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Annual Report 1998: Staff

During the final preparation of this Report, the Department received very sad news. During the Lent Term, we heard that Sam Akech, a recent Ph.D. graduate, had died in Nigeria. Then, we were all shocked by the completely unexpected death of our friend and colleague, Graham Smith, in Addenbrooke's hospital on the evening of Friday 23 April, after a short illnesss. He will be sorely missed.

Academic Staff


R.J. Bennett, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab), F.B.A., F.R.S.A., Professor of Geography (1931), Leverhulme Research Professor

A.D. Cliff, B.A. (London), M.A. (Northwestern), M.A. (Cantab), Ph.D., D.Sc.(Bristol), F.B.A., Professor of Theoretical Geography

K.S. Richards, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab), Professor of Geography (1993), Head of Department


R.L. Martin, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab), Reader in Economic Geography

University Lecturers

W.M. Adams, M.A.(Cantab), M.Sc.(London), PhD.(Cantab)

B.W. Bache, B.A. (Oxon), Ph.D. (Cantab), C.Chem., F.R.S.C.

A.R.H. Baker, B.A (London), M.A. (Cantab), Ph.D. (London)

T.P. Bayliss-Smith, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab)

S.E. Corbridge, B.A., Ph.D. (Cantab)

J.S. Duncan, B.A. (Dartmouth College, N.H.), M.A., Ph.D. (Syracuse, N.Y.)

P.L. Gibbard, B.Sc.(Sheffield), Ph.D. (Cantab), DOS (Helsinki).

R.E. Glasscock, M.A., Ph.D. (London)

P.M.R. Howell, B.A., Ph.D. (Cantab)

G. Kearns, B.A., Ph.D. (Cantab)

D.E. Keeble, M.A., Ph.D., (Cantab), Assistant Director, ESRC Centre for Business Research

L.M. McDowell, B.A. (Cantab), M.Phil., Ph.D. (London)

C. Oppenheimer, B.A. (Cantab), Ph.D. (Open University)

S.E. Owens, O.B.E., B.Sc.(UEA), M.A. (Cantab), Ph.D. (UEA)

S.A. Radcliffe, B.A., Ph.D. (Liverpool)

G.E. Smith, B.A. (Strathclyde), Ph.D. (Glasgow)

T. Spencer, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab)

S.T. Trudgill, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Bristol)

I.C. Willis, B.Sc. (North London), Ph.D. (Cantab)

University Assistant Lecturers

N.S. Arnold, B.A., Ph.D. (Cantab)

P.M. Gray, B.A. (California, San Diego), M.C.R.P. (California, Berkeley), Ph.D. (Rutgers)

S.N. Lane, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab)

B. Vira, M.A., M.Phil. (Cantab)

Joint Assistant Lecturer with Fitzwilliam College

A.C. Hudson, B.Sc. (Bristol), Ph.D. (Cantab)

Computer Officer

B.J. Devereux, B.A., Ph.D. (Nottingham), M.A. (Cantab)

Senior Technical Officer (Cartography)

P.J. Stickler. B.A. (South Africa). Dip. Topo. Sci. (Swansea)

Technical Officer (Instrumentation)

A. Hayes, F.I.Sc.T.

Secretary to the Department

R. S. Baxter, B.Sc.(London), M.A. (Manitoba), M.A. (Cantab), Ph.D. (London)

Support Staff


Miss Jane Robinson, LL.B., M.A.

Mr Colin MacLennan, M.A.

Computing Technician:

Mr Dan Scott, B.A.

Geographical Information Technician:

Mrs Pamela Spoerry, B.Sc

Laboratory Technicians:

Mr Steve Boreham, B.Sc.

Mrs Wendy Hall

Mr Stephen Allen, B.Sc.

Mr Mark Theobald

Mr Ivor Thomas

Cartographic Illustrators:

Mr Ian Agnew, B.A., Dip. Cart.

Mr Owen Tucker, HND Land Administration (Geog. Techniques)

Reprographics Technician:

Mr James Youlden, BTEC Dip. Graphic Design

Secretary to Head of Department:

Mrs Gillian Renshaw

Undergraduate School Secretary:

Mrs Veronica Forbes

Graduate School Secretary:

Miss Maria Constantinou

General Office:

Miss Nadine Keating

Mrs Ellie Tucker

Mrs Virginia Mullins

Accounts Administration:

Miss Rachel Alexander

Mrs Christine Hollinshead

Other College, University & Affiliated appointments

L. Adrian, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Fellow, Newnham College

Economic and historical geography

H.D. Allen, M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D., Lecturer in Geography, Homerton College

Physical geographer with a special interest in Quaternary and environmental change.

B.W.Bache, M.A., C.Chem., Ph.D., F.R.S.C., Affiliated Lecturer and Fellow of St Edmund's

A soil and environmental chemist, with interests in development issues

D. Brockington, British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Development and resource use in Africa

H. Bulkeley, B.A., Research Fellow, St Catharine's College

Environmental policy

R.A. Butlin, B.A., M.A., D.Litt, Visiting Professor

Historical geographer; European imperialism, the Holy Land, and European wetlands

M.D.I. Chisholm, M.A., Sc.D., Emeritus Professor, Fellow of St Catharine's College

Economic geographer: regional development, location of production; government policy.

R.J. Chorley, M.A., Sc.D., Emeritus Professor, Fellow of Sidney Sussex College

Fluvial geomorphology, environmental systems, history of geomorphology.

R.A. Donkin, Litt.D., F.B.A., Emeritus Reader in Historical Geography

Historical and cultural geography

N. Duncan, Ph.D., Affiliated Lecturer, Fellow, Fitzwilliam College

Social and cultural geography

R. Evans, Ph.D., Affiliated Lecturer

Consultant whose research focuses on soil erosion and its impacts.

R. Fuller, M.A., Affiliated Lecturer

Member of NERC Institute of Terrestrial Ecology; ecological applications of GIS/RS.

A.T. Grove, M.A., Emeritus Fellow of Downing College

Physical and human geography of Africa, climatic change and desertification.

J.M. Grove, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Fellow of Girton College

Physical geographer whose research is concerned with glaciology and climatic change.

F.M.R. Hughes, M.Sc., Ph.D., Affiliated Lecturer

Biogeographer interested in wetlands and the functioning of alluvial ecosystems.

M. Satish Kumar, B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Affiliated Lecturer, Commonwealth Fellow and Visiting Fellow of Fitzwilliam College; Senior Assistant Professor, (on leave from Jawarhalal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Urban studies, the service sector, labour markets; historical geography of gender and work

R. Mayhew, B.A., Ph.D., BA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College

Historical geography

B. Parry, B.A., Research Fellow, King's College

Indigenous knowledge and intellectual property rights

R.E. Randall, M.A., Ph.D., Fellow of Girton College

Biogeographer working mainly on dry coastal ecosystems and high-stress environments.

J. Stargardt, M.A. (Cantab), Doc-ès-Let, Affiliated Lecturer

Historical, developmental and Quaternary aspects of the reciprocal impact of environmental and societal change in South East and South Asia, past and present.

P.C. Tzedakis, NERC Advanced Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Quaternary palynology: the response of ecosystems to variations in climatic forcing.

M.J. Warrington, Ph.D., Lecturer in Geography, Homerton College

Research focuses on housing and homelessness in Britain.

T.C. Whitmore, M.A., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon.), Affiliated Lecturer

Tropical botanist whose interests cover all aspects of tropical rain forests.

Research Staff

Dr N. Barsoum
with Professor K. S. Richards
Dr D. Brockington

Dr A. Davies
with Dr J Smith
Dr D. Grummitt
with Dr R.E. Glasscock
Mr M.R. Hands

Dr F.M.R. Hughes
with Professor K.S. Richards
Dr I. Moeller
with Dr T. Spencer
Mr M.J. Mortimore
with Dr W.M. Adams
Dr L. Nachum
with Dr D.E. Keeble
Dr D. Payne
with Professor R.J. Bennett
Dr C.M. Peterson
with Dr R.E. Glasscock
Dr P. Robson
with Professor R.J. Bennett
Dr D. Smith
with Dr S.N. Lane
Dr J.H. Smith
with Professor K.S. Richards
Mr D. Turner
with Dr R.L. Martin
Dr P.C. Tzedakis

Mrs S. Carew
(Director of Programmes, Committee for Iinterdisciplinary Environmental Studies)
with Professor K.S. Richards

Associated Researchers/ Visiting Scholars

Dr IC Baillie
Academic Years 1996-99
Dr Michael Burton
Academic Years 1996-99
Dr Robert Morley
Calendar Year 1998
Mr Charles Turner
(Godwin Institute for Quaternary Science)
Academic Years 1996-98 (Open University)
Dr Meena Singh
Academic Years 1996-98
(former Ph.D. student)
(Research Fellow, Wolfson College)

Dr Gloria Pungetti
Academic Years 1996-98 (former Ph.D. student)

Leaves of Absence

The following members of the Department were on leave of absence during 1997 and 1998 for the periods indicated:

Dr P L Gibbard
Michaelmas Term 1997
Dr R E Glasscock
Academic Year 1997-98
Dr D E Keeble
Academic Year 1997-98
Dr R L Martin
Academic Year 1997-98
Dr P M R Howell
Michaelmas '97, Lent '98
Dr W M Adams
Michaelmas 1998
Prof A D Cliff
Michaelmas 1998
Dr G E Kearns
Michaelmas 1998
Dr S N Lane
Michaelmas 1998

Visiting Scholars, 1998


Dr Akiko Sekido
Faculty of Education, Gunma University, JAPAN
24 February - 30 November 1997
Dr RE Glasscock
Dr Haizhou Tu
Pacific Consultants Company Ltd, JAPAN
1 July 1997 - 30 June 1998
Dr SN Lane
Dr M Satish Kumar
Jawaharlal Nehru University, INDIA
1 October 1997 - 30 September 1998
Dr ARH Baker
Professor Paul Simpson-Housley (also Visiting Scholar, Scott Polar Research Institute)
York University, Ontario, CANADA
Academical Year 1997-98
Dr ARH Baker
Dr O P Bohra
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India
December 1997 - January 1998
Dr SE Corbridge
Dr Peter Francis (also Visiting Fellow at Sidney Sussex)
Open University
Lent and Easter Terms 1998
Dr CM Oppenheimer
Ms Tatiana Bukumirovic
Instituto di Geochimica dei Fluidi, ITALY
January 1998 for two months
Dr CM Oppenheimer
Professor Serge Courville
Laval University, Quebec
10 February - 23 February 1998
Dr ARH Baker
Mr Adi bin Haji Taha
Director of Museums and Antiquities of Malaysia
4 March - 21 March 1998
Dr J Stargardt
Dr F Javier Salas
Departmento de Geografia, Universidad de Alcala, Alcala de henares, SPAIN
Mid April - mid-June 1998
Dr CM Oppenheimer
Professor Ge Jianxiong
Institute of Chinese Historical Geography, CHINA
1 May 1998 - 31 August 1998
Dr ARH Baker
Professor Rosemary Pringle
School of Humanities, Griffith University, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
April - December 1998
Dr L McDowell
Professor J Kalvoda
Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia
20 June - 31 August 1998
Prof KS Richards
Mrs Sona Capkova
Director, Inst of Municipal and Regional Development, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
14 September - 21 September 1998
Prof RJ Bennett