Dr Hussam Hussein

Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford Martin School

Departmental Lecturer and Research Fellow in International Relations

Dr Hussam Hussein is an Oxford Martin School Research Fellow in International Relations and Departmental Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford. He is working on water reallocation on different scales as well as on transboundary water governance focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. His previous research focused on discourses of water scarcity in Jordan and in the Middle East.

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Dr David Johnstone

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

David Johnstone has over 45 years practical experience in the water and sanitation sector in the UK and overseas. His expertise lies in wastewater treatment processes and strengthening the operational and managerial capacity of developing world water utilities.

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Jacob Katuva

School of Geography and the Environment

DPhil Researcher

Jacob is examining the impacts of mining and irrigation on water resources and human development. His research aims to understand how development projects affect groundwater quantity and quality, ecosystems services, water supply and sanitation, health, education and energy, both spatially and temporally. Supervisor: Dr Rob Hope.

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Dr Sara Khalid

NDORMS

University Research Lecturer

Sara Khalid works on planetary health informatics, data science for health and environment, and AI for monitoring plastic pollution.

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James King

School of Geography and the Environment

DPhil Researcher

James works on rainfall dynamics and change in East Africa. He has research interests in the large-scale drivers of rainfall trends and climate model representations of rainfall mechanisms, as well as broader interests in climate policy and ethics. Supervisors: Professor Richard Washington, Dr Sebastian Engelstaedter.

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Dr Claas Kirchhelle

Faculty of History

Faculty and Research

Claas is an historian working on the history of antibiotics, typhoid, epidemiology, and global health. He is particularly interested in finding new ways to evaluate the impacts of historical disease interventions.

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Dr Johanna Koehler

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Dr Johanna Koehler’s research examines the interplay of water risks and institutional change in terms of political and institutional transformations in the water sector as well as new market-based water service delivery models emerging across sub-Saharan Africa. Her research interests include political, economic and cultural geography with a focus on the drivers and processes of institutional change in the water sector.

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Dr Elco Koks

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Elco Koks is a post-doctoral researcher at the Environmental Change Institute. His research focusses on global infrastructure networks, disaster impact analysis and risk analysis. He holds a PhD in Disaster Impact Modelling and an MSc in Spatial Economics, from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

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Dr Marina Korzenevica-Proud

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Marina is a human geographer working for the Oxford-led REACH programme. She is developing qualitative research in collaboration with research partners in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya. Her work seeks to understand the interplay between socio-economic inequalities and fluctuations of water-related pressures affect socio-economic structures and form vulnerabilities, particularly gender inequalities.

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Katie Kowal

School of Geography and the Environment

DPhil Researcher

Katie Kowal's research focus is on opportunities for seasonal forecasts to enhance drought preparedness with a focus in Central America.

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Nicola Kuhn

School of Geography and the Environment

DPhil Researcher

Nicola is a DPhil student looking at vegetation response to climate change in different ecosystems in South Africa. Part of this work looks at potential plant traits that will enable plants to cope more efficiently with water stress.

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Dr James Kwan

Engineering Science

Associate Professor

He is interested in advancing catalytic sonochemistry for AOP and applying this approach to break down persistent microcontaminants found in waste water treatment.

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Dr Catharina Landström

Faculty of Law

Faculty and Research (Academic Visitor)

Catharina is interested in public engagement with water research and management, which she has studied in the contexts of flooding, drought and water quality. She is currently leading the Oxford team in the CAMELLIA (Community Water Management for a Liveable London) project. Drawing on human geography and science studies she designs techniques for engaging local publics with urban water management.

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Dr Bettina Lange

Faculty of Law

Faculty and Research

Bettina works in the field of environmental governance and has a particular interest in how environmental science and economics inform the use of legal regulatory tools that deal with water scarcity and drought. She contributes to the NERC funded MaRIUS project (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainty of Water Scarcity) and the ‘Historic Droughts’ project, which analyse the development of the regulatory framework for water scarcity in the UK. Bettina’s research draws on both law and sociology – in particular qualitative empirical data and social theory – in order to analyse the legal regulation of environmental challenges.

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Jae-Young Lee

School of Geography and the Environment

DPhil Researcher

Jaeyoung Lee is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute with interests that include hydrological and environmental modelling at the catchment scale and analysis of climate change impact on water resources and water quality. Her DPhil research focuses on understanding the role of water quality in the management of water supplies under a changing climate. Her research aims to evaluate the impacts of climate change on the dynamics of water quality during droughts and in the drought periods, and to assess the climate-related risks and uncertainties to water quality. Jaeyoung is working with the MaRIUS project’s water quality team. Supervisors: Professors Jim Hall and Paul Whitehead.

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Dr Guoyong Leng

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Dr Leng is a senior researcher at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford. His research focuses on the modelling and analysis of hydrological and agricultural response to climate change and human activities (e.g. human water use, land use).

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Professor Anna Lora-Wainwright

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Anna’s recent work has focused on experiences of pollution in rural China, particularly on the various forms of activism and resignation which emerge among affected communities. She is currently engaged in three projects: a study of the rise of rural-urban coalitions opposing waste incineration in China; a social scientific investigation of the processing and flows of electronic waste between China and Japan; and experiences of urbanisation and resettlement in rural China.

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Aman Majid

School of Geography and the Environment

DPhil Researcher

Aman’s research focuses on the energy-water nexus in the UK. In particular, his research seeks to understand the complex interdependencies between the water and energy sectors, as well as modelling the impacts of planned future technologies such as intermittent renewables and desalination. Aman has a background in Engineering and has previously worked as a Process Optimisation Engineer, as well as in Consultancy focusing on the Energy and Utilities sector.

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Dr Christine McCulloch

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Christine McCulloch’s current research includes water resource decision-making; water abstraction licence trading; dams and reservoirs in England and Wales; and the work of British dam engineers in the Jordan valley.

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Dr Nick Middleton

School of Geography and the Environment

Faculty and Research

Nick’s main research interest is in the nature and human use of deserts and their margins, environments commonly referred to collectively as drylands. He wrote the book for popular audiences, Rivers: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2012.

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