Mr Harry West

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  • Qualifications:BSc(hons) MRes PgCert FRGS FHEA MIEnvSc
  • Position:Co-Programme Leader for BSc Geography & Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Management
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 85407

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Geography & Environmental Management and Co-Programme Leader for BSc Geography. I graduated from the Department in 2016 with a First Class BSc(hons) in Geography & Environmental Management. In 2017 I completed a Masters by Research (MRes) in Remote Sensing with Distinction. I also hold a PgCert in Academic Practice. 

I am currently completing a funded PhD project exploring the spatio-temporal signatures of North Atlantic Atmospheric-Oceanic Teleconnections in UK hydro-meteorological records.

I am the Secretary of the Geography and Education Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (formally the Higher Education Research Group). In August 2020 I was invited to become a Co-Editor (UK Team) for the International Journal for Students as Partners, and I am also the Social Media Editor for the Journal of Geography in Higher Education (JGHE).

I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and a Member of the Institute of Environmental Science (MIEnvSc). I am a member of various international institutions including the European Geosciences Union, American Geophysical Union, British Hydrological Society, the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, and the International Network for Learning & Teaching in Geography. Within UWE I am a member of the Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience. I also work with the Bristol Geographical Association (GA) Branch to support secondary teachers in the use of GIS.

Recently I was awarded a Staff Excellence Award for Outstanding Teaching & Learning Support for our geography undergraduate students, and from 2016-2019 I co-convened the UWE Bristol Student Conference which celebrated research/inquiry and evidence-based practice from students at all levels and disciplines across UWE Bristol.

Area of expertise

My specialism is within the field of applied spatial analysis, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. I teach a broad range of subjects across a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses at UWE, including our physical and human geography, geology and civil engineering degrees. My GIS teaching varies from analysing historic climate patterns and wildfire impacts, to landslide prediction and rainfall modelling, and multi-criteria decision making. I am experienced in delivering both introductory courses in GIS and cartography, and more advanced courses in spatial analytical methods and remote sensing.

As a physical geographer by undergraduate degree I often research within the disciplines of hydrology and fluvial/coastal management. I am also interested in research regarding remote sensing for water resources and environmental management. As well as publishing research in this area, I have been involved in a number of CPD/capacity building workshops for professionals in the developing/majority world. Recent courses have been delivered in South Africa and Morocco in partnership with UNESCO-IHP, the Institute of Natural Resources, and Centre for Water Resources Research (University of KwaZulu-Natal).

Alongside my disciplinary research, I am an active pedagogic researcher. I am a firm believer in the value of undertaking teaching/learning/assessment related inquiry. My research has focused on enhancing and embedding graduate attributes, students as partners and researchers, and methods of providing effective and innovative assessment experiences.

Aligned with these specialisms I review for a number of academic journals including Remote Sensing of Environment, Remote Sensing, Water, Hydrology Research, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, International Journal for Students as Partners.


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