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RA6a: Additional observations, Evidence of esteem

4.7 Environmental and Geomorphological Sciences: Rieley has served on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Environmental Management, on the Executive Board of the International Peat Society, and on the Ramsar Convention Technical and Scientific Steering Committee. He is also a Trustee of the Orang Utan Foundation. Thorne chaired the American Society of Civil Engineers Task Committee on river width adjustment 1996-8. The EGS group has also done important editorial work. Clifford has been on the Editorial Board of the Transactions (RGS-IBG) since 2000, Haines-Young has been Editor of the Journal of Environmental Management since 1996, Downs was the physical geography Book Reviews Editor of the Transactions (RGS-IBG) 1996-8, O’Hara served on the Editorial Board of Post-Soviet Geography, Thorne served on the Editorial Panel of Geomorphology since 1996, and was Guest Editor for a special issue of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms in 1999. Haines-Young was seconded to the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Monk’s Wood in Huntingdon as Director of Science Policy since 1999. Keynote lectures have been delivered at major conferences in Bologna, Christchurch (New Zealand), Heidelberg, Shanghai and Seattle (Thorne), Jakarta, Malaysia and Finland (Rieley). Thirteen PhD and Masters theses have been externally examined by members of the EGS group since 1996 for the following universities: Australian National (Haines-Young), Birmingham (O’Hara, Thorne), Calcutta (Thorne), Cambridge (Haines-Young), Monash (Thorne), Oxford (Haines-Young), East London (Rieley), Royal Holloway (Rieley), and Southampton (Thorne). Consultancy and related work is central to the research culture of the EGS group. Members of the group have advised the Government of Taiwan, the UK Environment Agency and the Boxmoor Trust (Clifford), H. R. Wallingford (Downs), the UK Environment Agency (Downs, Thorne), English Nature (Lavers), the UK Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee and Médecins sans Frontières (O’Hara), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the EU and the Government of Bangladesh (Thorne).
4.8 Geographical Information Sciences: Aplin was elected to the Council of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPS) in 2000, and was awarded a British Council/Japan International Science and Technology Exchange Scheme Research Fellowship and Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society prize for the best PhD thesis in 1999. McCullagh became a member of the International Scientific Committee of the École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques at the Université de Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris in 2000, is a member of the Crime Mapping Reference Group for the East Midlands Government Office, and on the Geographic Information Standards Technical Panel I (Standards Framework) for the British Standards Institute. Mather has been Vice-President of the RSPS since 1996 and was President of the Programme Committee for the European Association for International Space Year 1996-8. Steven has been a member of the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer Science Advisory Group since 1996, and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Space Science Centre in Leicester since 1998. He chaired the NERC Equipment Pool for Field Spectroscopy Steering Committee 1996-9. Since 1996, Mather has been on the Editorial Boards of Progress in Physical Geography and Revista Serue Geografica and Steven on the Editorial Boards of Photo Interpretation and Weather. Keynote lectures have been delivered at major international conferences or other events in Bahrain (Mather), Budapest (Priestnall), Durham (Steven), Reading (Mather), Riyadh (Mather), Steven was also awarded the RSPS prize for the best conference paper in 1997. Ten PhD and Masters degrees have been externally examined by members of the GIS group since 1996 for the following universities: Cambridge (Mather), Birkbeck (Mather), Nice-Sophia-Antipolis (Steven), Southampton (Mather), Surrey (Steven), Swansea (Mather), UCL (Mather, Steven) and Wellington (New Zealand) (Steven). The GIS group’s consultancy work has been extensive and includes Priestnall’s involvement with the Rio Salado Geomorphological Mapping Project in Buenos Aires in 1998 and his work on the Mississippi River Sediment Project in 2000. Steven also advises the British National Space Centre as a user support expert for agricultural applications.
4.9 Cultural and Historical Geography: Since 2000, Heffernan has been a member of the Council of the RGS-IBG, the Research Committee of the RGS-IBG, and the IGU Commission on the History and Philosophy of Geography. He was Treasurer of the RGS-IBG History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group 1996-1999 and was appointed to the assessment panel for the Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowships in human geography in 2000. Since 1999, Matless has been a member of the Committee of the RGS-IBG History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group and served on the Committee of the RGS-IBG Social and Cultural Geography Research Group 1996-7, and wrote the annual reports on social and cultural geography for Progress in Human Geography 1996-7. Seymour was on the Committee of the RGS-IBG Rural Geography Research Group 1996-7 and Secretary since 1999. Watkins was on the Committee of the RGS-IBG Rural Geography Research Group 1998-2000 and Chair since 2000. He has been Chair of the Research Group on Forest Ecological History of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations since 1999, and was judge for the Royal Forestry Society’s Award for Conservation and Forestry 1996-1998. Endfield joined the Steering Committee of the International Water in History Association in 1999. Daniels has been on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Historical Geography and Ecumene since 1996. Heffernan has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Historical Geography since 1996 and founder member of the Editorial Committee of the RGS-IBG/Blackwells Geography Research Monograph Series in 2000. Since 1999, Matless has been a member of the Editorial Board of Ecumene and of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Social and Cultural Geography. He and Seymour have been on the Board of Directors of Landscape Research since 1996. Members of the CHG have been awarded or appointed to several noteworthy research positions since 1996. Heffernan was Visiting Professor in the Department of Geography at UCLA in 1999 and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Geographisches Institut at the University of Heidelberg, 1999-2000. Smallman-Raynor was Director of the World Health Organisation’s Collaborating Centre for Spatial Health Modelling, 1997-2000, and Visiting Scientist at the Epidemiology Program Office of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, 1998. He was also awarded a Philip Leverhulme Fellowship in the field of human geography. Keynote lectures since 1996 have been delivered at the Bard Center for the Decorative Arts, New York, and Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (Daniels), the Tate Galleries in London (Daniels) and Liverpool (Matless), the Photographers Gallery and the Science Museum in London (Matless) and at several prestigious universities, notably Berkeley and Chicago (Daniels), Arizona, UCLA, Heidelberg and Prague (Heffernan), and Florence (Watkins). Twenty PhD and Masters theses have been externally examined by members of the group since 1996 for the following universities: Bristol (Heffernan), Cambridge (Heffernan), Coventry (Watkins), UC Dublin (Heffernan), Imperial College London (Watkins), Oxford (Watkins), Oxford Brookes (Watkins), Sussex (Daniels), Trondheim (Seymour), UCL (Watkins) and York (Daniels, Matless). The group has also been actively involved in consultancy for a variety of agencies, including Nottingham City Council (Daniels, Watkins), DETR (Seymour, Watkins), MAFF(Seymour), EA (Seymour), English Nature, the Forestry Commission, and South Downs Conservation Board (Watkins). CHG research has been debated in the national media on BBC2 (Daniels) and on Radios 3 and 4 (Daniels, Matless).
4.10 New Economic Geographies: Crewe was Human Geography Reviews Editor for Transactions and Area (RGS-IBG) 1996-8 and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education 1996-7. She wrote the annual reports on retailing and consumption for Progress in Human Geography 1998-2001. Leyshon was appointed Editor of Geoforum in 1996 and Editor-in-Chief in 1997. He was on the Editorial Board of Environment and Planning 1996-1998 and wrote the annual reports on money and finance for Progress in Human Geography in 1997 and 1998. Swain was Guest Editor of a special issue of Regional Studies in 1998. Marton has been awarded competitive Research Fellowships from the University of British Columbia 1996-8 and the National Taiwan University in Taipei 1996-97. Swain was Treasurer of the RGS-IBG Post-Socialist Geographies Working Party 1996-98 and co-ordinator of an ESRC seminar series on employment and work in East and Central Europe 1999-2000. Two PhDs and Masters theses have been externally examined since 1996 for the universities of Birmingham (Leyshon) and Sheffield Hallam (Crewe). Consultancy work has also been carried out for Uni-Europa (Leyshon), Nottingham City Council, the East Midlands Development Company and the East Midlands Development Agency (Crewe) and Oxford Analytica (Oldfield). NEG research has been debated in the national media, including the Money Programme (BBC2), Close up West (BBC South West), BBC Radios Bristol and Newcastle (Leyshon), BBC Radio Nottingham, Radio 4 and BBC East Midlands Today (Crewe).

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