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Postgraduate students with an interest in climate change involved in the Priestley Climate Scholars programme of engagement and professional development.

Priestley Scholars

NameSchoolJob titleAreas of expertise
Beverley AdamsPerformance and Cultural IndustriesPhD researcherPedagogies of puppetry practice in climate change activism
Susan Ann SamuelPolitics and International StudiesPhD researcherInternational female leadership driving international normative change in response to the climate crisis
Samuel BirchChemical and Process EngineeringPhD researcherDecarbonisation
Philip ChurchmanInstitute for Transport StudiesPhD researcherRoad freight decarbonisation
William EvansEarth and EnvironmentPhD researcherMonitoring the responses of insect communities to climate change using radar technology; Improving climate/meteorological forecasting by isolating and removing insect 'noise' within weather radar data
Dominique HirszBiology PhD researcherEffect of temperature of wheat floral development
Arundhati KalyanEarth and EnvironmentPhD researcherLarge-scale atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical basin interactions, teleconnections, seasonal to decadal climate variability and prediction
Sarah OakesEarth and EnvironmentPhD researcherIndigenous knowledge, food
Jasper ReesBiologyPhD researcherEnvironmental stress, biodiversity loss, insects, fertility limits
Blaise SalesEnglishPhD researcherEcocriticism in world-literature
Kate SimpsonEnglish, and Earth and EnvironmentPhD researcherExtinction studies, role of literature in the interpretation of mass extinction events, poetry as a paleontologist, reading as an ecological act
Vanessa TernesInstitute for Transport StudiesPhD researcherI research how the transport sector can decarbonise and meet its emission targets while considering questions of fairness and equity
Solomon WhiteEarth and EnvironmentPhD researcherOceanography, Satellite remote sensing, Ocean properties
Dewa Ayu Putu Eva WishantiPolitics and International Studies PhD researcherWater and sanitation, climate finance, political ecology