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The School welcomes new staff


The School of Geography has welcomed a number of new academic staff members this September. Our new colleagues are joining the School alongside two Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellows Dr Casper Laing Ebbensgaard and Dr Edyta Materka, and a British Academy Early Career Fellow Dr Claudia Soares.

Dr Joshua Ahmed
Lecturer in Physical Geography

Josh is a fluvial geomorphologist and joins the School from Cardiff on a 10 months’ fixed term basis. His research is in hydrology, geomorphology and GIS. 


Dr Sam Halvorsen
Lecturer in Human Geography

Sam will be joining our researchers in the Economy, Development and Social Justice research theme in January 2018. His research focuses on social movements and territory, both in the UK and Latin America. Sam will be transferring a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship from Cambridge.


Dr Azeezat Johnson
Lecturer in Human Geography

Azeezat is a social geographer whose research focuses on critical race and feminist geographies, with a particular focus on Black Muslim women and clothing practices. She’s joining us on a one year contract from Sheffield where she has just completed her PhD.

Dr Regan KochDr Regan Koch
Lecturer in Human Geography

Regan joined us for a temporary post in 2015 from UCL where he completed his PhD and was a teaching fellow in Urban Studies and Geography. He has now taken up a permanent lectureship in the School’s Culture, Space and Power research theme. His research focuses on public life in cities, including urban sociality and collective culture, sharing economies and food. Regan is also International Study Director, overseeing associate and international recruitment.


Dr Priya Lall
Lecturer in Human Geography

Priya is joining the School from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and will be with us for 10 months from November. Her research is on gender and sexuality in India and Malaysia, with a particular focus on HIV and AIDS prevention.


Dr Caron Lipman
Lecturer in Human Geography

Caron is a cultural geographer with research interests spanning geographies of belief, contemporary engagements with the past, and identity, belonging and home. She has been at QMUL since 2015 on a temporary lectureship, and will stay with us for another year on a fixed term contract.


Dr William Monteith
Lecturer in Human Geography

Will is joining our researchers in Economy, Development and Social Justice for two years during Sam Halvorsen’s Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. Will joins us from the University of East Anglia, and his research focuses on urban development in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on a market in Uganda.


Dr Olivia Sheringham
Lecturer in Human Geography

Olivia's research interests are in home, city and migration, creolization and religion. She will be co-ordinating the Global London summer school for the next two years.


Dr Sam Strong
QMUL Model Lecturer in Human Geography

Sam’s research interest span social abandonment in contemporary Britain, focusing on biopolitics, abjection and social insecurity. He joins us from Cambridge on a 10 months’ fixed term contract to work on the QMUL Model. 


Dr Giuditta Trinci
Lecturer in Physical Geography

Giuditta has completed her PhD at QMUL and is joining the Earth Surface Science research theme for 10 months. Her research is in hydromorphology of river ecosystems.

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