Peter is an environmental historian, mainly of the US and UK, but also interested in continental Europe and beyond. His research includes creatures of watery environments (mosquitoes, eels and aquatic and semi-aquatic nonnative invasive species such as American signal crayfish, North American muskrats and American mink), natural history film-making and marine environments.
Roy’s research in Sub-Saharan Africa explores the social, political and economic aspects of food production and natural resource management, and their relationships to wider societal change.
Marianna is an environmental historian of modern Britain with a focus on environmental change and its impacts on communities, places, and politics. Her current research explores wind and wave power, and the rise of renewable energy technologies more broadly, in the twentieth century.
Joe’s research focuses on poverty, inequality, vulnerability, and South Asia.
Dave holds the posts of Professor of Social Justice, Director of the Bristol Poverty Institute and Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol. He provides research leadership for multidisciplinary poverty relevant research and advised the World Health Organisation on measurement issues concerning water and sanitation access and policy in low and middle income countries.
Julie works within social science and focuses on human behaviour and communication. Julie’s research concerns early warning systems and people’s judgment/ understanding of risk, and upstream/up pipe thinking. Julie is interested in designing new technologies that account for human acceptabilities.