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Dr. Greg Spellman

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science
  • Department: Environmental Science

General information

A graduate of the University of Sheffield (Geography), Greg spent three years teaching English in Barcelona, Spain.  He was appointed as Lecturer in Geography at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge in 1992 and then came to University of Northampton (then Nene College) in 1993.  Awarded an MA (University of Northampton) in 2002 and a PhD (University of Leicester) in 2004.

Administration

  • Geography Admissions Tutor
  • Open Day/Applicant Visitor Day Co-ordinator (Geography)
  • Tasters days, schools visits and Sixth Form Conferences (AimHigher/Connexions)
  • Member of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Meteorological Office Climate Observer
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • University of Northampton Teaching Fellow
  • Member of School of Science and Technology Learning and Teaching Group
  • Member of the University Pedagogic Research and Scholarship in Higher Education Network (PRASHEN)
  • 2006- present  External Examiner Geography St Mary's University College
  • 2009  External Examiner PhD University of East Anglia
  • 2005  Internal Examiner PhD University of Northampton
  • 2005 - present  Editorial Board, Journal of Meteorology
  • 1998 - present Association of British Climatologists committee member
  • 2005 - present Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations Board Examiner
  • 2009 Member of UCAS Expert Tariff Group on Hong Kong Diploma

Teaching

Greg is Course Leader for BSc Geography and Joint Honours Physical Geography.  Greg also contributes to a number of courses through teaching on the following modules (*module leader):

  • ENV1001 - Air and Water Principles
  • ENV 1016 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
  • ENV 1017 Learning for Sustainable Development*
  • ENV1107 - Principles of Physical Geography
  • ENV2014 - Air and Water Processes*
  • ENV2036 Research Methods*
  • ENV2104 - USA Field Module*
  • ENV2111 - Weather and Climate*
  • ENV2123 Physical Geography Practical
  • ENV3005 - Air and Water Applications
  • ENV3108 Climate And Society*
  • ENV 4106 Dissertation*

Research

Greg is particularly interested in pedagogic research in Geography and Environmental Science. He is currently examining pedagogies of citizenship and sustainable development in HE. Within climatology Greg is essentially a synoptic climatologist.

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