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Professor Tim Allott

Head, School of Environment, Education and Development

Professor Tim Allott
Professor Tim Allott

‌Tim Allott is Professor of Physical Geography in the School of Environment, Education and Development. He has a BSc and PhD in Geography from University College London and from 1992-1999 was the Deputy Director of UCL’s Environmental Change Research Centre. Since joining Manchester in 2000 he has been Head of Geography (2003-2006) and Research Director for Geography (2001-03 and 2009-2014).

His research focuses on anthropogenic impacts on upland landscapes and the management and restoration of degraded freshwater and peatland systems, funded by grants from NERC, DEFRA and the Environment Agency. Current work with colleagues in Manchester supports the widespread peatland restoration efforts underway in the UK and internationally, including collaborations with external partners such as the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), National Trust and the Moors for the Future Partnership working in the Peak District National Park. Tim’s teaching contributions focus on issues of hydrology and environmental change, using field and practical work as key vehicles for student learning.