People

Dr Ariell Ahearn

Departmental Lecturer and Course Director of MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance

School of Geography and the Environment

Ariell’s current research aims to understand the relationship between social systems, resource distribution and governance frameworks in regions undergoing economic transformation. She specializes in qualitative research, using methods such as ethnographic participant observation, interviewing, mapping and immersive field work to document and analyze the conditions that inform human decision-making and organization.

E: ariell.ahearn@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Dr Imad Ahmed

Research Fellow in Experimental Nanogeochemistry

Department of Earth Sciences

Imad’s research interests and expertise are in the ‘chemical speciation’ of trace elements in a diversity of natural and engineering environments (aquatic and terrestrial). He is particularly interested in the chemistry of redox-active nanomaterials and their influence on the cycling of trace elements and nutrients. He is currently developing a new nanoparticle-assisted technology for pollution monitoring. He is also active in research related to cellular deposition of nanoparticles (e.g., nanomagnetites in the human brain) and in the formation of redox-active nanoparticles in aqueous environments.”

E: imad.ahmed@earth.ox.ac.uk
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Professor Myles Allen

Professor of Geosystem Science; Head of Climate Dynamics Group

School of Geography and the Environment

Myles Allen examines how human and natural influences on climate contribute to observed climate change and risks of extreme weather and in quantifying their implications for long-range climate forecasts.

E: myles.allen@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Dr Atif Ansar

Programme Director of the MSc in Major Programme Management

Saïd Business School

Atif’s research focuses on delivering major infrastructure and integrated real estate programmes cheaper, faster, and with greater sensitivity to the needs of end-users. He has published on the economic costs of large dams.

E: atif.ansar@bsg.ox.ac.uk
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Dr Cathy Baldwin

Research Affiliate

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Cathy is an applied anthropologist and consultant specialising in the social, cultural and health and well-being aspects of, and effects that communities experience from urban development, planning and infrastructure, environmental management, and adaptation to climate change.

E: cathy.baldwin@anthro.ox.ac.uk
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