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School of Geography

Alumni profiles

With geography being such a broad-based degree we have seen our graduates go on to undertake careers in areas as diverse as working for the NASA space programme, retail planning, campaigning for not-for-profit organisations to leading the Roman Catholic Church of Ireland! We are proud of the achievements of our students…read on to see what some of your former colleagues have been up to since graduation. Would you like to feature on this site? Contact us and let us know your news by completing our alumni profile form.

BA Geography profiles

Martine Croxall
BA Geography 1990
BBC News Presenter

Lucy McAlistair
BA Geography 2009
Account Director, Stepladder

Tim Heard
BA Geography 2011
Vice President, Barclays

Sarah Purdue
BA Geography 2012
Head of Geography, Forest Gate School

Samantha Brear
BA Geography 2008, Emergency Management Programme Specialist

Ellie Morrissey
BA Geography 2009
Chartered Accountant

Andrea Quek
BA Geography 2006
Manager, Price waterhouse Coopers

Amanda Clay
BA Geography 2009
Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Sam Hart
BA Geography 2012
Client Executive, Kantar World Panel

Craig Morley
BA Geography 2005
Foreign & Commonwealth Office - strategic communications

Alex Bateman
BA Geography 2005
Transport Planner

Louise Howarth
BA Geography 2009
Senior Retail Analyst, Planet Retail

Rebecca Massey
BA Geography 2011
Policy Manager for ESRC

Amy Bell
BA Geography 2014
Junior Retail Consultant, CBRE


BSc Geography profiles

Emily Farquharson Smith
BSc Geography 2007
Flood Risk Analyst, Weetwood

Bernadette Barry
BSc Geography 2010
Project Developer, Eneco Wind UK

Rachel Bridges
BSc Geography 2009
Overseas Holiday Advisor

Alice Walton
BSc Geography 2009
Sports Coach

Matt Dickinson
BSc Geography 1992
Mountain expedition leader

Lucy Godfrey
BSc Geography 2008
Transport Planner, TFL


Masters and PhD Geography profiles

Dr Piers Sellers
PhD Biometeorology 1981
NASA Astronaut

David Lee
MSc in CDM & Management
Environmental Modeller, ADAS

Scott Dawson
MSc in CDM & Management
Environmental Consultant, Enzygo

Emily Murphy
MSc in CDM
Frontier Co-ordinator Tanzania

Alice Owen
PhD Student 2013
Lecturer in Sustainability
University of Leeds

Amy Burgess
MSc in GIS
GIS Consultant at Integrated Skills

Sean Longfield
PhD in Geography 1998
Science Manager, Environment Agency

Find out more about what our alumni have been up to since graduating on our news page.