive and wild animal populations. In addition, I am interested in how next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies can be used in the study of biotic and abiotic factors influencing species-specific differences in responses to shared pathogens.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/amy-ellison(8186fc85-bf3a-42fb-abcb-a83b9fa42328)/researchoutputs.html?pageSize=50&page=0&ordering=researchOutputOrderByType&descending=true


 

Name   Dr  Deborah Colarossi                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Geomorphology, Remote Sensing / GIS

Summary of Research : 

Research focus is on optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/dec34/


 

Name   Dr  ze ji                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Computing / AI, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

enhanced robot cognitive capability through deploying advanced multi-modal perceptual capabilities from sensors of vision, tactile, lidar, etc, and continuous self-learning to understand the environment in 3D, predict situations via machine/deep learning, and support humans for real-world problems. We aim to endow a higher level of autonomy to robots and unmanned systems, providing capabilities of advanced situation awareness, multi-modal sensing, robot active learning, localisation and mapping, optimal path planning, and multiple robot collaboration. My group’s research interests can be loosely divided into the following areas: Deep Reinforcement Learning for robot navigation and manipulation State Estimation, e.g. Visual SLAM and Visual Odometry Sensor-guided autonomous robot navigation and manipulation Multi-modal robot sensing, such as robot vision, tactile sensing, etc. Computer Vision and Data-driven learning-based methods for smart manufacturing, including in-situ monitoring,

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/542654-ji-ze


 

Name   Dr  Chris Deacey                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Human behaviour, Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christopher-Deacy-2


 

Name   Dr  Britt Hallingberg                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Human behaviour, Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

Improvement of young people’s health and wellbeing by: 1) Understanding the role of leisure time activities on health and wellbeing outcomes 2) Development and evaluation of complex interventions that seek to improve health behaviours (e.g. smoking, alcohol use, diet and physical activity)

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/health/staff/Pages/Dr-Britt-Hallingberg.aspx


 

Name   Dr  Kirsy MacLeod                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Ecology

Summary of Research : 

A behavioural and evolutionary ecologist with broad interests in maternal investment, maternal effects, mating systems, and co-operation.Investigating the effects of maternal predator stress on offspring in eastern fence lizards – in particular the stress associated with invasive fire ants – and snowshoe hares.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/kirsty-macleod(695dbfdc-9ad0-48c2-98bb-35cd63ed3d2c).html


 

Name                                             Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Circular economy, Climate Change

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  Laura Purvis                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Circular economy, Economics / finance

Summary of Research : 

Supply chain management strategies; agile and resilient supply networks; flexible supply systems; supply networks design

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/598314-purvis-laura


 

Name   Dr  Gary Walpole                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Circular economy, Economics / finance / business

Summary of Research : 

a Leadership and Management practical academic with an outstanding record of leading new programmes and large projects. He is passionate about organisational development through the development of leadership and innovation skills. He has a proven track record of designing, developing and delivering leadership and management programmes and initiatives. He currently directs the Circular Economy Innovation Community project (£3.9m, ESF).

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://ceicwales.org.uk/meet-the-team/


 

Name   Dr  Stephen Spooner                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Circular economy, Materials (incl. Biocomposites)

Summary of Research : 

works on projects quantifying objective sustainability. This includes the SUSTAIN funded ECR project “SIAM: Sustainable Investment Assurance Model”, which intends to pull together aspects of sustainability, including core environmental aspects of emissions and waste, along with economic, competition, engagement, and education branches of sustainability. The project aims to bring the steel industry to the forefront of driving the understanding of true sustainability, implementing the ideas of SMART goals to push back against the green washing of poorly regulated PR and political activities. Initial applications of the model will investigate the potential of circular steel manufacturing/steel as a service, and high value end-of-life material processing.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.sustainsteel.ac.uk/stephen-spooner


 

Name   Mr  Mathew Divine                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Undergraduate

Special Interest Areas :      

Circular economy, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Renewable Energy;Circular Economy

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/divine-mathew-8143631b0/?originalSubdomain=uk


 

Name   Dr  Samantha Simpson                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Fish / fisheries, Marine

Summary of Research : 

Researching sea bass and skate movement ecology and population dynamics to inform stock assessments.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samantha-Simpson-9


 

Name   Dr  Tom Beach                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Built Environment, Data Management

Summary of Research : 

Monitoring and sensing of built environment assets- Data science applied to the built environment ( including optimisation and artificial intelligence); -Management and integration of disparate built environment data sources

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364326-beach-tom


 

Name   Dr  Eshrar Latif                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Built Environment, Energy

Summary of Research : 

research interests include: Hygrothermal performance of bio-based thermal insulation materials Hygrothermal performance of hemp-lime Energy performance monitoring of buildings and test cells Laboratory-based experiments related to building physics Innovative construction materials Low energy building design Simulation of heat and mass transfer.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1254519-latif-eshrar


 

Name   Prof.  Richard Day                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Carbon / Net Zero, Materials (incl. Biocomposites)

Summary of Research : 

research interests are driven by looking for ways of making composites to reduce the environmental footprint and increase energy efficiency. The research is undertaken is a state of the art laboratory which is at the Advanced Composites Training and Development Centre, a joint activity between WGU and Airbus, situated at the Airbus site in Broughton.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://glyndwr.ac.uk/staff-profiles/richard-day/


 

Name   Dr  Michael Prior-Jones                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Polar / glaciology, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

An electronic engineer with research interests relating to the development of new instruments for field data collection particularly in glaciology.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1439317-prior-jones-michael


 

Name   Dr  Britt Hallingberg                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Environmental Crime, Human health

Summary of Research : 

Britt’s main research interests are: Social and psychological determinants of adolescent substance use Organised leisure time use and associated health behaviours in populations Methodology of intervention development and evaluation Diversionary activities as interventions to reduce substance use and offending

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/health/staff/Pages/Dr-Britt-Hallingberg.aspx


 

Name   Prof.  Gillian Bristow                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Community Engagement, Economics / finance

Summary of Research : 

Regional economic development; regional economic resilience; groundwater resilience; local and regional competitiveness; and regional policy.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/116935-bristow-gillian


 

Name   Dr  Aaron Brown                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Human / Public health, Law / Legislation

Summary of Research : 

oined Unicef UK as a Youth Justice Specialist, where, over the past year, he has utilised his existing academic knowledge, to help lead on, and produce, a youth justice report that looks at the devolved and non-devolved policy contexts, in which youth justice functions in each of the four UK nations from a children’s rights perspective.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/som/busman/brooks-s-b/


 

Name   Dr  Sarah Clarke                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Microbiology

Summary of Research : 

Analysis of microbiological systems using spectroscopy and machine learning.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/sjc/


 

Name   Dr  Mike Morris                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Particularly interested in developing a range of value products from biomass feedstocks, including novel polymerics, platform chemicals (lactic & succinic acid), native proteins, lipids/oils & bioactive compounds etc. I am also responsible for the Biomass Processing KTC which provides larger scale capability of processing biomass, including densification by means of a 400kg/hr pellet press (for biomass & feed pelleting), 4 inch pilot screw press, 15kw hammer mill, drying ovens & the Sartoflow-alphaDL cross-flow filtration system.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/tem/


 

Name   Dr  Rahul Kapoore                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Plants

Summary of Research : 

se unwanted nutrients from anaerobic digestion facilities to produce algal biomass for sustainable animal feeds and other high-value products.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/r.v.kapoore/


 

Name   Dr  Elizabeth Hart                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Mammals

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.aber.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/elizabeth-hart(5099c869-00a7-47fd-9178-a856ad3db678)/persons/elizabeth-hart(5099c869-00a7-47fd-9178-a856ad3db678)/projects.html


 

Name   Prof.  Owen Guy                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Photonics and Sensors for use in Agriculture

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/o.j.guy/


 

Name   Dr  Ali Ashraf                                        Institution            Other                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

AI and Big Data;Automation, Control and Robotics;Novel Farming Systems;Photonics and Sensors for use in Agriculture;Soils;AgriTech and related technologies

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://staff.hu.edu.jo/Published_Researchs.aspx?id=y1BxRfES7k8=


 

Name   Dr  Morwenna Spear                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Materials (incl. Biocomposites), Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Wood modification and characterisation of modified timbers. Many aspects of the chemical and physical changes occurring during wood modification remain of interest to enhance the fundamental understanding of property changes achieved.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/morwenna-spear(ef39ac6d-2c05-4071-a54c-ec5be2993285).html


 

Name   Dr  Sanjiv Sharma                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Human / Public health / Wellbeing, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Microneedles Minimally invasive sensors Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) Continuous lactate monitoring (CLM) Interstitial therapeutic drug monitoring (iTDM)

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  Jeff Kettle                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Sensors

Summary of Research : 

is current research projects are in sensor development, nanofabrication, solar energy, coating technologies and light emitting diodes

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://biography.omicsonline.org/united-kingdom/bangor-university/jeff-kettle-168194


 

Name   Prof.  Steve Gill                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Arts, Human health

Summary of Research : 

an applied researcher. As well as heading UCD-R (see above), he works closely with Prof. Judith Hall from Cardiff University Medical School and Dr. Clara Watkins on the development of low cost life-saving medical products. Steve is a founder member and Operational Chair of the Wales Institute of Research in Art & Design (WIRAD). Over the years his research interests have become diverse, leading him to supervise PhDs in areas as diverse as Re-configurable tooling, Thermography, Design, Experiential Vision and Ceramics. His core interests lie in human-centred design, life critical product design, physicality, rapid prototyping of computer embedded products and interaction design. A common theme in them all is a desire to place people at the h

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/artanddesign/staff/Pages/stevegill.aspx


 

Name   Dr  Simon Thomas                                        Institution            University of Wales – Trinity St.David                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Arts, Computing / AI

Summary of Research : 

Computing, cyber-security and Internet of Things

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/smartdigitalaccelerator/team/


 

Name   Mr  Anthony Jackson                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Arts, Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

working with a health board to increase training provision for fellow artists who are using their talents to help patients across North Wales.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://glyndwr.ac.uk/news/articles/wrexham-glyndwr-university-researcher-developing-training-for-artists-working-in-healthcare/


 

Name   Ms  Tracy Simpson                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Arts, Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

HER PHD, DUE 2023, IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY AND TY PAWB AND FOCUSSES ON CREATIVE RESILIENCE WITHIN ARTS ORGANISATIONS IN WALES AND THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGY. THE DEVELOPMENT OF LLE CELF DDEFNYDDIOL, A USEFUL ART APPROACH,

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://glyndwr.ac.uk/staff-profiles/tracy-simpson/


 

Name   Prof.  Michael Woods                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Culture, Heritage

Summary of Research : 

Research interests focus on rural geography and political geography.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/zzp/


 

Name   Mr  Craig Robertson                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecology, Marine

Summary of Research : 

Studying for a Ph.D in ‘The functioning of deep-sea canyons on the US East Coast’.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/oceansciences/pgrad/profiles/craig_robertson.php.en


 

Name   Dr  Jonathan Bartley                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Catalysis, Chemistry

Summary of Research : 

Heterogeneous catalysis. Design and synthesis of mixed oxide materials for use as catalysts and supports for different reactions. Research is mainly focussed on oxidation reactions including developing microwave catalysis to remove pollutants from water.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38550-bartley-jonathan


 

Name   Dr  Timothy Easun                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Catalysis, Chemistry

Summary of Research : 

My research targets the use of photochemistry to control the behaviour of ultramicroporous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) from changing their overall porosity, to directing molecular flow in order to make functional nanofluidic devices. This involves functionalisation of crystalline porous materials, specifically using photochemically active components to direct guest uptake and release. We make MOFs that selectively trap gaseous species and are translating that work into the liquid state in order to purify water of molecular and ionic contaminants, including the removal of harmful pharmaceutical molecules.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/69904-easun-tim


 

Name   Dr  Victoria Garcia Rocha                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Chemistry, Energy

Summary of Research : 

Materials science, chemistry and engineering of carbon-based composite materials and ceramics

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/542257-garcia-rocha-victoria


 

Name   Dr  Vera Fitzsimmons-Foss                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Chemistry, Ecology

Summary of Research : 

an environmental chemistry lecturer at Bangor University, researches ecological chemistry. She addresses processes mediated through specific compounds within ecosystems and environmental chemistry, which is concerned with the impact of human activities on the environment.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/celt/inspire/dr-vera-thoss-paints-the-mountains-blue-9996


 

Name   Prof.  Jeff Lewis                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Education, Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

Vocational Education, Teaching Methods and Higher Education. Dentristry

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeffrey-Lewis-9


 

Name   Dr  Anna Paziewska-Harris                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Pathogens, Wastewater

Summary of Research : 

Cryptosporidium; waterbourne pathogens

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anna-Paziewska-Harris


 

Name   Dr  Tamsyn Uren Webster                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production systems, Animal physiology, Antimicrobial resistance, Aquaculture, Climate Change, Conservation / Wildlife, Contaminants / pollutants, Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Epidemiology, Evolution, Fish / fisheries, Freshwater, Genetics and genomics, Marine, Microbiology, Pathogens, Pollutants, Ponds, lakes and reservoirs, Rivers and streams, Wastewater, Water quality

Summary of Research : 

Ecotoxicology, Sustainable aquaculture, Molecular ecology, Microbiome, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Epigenetics,

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  Jennifer Rhymes                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Biodiversity, Biogeochemistry, Carbon / Net Zero, Catchments, Citizen Science, Climate Change, Community Engagement, Community-based approaches, Conservation / Wildlife, Drought, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Flooding, Fungi, Plants, Remote Sensing / GIS, Science communication, Sensors, Social science, Soils /sediments, Uplands, Wetlands, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  David Cooper                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Climate Change, Computing / AI, Contaminants / pollutants, Data Management, Estuaries, Extreme events, Flooding, Fluid mechanics, Freshwater, Geochemistry, Groundwater, Hydrodynamics, Hydrology, Landscape processes, Mathematics (inc. statistics), Modelling, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Pollutants, Ponds, lakes and reservoirs, Rainfall, Risk assessment, Rivers and streams, Uplands, Water quality, Water resources

Summary of Research : 

water quality modelling

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  David Sprake                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Freshwater, Human health, Renewables

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://glyndwr.ac.uk/staff-profiles/david-sprake/


 

Name   Prof.  Jon Anderson                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Recreation, Tourism, Water resources

Summary of Research : 

Water Worlds and Surfing Places; Geography, Place & Culture; Literary Geographies

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/123316-anderson-jon


 

Name   Dr  Leshan Uggalla                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Air quality, Chemistry, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/leshan-uggalla


 

Name   Prof.  Carlos Garcia De Leaniz                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Conservation / Wildlife, Fish / fisheries

Summary of Research : 

salmon mate choice Boldness Anti-predatory behaviour Captive-breeding Maladaptation Salmonid conservation aquaculture

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/garciadeleaniz-c/


 

Name   Dr  Cedric Berger                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Informatics, Microbiology, Pathogens

Summary of Research : 

Primary Research Area A senior lecturer within the Microbiomes, Microbes and Informatics (MMI) group within the Cardiff School of Biosciences. Studying the interaction between enteric pathogens and their hosts with a specific emphasis on Enterohemorrhagic (EHEC), Enteropathogenic (EPEC) and Diffusely adherent Escherichia coli (DAEC). Research covers the biology, immunology and the prevention of enteric diseases.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1269877-berger-cedric


 

Name   Dr  Siobhan Maderson                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Science communication, Social science

Summary of Research : 

focuses on Traditional Environmental Knowledge and its applications to contemporary environmental challenges. I use social science research methods to complement life science research on pollinator decline and other challenges to food security, biodiversity and environmental stability. I am interested in science communication, and utilising diverse forms of knowledge and expertise to improve environmental management.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/sim14/


 

Name   Dr  Isabel Rosa                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Ecology, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Isabel-Rosa/research


 

Name   Dr  Duncan Pirrie                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Geomorphology, Materials (incl. Biocomposites), Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Current research interests fall into three main fields: geoforensics and geoarchaeology automated mineral analysis sedimentology and petroleum geoscience These three research strands are linked together through expertise in the application of automated quantitative mineralogy and provenancing of sediments, soils and man-made materials.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://staffdirectory.southwales.ac.uk/users/duncan.pirrie.html


 

Name   Mr  Guglielmo Persiani                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Bioengineering, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology

Summary of Research : 

Microbial and biogeochemical aspects of heat generation Biofouling Biocorrosion

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Guglielmo-Persiani


 

Name   Prof.  Barrie Johnson                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Bioengineering, Biogeochemistry, Chemistry

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/barrie-johnson(0a2e50d9-d3e4-4564-aa2e-d619683dadb5).html


 

Name   Prof.  Helen Roberts                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Coastal erosion / processes, Soils

Summary of Research : 

Her research focuses on the development and application of luminescence methods for dating Quaternary sediments, with particular interest in rates of geomorphic change, coastal change, and long terrestrial records of climatic and environmental change. Helen’s current research includes deciphering the record of past environmental change preserved in lake sediments in Africa, and the links to human evolution, innovation, and dispersal of our human ancestors. She is also interested in the wind-blown dust deposits known as ‘loess’; these deposits contain important information about past levels of dust in the atmosphere, which can be used in climate models to study the impact of dust on the climate system, and to improve our understanding of the

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/hmr/


 

Name   Prof.  Ian Hall                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Marine, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

I am happy to share stable isotope capability across the network (inc. cavity ring-down spectroscopy – Picarro – water isotope analysis System).

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/78699-hall-ian


 

Name   Prof.  Calvin Jones                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Computing / AI, Economics / finance, Energy

Summary of Research : 

Environmental impact of economic activity, particularly ‘non-traditional’ activities such as tourism and sport

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/609409-jones-calvin


 

Name   Prof.  Jonathon Roberts                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Computing / AI, Science communication, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

research interests cover the areas of interactive data visualization and visual analytics. He is interested in investigating how humans interact with visual depictions, explore different scenarios, and present their results. This includes from making designs and sketching ideas, developing HCI applications, developing multi-sensory interfaces, to evaluating these interfaces.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/computer-science-electronic-engineering/jonathan-roberts-015994/en#research-interests


 

Name   Ms  Lucy Maybury                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Computing / AI, Energy, Transport

Summary of Research : 

a PhD student in the School of Computer Science and Informatics working on an interdisciplinary project with the School of Mathematics and the School of Engineering. My project involves mathematical modelling surrounding the UK’s transition from conventional vehicles to electric vehicles.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/research-students/view/2501261-maybury-lucy


 

Name   Dr  Kirstin Strokorb                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Extreme events, Mathematics (inc. statistics), Modelling

Summary of Research : 

research focus lies on multivariate, spatial and temporal dependence phenomena in extreme value theory. The latter is a branch of probability and statistics that provides theoretically sound procedures for the quantitative assessment or rare and typically hazardous events (as good as possible, knowing the limitations is also an important issue). Its methods are genuinely relevant for institutions that are exposed to high risks, for instance, financial services and insurance companies or environmental engineering institutions.Since 2017 I am a member of the editorial board of the journal Extremes.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/542989-Dr-Kirstin-Strokorb


 

Name   Dr  Geertje van Keulen                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

leads interdisciplinary research and innovation teams with microbiology at its core, expanding understanding into and sustainably exploiting the chemical and material properties of microbes in living, manufactured and natural (soil) environments. Her research links antibiotics, water repellency and materials, thereby switching focus between microbial to manufactured to soils with insights generated in one discipline quickly applied to another, and back, for generating step changes in knowledge and sustainable innovation. She is on the Academic Career Pathway in Enhanced Innovation and Engagement.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/medicine-health-life-science/medicine/biomedical-sciences/van-keulen-g/


 

Name   Prof.  Kam Tang                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Plants

Summary of Research : 

Plankton ecology Microbial ecology Pelagic processes Biogeochemistry

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/tang-k-w/


 

Name   Dr  Angela Morris                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Coastal ecology, Marine, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K )

Summary of Research : 

Marine Micropalynology for environmental reconstruction The potential of dinoflagellate cysts as indicators of environmental change Eutrophication of British coastal waters

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/angela-morris


 

Name   Dr  Zhihua Xie                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Fluid mechanics, Hydrodynamics, Modelling

Summary of Research : 

Computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modelling, interfacial and multiphase flows, water wave mechanics, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, marine renewable energy

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/547992-xie-zhihua


 

Name   Prof.  Rhys Jones                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Human behaviour, Social science, Tourism

Summary of Research : 

1. the geography of group identities focusing in particular on the geography of Welsh nationalism and the way in which this is shaped by place- and community- based practices, language, as well as the practices of young people; 2. the geography of the state, where he specialises on the territoriality of the state, its peopled character. He is also an expert on devolution in the UK, particularly in relation to Wales; 3. the use made of behavioural insights in public policy in a range of different countries. His work in this area has examined the practical challenges associated with developing behaviourally-informed interventions, as well as the more ethical issues arising from their deployment.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/raj/


 

Name   Prof.  Peter Merriman                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Human behaviour, Social science, Transport

Summary of Research : 

Main research interest is in social science and humanities approaches to mobility and transport.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/prm/


 

Name   Prof.  Paul Brewer                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Hydromorphology, Rivers and streams, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Geomorphology, fluvial processes, channel pattern change, siltation and sedimentation problems, impacts of tailings dam failures and metal mining activity on fluvial systems.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/pqb/


 

Name   Dr  Tom Bishop                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Biodiversity, Invertebrates

Summary of Research : 

an ecologist interested in using morphology and physiology to understand the distribution of biological diversity, particularly that of the ants. I aim to use basic ecological principles to explain broad spatial and temporal patterns of biodiversity that have relevance for the continued existence of Life on Earth.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.tomrhysbishop.com/


 

Name   Dr  Cristiano Pelago                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Invertebrates, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/computer-science-electronic-engineering/cristiano-palego-094570/en#activities


 

Name   Dr  Hazel Nichols                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Evolution, Genetics and genomics

Summary of Research : 

Multidisciplinary approach to investigate how animal societies evolve, combining observational data with genetic, ecological and biochemical data. In particular, my work has focused on four interconnecting themes relating to the evolution of animal societies 1) exploring the evolution of cooperation 2) understanding the importance of inbreeding and inbreeding avoidance in cooperative species 3) investigating the role of scent communication in cooperation and breeding decisions, and 4) understanding the genetic structure of mammalian societies.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/h.j.nichols/


 

Name   Dr  Frances Ratcliffe                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Fish / fisheries, Mathematics (inc. statistics), Modelling

Summary of Research : 

A junior bioinformatician at NatureMetrics. Research focusses on optimising molecular tools for marine fisheries monitoring.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frances-Ratcliffe-2


 

Name   Mr  Campbell Skinner                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Carbon / Net Zero, Circular economy, Plants

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/campbell-skinner(da3db7f0-5c10-417a-b18a-10d30f3f6399).html


 

Name   Ms  Theresa Bodner                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Landscape processes, Uplands, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

interested in forestry, land use and environmental complexity – including the relationship of land use with today’s complex social, political and economical demands. At Bangor university I have the opportunity to deepen my understanding of and contribute to the research on these land use issues, with a PhD studentship funded by the Sir William Roberts Centre for Sustainable Land Use. The current title of my PhD project is ‘Emerging spaces for native woodland growth in Britain’s crowded future landscapes’. So far, I have researched the drivers and legacies of British forestry history in the last 100 years (1919-2019), both in terms of historical accounts and by investigating archives of planting data over the course of the century. Working

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/research-students/natural-sciences/theresa-bodner-109098/en#research-interests


 

Name   Dr  Amy Grass                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Conservation / Wildlife, Evolution, Genetics and genomics

Summary of Research : 

specialises in conservation genetics and evolutionary genomics.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/amy-grass


 

Name   Dr  Polina Prokopovich                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Antimicrobial resistance, Epidemiology, Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

Antimicrobial Resistance;Immunology and Infectious Disease;Medical Technologies

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/90853-prokopovich-polina


 

Name   Dr  Hannah Hughes                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Communication / marketing, Social science, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

working in collaboration with Dr Alice Vadrot at the University of Vienna exploring the importance of methodological innovation in the study of global environmental negotiations and the knowledge bodies that inform these, such as the IPCC and IPBES. We have a forthcoming edited volume that will be published by Cambridge University Press. The book offers agreement-making as a new framework for conducting research of the actors, sites, processes and order-making that constitute environmental negotiations and the outcomes they produce.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/330670-hughes-hannah


 

Name   Dr  Anthony Harris                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Climate Change, Extreme events

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/tony-harris


 

Name   Dr  Aisha Della-Bambatta                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Climate Change, Water resources

Summary of Research : 

Working mainly on the Dwr Uisce project https://www.dwr-uisce.eu/ where I’m looking into the energy performance of key water demands in the built environment. My projects include: Citizen science project on water-energ use in Irish households Climate action hackathon in schools in Ireland and Wales Benchmarking water-energy efficiency in leisure centres.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/aisha-bellodambatta(ffd16b73-3604-4f37-a45c-5c04d6249ec9).html


 

Name   Dr  Ali Ashraf                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Computing / AI, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

AI and Big Data;Automation, Control and Robotics;Novel Farming Systems;Photonics and Sensors for use in Agriculture;Soils;AgriTech and related technologies

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  David Skydmore                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Citizen Science, Herptiles

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David-Skydmore-2


 

Name   Mr  Sam Hollick                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Landscape processes, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

interested in issues of agricultural sustainability and in particular the role of agroforestry in delivering towards social agendas including sustainable intensification and rural economic development. The current title of my PhD work is “Optimising landscape shelterbelts to sustainably increase farm livestock productivity.” My PhD research is funded by KESS2 East in partnership with the Woodland Trust.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/natural-sciences/research-students/sam-hollick-9581e6a5-6ef7-4124-9be1-25ef7f863a07/en#research-interests


 

Name   Dr  Carole Planque                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Landscape processes, Remote Sensing / GIS

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.aber.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/carole-planque(0e173f0d-36de-47a7-8eb6-6c54da5c9d2f)/persons/carole-planque(0e173f0d-36de-47a7-8eb6-6c54da5c9d2f)/publications.html


 

Name   Miss  Luned Roberts                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Conservation / Wildlife, Genetics and genomics

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.aber.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/luned-roberts(3a9dda7b-c11f-4c95-a62b-3319f7b1d6c5).html


 

Name   Dr  Jassim Uddin                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Renewable Energy;Novel Farming Systems;Photonics and Sensors for use in Agriculture

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/technologies/staff-profiles/Pages/Jasim-Uddin.aspx


 

Name   Dr  Shailen Nandy                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Human / Public health / Wellbeing, Social science, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

Teaches on a number of undergraduate and post-graduate Social Science modules, and convene modules on International and Comparative Social and Public Policy.Research has focused on different aspects of international development, and on poverty analysis and anti-poverty strategies. Interested in social policy and its role in national development strategies in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals.Currently Principal Investigator on an ESRC-GRCF-SDAI research project, collaborating with UNICEF Nigeria, looking at the problem of multiple malnutrition in young children in West and Central Africa.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/489293-nandy-shailen


 

Name   Dr  Elaine Forde                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Energy, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Social science

Summary of Research : 

Her research explores the ethnography of energy, with a particular focus on how new political and technological regimes are changing the relationship between energy and societies.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://hyena-net.org/elaine-forde/


 

Name   Dr  David Mills                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Energy, Marine, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

SEACAMS Knowledge Systems Director

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

http://www.cams.bangor.ac.uk/staff/david-mills


 

Name   Dr  Aaron Yankholmes                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Culture, Economics / finance, Social science

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://southwales.academia.edu/AaronYankholmes


 

Name   Dr  Thomas Woolley                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecology, Mathematics (inc. statistics), Modelling

Summary of Research : 

Mathematical biology, Ecology, Morphogenesis, Reaction-diffusion theory, Cellular motion, Stochastic dynamics, Neurobiology, Oncology.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/783107-woolley-thomas


 

Name   Mr  Tomos Jones                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecology, Invasives, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Forestry. Invasives and their impacts

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomosjones00/?originalSubdomain=uk


 

Name   Dr  Alberto Roldan Martinez                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Catalysis, Chemistry, Computing / AI

Summary of Research : 

My research is based on computer simulation linking materials composition and atomic structure to the reactivity of relevance to chemistry and sustainable industry. Particularly we are interested in:Recovery and utilisation of chemicals in wastewatersHeterogeneous catalysts structure-activity-durability relationship. (www.roldan-group.com)

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/102465-roldan-martinez-alberto


 

Name   Dr  Ben Ward                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Catalysis, Chemistry, Computing / AI

Summary of Research : 

The catalytic applications of main group and early transition metal organometallic and coordination complexes. The group has a particular interest in the development of new chiral catalysts based upon the alkaline earth, lanthanide, and early transition metals. Our research involves a significant amount of organic and inorganic syntheses, catalyst testing and optimisation, and mechanistic determination using state-of-the-art spectroscopic techniques and computational modelling methods.The Ward group is concerned with the catalytic applications of main group and early transition metal organometallic and coordination complexes. Our research specifically concentrates on the Alkaline Earth metals (magnesium, calcium and strontium) and the lanthanide metals.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38527-ward-benjamin


 

Name   Dr  Daniel Slocombe                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Catalysis, Chemistry, Energy

Summary of Research : 

Microwave activation of catalytic processes, synthesis of functional oxides, dielectric spectroscopy and new methods using magnetic resonance phenomena

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364470-slocombe-daniel


 

Name   Dr  Chantelle Haughton                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Education, Social science, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Research Interests: • Forest School • Outdoor Play and Learning • Emotional Literacy • Inclusion for families and children • Holistic child development

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/education/staff/Pages/Chantelle-Haughton.aspx


 

Name   Dr  Panagiotis Ritsos                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Education, Science communication, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

nformation visualization is the use of computer-supported interactive visual representations of abstract data to amplify cognition. In this theme we explore novel ways to represent data, focusing on domains such as environmental sciences, higher education, cyberecurity and cultural heritage. We are also devising new methodologies for ideation and evaluation of InfoVis interfaces.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/computer-science-electronic-engineering/panagiotis-ritsos-077960/en


 

Name   Ms  Gemma Muller                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Catchments, Contaminants / pollutants, Ecology, Rivers and streams

Summary of Research : 

Rivers are major conduits of plastic pollution to the marine environemnt. I’m investigating the sources of microplastic to the freshwater river environment at a catchment scale, understanding the abundance, polymer type, fate, and transfer through the food web, with further focus on tyre wear particles, highly abundant and poorly understood.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/research-students/view/2522906-


 

Name   Dr  Pan He                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Air quality, Climate Change, Human behaviour, Tourism

Summary of Research : 

interested in exploring how human behavior affects the natural environment, and in examining how policy can lead to consumer behavior change that improves sustainability. Currently, I focus on investigating how the food consumption patterns result in specific interconnected environmental and health impacts and what are the opportunities and challenges in realizing dietary sustainability. My other branch of studies concerns empirically examining the effect of climate change and air pollution on human activities such as driving and tourism, as well as the effectiveness of environmental and energy policies at the micro-level.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/2425263-he-pan


 

Name   Prof.  Wouter Poortinga                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Air quality, Built Environment, Extreme events, Risk assessment

Summary of Research : 

An environmental psychologist, based in the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Psychology. Expertise in psychological and behavioural aspects of single-use plastics. Other research interests are in human-environment interactions, including:environmental risk perceptionsustainable behaviours and lifestyleshousing, neighbourhoods and health.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1156540-poortinga-wouter


 

Name   Dr  Numair Masud                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Fish / fisheries, Freshwater, Pathogens

Summary of Research : 

Fish welfare with an emphasis on host-pathogen dynamics. Understanding and potentially improving fish welfare has been a slow endeavour, with the knowledge that fish can neurologically respond to pain only being discovered in 2003. This neglect of fish welfare has contributed to the ‘silent extinction’ of many fish species, with freshwater species in particular facing higher extinction rates than any other group of vertebrates on the planet. Pathogens are one of the key factors implicated in the demise of wild fish populations and also the major factor preventing the sustainable expansion of aquaculture. Therefore, my research has relevance to ecosystems and the fish trade.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/2508790-masud-numair


 

Name   Dr  Natalie Hold                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Ecology, Fish / fisheries, Marine

Summary of Research : 

Post-doctoral research at Bangor University (2012-2015 and 2019- present) has focused on inshore, data poor, shellfish fisheries across Wales, requiring active engagement with the fishing industry for collaborative data collection. All research aims are closely aligned with fisheries management and policy evidence requirements in order to deliver meaningful research to impact sustainable fisheries management.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/ocean-sciences/natalie-hold-015107/en


 

Name   Dr  Katerina Kaouri                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Groundwater, Mathematics (inc. statistics), Modelling, Water resources

Summary of Research : 

Deterministic and stochastic modelling; Fluid Mechanics; Mathematical Biology; Asymptotic methods; Aquifer and water resource management modelling

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1048719-kaouri-katerina


 

Name   Dr  John Griffin                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Coastal ecology, Ecology, Ecosystem services

Summary of Research : 

specialist areas include: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, Coastal Ecology, Restoration Ecology Research in my group is aimed at elucidating how biodiversity and species interactions affect the functioning of ecosystems. We are addressing this across a range of systems including rocky shores, salt marshes, coral reefs and even alpine meadows. Empirical approaches include large-scale surveys, field and mesocosm experiments and meta-analysis.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/griffin-j-n/


 

Name   Dr  Eleanor Warren-Thomas                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Ecosystem services

Summary of Research : 

conservation scientist, working across disciplines to understand the difficult trade-offs we negotiate in biodiversity and environmental conservation, with the aim of finding solutions that offer benefits for people, biodiversity and the wider environment.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/eleanor-warren-thomas-193898/en


 

Name   Dr  Ally Evans                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Marine

Summary of Research : 

An applied marine ecologist with a primary interest in conservation management, biodiversity restoration and enhancement. Recent research focusses on enhancing the biodiversity of marine artificial structures for the Ecostructure project www.ecostructureproject.eu, but has worked on coral reef, seagrass, mangrove and kelp systems previously. Works at the interface between research, policy and practice to try to drive evidence-based implementation of biodiversity enhancements in marine planning.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/aje12/


 

Name   Dr  Lucy Southworth                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Ecology, Fish / fisheries, Marine

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lucy-Southworth


 

Name   Prof.  Simon Creer                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Genetics and genomics

Summary of Research : 

Molecular ecology, environmental DNA, biodiversity and ecosystem processes, function and health.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/simon-creer-008526/en#postgraduate-opportunities


 

Name   Prof.  Richard Dinsdale                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Bioengineering, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Research activities are directed at optimizing microbial cultures for the production of energy either in the form of methane, hydrogen or as electricity directly from bioelectrochemical systems as well as other chemical products such as bioplastics, single cell protein and lipids from low grade biomass resources.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/richard-dinsdale


 

Name   Dr  Stuart Capstick                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Human behaviour, Social science, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

Cross-cultural understanding of climate change and environmentally-significant behaviours

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1156602-capstick-stuart


 

Name   Miss  Holly Stokes                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Marine

Summary of Research : 

Marine Ecology, Marine Biology, Sea turtle ecology, Saltmarsh, Seagrass

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Prof.  Jan Geert Hiddink                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Ecology, Fish / fisheries, Marine

Summary of Research : 

The effect of human disturbance on benthic ecosystems, including fishing and climate change. He has a broad interest in other topics and has been working on research ranging from cattle trampling wader nests on saltmarshes to acoustic monitoring of cetaceans. His research is focussed on gaining a quantitative understanding of the effect of disturbance (such as exploitation and climate change) on the biodiversity and functioning of marine benthic communities, and on how such effects can be mitigated.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/ocean-sciences/jan-geert-hiddink-009786/en


 

Name   Dr  Pete Bunting                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Computing / AI, Data Management, Remote Sensing / GIS, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Dr Bunting’s research is concerned with the computational processing of spatial data, primarily for the mapping of land surfaces & biophysical attributes both in terms of their current state & as they change through time using remotely sensed (terrestrial, airborne & spaceborne) & ancillary GIS data, to inform policy & understand the processes of change. In particular, his research involves the development of new & automated techniques for information retrieval from image & 3D point cloud datasets.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/pfb/


 

Name   Dr  Ruben Valbuena                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Computing / AI, Ecology, Remote Sensing / GIS, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Applying the Lorenz curve of tree size inequality to forest structure characterization and its determination by airborne laser scanning (i.e. LiDAR) remote sensing

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ruben-Valbuena


 

Name   Dr  Gareth Powell                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Extreme events, Geochemistry, Law / Legislation, Risk assessment

Summary of Research : 

Coal mining, subsidence, compensation for damage.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/gareth-powell


 

Name   Prof.  Andrew Mitchell                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Groundwater, Polar / glaciology, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Microbe-metal-sediment interaction, transport and deposition Biogeochemistry in glacierised and snow covered environments Environmental engineering – Bioremediation in surface and groundwater; Subsurface geologic carbon sequestration, enhanced oil recovery

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/nem/


 

Name   Dr  Devin Sapsford                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Circular economy, Contaminants / pollutants, Water quality

Summary of Research : 

Minewater treatment technologies; recovery of metals from waste; biogeochemistry

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364465-sapsford-devin


 

Name   Prof.  Dan Eastwood                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Fungi, Genetics and genomics, Microbiology

Summary of Research : 

am interested in understanding how higher fungi grow, exploit resources in their environment and make mushrooms. I mainly employ molecular tools (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics) in my research combined with traditional microbiological and biochemical analysis.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/eastwood-d-c/


 

Name   Dr  Sarah Perkins                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Citizen Science, Conservation / Wildlife, Microbiology, Pathogens

Summary of Research : 

The role of individuals in disease persistence and invasion; Social networks and infectious disease dynamics; Citizen science. The use of AI to track disease

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81249-perkins-sarah


 

Name   Miss  Nia Jones                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Coastal ecology, Contaminants / pollutants, Marine, Pollutants

Summary of Research : 

Nia’s PhD research project is titled “the Dispersal of Microplastic in the Marine Environment”. The project aims to determine the spatiotemporal variability of microplastic and its transport from estuaries to shelf seas, concetrating on the local Conwy Estuary, North Wales and wider Irish Sea. The project contains significant input from both field-based measurements and numerical models to achieve its aims and objectives and help discover the levels of microplastic contamination on a regional scale.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/nia-jones(e817e89d-d21d-4fac-9a0d-561875dc7cd0).html


 

Name   Ms  Charina Jones                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Data Management, Human behaviour, Human / Public health / Wellbeing, Landscape processes

Summary of Research : 

A PhD Candidate at Swansea university studying approaches to mapping historic landscape character. In particular, her research is investigating ways to make use of existing ‘big data’ to convey landscape character as well as to assess its potential impact on sense of place and individual and community wellbeing.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Charina-Jones


 

Name   Dr  Elke Scheibler                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Biodiversity, Conservation / Wildlife, Mammals

Summary of Research : 

research interests that include behavioural plasticity in changing environments especially in rodents, and antelopes.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elke-Scheibler-2/research


 

Name   dr  Luis Cunha                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Biodiversity, Ecology, Genetics and genomics

Summary of Research : 

evolutionary ecology, phylogenetics and population genetics/genomics of invertebrates.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/luis-cunha


 

Name   Ms  Lucia Watts                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Climate Change, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology

Summary of Research : 

Environmental Sciences PhD student with a demonstrated history of working in the nature conservation industry. Skilled in Biodiversity, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Awareness, Conservation Issues, and Report Writing. Key interests include how to most accurately predict species movement with climate change and the role of protected areas in ensuring species resilience.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/eleanor-warren-thomas-193898/en


 

Name   Dr  Tracie McKinney                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Human behaviour, Mammals, Tourism

Summary of Research : 

biological anthropologist with research interests in human-nonhuman primate interactions. Her work focus on ecotourism, crop-foraging, and any situations in which humans and wild primates come into contact.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/tracie-mckinney


 

Name   Dr  Jenny Maher                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Conservation / Wildlife, Environmental Crime, Social science

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/jenny-maher


 

Name   DrHEnk  Henk Braid                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Criminology / Forensics, Invertebrates, Parasitology

Summary of Research : 

genomics of mites and lice, dsRNA viruses, forensic acarology, molecular parasitology, predatory publishing

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/henk-braig-007286/en


 

Name   Dr  Catrin Williams                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Human / Public health / Wellbeing, Microbiology, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Interactions between microwave fields and biological systems.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/2546438-williams-catrin


 

Name   Ms  Gemma Veneruso                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Energy, Marine, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

research focusses on applying cetacean ecology and behavioural studies to anthropogenic impacts. In recent years, I have specifically studied small cetacean density, distribution and behaviour at sites proposed for tidal energy development in Wales. We seek to understand animal usage in high current areas and develop innovative tools to study dolphin and porpoise response to operating turbines, to inform collision risk.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

http://cao.bangor.ac.uk/staff/gemma-veneruso


 

Name   Prof.  William Symondson                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Parasitology

Summary of Research : 

Predator-prey interactions; molecular analysis of diet; herbivory; food webs; prey choice

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81292-symondson-william-o.c.


 

Name   Dr  Rhian Newman                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Human behaviour

Summary of Research : 

nterested in the interactions between people and the environment, in particular how anthropogenic influences alter ecosystem functioning and individual species. Dr Newman’s research looks to combine both behavioural and physiological responses when examining the species level impact of particular stressors.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/rhian-newman


 

Name   Prof.  Carolyn Hayles                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Built Environment, Climate Change, Human / Public health / Wellbeing, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

The development and delivery of sustainable decision making processes and frameworks, including approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation; and design for health and wellbeing, as demonstrated in her research outputs and publications.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/artanddesign/staff/Pages/carolynhayles.aspx


 

Name   Prof.  Yacine Rezgui                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Built Environment, Data Management, Energy, Extreme events

Summary of Research : 

Modelling, data analytics, informatics (semantics), knowledge management; catchment and urban water management; resilience of the built environment to natural disasters; smart cities.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364461-rezgui-yacine


 

Name   Dr  Rachel Hale                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Built Environment, Carbon / Net Zero, Social science, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

a Research Associate in the Understanding Risk Group working on the Living Well in Low Carbon Homes research strand of the EPSRC funded study ‘The Active Building Centre’ (ABC). The Active Building Centre is a major national (UK) initiative to transform the energy and construction industry through new sustainably-powered building design and use, involving other major University (UK-wide), commercial, and local council partners. I am conducting social science research located within the fields of socio-technical energy transitions (including digitisation and the smart revolution), environmental risk/sustainability studies and psychosocial inquiry, contributing to a major qualitative longitudinal social sciences study of occupants of active homes in schemes in the South Wales region.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1767200-hale-rachel


 

Name   Dr  Jon Walker                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Carbon / Net Zero, Catchments, Circular economy, Uplands

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/walker-j-s/


 

Name   Dr  Alvin Oarbaek White                                        Institution            Please select from one of the options listed                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Carbon / Net Zero, Circular economy, Energy, Materials (incl. Biocomposites)

Summary of Research : 

Synthesis of carbon nanotubes Nanomaterials and application toward a secure global energy future Circular economy, chemical recycling & resource utilization Blockchain, energy distribution and the future of decentralized energy generation

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/engineering/orbaek-white-a/


 

Name   Dr  Sara MacBride Stewart                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecosystem services, Human / Public health, Recreation, Social science

Summary of Research : 

research is in the field of Environmental Sociology, where I explore relationships between the natural environment and society using the lens of human health and environmental justice, evidencing practices and perspectives from the planetary scale to the everyday lives of communities. I have a special interest in understanding the new social inequalities (i.e. gender, geospatial) and problems for health and wellbeing, that emerge from changes to the natural landscape (biodiversity loss, socio-cultural change), and recreational natures.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38129-macbride-stewart-sara


 

Name   Dr  Simon Brooks                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Economics / finance, Human / Public health, Social science, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

Corporate social responsibility and small to medium sized enterprises. Strategic agility and corporate sustainability. Strategic agility and value-based healthcare. Creating shared value and value-based healthcare.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/som/busman/brooks-s-b/


 

Name   Dr  Survana Punalekar                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Landscape processes, Modelling, Plants, Remote Sensing / GIS

Summary of Research : 

Working on the EU funded Living Wales project Survana is particularly interested in testing already available remote sensing based environmental variable products (such as Leaf Area Index, Canopy Cover and Height) for monitoring changes and further implement tested algorithms on the fine resolution datasets such as Cubesat, Rapideye, Sentinel 2 for achieving improved temporal frequency as well as spatial resolution.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/smp15/


 

Name   Dr  Anthony Caravaggi                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Conservation / Wildlife, Data Management, Ecology, Ecosystem services

Summary of Research : 

My work is broadly focussed on conducting research that increases our understanding of species-specific and community ecology. I use field studies and historical data, along with R code and GIS software, to answer robust questions related to species distributions, community ecology, habitat selection, anthropogenic impacts. My work has implications for and informs conservation and management processes, policy, and commercial enterprises.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/anthony-caravaggi


 

Name   Miss  Heather Kay                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Landscape processes, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Her research investigates the drivers of variation in forest structure across the globe. In the UK she has a keen interest in natural regeneration, rewilding and landscape ecology. She is also part of an international team assisting with contributions to the AFOLU sector of the UNFCCC Secretariat.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/hek4/


 

Name   Dr  Ewa Krzyszczyk                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Communication / marketing, Conservation / Wildlife, Marine, Science communication

Summary of Research : 

experience in multidisciplinary research with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Developing curriculum, Analytical Skills, Databases, Environmental Awareness, Conservation Issues, and Marine Biology. Strong research professional with emphasis on developing excellent communication skills.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/ewa-krzyszczyk(a5d5c546-f1b4-4d97-b82e-66b56c62715c).html


 

Name   Dr  Graham Bird                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Contaminants / pollutants, Geochemistry, Mining / minerals, Wastewater

Summary of Research : 

Field of environmental geochemistry, with a particular interest in the impact of metal mining, metallurgy and mine tailings dam failures upon fluvial systems. Investigation into contaminant metal speciation using Sequential Extraction Procedures (SEPs) and the use of Pb isotopes as geochemical tracers of sediment and sediment-associated metal dispersal. Reconstruction of contaminant-dispersal and sedimentation histories using composite geochemical fingerprinting techniques and multivariate mixing models.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/graham-bird-070939/en


 

Name   Dr  Jessica Adams                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Freshwater, Marine, Plants

Summary of Research : 

interested in all aspects of macroalgae utilisation, from cultivation through to product with previous work including examination of drying, pressing and/or milling; water and chemical extractions; enzymic hydrolysis and/or fermentations; and thermal treatments to chars and composts. Access to the BEACON pilot-scale facility has enabled me to project manage a 1,000kg seaweed processing contract research project between summer 2020 – Feb 2021.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/jaa/


 

Name   Prof.  Iain Donnison                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Climate Change, Ecosystem services, Plants

Summary of Research : 

Head of the Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS). He is a plant and environmental scientist with expertise in temperate and tropical grasses. His work focuses on environmental stress, and strategies for adaptation to, and mitigation of, climate change.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/isd/


 

Name   Dr  Rattan Yadav                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Climate Change, Genetics and genomics, Plants

Summary of Research : 

focused on capturing and translating naturally occurring genetic variations present in crops germplasm for ‘public good’ outcomes. In particular, I have interests in developing and applying modern breeding methods utilising genomics to hasten crop breeding in tropical millets (Pennisetum glaucum, Eleusine coracana) and temperate forage grasses (Lolium perenne) leading to sustainable food, nutrition, health, and environmental outcomes at global scale.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/rsy/


 

Name   Ms  Sandy Stevens                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Climate Change, Nature Based Solutions, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change;Renewable Energy;Adapting to Climate Change;Food and Nutrition;Livestock Farming

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/contact-us/directory/staff/profile/sas146/


 

Name   Dr  Hannah Pitt                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Human behaviour, Plants, Social science

Summary of Research : 

Community use of blue-greenspaces, their benefits and what prevents people accessing them; current project work with Canal and River Trust

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/475490-pitt-hannah


 

Name   Dr  Sarfraz Nazir                                        Institution            Other                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Circular economy, Computing / AI, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Resource Conservation;Waste and Resources;Green House Gas Emissions;AgriTech and related technologies;AI and Big Data;BioDiversity;Circular Economy;Ecology;Food and Nutrition;Advanced Manufacturing

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://en.unimib.it/sarfraz-nazir


 

Name   Dr  Amy Thomas                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Carbon / Net Zero, Ecosystem services, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Soils, land use and public goods modeller specialising in development of modelling frameworks for local to national scale applications. Research interests include: predicting land use change and potential impacts and their synergies and trade-offs; anthropogenic and natural drivers of spatial and temporal patterns in soil properties.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/amy-thomas


 

Name   Dr  Tim Pagella                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Ecosystem services, Remote Sensing / GIS, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

a system scientist primarily interested in agroforestry systems. In particular my research focuses on the capacity of trees outside woodland to deliver ecosystem services, resilience and sustainable intensification. I am interested in how livelihood and wellbeing benefits from these systems are distributed across scales (in both tropical and temperate systems).

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/tim-pagella-000553/en


 

Name   Prof.  Joe Gallagher                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Genetics and genomics, Plants, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Understanding components of carbohydrate metabolism and digestibility in grasses (e.g. Miscanthus and perennial ryegrass) and to translate these to improving crop performance, processability, and substrate supply for biorefining. This involves studying gene regulation and expression, the properties of gene products and their localisation within the plant/cell. This allows us to identifying candidate genes and markers for use in gene mapping and breeding programmes. Other research activities include biorefining of plant feedstocks to fine and bulk chemicals including biofuels.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/jbg/


 

Name   Dr  Muhammed Naveed Arshad                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Plants, Renewables, Social science

Summary of Research : 

His current position focuses on the agricultural productivity potential of Wales and potential resources for bioenergy in UK. He has vast experience of Climate Change Studies using Crop Modeling and Remote Sensing/GIS and land assessment/crop suitability mapping. He is very passionate about research on environmental issues, sustainability and socio-ecological resilience.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/mna/


 

Name   Mr  Robbie James                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Postgraduate – Masters student

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production systems, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

Sustainable agriculture, agroecology, agronomy, soil science

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbie-james-87418116b/


 

Name   Prof.  David Thomas                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Arts, Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Science communication

Summary of Research : 

Antarctic, Arctic and Baltic sea ice ecology & biogeochemistry; Role of dissolved organic matter in aquatic systems and land-ocean transitions; Inorganic nutrients & phytoplankton primary production; Industrial-scale microalgal biomass production & utilisation; Seaweed & halophyte ecology & physiology; Conveying science to non-specialist audiences; Connections between science & art.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/ocean-sciences/david-thomas-007558/en


 

Name   Mr  Matt Cooper                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Birds, Flooding, Marine, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/matt-cooper(8886e474-9458-421e-91d4-6c59a6adf2a5).html


 

Name   Dr  Jaco Baas                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Energy, Geochemistry, Marine, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Geology: sedimentary processes in fluvial, shallow-marine and deep-marine environments. Physical geography: bedform dynamics. Hydraulic engineering: cohesive sediment transport. Petroleum geoscience: hydrocarbon exploration, cores and well logs.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/ocean-sciences/jaco-baas-009331/en


 

Name   Prof.  Simon Neill                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Energy, Marine, Modelling, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Professor in physical oceanography, specializing in ocean renewable energy: characterizing the wave and tidal energy resource, understanding wave-tide interaction, optimizing grid integration of arrays of marine renewable energy devices, and quantifying the environmental impacts of extracting energy from the oceans.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/simon-neill(857c6ab3-81d6-4f14-81fc-c4a39f4f0fe0)/researchoutputs.html?pageSize=250&page=0


 

Name   Mr  Richard Hanousek                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Energy, Marine, Modelling, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

currently doing a PhD with the WISE Centre for Doctoral Traning (funded by the EPSRC, grant no EP/L016214/1), with Dr Reza Ahmadian and Prof Roger Falconer, numerically modelling the near and far field effects of marine renewable energy schemes. My work with design optimisation at a conceptual stage using 0D models, determining numbers of turbines and sluices along with how and when to generate energy with the aim of ensuring that a design is at its most viable. I have also carried out studies of developed designs using 2D large domain numerical models to assess the potential environmental impacts of a tidal range energy scheme once operational. I have also conducted research into using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics to model a vertical axis turbine.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/research-students/view/engineering/1425950-hanousek-nicolas


 

Name   Dr  ElinOr Gwynne                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Culture, Ecosystem services, Landscape processes, Marine

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.aber.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/elinor-gwynn(014b08be-5be3-45c3-8923-dd2ef9e47d41)/persons/elinor-gwynn(014b08be-5be3-45c3-8923-dd2ef9e47d41)/projects.html


 

Name   Mr  Harri Little                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecology, Freshwater, Marine, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

practical and technical aspects of biology research across several disciplines, including ecology, marine and freshwater biology, and biomedical sciences. Harri has research interests in woodland ecology and using technology enhanced learning to improve ecology practical skills for students and in non-governmental organisations.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://staffdirectory.southwales.ac.uk/users/harri.little.html


 

Name   Dr  Katrien Van Landeghem                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecology, Marine, Polar / glaciology, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

seabed dynamics; bedform formation; sediment transport; glacial geomorphology; habitat mapping

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/ocean-sciences/katrien-van-landeghem-015216/en


 

Name   Prof.  Philip Davies                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Catalysis, Chemistry, Geochemistry, Water supply

Summary of Research : 

primary interest is understanding how a surface can modifies or direct a chemical reaction. The primary driver for our work has been heterogeneous catalysis where the surface has long been recognised critical in determining activity, selectivity and lifetime, but surface chemistry is an integral part of almost every heterogeneous system and thus our work is also relevant to aspects of adhesion, corrosion and biological activity. The core of our work has been concerned with understanding the reactions of molecules at surfaces characterised both chemically and structurally at the atomic level: the figure below for example, shows an atomically resolved image of a copper surface after reaction with phenyl iodide. The accompanying chart maps the changes in chemical composition as more of the reactant is adsorbed and reveals how high surface concentrations drive the formation and desorption of a biphenyl molecule leaving the surface covered in iodine. Other aspects of our work include studying the mechanism of photocatalysis, and in particular water splitting; characterising the decomposition pathways for archaeological iron (collaboration with the School of Conservation); investigating novel polymeric based sensors (collaboration with the School of Pharmacy) and exploring the anti-bacterial properties of nano-particulate silver (collaboration with the School of Pharmacy)

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38531-davies-philip


 

Name   Dr  David Assinder                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Chemistry, Contaminants / pollutants, Marine, Pollutants

Summary of Research : 

Marine chemistry, Marine pollution

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/ocean-sciences/david-assinder-007766/en


 

Name   Dr  Nichola Welton                                        Institution            University of Wales – Trinity St.David                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Education, Human behaviour, Science communication, Social science

Summary of Research : 

Non-formal/informal learning, Education for Sustainability Development and outdoor learning, with Young people Participatory Research with Young People and communities.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/staff/nichola-welton/


 

Name   Dr  Pablo Ouro Barba                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Freshwater, Hydrodynamics, Marine, Modelling, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

My main area of expertise relates to the computational modelling in Offshore renewable energy (tidal stream turbines and wind turbine farms); Turbulence in environmental flows and hydraulics; or multi-phase flows: Eulerian-Eulerian (free-surface) and Eulerian-Lagrangian (sediments). I also work on the development of river turbine arrays for developing countries.Additional areas I am keen on are microplastic transport processes and mixing in freshwater ecosystems.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/2498277-ouro-barba-pablo


 

Name   Ms  Angharad Morgan                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Nature Based Solutions

Summary of Research : 

nterested in behaviour, ecology, and conservation, with extensive field- and desk-based research experience. Passionate about biodiversity, sustainability and widening access to higher education.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/angharad-morgan-730450157/?originalSubdomain=uk


 

Name   Dr  Jennifer Allan                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Contaminants / pollutants, Social science, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

research explores environmental and social movements, and how global rules are made and remade. My recent work focuses on the politics of sustainable post-COVID recoveries, including green stimulus packages in the UK and the emergence of the green recovery norm globally. I engage with a wide range of environmental issues, including climate change, biodiversity, forest protection, and chemical and wastes management.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1422735-allan-jennifer


 

Name   Dr  Dan Forman                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Freshwater, Pathogens

Summary of Research : 

Carnivore Ecology and Conservation Wildlife Disease Biodiversity Ecological Monitoring British Wildlife Freshwater Ecology Conservation Predator diet

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/forman-d-w/


 

Name   Dr  Iain Michie                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Bioengineering, Biogeochemistry, Energy, Microbiology, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

research interests lie in the production of energy products such as hydrogen, methane or electricity, and in understanding the dynamic development of electrochemically active microbial microorganisms and how these may be engineered as biocatalytic processes.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/iain-michie


 

Name   Dr  Ruth Callaway                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Bioengineering, Estuaries, Invertebrates, Marine, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Marine ecology Marine invertebrates Infauna and epibenthos Marine renewable energy Estuaries Bioengineering Swansea Bay North Sea

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/callaway-r-m/


 

Name   Prof.  Sarah Davies                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Climatology, Extreme events, Ponds, lakes and reservoirs, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Research focuses on reconstructing climatic and environmental change using evidence from lake sediments. Particularly interested in the interactions between people, climate and environment over a range of timescales. Most of my work to date has focused in tropical regions such as Mexico and Ethiopia. Also, work on sedimentary and historical records of climatic variability and extreme weather and their impacts in Wales and the UK.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/sjd/


 

Name   Prof.  Richard Lucas                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Coastal ecology, Ecosystem services, Landscape processes, Remote Sensing / GIS

Summary of Research : 

Expertise in quantifying and understanding the response of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems and environments to change (including that associated with climatic variation), through integration of Earth observation data from various sources. He has also developed innovative methods for extracting relevant information on terrestrial ecosystems at scales ranging from individual trees to the global. currently leads the Living Wales project which is facilitating the development of national land cover monitoring to support national and international conservation and sustainable use of environments.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/rml2/


 

Name   Prof.  Mike Phillips                                        Institution            University of Wales – Trinity St.David                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Coastal ecology, Coastal erosion / processes, Science communication, Tourism

Summary of Research : 

Major research interests include shoreline morphological responses to climate change and sea level rise, public perception, stakeholder engagement, scenic evaluation and consequences of persistent marine debris. Early research assessed processes and strategies for management of the Penarth coast (evaluation and management of morphological change in response to natural forcing agents and anthropogenic pressures, including the Cardiff Bay Barrage).

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/staff/michael-robert-phillips/


 

Name   Miss  Rebecca Phillips                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Mammals, Marine

Summary of Research : 

Marine predator biodiversity, conservation and management

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccaphillipslink/


 

Name   Prof.  Thomas Connor                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Computing / AI, Epidemiology, Genetics and genomics, Human health, Pathogens

Summary of Research : 

Pathogen evolution; bioinformatic; computational biology; sequening; phylogenetics; population genomics; public health

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81141-connor-thomas


 

Name   Dr  Lam Man Yue                                        Institution            Please select from one of the options listed                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Computing / AI, Contaminants / pollutants, Flooding, Science communication, Water quality

Summary of Research : 

Mechanistic model assumptions in coastal waters: There is no general consensus concerning the turbulence and bacteria decay models suitable for coastal waters. While the suitability of these models are site and bacteria dependent, factors governing the use of such models require clarification. AI models: AI models require less computational power and obtain water quality predictions quicker than mechanistic models. Nonlinear AI models are being developed to better predict bathing water quality, especially faecal indicator bacteria concentrations.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1723963-yue-lam-man-arthur


 

Name   Dr  Tristam Hales                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Extreme events, Landscape processes, Rivers and streams, Soils, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Geomorphology; Hillslope processes; Vegetation-landscape interactions; Landscape evolution; Permafrost; Landslide hazards

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81687-hales-t-c


 

Name   Ms  Inge Elferich                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Sensors, Water quality

Summary of Research : 

I work with an interdisciplinary team of supervisors from Cardiff and Bristol University and I am working together with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to apply my research to the real world directly. I’m investigating which in situ sensors and frequency of measurement is required in a real-time monitoring program to predict issues with taste and odour compounds in drinking water reservoirs.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/cy/people/research-students/view/2489031-elfferich-inge


 

Name   Prof.  Darren Oatley-Radcliffe                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Circular economy, Contaminants / pollutants, Microbiology, Pollutants

Summary of Research : 

Chemical and bio-process engineering, reactor design, separation processes algal technologies, membrane processes, pollution control and remediation, circular economy, and sustainability

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Dr  Rhoda Ballinger                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Coastal ecology, Coastal erosion, Education, Estuaries, Marine

Summary of Research : 

Coastal and estuary management; Marine environmental management; Coastal management education

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81592-ballinger-rhoda


 

Name   Mr  Tim D’Urban Jackson                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Coastal ecology, Marine, Remote Sensing / GIS, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Current marine ecology research focuses include 3D structure in habitats and ecosystems, high-resolution topographic and bathymetric remote sensing, temperate reef ecology and habitat mapping. I use state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques and geographic information systems to explore questions in spatial ecology at multiple scales. biofouling communities on marine renewable energy infrastructure, decapod crustacean adaptation to multiple stressors during larval development, thresher shark (Alopius pelagicus) hunting behaviour and tropical coral reef ecology.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

http://cao.bangor.ac.uk/staff/tim-d-urban-jackson/en


 

Name   Dr  Graeme Shannon                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Mammals

Summary of Research : 

interested in exploring the effects of human activity on the ecology and behaviour of wildlife. More specifically, this includes projects: 1) Exploring how large herbivores adapt to human transformed habitats. 2) Understanding the habitat and ecosystem-level effects of expanding large herbivore populations. 3) Investigating the impacts of anthropogenic noise and artificial light at night on animal behaviour using lab and field-based studies. 4) Exploring the behavioural ecology of African elephants with a focus on movement ecology and cognition. More details at http://www.wildliferesearch.co.uk/Wildlife_Research/Research.html

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/graeme-shannon-113103/en


 

Name   Prof.  Simon Willcock                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Extreme events, Landscape processes

Summary of Research : 

an interdisciplinary scientist, keen on producing real-world outputs that can be applied in numerous policy and business contexts. My particular interests focus on the interactions between people and nature, particularly within the tropics. Key subject areas include: Adaptation Climate Change Ecosystem Services Land use/cover change Migration Resilience Tipping points My projects focus on ecosystems services (the benefits humans derive from nature) in rural and urban areas, using innovative methods (e.g. smartphones; https://msds.tools/).

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/simon-willcock-123839/en


 

Name   Dr  Michael Harbottle                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Circular economy, Groundwater, Microbiology, Plants, Soils

Summary of Research : 

Biotechnology in contaminated land remediation; Electrical properties of soil and groundwater; Resource recovery from waste; Biogeotechnics

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364380-harbottle-michael


 

Name   Ms  Elidh Forster                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Circular economy, Ecosystem services, Landscape processes, Soils /sediments, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

researching the environmental sustainability of forestry value chains using a combination of carbon modelling and life cycle assessment (LCA). I am evaluating different forest management systems and different downstream timber product uses, with a particular focus on the construction sector. Initially I am looking at the greenhouse gas emissions impact of different value chains but hope to expand the scope to consider other impact categories as well (such as water quality), through collaboration with other researchers. I am interested in the emerging circular bio-economy and may also evaluate some more novel wood-based products later in my PhD if time permits.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/natural-sciences/research/environment-natural-resources-and-geography/students/eilidh-forster.php.en


 

Name   Dr  Patrick Robson                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Built Environment, Climate Change, Coastal erosion / processes, Heritage, History

Summary of Research : 

Research interests include working on the Chew Bahir Project exploring links between climate change and human evolution in East Africa. In the summer of 2017 Patrick was appointed as a PDRA on the CHERISH project, which aims to study climate change and its impact on the heritage on the Welsh and Irish coasts.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/pjr/


 

Name   Dr  Andrea Collins                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Carbon / Net Zero, Human behaviour, Recreation, Social science, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

research interests cover the contribution of environmental indicators in assessing resource use impacts, specifically the ecological footprint as a policy and education tool. Her current work focuses on assessing the environmental impacts of major sport and cultural events, and developing decision-making tools for event organisers and policy makers. Projects have included FA Cup Final, Rugby 6 Nations, Tour de France, UEFA Champions League Final, Hay Literature Festival, Swn Festival, National Eisteddfod and Cardiff Half Marathon.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/87816-collins-andrea


 

Name   Prof.  Carole Llewellyn                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Carbon / Net Zero, Circular economy, Climate Change, Microbiology, Plants

Summary of Research : 

early research focused on the study of chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments to understand phytoplankton community composition and function in relation to the carbon cycle and climate change. From this she developed an interest in algal biotechnology using her knowledge on microalgal carotenoids and UV sunscreen compounds working with industry to develop personal care products for anti-aging and cosmetics. This has led to her wider interest in understanding metabolism in microalgae and large scale cultivation of microalgae for industrially useful products including for food and for sustainable chemicals to replace existing petroleum based chemicals.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/llewellyn-c-a/


 

Name   Prof.  Morag McDonald                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecosystem services, Landscape processes, Soils /sediments, Water resources, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Research expertise in soil conservation and fertility; impacts of anthropogenic and natural disturbance on forest ecosystems; restoration forestry; buffer-zone management; forest nutrient and carbon cycling; tropical dry forest regeneration; agroforestry systems, water regulating ecosystem services and forest restoration through fallow management; Forest restoration and remediation of degraded and post-industrial.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/morag-mcdonald-007087/en


 

Name   Prof.  Max Munday                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Economics / finance, Energy, Fish / fisheries, Recreation, Tourism

Summary of Research : 

Economics of recreational angling, ecosystem services, hydropower; Welsh economy; inward investment; tourism economics; regional economics and policy; corporate restructuring

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/609570-munday-max


 

Name   Dr  Richard Caddell                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Conservation / Wildlife, Fish / fisheries, Law / Legislation, Marine, Polar / glaciology

Summary of Research : 

primary research interests lie in the law of the sea and international environmental law, with a particular emphasis on wildlife conservation law, fisheries management, marine mammals, Polar law and marine environmental law at the international, EU, UK and devolved levels, as well as the exercise of free speech and protest rights.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/478838-caddell-richard


 

Name   Dr  Frank Hailer                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics and genomics, Molecular dynamics

Summary of Research : 

An evolutionary biologist working at the interface of genomics, molecular ecology and conservation biology.I am part of the Cardiff University Otter Project, where we study otters in the UK and beyond. We are using a diversity of scientific approaches, for example studying their exposure to environmental contaminants, antimicrobial resistance and their population structuring.Research interests are broad, focussing on surveying genetic variation within and among species to infer key processes in ecology and evolution, such as speciation, adaptation, introgression and population structuring. I am also interested in the causes and consequences of dispersal, mechanisms of loss or maintenance of genetic diversity, and disease ecology.Understanding these processes often requires knowledge about population structure and phylogeographic history. Hence, my research traces the origin and fate of genetic variation within individuals to their populations and species, and continues deeper into phylogenetic time scales. In this context I find it particularly fascinating to see how independently inherited parts of the genome reflect different aspects of present and past processes.In my research I have studied a wide range of taxa, including bears, eagles, various species of tropical seabirds, wolves, coyotes and dogs, turtles, fruit flies, lynxes, elephants etc., spanning arctic to tropical habitats.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81183-hailer-frank


 

Name   Dr  Kata Farkas                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Antimicrobial resistance, Ecology, Groundwater, Human / Public health / Wellbeing, Microbiology

Summary of Research : 

Research focuses on the ecology and survival of viruses in the aquatic environment with a special interest in the fate of enteric viruses.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

http://cao.bangor.ac.uk/staff/kata-farkas


 

Name   Dr  sophie Wynne-Jones                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Biodiversity, Communication / marketing, Economics / finance / business, Ecosystem services

Summary of Research : 

1) Human-nature relations and environmental governance: e.g. rewilding, payments for ecosystem services, community-led and participatory management. 2) Farming and agricultural change: farmer decision-making, learning and practise; impacts of policy transitions (e.g. Brexit); adoption of environmental management; co-operative behaviours. 3) Knowledge controversies: understanding different knowledge systems and how stakeholders interact.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/sophie-wynne-jones-109476/en


 

Name   Dr  Siobhan Maderson                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Biodiversity, Plants, Science communication, Social science

Summary of Research : 

Research focuses on Traditional Environmental Knowledge and its applications to contemporary environmental challenges. Siobhan uses social science research methods to complement life science research on pollinator decline and other challenges to food security, biodiversity and environmental stability. She is interested in science communication, and utilising diverse forms of knowledge and expertise to improve environmental management.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/sim14/


 

Name   Dr  Kara Marsden                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Microbiology, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Plants, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

esearch interests include sustainable food production in a changing climate, nitrogen cycling in agroecosystems, gaseous emissions from soil (particularly N2O and N2), methods and techniques for monitoring gaseous emissions from soil and assessing spatial and temporal variability in emissions, rhizosphere processes and plant-soil-microbe interactions. She has 22 peer-reviewed publications, a h-index of 12 and 615 citations (Google Scholar).

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/karina-marsden-062476/en


 

Name   Dr  Ana Winters                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Plants, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

A plant biochemist with a special interest in protein and phenol chemistry. My more recent work has focussed on the enzyme polyphenol oxidase in forage crops looking at gene expression, enzyme biochemistry and phenol substrate chemistry. Currently studying the effects of post-harvest changes on processing of crops for biofuel.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/alg/


 

Name   Prof.  Andrew Thomas                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Climate Change, Landscape processes, Microbiology, Soils

Summary of Research : 

Andrew’s expertise is in dryland environments, particularly in the Kalahari of southern Africa. He is interested in predicting the effects of climatic and land use change on soils and the carbon cycle. Much of his work has focused on biological soil crusts and their influence over soil erodibility, moisture and nutrient content in drylands. His current research is quantifying spatial differences in soil respiration and microbial activity in the Kalahari, and determining the relative roles of fungi and bacteria in carbon cycles.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/ant23/


 

Name   Dr  Noel Bristow                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Computing / AI, Modelling, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Sensors

Summary of Research : 

interests are on the applied side of engineering – how can we use technology to solve the problems that society faces. I am a passionate advocate for all forms of renewable energy. As a data analyst / computer programmer I am interested in the use of modern data analysis and visualisation techniques when applied to large datasets, especially those coming from the ever growing number of IoT sensors. My practical research interests are in the fields of applied photovoltaics, embedded microelectronics and wireless sensor networks, and I am particularly interested in the use of organic photovoltaics for solar energy harvesting.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/noel-bristow(c8abbe2d-7196-48a5-8b6c-be99407e5b0b).html


 

Name   Dr  Adam Charlton                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Circular economy, Microbiology, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/adam-charlton(53d517ce-4ddc-46ae-ad31-bca1c0f4db58).html


 

Name   Dr  Irena Neaga                                        Institution            University of Wales – Trinity St.David                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Circular economy, Computing / AI, Data Management, Research Management

Summary of Research : 

Researching on the application of technology, information and knowledge management for global logistics systems.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/staff/irina-neaga/


 

Name   Dr  Ashley Hardaker                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Economics / finance, Ecosystem services, Remote Sensing / GIS, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

an interdisciplinary researcher interested in decision analysis in relation to land use, forestry, agroforestry and agricultural systems. I am particularly interested in research to inform decision making surrounding the adoption of agroforestry and woodland creation in upland agricultural systems and how these interventions can be designed to deliver public and private economic benefits. I engage with a range of research disciplines including ecosystem services, GIS, economics and operations research.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/ashley-hardaker(910c56b3-f450-4c76-a3e3-34cff9e9111f).html


 

Name   Dr  Christina Marley                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Mammals, Nature Based Solutions, Plants, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Specific research interests include the optimisation of nutrient use from soil to animal products within ruminant livestock systems to reduce reliance on imported feeds and fertilisers and the use of nutrition to improve animal health.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/cvm/


 

Name   Dr  Caroline Freeman                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Flooding, Landscape processes, Soils /sediments, Uplands

Summary of Research : 

Investigating the impact of different management and grazing regimes on soil infiltration in the uplands in addition to the impacts of soil acidification on infiltration

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Caroline-Freeman


 

Name   Dr  Sopin Patil                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Catchments, Climate Change, Ecosystem services, Hydrology, Landscape processes, Modelling

Summary of Research : 

research interests are along two broad themes: (1) to understand how climate and land-use change will affect the hydrological behaviour of landscapes across multiple observation scales, and (2) to quantify the resilience of linked ecosystem services to hydrological changes in the region. I am especially interested in investigating the spatial and temporal patterns of environmental change through model-based evaluations across numerous river basins.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/sopan-patil-096948/en


 

Name   Prof.  Stephen Tooth                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Catchments, Climate Change, Drought, Flooding, Rivers and streams, Wetlands

Summary of Research : 

Geomorphology and sedimentology, especially in the drylands of Australia and southern Africa. Particular research themes include: anabranching rivers; floodplains and floodouts; wetlands in drylands; channel-vegetation interactions; bedrock-influenced rivers; controls on gully erosion; long-term fluvial landscape development; palaeoenvironmental change; global climate change and the Anthropocene; and the use of drylands on Earth as analogues for Martian surface environments.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/set/


 

Name   Dr  Sophie Hocking                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Invasives, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

PhD researcher at Swansea University studying the ecological and environmental impacts of invasive plants (namely, Japanese knotweed) and subsequent treatment methods, and testing restoration techniques through long-term field trials. Methods and techniques: Long-term field research 3rd-generation sequencing Soil microbiome analysis GC/MS Multivariate statistics Seed bank research and germination testing Plant functional traits Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Soil physical analysis techniques I have past experience in plant ecology and conservation in marsh, dune and ancient woodland habitats, and am interested in all aspects of ecology.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sophie-Hocking


 

Name   Prof.  Mike Bruford                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Evolution, Genetics and genomics, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

Genetics; conservation; population biology; biodiversity; policy

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81128-bruford-mike


 

Name   Prof.  Alan Guwy                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Bioengineering, Biogeochemistry, Carbon / Net Zero, Circular economy, Energy, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Rresearch interests are on the renewable hydrogen production, hydrogen energy systems and the optimization of biological and bioelectrochemical systems for the recovery of energy and high value products from industrial syngases, waste and biomass.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://serc.research.southwales.ac.uk/academic-staff/professor-alan-guwy/


 

Name   Dr  Michaela Bray                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Climatology, Hydrodynamics, Informatics, Remote Sensing / GIS, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Numerical Weather Modelling; Real-time Flood Forecasting (Raingauge network analysis, real-time updating); Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System; Climate change Hydroinformatics

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364337-bray-michaela


 

Name   Dr  Adrian Healy                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Social science, Sustainable behaviours, Urban water, Water resources, Water supply

Summary of Research : 

Resilience of people and places; urban water resilience in sub-Saharan Africa; urban groundwater

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/155224-healy-adrian


 

Name   Prof.  Shunqi Pan                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Coastal erosion, Energy, Extreme events, Modelling, Renewables

Summary of Research : 

Physical and numerical modelling of coastal & estuarine processes; prediction of large-scale extreme waves and surge; climate change impacts to the marine environment; coastal defences and flooding; marine renewable energy

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364442-pan-shunqi


 

Name   Dr  Marie Ekstrom                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Data Management, Hydrology, Hydrodynamics, Modelling, Risk assessment

Summary of Research : 

Regional climate modelling; climate extremes; climate projection development (regional rainfall patterns and impacts on hydrological regimes); adaptation planning

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/539374-earlie-claire


 

Name   Prof.  Nicholas Pidgeon                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Community Engagement, Energy, Renewables, Risk assessment, Social science

Summary of Research : 

Risk Perception and Communication; the Environment; Science, Technology and Public Policy; and Sustainability; Perceptions of climate change and energy futures

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/65350-pidgeon-nick


 

Name   Miss  Anouska Mendzil                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Other

Special Interest Areas :      

Coastal ecology, Coastal erosion / processes, Fish / fisheries, Mammals, Marine, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Research focus surrounds environmental impacts of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices and their potential effects on marine and coastal processes and marine mammals. Particular research projects have included assessing the disturbance off small UAVs on grey seals (Halichoerus gypus), monitoring of intertidal morphodynamics around Swansea Bay, assessing the feasibility of collecting and analysing of cetacean eDNA using blow samples and acoustic tracking of Sea Trout in Swansea Bay. Specialist expertise in; cetacean acoustic monitoring and boat-based surveys (static and towed methods), UAV’s (drone operator), GIS, mapping and aerial imagery, sediment-related heavy metals, sediment transport and storage, floodplain processes and dynamics, geomorphology, flood and coastal risk management, environmental management, and X-Ray Fluorescence.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/mendzil-a-f/


 

Name   Dr  Matthew Perkins                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Coastal ecology, Ecology, Fish / fisheries, Marine, Materials (incl. Biocomposites), Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/perkins-m-j/#publications=is-expanded


 

Name   Dr  Isabelle Winder                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Climate Change, Ecology, Human behaviour, Mammals, Science communication

Summary of Research : 

1. Biogeography, ecological modelling and community responses to climate change. I usually do this for non-human primates, but my interests are broad enough to cover other taxa as well. Core question: how will anthropogenic habitat and climate change affect animals? 2. Human evolution, in the broad sense (incuding ecology, interactions with the environment, behaviour, anatomy…). These projects are flexible, and can be comparative, fossil-focused or more question-driven: I have particular interests in reticulate and mosaic evolution. 3. Extended Synthesis perspectives on evolution, and how science is done (including science communication, vsiualisation, data science and the anthropology of science). This strand could be stand-alone or incorporated into one of the two above, as a component part.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/barrie-johnson(0a2e50d9-d3e4-4564-aa2e-d619683dadb5).html


 

Name   Dr  William Kay                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Coastal ecology, Fish / fisheries, Mammals, Marine, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables)

Summary of Research : 

ecological research interests lie in quantifying the drivers of individual- and population-level animal movement, behaviour, and energetics in order to predict the impact of anthropogenic disturbance and environmental change on animals and thus to derive recommendations for policy and conservation management. I have focused in particular on the study of marine megafauna but I am keen to apply my research across all taxa. My most recent work (towards my PhD thesis) has examined the movements and behaviour of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) and harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in tidal stream environments, and their potential interactions with marine renewable energy developments.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/2534906-kay-william


 

Name   Dr  Anita Malhotra                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics and genomics, Herptiles, Human / Public health / Wellbeing

Summary of Research : 

research interests focus on the role of natural selection in population adaptation and divergence, to which I apply a wide range of methods including multivariate morphometrics, statistical hypothesis-testing, innovative field experiments and genome analysis. I have two main areas of research on disparate organisms in different geographical regions (Anolis lizards in the Caribbean and Asian pit vipers), which are unified by being essentially focussed on the interface between evolution and ecology, and with an emphasis on the integration of genetic and phenetic data. More recently, my research has moved into the field of ecological and evolutionary genomics to evaluate the evolution of genes affecting complex traits directly and relies on the availability of a well-supported and complete organismal phylogeny of Asian pitvipers

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/anita-malhotra-009176/en


 

Name   Dr  Fei Jin                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Circular economy, Climate Change, Economics / finance / business, Ecosystem services, Nature Based Solutions, Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Soils;Waste and Resources;Adapting to Climate Change;Circular Economy;Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/2416250-jin-fei


 

Name   Ms  Millie Parks                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Fish / fisheries, Freshwater, Hydrology, Marine, Rivers and streams, Water resources

Summary of Research : 

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Name   Miss  Sarah du Plessis                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics and genomics, Mammals, Rivers and streams

Summary of Research : 

Conservation genetics and genomics, evolutionary history, and Eurasian otters.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/research-students/view/1713915-


 

Name   Prof.  Eshwar Mahenthiralingam                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Antimicrobial resistance, Contaminants / pollutants, Microbiology, Pathogens, Pollutants, Water supply

Summary of Research : 

Pathogenesis and ecology of antibiotic resistant Gram-negative bacterial opportunistic pathogens• Bacteria which cause industrial contamination and are prevalent in water (Pseudomonas and Burkholderia)• Antibiotic producing bacteria• Genomics and population biology of the above bacteria

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81224-mahenthiralingam-eshwar


 

Name   Ms  Hollie Riddell                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Air quality, Landscape processes, Mammals, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Water quality

Summary of Research : 

Researching the environmental impacts across different production systems (lowland, upland and hill) associated with lamb production. This includes greenhouse gas emissions (CH4 and N2O), water use and quality (eutrophication), air quality (acidification), land use and resource use. The data I collect will be used to determine improved emission factors for upland systems, allowing development of a subsequent environmental footprint using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approaches. I will also explore upland management scenarios including mitigation options and environmental trade-offs between land uses. Methodologies include use of a GreenFeed system to measure ruminant methane and use of mobile soil gas measurement systems to determine gas burdens from animal wastes.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/computer-science-electronic-engineering/cristiano-palego-094570/en#activities


 

Name   Miss  Naila Hina                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Air quality, Modelling, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Soils /sediments, Water quality

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Prof.  Lewis Le Vay                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Aquaculture, Fish / fisheries, Marine, Wastewater, Wetlands

Summary of Research : 

A broad range of aquaculture, including hatchery technologies, feeds and nutrition, aquaculture of tropical and temperate crustaceans, integration of aquaculture in coastal wetlands, wastewater remediation, and more recently bivalve shellfish aquaculture including development of offshore production systems and coastal water quality. Work on development of stock enhancement strategies has led to more ecological research in tropical and subtropical systems, principally on mangroves and seagrasses, in SE Asia, East Africa and the Arabian Gulf. My fisheries-related research has been focused on shellfish in the Irish Sea and ecosystem approaches to management of demersal fisheries in the Arabian Gulf.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

http://www.cams.bangor.ac.uk/staff/lewis-levay


 

Name   Dr  Pablo Orozco-terWengel                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Aquaculture, Conservation / Wildlife, Genetics and genomics, Informatics, Landscape processes

Summary of Research : 

Population genetics; genomics; bioinformatics; statistics; landscape genetics; phylogenetics; conservation; agriculture; aquaculture; wildlife

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81245-orozco-terwengel-pablo


 

Name   Dr  Ed Rowe                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Biodiversity, Biogeochemistry, Modelling, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

Effects of air pollution on nutrient cycling and biodiversity.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/ed-rowe


 

Name   Dr  John Scullion                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Bioengineering, Fungi, Microbiology, Soils /sediments, Wastewater

Summary of Research : 

Disturbed/contaminated soils. Carbon-nitrogen cycling and long-term effects of earthworm activity in former mine soils. Impact of metals on microbial processes. Potential of phytoremediation for reducing soil metal and hydrocarbon concentrations. Organic/ecological farming systems and soil processes. Infectivity and efficiency of VA mycorrhizal fungi. Earthworm-VA mycorrhizal fungi interactions. Earthworm population dynamics in conventional and organic arable rotations. Soil ecology relationships to soil function. Impacts of climate change on soil ecology. Chemometric and metabolomic approaches to the assessment of soil quality. Biological treatment of wastewaters.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.aber.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/john-scullion(57e3c0f1-1069-4167-88b5-4462a58d3b2c).html


 

Name   Dr  Angesh Anupam                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Climate Change, Computing / AI, Data Management, Soils /sediments, Wetlands

Summary of Research : 

AI and Big Data;Soils;AgriTech and related technologies

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/technologies/staff-profiles/Pages/Angesh-Anupam.aspx


 

Name   Dr  Kersty Hobson                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Climate Change, Human / Public health, Science communication, Social science, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

research interests focus on issues of social and environmental transformation, particularly in the fields of sustainable production and consumption, and multi-level environmental governance.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/363246-hobson-kersty


 

Name   Dr  James Gibbons                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Data Management, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Mathematics (inc. statistics), Modelling

Summary of Research : 

A statistician and modeller with a particular focus on modelling farm management, the analysis of environmental data and modelling the interaction between policy, land use and the environment. I have developed innovative statistical methods to model and visualise data and problems in temperate and tropical systems covering the terrestrial and marine environment. I have wide experience of contributing modelling and analysis for funded research (funded by Defra, NERC, BBSRC & Natural Resources Wales) and managing and delivering projects

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/james-gibbons(a7aa83a2-aee0-422f-9fd2-54288569a106).html


 

Name   Dr  James Bull                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Animal behaviour, Biodiversity, Marine, Modelling, Pathogens

Summary of Research : 

nterested in spatial connectivity in population dynamics and the population-level consequences of movement, as well as disease ecology. These research areas overlap as free-living organisms come into contact with transmissible agents of infectious disease. I use a combination of mathematical modelling, ecological experiments with model species, and field observations from natural ecosystems. In my theoretical research on population and community ecology, I ask questions about persistence, co-existence, and resilience of species. This is grounded in important applied problems, including agri-environmental sustainability, biodiversity loss, and marine management, in the face of environmental change.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/bull-j-c/


 

Name   Dr  Hilary Ford                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Carbon / Net Zero, Climate Change, Ecosystem services, Soils /sediments, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

esearch involves enhancement of agricultural productivity and ecosystem service resilience in multi-functional landscapes, with a focus on small tree features such as hedgerows (Sêr Cymru NRN-LCEE Multi-Land project). An emphasis on working alongside experts in farming, agroforestry, animal health and ecosystem resilience allowed us to design multi-disciplinary experiments at the landscape scale. I am particularly interested in climate regulation with key findings including reduced compaction and enhanced soil organic carbon storage associated with hedgerows in livestock-grazed pastures.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/hilary-ford(1477e31d-5356-4e1e-b1fb-b9a23f43ec50).html


 

Name   Dr  Prysor Willams                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Ecosystem services, Landscape processes, Mammals, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

interested in many areas at the interface between agriculture and the environment. These include, but are not limited to: soil and nutrient management sustainable intensification of livestock systems land use and the delivery of ecosystem services antibiotic resistance

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/prysor-williams-011121/en


 

Name   Dr  Hywell Griffiths                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Culture, Freshwater, Hydromorphology, Rivers and streams, Social science, Tourism

Summary of Research : 

Rates, pattens and controls of fluvial processes. The impact of anthropogenic activities on fluvial processes. The impact of Holocene environmental change on fluvial systems. The long term development of the fluvial landscape of Wales. Theoretical geomorphology, especially complexity and self organised criticality. Using historical documentary sources to infer geomorphological and climatic change. Hydropolitics and cultural geographies of rivers.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/staff-profiles/listing/profile/hmg/


 

Name   Dr  Sarah Christofides                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecology, Freshwater, Fungi, Informatics, Mathematics (inc. statistics), Plants

Summary of Research : 

research interests focus on (microbial) community ecology, and particularly the application of multivariate statistics to large datasets. I have a diverse research background, spanning fungal interactions, plant stress responses and freshwater ecology.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1455938-christofides-sarah


 

Name   Dr  Sophie Ward                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Climate Change, Fish / fisheries, Marine, Modelling, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Soils /sediments

Summary of Research : 

a physical oceanographer with special interest in ocean modelling. I have experience of applying models to a broad range of research topics including marine renewable energy, past climate conditions, marine biosecurity and the aquaculture industry.Particular areas of research interest include: numerical modelling (physical, biophysical and biogeochemical/ecosystem), sediment dynamics, sea-level rise and climate change, marine renewable energy.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/ocean-sciences/sophie-ward-058396/en


 

Name   Prof.  Sophia Consuegra del Olmo                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Evolution, Fish / fisheries, Genetics and genomics, Invasives

Summary of Research : 

Evolutionary ecology Conservation genetics/omics Fisheries and aquaculture Invasive species

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/consuegra-s/


 

Name   Dr  Peter Robins                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Coastal erosion / processes, Fish / fisheries, Human / Public health / Wellbeing, Marine, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Water quality

Summary of Research : 

I develop computer models to simulate ocean processes, whether this is realistic representations of the past or future, or hypothetical scenarios such as a proposed coastal alteration like flood mitigation measures. I have studied estuaries at fine scales to understand their sensitivity to complex interactions of rivers, tides, surges and sea-level rise, and how these interactions control coastal flooding, plastic dispersal, water quality and human health. I develop methods to characterise the bio-physical dispersal of larvae to help understand population dynamics and aid fishery and shellfishery management. I am interested in characterising variabilities in tidal energy available for our exploitation as a renewable electricity source – and quantifying the likely environmental implications that this may have.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

http://www.cams.bangor.ac.uk/staff/peter-robins/en


 

Name   Dr  Hefin Jones                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ecology, Freshwater, Parasitology, Plants, Soils

Summary of Research : 

Trophic interactions in terrestrial and aquatic environments (and the effect of climate change on these); soil biodiversity; population and community ecology

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81206-jones-hefin


 

Name   Dr  Cynthia Froyd                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Evolution, Invasives, Plants

Summary of Research : 

primary research focus is on the application of long-term ecological data to guide practical conservation and ecosystem restoration. My work occurs largely at the interface between the disciplines of plant ecology and palaeoecology – applying palaeoecological research techniques (i.e. the analysis of fossil pollen, macrofossil plant remains, charcoal, and PalEnvDNA), but focussing on timescales directly relevant to issues of modern conservation (i.e. 100’s to 1000’s of years). The aim of my research is to elucidate the biological and environmental processes underlying the development of modern ecosystems and the services they provide, through examination of past human impact, invasive species, natural disturbances and environmental change.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/froyd-c/


 

Name   Dr  Rhys Jones                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biodiversity, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Evolution, Herptiles, Parasitology, Science communication

Summary of Research : 

Herpetology; parasitology; evolutionary biology; science communication

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81208-jones-rhys


 

Name   Dr  Catherine Wilson                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Computing / AI, Ecosystem services, Fish / fisheries, Flooding, Hydrodynamics, Invertebrates

Summary of Research : 

Environmental Hydraulics(i) Flooding – representation of the flow processes, including Natural Flood Management methods as well as Traditional Hard Engineering methods (ii) Fish swimming hydrodynamics – including fish-friendly altered flows (iii) Sediment transport dynamics – including the hydropower turbines on mobile bed systems (iv) Vegetation-flow interactions

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364497-wilson-catherine


 

Name   Dr  Hanna Nuuttila                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Coastal ecology, Ecology, Mammals, Marine, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Marine ecology Marine mammal ecology and conservation Marine renewable energy Passive acoustic monitoring Community conservation Transformative climate change adaption and mitigation

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/nuuttila-h-k/


 

Name   Dr  David Lee                                        Institution            University of South Wales                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Community Engagement, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Modelling, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Wildlife ecology; Biodiversity survey techniques and technologies; Conservation biology; Ecology and conservation of tropical forest and upland landscapes; Ecosystem restoration; Endangered species, particularly birds and mammals.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/david-lee(821accb9-31a5-4adc-8a5c-f273ae038b86).html


 

Name   Prof.  Owen Jones                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Hydrology, Hydrodynamics, Mathematics (inc. statistics), Modelling, Sustainable behaviours, Water resources

Summary of Research : 

Operational research; stochastic modelling and simulation; hillslope surface runoff; Quantifying the impacts of climate change; Sustainable water usage

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/556930-jones-owen


 

Name   Prof.  Peter Kille                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Contaminants / pollutants, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Genetics and genomics, Microbiology, Water supply

Summary of Research : 

Omics – genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; heavy metals in biological systems.Diatom assay for WQ Analysis adopted in England for WFD by EA.Reservoir ecology and cyanobacteria population structureNutrients.Ecology of sand filters and chemical breakdown.eDNA as approach for water quality assessment.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81212-kille-peter


 

Name   Dr  Elizabeth Bagshaw                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Chemistry, Freshwater, Geochemistry, Polar / glaciology, Sensors, Water quality

Summary of Research : 

GlaciologyBiogeochemistryGeomicrobiologySensorsEnvironmental Monitoringparticular interest in biogeochemical processes in the cryosphere, and in the development and testing of new technologies to monitor them. She has conducted over ten seasons of fieldwork in Antarctica and Greenland, monitoring the impact of physical processes on microbial communities through geochemical changes in meltwater.Communicating data through ice is a real challenge, so our EPSRC funded research is exploring ways to return data from meltwater underneath glaciers. new methods for measuring aquatic biogeochemistry in glacial environments, in order to interpret processes and changes occurring in extreme ecosystems. Current projects include: testing of new generation sensors for pH and H2S in glacial runoff; development of wireless sensors for measuring simple parameters in UK rivers and subglacial melt channels; microsensor monitoring of carbon exchange in glacier surface ecosystems.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/78700-bagshaw-elizabeth


 

Name   Dr  Claire Earlie                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Coastal erosion, Data Management, Extreme events, Flooding, Hydrology, Hydrodynamics, Sensors

Summary of Research : 

Coastal geomorphology; Nearshore hydrodynamics; Rocky coasts; Coastal cliff erosion; Natural Hazards; in situ and remote sensing data.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/539374-earlie-claire


 

Name   Dr  Siân Griffiths                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Fish / fisheries, Rivers and streams

Summary of Research : 

Behavioural ecology and the evolution of fish schooling; Consequences of climate change for fish behaviour and river ecology; Ecosystem quality and the distribution of fish in rivers

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81178-griffiths-sianSiân%20Griffiths


 

Name   Prof.  Rhian Jenkins                                        Institution            University of Wales – Trinity St.David                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Coastal ecology, Ecology, Mammals, Marine, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Tourism

Summary of Research : 

Although focussed on cetacean management Rhian has a particular interest in Marine Spatial Planning and tourism-related impacts. Through analysis of behavioural studies, critical habitats were identified for porpoises in and around Swansea and a coastal user matrix for highlighting potential conflict was subsequently developed. These results further informed coastal management systems, including the development of renewable marine-based energy projects. Additional research areas include analysis of climatic impacts on rocky shore assemblages and marine food webs. Furthermore, an ongoing collaboration with Oxford Brookes University has also established a land reclamation project at Varteg, Blaenavon.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/staff/dr-rhian-elizabeth-jenkins/


 

Name   Dr  Christopher Bear                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Ecology, Fish / fisheries, Human / Public health, Invertebrates, Ponds, lakes and reservoirs, Rivers and streams

Summary of Research : 

The relationships between humans, animals and technologies; recreational fisheries; aquatic geographies; insects as food and feed.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/123317-bear-christopher


 

Name   Prof.  Carrie Lear                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Carbon / Net Zero, Climate Change, Education, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Polar / glaciology, Science communication

Summary of Research : 

Using geochemistry of carbonate fossils as a window to past climatic change. In particular the use of Mg/Ca ratio of microscopic oceanic fossils called foraminifera to reconstruct past ocean temperatures, and their boron isotope ratios to reconstruct past changes in the carbon cycle and pCO2.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81694-lear-caroline


 

Name   Dr  Matt Lewis                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Coastal erosion / processes, Computing / AI, Flooding, Informatics, Modelling, Risk assessment, Rivers and streams

Summary of Research : 

a physical oceanographer who develops and applies computer models of rivers-waves-tides-surges, to map risk and resource for blue economy industries and coastal flood risk. My interests include how to communicate science (how good is the shipping forecast!); and how to translate oral histories into environmental science and the application of data science (especially digital and IoT data) into environmental science. I have consultant and academic background in marine processes, including how these processes interact and how they may change in the future

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/matthew-lewis(d3fe6c55-5611-4be6-a2cc-c1a7f08e1690).html


 

Name   Prof.  Michael Christie                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Biodiversity, Economics / finance, Ecosystem services, Human behaviour, Sustainable behaviours, Water quality

Summary of Research : 

Research specialises in the economic and social valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services using a wide range of non-market valuation methods including choice experiments, contingent valuation, contingent behaviour and travel cost method. These studies have addressed a wide range of natural resource and environmental issues including, both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, water quality, biodiversity, agri-environmental schemes, recreation and tourism. Future research focusing on the human welfare impacts of biodiversity loss in developing countries.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/abs/staff-profiles/listing/profile/mec/


 

Name   Prof.  Mariecia Fraser                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Animal behaviour, Ecology, Energy, Plants, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Uplands

Summary of Research : 

Head of the Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre. Background in animal science and grazing ecology and specialise in developing and testing management strategies for upland systems. My research interests include: species and breed differences in diet selection and ingestive behaviour, conservation grazing, nutrient supply from forages, greenhouse gas emissions from grazing animals, and the bio-energy potential of semi-natural grasslands.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/mdf/


 

Name   Prof.  Dave Chadwick                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Contaminants / pollutants, Freshwater, Mammals, Nutrients (e.g. N, P, K ), Pollutants, Rivers and streams

Summary of Research : 

interests are in the management of nutrients in livestock manures, other organic resources and fertilisers to optimise nutrient utilisation whilst minimising impacts on water and air quality. This includes; quantifying and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the risk of transfers of pollutants to watercourses, and understanding the secondary impacts of mitigating diffuse agricultural pollution. As well as publishing refereed scientific papers, I also contribute to policy and practice.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/dave-chadwick-089544/en


 

Name   Ms  Fiona Joyce                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Drought, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Extreme events, Flooding, Rivers and streams, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

DOES RIPARIAN WOODLAND INCREASE THE RESILIENCE OF STREAM ECOSYSTEMS TO FLOODS AND DROUGHTS?

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/research-students/view/1322399-


 

Name   Prof.  Harshinie Karunarathna                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Bioengineering, Climate Change, Coastal ecology, Coastal erosion / processes, Computing / AI, Estuaries, Hydrodynamics, Modelling

Summary of Research : 

primary discipline of research and teaching is coastal and estuarine engineering. Her main research focus is coastal hydro-morphodynamics and climate change impacts on the coastal zone.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/engineering/karunarathna-h-u/


 

Name   Dr  Emma McKinley                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Citizen Science, Coastal ecology, Community Engagement, Economics / finance, Human behaviour, Marine, Social science, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

Marine social sciences, public perceptions of marine and coastal systems, social and cultural values and their role in marine and coastal governance, marine planning, blue growth and coastal communities.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/353000-mckinley-emma


 

Name   Dr  Elizabeth Chadwick                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Animal behaviour, Contaminants / pollutants, Ecology, Freshwater, Herptiles, Mammals, Pathogens, Rivers and streams

Summary of Research : 

Freshwater aquatic systems, particularly the Eurasian otter and British amphibians; spatial ecology; contaminants; populations; pathology; Otter Project

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81137-chadwick-elizabeth


 

Name   Professor  John Healey                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Circular economy, Climate Change, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Plants, Uplands, Woodlands/forestry

Summary of Research : 

Ecology, management and ecosystem services of forests and agroforestry systems, with particular emphasis on tropical and upland environments. Biodiversity conservation in protection and production forests; invasive woody species. Forest restoration and remediation of degraded and post-industrial land. Sustainable forest management and policy including: climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration; Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation; reduced impact logging; silviculture; secondary and buffer-zone forest management; community participation; monitoring. Forest ecology including: natural regeneration; resistance and resilience of forests to disturbance (including pathogens and herbivores); succession; landscap

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/natural-sciences/staff/john-healey/en#research-interests


 

Name   Dr  Martin Skov                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Carbon / Net Zero, Coastal ecology, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Landscape processes, Marine, Plants, Wetlands

Summary of Research : 

an experimental ecologist with particular interests in the ecological functioning and ecosystem services of coastal salt marshes, mangroves and seagrasses. My research focuses particularly on regulators of landscape-scale functioning, such as examining what determines the delivery of natural coastal protection and carbon sequestration by marshes and mangroves, and explaining and predicting long- and medium-term changes in marsh and mangrove area cover. I have a strong interest in the human interactions with coastal wetlands, including wellbeing associations and how ecosystem management impacts on ecosystem service delivery.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/martin-skov(5092a23f-06fc-4bec-80b7-179ee12974ea)/researchoutputs.html?ordering=researchOutputOrderByType&descending=true&pageSize=25&page=0


 

Name   Dr  Feng Mao                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Ecosystem services, Extreme events, Hydrodynamics, Informatics, Risk assessment, Science communication, Sensors, Social science

Summary of Research : 

research interests lie in the intersection of water, ecosystems, society and technologies, focusing on three main themes: (i) hydro-socio-ecological systems under change, (ii) resilience and environmental risk, and (iii) innovative data technologies for the environment and development, including low-cost sensor networks and visualisation applications.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/2131758-mao-feng


 

Name   Dr  Peter Randerson                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Circular economy, Conservation / Wildlife, Contaminants / pollutants, Pollutants, Renewables, Uplands, Wastewater

Summary of Research : 

Pollutant removal and nutrient recovery from effluents and waste water (biofiltration), using constructed wetland systems; production of biomass crops Pollutant removal and nutrient recovery from effluents and waste water (biofiltration), using constructed wetland systems.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81259-randerson-peter


 

Name   Dr  Eifiona Thomas Lane                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Community Engagement, Community-based approaches, Culture, Economics / finance, Social science, Sustainable behaviours, Tourism

Summary of Research : 

interests acknowledge the widest value of natural and cultural heritage, and in working towards sustainably managing these rich environments for improving local resilience and community well-being, whilst contributing to international visions for equitable development.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/staff/natural-sciences/eifiona-lane-008222/en


 

Name   Dr  Jorge Llopis                                        Institution            Bangor University                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Culture, Ecology, Economics / finance / business, Ecosystem services, Human behaviour, Social science, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

Visiting Researcher at ICCS and at Bangor University, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) through an Early Postdoc. Mobility fellowship. Building on findings from my PhD, my postdoc project explores the potential that the establishment of terrestrial protected areas has for triggering pre-emptive forest clearing behaviour in forest edge populations. I focus on protected areas established in the last two decades across the tropics, with a particular emphasis on the recent expansion of the protected areas’ system in Madagascar.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.iccs.org.uk/person/jorge-c-llopis


 

Name   Dr  Will Allen                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production systems, Animal physiology, Birds, Ecology, Evolution, Herptiles, Mammals, Renewables

Summary of Research : 

applied animal visual ecology – crop pests & beneficials, renewable energy, invasive species

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/allen-w-l/


 

Name   Dr  Reza Ahmadian                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Aquaculture, Extreme events, Flooding, Marine, Modelling, Renewables (incl. bio-renewables), Soils /sediments, Urban water, Water quality

Summary of Research : 

Flood risk management (including: flash flood and hazard, Sustainable Flood Management, evacuation planning)Water quality and sediment transport modelling (including modelling bacteria, viruses, nutrients and emerging pollutants, monitoring for bathing water and aquaculture sites, warning and autonomous systems, water security),Smart CitiesRenewable energy (including tidal range schemes, stream turbines, resource assessment and optimisation, hydro-environmental impact modelling).

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/364315-ahmadian-reza


 

Name   Dr  Jeanette Reis                                        Institution            Cardiff Metropolitan University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Community Engagement, Conservation / Wildlife, Mammals, Marine, Risk assessment, Sustainable behaviours, Tourism, Law / Legislation

Summary of Research : 

sustainable marine wildlife tourism, codes of conduct, climate change, marine energy, green economy, blue economy, marine risk assessment

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jeanette-reis-97b61825


 

Name   Prof  Jo Cable                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Climate Change, Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Epidemiology, Fish / fisheries, Freshwater, Human health, Pathogens, Pollutants

Summary of Research : 

Aquatic Health; Ecological Parasitology; fish pathogens; One Health; Aquatic Invasive Non-native Species; host-parasite interactions under multiple stressors

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81131-cable-joanne


 

Name   Dr  Rupert Perkins                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Biogeochemistry, Catchments, Chemistry, Freshwater, Microbiology, Ponds, lakes and reservoirs, Water quality, Water resources, Water supply

Summary of Research : 

Algal photophysiology and productivity; taste and odour compounds in reservoirs; catchment management; variable chlorophyll floursecence; sediment/water column biogeochemistry

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81703-perkins-rupert


 

Name   Dr  Maud van Soest                                        Institution            UK – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology                 

Position           Early Career Researcher

Special Interest Areas :      

Carbon / Net Zero, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Landscape processes, Modelling, Polar / glaciology, Remote Sensing / GIS, Soils /sediments, Water supply

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 


 

Name   Mrs  Hannah Vallin                                        Institution            Aberystwyth University                 

Position           Postgraduate – PhD student

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Animal behaviour, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ecology, Genetics and genomics, Microbiology, Plants, Uplands

Summary of Research : 

DNA metabarcoding, herbivore diet analysis, diet selection, foraging strategies, conservation grazing, upland agroecosystems.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff-profiles/listing/profile/hev1/


 

Name   Dr  Irina Neaga                                        Institution            University of Wales – Trinity St.David                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Agriculture / food production, Circular economy, Computing / AI, Data Management, Economics / finance / business, Education, Modelling, Science communication, Sustainable behaviours

Summary of Research : 

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://uwtsd.ac.uk/staff/irina-neaga/


 

Name   Dr  Konstans Wells                                        Institution            Swansea University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Birds, Conservation / Wildlife, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Epidemiology, Evolution, Mammals, Modelling, Pathogens

Summary of Research : 

I am an ecologist and modeller, focusing on the consequences of environmental change on biodiversity, wildlife, invasive species and host-parasite interactions. My interests include questions of how insights from demographic and epidemiological dynamics, species range dynamics and bio-geographic patterns can be used to identify key processes for optimizing conservation and pest control efforts and the prevention of disease spread under different environmental scenarios and policy schemes.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/wells-k-l/


 

Name   Dr  Susan Liggett                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Arts

Summary of Research : 

Susan’s expertise is in the field of fine art practice; specifically painting. Her research is primarily qualitative inquiry into ‘how’ artistic practice can inform bodies of knowledge and ‘what’ it can contribute to different fields of academia.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://glyndwr.ac.uk/staff-profiles/susan-liggett/


 

Name   Prof.  Alex Shepley                                        Institution            Glyndwr Wrexham University                 

Position           Senior Academic

Special Interest Areas :      

Arts

Summary of Research : 

Alec’s broader research project contextualizes the continued value of emotion, travel, ruin, satire and ad hocism, to re-examine the status and situation of being human and questions our notions of value and commodity.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

https://glyndwr.ac.uk/staff-profiles/alec-shepley/


 

Name     Christina Demski                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           

Special Interest Areas :      

Summary of Research : 

Risk perception and communication; public responses to emerging and complex socio-technical issues; public attitudes and acceptability towards environmental and energy issues.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

Christina Demski


 

Name     Daniel Hobley                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           

Special Interest Areas :      

Summary of Research : 

Numerical modelling of earth surface processes; Landlab; Surface processes in rivers, hillslopes, floods, glacial & icy landscapes, sediment fans, river deltas, extraterrestrial environments.

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

Daniel Hobley


 

Name     Mark Cuthbert                                        Institution            Cardiff University                 

Position           

Special Interest Areas :      

Summary of Research : 

Groundwater recharge; Surface water-groundwater interactions; Groundwater flow and transport processes; Climate-Groundwater Interactions and Paleohydrology

Link to Institutional Research Profile : 

Mark Cuthbert


 

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