School of Environmental Sciences staff

Visiting Research Fellow in Mineral Chemistry

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.

Deb crouching amongst some bluebells and overgrown grass
Lecturer in Biodiversity

Debbie Alston is a Lecturer on the undergraduate Biology, Zoology, Geography and Joint Honours programmes and the MSc Conservation Biology and MSc Environmental Assessment and Control programmes.

Senior Lecturer

Ian Billing stood in a classroom.
Programme Leader MSc Applied Petroleum Geology

Dr Billing joined the University in 2016, after a 25-year career in the oil and gas industry working with Shell, BP and Saudi Aramco.  He primarily lectures on aspect of geology related to the Energy sector, as well as undergraduate lectures in sedimentology, geophysics and geological mapping.

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography/Development and Subject Leader for Joint Honours Global Development

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. 

Alfred wearing a grey hoodie, smiling

Alfred is an early career scientist specializing in biodiversity conservation and landscape-management research in tropical environments. 

Katy Jane Chamberlain in front mountains
Lecturer in Geoscience

Dr. Chamberlain is an igneous petrologist and field volcanologist specialising in the use of in situ microanalytical techniques to yield insights into magmatic processes and their associated timings at a variety of volcanic scales, from the giant-sized Bishop Tuff eruption to small-scale eruptions on Ascension Island, South Atlantic.

Course Director

As Course Director for the School of Environmental Sciences, Dr Anne Danby works on improving the curriculum and the student experience. She is a Director of the Northern Universities Consortium (NUCCAT) and advises on sector change, especially in curriculum development, credit and assessment. She teaches ecology, mycology and environment and has a vibrant consultancy portfolio.

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