Our Staff

Professor Pauline Leonard

DTP Director

Professor Pauline Leonard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton and Director of the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP), based across the Universities of Southampton, Brighton and Portsmouth. She is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Professor Andrew Church

DTP Deputy Director (Brighton)

Professor Andrew Church will commence as Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) from September 2017. He is also Professor of Human Geography focusing on human-nature relations and especially the environmental and geographical aspects of leisure and tourism.

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Professor Liz Twigg

DTP Deputy Director (Portsmouth)

I graduated from the Department of Geography in 1984 and undertook my PhD studies in GIS and Health at Birkbeck College, University of London. In 1996 I joined the University as an ESRC-funded part-time research fellow working on multilevel analyses and small area estimates of lifestyle behaviour. I became a full-time lecturer in 2003, was promoted to Reader in Human Geography in 2011 and became a Professor of Human Geography in 2015. My main research interests focus on the influence of place and space on health, health behaviour and well-being.

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Prof Michael Vlassopoulos

DTP Deputy Director (Training)

Prof Michael Vlassopoulos is Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton.

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Prof Athina Vlachantoni

DTP Deputy Director (Collaboration)

Prof Athina Vlachantoni is Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy within Social Sciences: Ageing/Gerontology at the University of Southampton.

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Mr Glenn Miller

DTP Manager

Glenn is the Manager of the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. As the University’s nominated Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) contact, he is the principle administrator of the SCDTP and the first point of contact for all DTP students, applicants and supervising staff.


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