Colombia River Stories


Dr Mo Hume is Professor of Latin American Politics at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.  Her research focuses on how multiple and overlapping forms of violence are perceived by those who live in (post) conflict contexts.  Mo has applied insights from feminist theory and practice to understand violent processes and women’s responses to these, carrying out extensive fieldwork in Central America, particularly El Salvador.

Dr Nick Mount is Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham.  His past work has focussed on how novel machine learning and artificial intelligence methods can be adopted to deliver improved predictions for river and hydrological systems. More recently, Nick’s research has explored the role of humans in hydrological and fluvial systems and the need for modelling approaches that can represent the interplay between physical and social systems.

Dr Richard Teeuw is Professor of Geoinformatics and Disaster Risk Reduction at the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth.  He began his career at the University of Stirling, examining the Sierra Leone diamond deposits, then worked with mining companies prospecting for river gold in Borneo and Guyana.  Richard’s research focuses on low-cost uses of satellite imagery for assessing hazards, vulnerability and risk in low-income countries.

Dr Allan Gillies is a research fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.  His research focuses on the political economy of illicit resources in Latin America, examining how such resources intersect with conflict, livelihoods and informal systems of governance.

Dr Neil Burnside is Chancellor's Fellow of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.  His main research interests lie in the fields of applied geoscientific engineering and environmental resilience, encompassing a range of geoenergy engineering challenges.  Neil’s current research focuses on optimising sustainable, low-carbon, energy and water resource development strategies in order to maximise their potential, while simultaneously minimising their associated environment impacts.

Dr Nasos Argyriou is a Research Fellow in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth. His research focuses on geoinformatic applications for mapping hazardous terrain, land use change, urbanisation, landscape analysis and predictive modelling.  His current interests include using satellite radar to detect and monitor deforestation, the development of multi-criteria decision analysis and applications of object based image analysis.

Dr Nelly Montcoudiol is a research associate at the Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Department of Groundwater and Soil Science, Hannover. Nelly is a hydrogeologist with international fieldwork experience. Her main research interests relate to groundwater quality issues whether due to anthropogenic activities or natural processes. Nelly’s recent research focuses on the impact of the exploitation of natural resources on water resources.