Meet our Staff

Our staff are dedicated to advancing your knowledge as you progress through your degree. All our academics are actively engaged in research at the cutting edge of their field, which directly feeds into what is taught to you in undergraduate modules.

Dr Peter Wynn

Peter is the lead Admissions Tutor, along with Nils Markusson and Rebecca Whittle, for all of the Geography degree schemes at Lancaster. If you visit Lancaster at an Open Day or Applicant Visit Day, you will likely meet Peter! Should you have any questions about any of our Geography degree schemes, feel free to ask him.

Peter also teaches on a number of our Undergraduate modules. As an expert in glaciers and glaciated environments, he teaches a second and third year module on glaciation and also assists in running a third year field course to Iceland. Peter also contributes to teaching geographical techniques and the history and philosophy of geography.

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Dr Duncan Whyatt

As well as being an active researcher, applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques in human and physical geography research, Duncan is also the Programme Director for all of our Geography degree schemes. In this role, Duncan ensures our degrees are flexible, enabling you to study across the whole spectrum of geography, and that our modules are engaging and sufficiently challenging.

Duncan is an advocate of GIS, and as such teaches a number of GIS related modules during all three of our Geography degrees including a first year module introducing you to GIS concepts and how to use specialist software for spatial analysis, and a third year specialist module in which you will be introduced to more theoretical information on GIS and more advanced forms of GIS analysis.

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Dr James Fraser

James is the Part I (first year) Director of Studies for our Geography degree schemes and is therefore responsible for all of our first year students. Should you have any issues or concerns with your degree then James, along with the Teaching Office or your Academic Advisor, will be your first point of contact and he will be able to assist or point you in the right direction.

James’ research is focused around natural resource management in the tropics and environmental justice, and this feeds directly into his undergraduate teaching. This includes a third year module on environment and politics in Amazonia, and another on sustainable agriculture in the 21st century.

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