Our people

The School of Geography and Sustainable Communities has a team of internationally influential researchers who can offer a range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Our people

Head of School

Associate Professor Nicholas Gill

Head of Students

Dr Nicole Cook

Head of Postgraduate Studies 

Dr Thomas Birtchnell

School Services Coordinator

Manuela Abrantes

School Operations


Key academic contacts 



Dr Chris Brennan-Horley

Associate Lecturer

Ms Vanessa Cavanagh

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow

Dr Chantel Carr
Dr Sonia Graham

Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Isabelle Wolf

For more information on specific academic or professional staff, please visit the university contact directory.