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Professor James Cooper BSc (Hons), PhD, FHEA

Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research Geography and Planning


    Previously I was School Director of Education, leading on education provision across two departments and five disciplines. I was the Chair of the University Digital Education Group and Chair of the School Education Committee and School Board of Studies. I also sit on a number of Faculty and University committees, including the Faculty Education Committee, University Assessment and Feedback Group and University Academic Advising Working Group. Previously I held L&T leadership roles at department level, including Senior Tutor, Programme Director of Environmental Science, Disability and Welfare Officer, and as Lead Moderator and Lead Link Tutor for our XJTLU-UoL T&L partnership.

    I have strong interests in authentic assessment and digital learning, having received a University Teaching and Learning Fellowship, a University Sir Alastair Pilkington Award for Teaching Excellence and two Faculty Learning and Teaching Awards.

    Teaching areas

    Fluvial geomorphology, hydraulics, hydrology, soils and slopes, numerical modelling.

    Current PhD students

    Lukas Meldau: Effect of atmospheric stability on aeolian transport
    Bokun Son: PM2.5 dry deposition to urban shrubs under different wind speeds
    Thomas Fitter: River flow turbulence and bed structure

    Modules for 2023-24

    Catchment Hydrology

    Module code: ENVS217

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    Dissertation (Geography & Environmental Science)

    Module code: ENVS321

    Role: Teaching

    Physical Geography Fieldwork Course

    Module code: ENVS228

    Role: Module Co-ordinator