Meet our team of geography professionals
Rob investigating ancient landslides around the summits of the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye.
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.
Tim exploring glaciated landscapes
in the Lake District National Park.
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.
Howard scaling Europe's largest ice cap
at Vatnajökull in Iceland
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.
Harriet on fieldwork in the central America
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.