School of Built and Natural Environment staff

Visiting Research Fellow in Mineral Chemistry

Jacob is continuing with research in collaboration with Professor Hugh Rollinson and also teaches as an Associate Lecturer.

Akinniyi Akinwumiju
Postgraduate Research Student

Akinniyi is a Postgraduate Research Student in the field of Geology. He is also a fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the PESGB (Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain) and Ussher Society.

Lecturer in Environmental Sciences

Lecturer in Environmental Science. Her research focuses on eDNA in freshwater and marine environments. Currently involved in teaching master students.

Senior Lecturer

Nel is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Science and Engineering. 

Senior Lecturer in Ecology

Module leader for the undergraduate module 'Research Methods, and the MSc modules 'Conservation Biology in Principle and Practice' and 'Analytical Methods for Ecologists. 

Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Practice and Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Valeria is programme leader for the Architectural Technology course. She also teaches on both architectural courses. 

Square image of staff member Joana Carvlho undertaking field work
Lecturer in Spatial Ecology and Biosciences

Joana Carvalho is a lecturer in Spatial Ecology and Biosciences. Joana's specialist areas include wildlife conservation, behavioural ecology, primatology, species distribution models, spatial analysis, population abundance/density models and scenarios analysis (including climate change and land use/cover change).

Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for MSc Architectural Courses

Dr Boris Ceranic is a long standing Programme Leader of undergraduate and postgraduate architectural courses and an experienced academic, practitioner and researcher. 

Technician of Biomedical and Forensic Science

As a laboratory technician, Martin's role is primarily focused on delivering practical classes for all levels of learning at the university, as well as supervising and assisting lab-based projects. He is mainly involved in chemistry-based procedures for the Forensics, Biomedical science, and Human Biology courses, though he also engages in molecular biology labs and fieldwork as well.

Anne Danby teaching environmental science to South Sudanese forest workers
Course Director

As Course Director for the School of Built and Natural Environment, Dr Anne Danby works on improving the curriculum and the student experience. She is Chair of the Northern Universities Consortium and specialises in curriculum development, credit and assessment. She teaches ecology, mycology and environmental sustainability and has a vibrant consultancy portfolio.