Meet our team of geography professionals

The Academic

Dr Rob Parker

Rob investigating ancient landslides around the summits of the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye.

Dr Rob Parker BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Rob Parker is a geography researcher, who conducts world-leading research at top universities in the UK and abroad.

Rob is an expert in physical geography and geographical information systems (GIS), with a special interest in natural hazards. He works in the Appalachian mountains (USA) where landslides caused by hurricanes pose a danger to local communities, and areas of New Zealand, China and Taiwan, where huge earthquakes threaten tens of thousands of people.

The Teacher

Tim Parker

Tim exploring glaciated landscapes
in the Lake District National Park.

Tim Parker BA, PGCE

Tim Parker is an experienced and innovative geography teacher, and a popular educational blogger.


A regular contributor to various education magazines and websites, including the Times Educational Supplement (TES), Tim’s lesson plans and techniques are used in classrooms across the UK. As a guest speaker at educational meetings, Tim delivers talks on motivating and raising the self-esteem of school students, to improve performance both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Examiner

Howard Parker

Howard scaling Europe's largest ice cap
at Vatnajökull in Iceland

Howard Parker BSc, PGCE

Howard Parker is a geography examiner and an expert in exam performance and technique.

Howard brings a knowledgeable insight into how students can score top marks in their exams. He draws on over 15 years of experience marking exams as a subject specialist for a leading exam board and Head of Geography in an Independent School.

The Adventurer

Dr Harriet Ridley

Harriet on fieldwork in the central America

Dr Harriet Ridley BSc, PhD

Dr Harriet Ridley is a leading climate researcher and rock climber.

Harriet is a climate change expert. In the Caribbean and Central America, she works with indigenous communities affected by hurricane hazards and ventures into deep, tropical caves to investigate past climate. As an adventurous rock climber, Harriet frequently undertakes international climbing expeditions, exploring some of the world’s most intriguing geological and geographical areas.

Geography Alumni

A big thank you to all our Geography Alumni.
These inspiring people provide the audio commentary for our Grade Booster Videos.
They have all studied Geography and gone on to have fascinating careers.

Alex

Alex

Hydrology researcher

Hannah

Hannah

Musical Director

Sarah

Sarah

Solicitor

Rhona

Rhona

Opera Singer

Production Team

Girish Kumar

Girish Kumar

The Web Guy

Rich Heap

Rich Heap

The Camera man

Phil Vause

Phil Vause

The Drone Guy

John Vause

John Vause

Photography

Powerful online learning and revision resources for students and teachers. Our streamed videos can be viewed on PCs, tablets and smart phones.

Knowledge Boosters

Videos giving an informative and fresh approach to studying specific topics together with a typical exam question and model answer. They are designed to support students with independent study and revision, and for teachers as a learning aid in the classroom.

Grade Boosters

Videos providing an in depth study of typical exam questions on specific topics. Each question includes a model answer with tips and guidelines to help you get maximum marks. You are given essential techniques on how to improve your grades.



Academic Partnerships

October 2015, Resilience to Earthquake-induced landslide risk in China (REACH)

Time for Geography is proud to partner with the UK Natural Environment Research Council and the Natural Science Foundation of China, through the research project Resilience to Earthquake-induced landslide risk in China (REACH). Working with world-class researchers from the Sustainable Places Research Institute (Cardiff University) and the State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geo-environment Protection (Chengdu University of Technology), Time for Geography will tell the story of a mountain region ravaged by earthquakes, and those who seek to better understand seismic hazards and save lives in the future.