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New Teaching Fellows in UCL Geography

In Development and Globalisation, Environment and Society and Geodemographics

New Teaching Fellows in UCL Geography

Three new Teaching Fellows will be joining UCL Geography during the 2012-13 academic session.

Dr Kathrin Forstner: Geographies of Development and Globalisation

Kathrin is a social scientist working on issues relating to international development. Her PhD in 2008 was on 'Sustenance, Identity and Voice: Women's experiences in craft producer associations in Southern Peru'. Her research interests, focusing mainly on the Latin American region, include gender and collective action, rural development, and tourism, culture and development. Before joining UCL, she held a position as lecturer at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Dr José Antonio Cortés Vázquez : Environment and Society

José Cortés graduated in 2011 with a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain). He holds three other degrees, including a biologically- oriented BSc in Environmental Sciences (Pablo de Olavide, 2000-2005), an MSc in Social Research applied to Environmental Studies (Pablo de Olavide, 2006-2007) and an MA in Social Anthropology (University of Kent, 2008-2009).

Between 2005 and 2011 he held different research and teaching positions at the Department of Social Sciences, Pablo de Olavide University.

Jose maintains a strong interest in Environmental Social Sciences and in the potential of ethnographic research to address issues related to environmental conservation policies, sustainable development, protected areas and socio-ecological resilience. His research interests focus on the European Mediterranean Area, particularly southern Spain, where he has been working since 2005.

His latest work at the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, a protected area in Andalusia (Spain), has recently been awarded the Second ‘Marques de Lozoya’ National Prize, the top anthropological research award in Spain. He aims to further his research by carrying out comparative study of conflicts in different protected areas across Mediterranean Europe.

Guy Lansley

Guy was brought up in Bristol, and has a first degree in Geography from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Leeds. His previous research using GIS has included work for Dixons Retail, The Bristol Primary Care Trust (NHS) and a renewable energy social enterprise. His main areas of academic interests are geodemographic classifications and their applications for public service provision - in particular, temporal geodemographic classifications which can depict how neighbourhoods have evolved over time. His other interests include population geography, the study of socio-economic inequalities and quantitative spatial techniques associated with service location planning.


Dr José Antonio Cortés Vázquez (left) and Dr Kathrin Forstner (right)