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Professor Neil Macdonald BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor of Geography Geography and Planning

Teaching

UG and PG teaching

Since arriving in Liverpool in 2007 I have taught across all three years of undergraduate study and extensively at postgraduate, including core modules at each level. I was part of the CTL team nominated for and won a Faculty Learning and Teaching Award (2013). I have developed a number of new modules and in 2010 designed, developed and managed the new BSc Environmental Science programme here at the University of Liverpool and constructed the sister BSc Environmental Science programme at XJTLU at the same time. The following year I brought online the MSc Environmental Science programme to provide a clear pathway through to postgraduate study. Since 2015 I have been the programme director and discipline lead for Geography.

PhD Supervision

CURRENT PhD STUDENTS
(Their personal biographies can be found at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/geography-and-planning/research/environmental-change/postgraduates/):
Yanping Li (03/2019-Present) XJTLU Env. Science-UoL (XJTLU Scholarship) ‘Urbanisation and heavy metal pollution in a warmer world’
Aiyewunmi Temitope (03/2019-Present) UoL (Nigeria Scholarship) ‘Perceived causes and effects of flood disasters in Ijebu-Ode, South West Nigeria’
Mengzhu Chen (01/2019-Present) XJTLU Engineering-UoL (RDF Scholarship) ‘Water Sensitive Urban Design for Sustainable Water Resources Management under Uncertainty’
Zaozao Wang (09-2018-Present) XJTLU Planning-UoL (RDF Scholarship) ‘Urban Resilience: learning from water-urban configurations in the Yangtze River Delta’
Ahmed Tareemi (01/2018-Present) UoL (Saudi Arabia Scholarship) ‘Water demand management practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The case of Jeddah’
LingYun Tang (Anna) (10/2017-) UoL (China Scholarship Council) ‘Reconstruction of historical drought across China.’
Hannah Lehnhart-Barnett (2017- Present) UoL (NERC CASE NT) 'Peatland carbon flux’
Hazel Philips (MRes 10/16-; PhD 10/2017-) UoL (1+3 EPSRC-CASE EA) ‘Testing the robustness of the base-line data required to assess and mitigate flood risk in lacustrine environments using multi-proxy evidence.’
Alice Harvey Fishenden (10/2016-) UoL (AHRC CDA SRO) ‘Learning from the past – exploring historical archives to inform future activities, drought’
Helen Houghton-Forster (10/2016-) UoL (AHRC CDA SRO) ‘Learning from the past – exploring historical archives to inform future activities, flooding’
Almulhim, Abdulaziz (2015-Present) UoL (Saudi Arabia Scholarship) ‘Characteristics of urban residents affecting household water consumption/ conservation patterns in Saudi Arabia: The case of Dammam City’
Sion Regan (MRes 10/14-15; 2015- Present) UoL (EPSRC-CEH Studentship) ‘Disentangling the flood-drought relationship and the importance of thresholds in catchment flow and sediment generation’
Thea Wingfield (2014- Present + Maternity*2) UoL (NERC-CASE EA Studentship) ‘Developing a toolbox’ for natural flood risk management’


COMPLETED STUDENTS
Veronica Escobar ‘Disentangling the flood-drought relationship and the importance of thresholds in catchment flow and sediment generation: a numerical simulation approach’ (2014-18 ≤4 years - CONACYT-Mexican studentship)
Kush Thakar ‘Quantifying ‘The economic value of data obtained from gauging stations in Scotland: A users perspective’ (2013-17 ≤4 years FT - ESRC-CASE SEPA)
Thomas Redfern ‘Mitigation of hydrological challenges in a peri-urban landscape’ (2013-17 ≤4 years - NERC-CEH Studentship)
Esraa Tarawneh ‘Robust hydrological modelling for land and water management in data-scarce environments.’(2012-17 4 years FTE - Jordanian Scholarship)
Amy Lennard ‘Re-evaluating drought severity, generating mechanisms and drought risk within a changing climate’ (2016 ≤4 years FT; NERC-CASE studentship) now at Severn-Trent Water).
Daniel Schillereff ‘Testing the robustness of the base-line data required to assess and mitigate flood risk using multi-proxy evidence’ (2014 ≤4 years FT; Faculty scholarship)
Beverley Todd ‘UK drought series construction and analysis from early instrumental data series (1697 - present)’ (2014 ≤4 years FT; UoL scholarship)
Ismail Ageena ‘Trends and patterns in the climate of Libya (1945-2010)’ (2014, ≤4 years FT; Libyan Government Scholarship)
Cerys Ann Jones ‘Developing a historical climatology of Wales from Welsh language sources’ (2012 ≤4 years FT; Aberystwyth University - Welsh Assembly scholarship)

Modules for 2021-22

AN INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

Module code: ENVS223

Role: Module Co-ordinator

DISSERTATION (GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE)

Module code: ENVS321

Role: Teaching

DISSERTATION - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Module code: ENVS490

Role: Teaching

INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Module code: ENVS425

Role: Teaching

LIVING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

Module code: ENVS119

Role: Module Co-ordinator

NATURAL HAZARDS AND SOCIETY

Module code: ENVS319

Role: Teaching

RESEARCH SKILLS (GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE)

Module code: ENVS203

Role: Teaching

STUDY SKILLS AND GIS

Module code: ENVS100

Role: Teaching