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Editorial Board

Articles which conform to journal scope and style (see Author Guidelines) are sent, by the Editorial Board, to at least two reviewers on the Editorial Advisory Panel. Reviewers will submit a joint report to the Editorial Board. Manuscripts returned to the author(s) with a reviewer report should be revised and sent back to the Editorial Board as soon as possible. Final decisions on acceptance or rejection are made by the Editor. eGG endeavours to publish any paper within 6 months of acceptance.

Dr Lorna Linch (Editor-in-chief)
Principal Lecturer in Earth Science at the University of Brighton

Lorna’s teaching anLornaLinch-Cropped-260x178d research interests are glacial processes, cold climate geomorphology, sedimentology, micromorphology and Quaternary Environments. Her interest in these areas began while she studied for a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography at the University of Reading (2001-2004). Lorna returned to academia to embark on a PhD (Natural Environment Research Council funded) in Physical Geography at Queen Mary University of London (2006-2010). The focus of her PhD research was largely sedimentological, examining sediment deformation caused by the scouring keels of icebergs.

At the University of Brighton Lorna is involved in teaching several modules for Geography and Geology courses at all undergraduate levels, particularly those modules focussing on cold climates and sedimentology. Lorna’s current research interests are concerned with understanding ice keel scouring in a variety of grain sizes. This important work is critical to palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and offshore structural engineering (e.g. Arctic marine pipelines).

Professor Gina Wisker (Guest Editor)
Professor of Contemporary Literature and Higher Education and Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Brighton

Gina’s interests are in interactive learning and teaching, academic writing, postgraduate study and supervision. Her books include The Postgraduate Research Handbook (2001, 2008) The Good Supervisor (2005, 2012), and Getting Published (2015). Gina is Chief Editor of the SEDA journal Innovations in Education and Teaching International, currently chair of the SEDA Scholarship and Research Committee, Chair of Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, and previously was Chair of the Heads of Educational Development Group and on the Society for Research in Higher Education Council.

Gina’s research interests combine across literature and pedagogy, leading to a National Teaching Fellowship award (2005), Higher Education Academy Principal Fellowship ( 2012), and recent commissioned work (2015) for the HEA ‘Teaching Literature : Contemporary Gothic, threshold concepts, social justice and dialogue’. She was awarded a Staff and Educational Development Association legacy award for outstanding scholarship in 2014 and is a Senior Fellow of SEDA. Gina went to school in the Middle and Far East, establishing an interest in postcoloniality, gender equality, social justice and cultural diversity. She managed a large Access course, a Women’s Studies MA, and was guardian supervisor/tutor for 12 years for a cohort- based international PhD of mid-career professionals (250 doctorates).

Dr Sarah Purnell (Associate Editor)
Principal Research Fellow of Environmental Microbiology and a member of the Aquatic Research Centre and the Environment and Publich Health Research Group (EPHREG) at the University of Brighton

Sarah first became interested in Environmental Microbiology and its application whilst studying for a BSc Environmental Hazards degree at the University of Brighton. After graduating Sarah remained at Brighton firstly to study for a PhD focusing on the sarah-purnelldevelopment of a microbial source tracking tool, and then to work as a Research Officer within the Environment and Public Health Research Group. Sarah has since taken a permanent research position at the University of Brighton.

Sarah’s current research and teaching focuses on providing low cost tools to deliver solutions and inform management of emerging contaminants, which have the potential to negatively impact public health and aquatic environments. These tools include microbial source tracking, quantitative microbial risk assessment, and predictive modelling approaches. Importantly this research can have direct and positive impacts on catchment management strategies and protection of water resources.

Professor David Nash (Associate Editor)
Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Brighton, and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

David’s teaching and research interests centre upon landscape evolution and Brighton UniPHOTO: ANDY WEEKES / 07836 566295environmental change, with a particular focus upon the world’s drylands. His fascination with deserts began whilst reading for a BSc Geology and Physical Geography degree at the University of Sheffield. After graduating in 1988, he remained at Sheffield, first to study for a PhD on the origins of fossil valleys in the Kalahari Desert, and then to work as a Junior Research Fellow in the Department of Geography. He moved to the University of Brighton in 1993 to take up a lectureship and has remained there ever since.

To date, David has published over 75 journal articles and book chapters, and has edited volumes including Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) and Quaternary Environmental Change in the Tropics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). His research has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the Natural Environment Research Council, the British Academy and the Royal Society. He was presented with the Gordon Warwick Award by the British Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG) in 2003 for “excellence in geomorphological research as recorded in a named publication or set of publications”, and was appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 2009.

In addition to his research activities, David has been an elected member of the BGRG (now the British Society for Geomorphology) Executive Committee, Honorary Secretary for Expeditions and Fieldwork at the Royal Geographical Society, and has organised conferences on overseas fieldwork safety for the Learning and Teaching Subject Network (LTSN) Geography, Earth and Environmental Science subject centre. He is still fascinated by deserts.

Professor Chris Joyce (Associate Editor)
Professor of Environmental Geography at the University of Brighton

Chris is an ecologist and biogeographer who loves working in the field, especiallycbj in wetlands. He completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Ecology at Loughborough University before becoming a botanist for four years. He then returned to Loughborough University to study for a PhD on the management of floodplain grasslands for plant biodiversity, which delighted him because it incorporated field sites in the English Midlands and the Czech Republic. This led to post-doctoral research for the European Union involving yet more fieldwork in several European countries, before he moved to Brighton in 1999 to join the lecturing team.

Chris’ research focusses upon the ecology, management and restoration of wetlands; he also works on rivers and chalk grasslands. He has published over 30 journal papers, two books (on European wet grasslands) and edited three journal special issues. His research has been funded by the Czech Academy of Sciences, Environment Agency, Natural England, European Union, Darwin Initiative, Earthwatch Institute and EPSRC, amongst others. He was awarded a Derek Lovejoy Fellowship to investigate riparian management in Arizona and the AVIVA/Earthwatch Award for climate change research in 2003. He has supervised ten PhD students and was Chair of the Biogeography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society from 2007-2010. He currently serves on the Publications Committee for the Society of Wetland Scientists and is an Associate Editor of the journal Hydrobiologia.

Editorial Advisory Panel

The Editorial Advisory Panel comprises postgraduate student members and academic staff who have a wide variety of subject expertise in the following:

  • Archaeology
  • Biodiversity
  • Biogeography
  • Climate change
  • Coastal processes
  • Communication of Geography
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment – society relations
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental reconstruction
  • Environmental restoration
  • Feminist Geographies
  • Gender Geographies
  • Geographies of disability
  • Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • GIS
  • Glaciology
  • Holocene prehistory
  • Non-representational theory
  • Oceanography
  • Palaeoclimatology
  • Periglacial environments
  • Petrology
  • Plant Geography
  • Prehistory of the Middle East Climate change
  • Qualitative and Quantitative methodologies
  • Quaternary Science
  • Queer Geographies
  • Remote sensing
  • Rural Geographies
  • Sedimentology
  • Sexualities Geographies
  • Social and cultural geography
  • Tourism
  • Waste management
  • Water quality
  • Wildlife conservation


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