Dr Helen Gavin

School of Geography and the Environment

Management & Support

Dr Helen is a Project Manager and environmental scientist. She is working on a project looking the risk and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK: MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water Scarcity). She has a background in water and energy, spanning both academic and industry expertise. Her interests and experience are wide ranging and span hydroecology, water resource management, droughts, renewable energy, sustainability and communication. She is also working on the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy, covering programme management and knowledge exchange.

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Professor Joshua Getzler

Faculty of Law

Faculty and Research

Joshua Getzler is a lawyer and legal historian who has studied the history and economics of water use through the prism of legal doctrine and property rights analysis, ranging from medieval times to the late industrial revolution. His findings are presented in his monograph A History of Water Rights at Common Law.

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Dr Michael Gilmont

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Dr Michael Gilmont is a Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, applying interdisciplinary political, economic and hydrological approaches to analysing water resource development and use. His current research focuses on water, food and water security in the Middle East, including the decoupling of water resources from economic growth, and global water security assessment.

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Gina Gilson

School of Geography and the Environment

DPhil Researcher

Gina Gilson is studying the governance of informal water markets in East Africa, with a particular focus on property rights, collective action, and resource sustainability.

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Nancy Gladstone

School of Geography and the Environment

Management & Support

Nancy coordinates the Smith School Water Programme (excluding the REACH project), providing administrative support to facilitate academic outputs and timely financial reporting; liaising with project partners to develop efficient monitoring and reporting mechanisms; and assisting with the dissemination of research and practical applications of the work.

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Dr Geoff Goodwin

Department of International Development

Faculty and Research

Geoff is a Departmental Lecturer in Development Studies. He is currently exploring the historical roots and contemporary dynamics of community water organisations in Ecuador and Colombia, paying particular attention to their autonomous capacity and interactions with the state and market. He is also interested in how these organisations construct and maintain hydraulic infrastructure and the political relations and subjectivities that emerge through this process.

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Dr Catherine Grasham

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Catherine is a social scientist on the REACH project examining water-poverty linkages in Ethiopia and Kenya. Her research interests centre on ideas around environmental justice within livelihoods, smallholder agriculture, WASH, governance and policy.

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Dr Kevin Grecksch

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Kevin is a Departmental Lecturer and Course Director for the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management (WSPM). Kevin is a social scientist specialising in water governance and climate change adaptation. His core research interests include water governance, climate change adaptation, property rights and natural resources, sustainability and ecological economics. Before taking up his current lectureship he was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

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Heloise Greeff

Department of Engineering Science

DPhil Researcher

Heloise is a DPhil student working on the Smart Water programme. Her work involves condition monitoring systems for handpumps in rural regions, along with the construction of tools for risk assessment of water insecurity. This work involves studies in Kenya and Bangladesh, and is funded by UNICEF. She is co-supervised by Prof. Rob Hope and Patrick Thompson in the School of Geography and the Smith School of Enterprise.

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Professor David Grey

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

David Grey was World Bank staff for 27 years to 2009, latterly as its Senior Water Advisor, working on water issues in over 80 countries, including living in Africa and Asia for 15 years, and currently working at the interface of water resources science, policy and practice.

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Professor Ian Griffiths

Mathematical Institute

Faculty and Research

Ian has research expertise in the mathematical modelling of strategies for water purification, including membrane filtration and the removal of contaminants via magnetic separation. He collaborates with academics including the Complex Fluids Group in Princeton University and the Laboratory of Fields, Flows, and Interfaces at Ryerson University, and with filtration industries including Dyson, W.L. Gore and Associates and Smart Separations.

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Professor Robert Hahn

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Professor Robert Hahn has helped design market-based approaches for water resource management around the world. He is currently conducting a number of field experiments on water conservation and more efficient water management with Dr Robert Metcalfe. His research focuses on institutional design and measuring behavior change.

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Dr Sophie Haines

Institute for Science Innovation and Society

Faculty and Research

Sophie is an anthropologist interested in natural resource decision-making in contexts of social and environmental change. She is currently a Lecturer in Anthropology of Development at the University of Edinburgh. As a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, she collaborated in multi-disciplinary projects including REACH: Improving water security for the poor (DFID-funded), IMPETUS: Improving predictions of drought for user decision making (NERC-funded) and the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship. Her research examines the translation and use of scientific information and predictions in resource management and natural disaster preparedness, with a focus on water resources; she has carried out ethnographic fieldwork and interview-based studies in the UK, Belize and Kenya.

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Professor Jim Hall

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Jim Hall examines the management of climate-related risks in infrastructure systems, in particular relating to flooding, coastal erosion and water scarcity.

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Dr Shasha Han

School of Geography and the Environment

Postdoctoral Researcher

Shasha Han is a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Geography and the Environment with research areas of hydroclimatic extremes and flood non-stationarity. Shasha aims to investigate changes in flooding over time in the context of changing climate and land cover and assess the associated uncertainty. Her research interests cover non-stationarity prediction and projection, climate and land cover change impacts, uncertainty analysis, hydrologic modelling, probabilistic flood forecasting, and floodplain mapping.

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Professor Nick Hankins

Department of Engineering Science

Faculty and Research

Nick Hankins holds expertise in the application of colloids, surfactants, and interfaces in process technology for potable and waste water treatment.

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Dr Manus Henry

Department of Engineering Science

Faculty and Research

Dr Henry’s interests include self-validating sensors and flow measurement. He is currently developing a three-phase flow metering system for monitoring oil, gas and produced water flow rates in upstream oil and gas applications.

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Professor Robert Hope

School of Geography and the Environment and the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Rob is an economist with expertise in water economics, policy and poverty. He has worked on large, interdisciplinary water management and poverty reduction projects in Africa and South Asia. He heads the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment’s Water Programme, the School of Geography and the Environment’s Water Security Initiative and the REACH programme, which is a cross-university collaboration to improve water security for five million poor people in Africa and Asia.

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Dr Sonia Ferdous Hoque

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Sonia is a researcher in Water Security and Society, for the REACH programme. She leads on social science theory and methods linking water security and poverty in Africa and Asia. Her interests lie in the environmental social sciences, with experience in rural livelihoods, climate change adaptation, urban water governance and multidimensional poverty assessment in developing countries.

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Dr Jocelyne Hughes

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Jocelyne directs Oxford University’s Water Science, Policy and Management MSc & MPhil programmes. Her research focuses on the ecology, hydrology and management of wetlands. She has a particular interest in the ecological importance of microflow environments provided by aquatic plants in rivers and wetlands; water and nutrient cycling in wetlands; wetland vegetation dynamics; water security for wetland ecosystems; and constructed wetlands.

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