Document Actions

Birkbeck academic recognised for excellence in leading geography

Dr Sue Brooks has won an award from the Geographical Association (GA), which is given to the author of the article in each of the GA’s journals that is felt to have made the most significant contribution to geographical teaching and learning.

Dr Sue Brooks from Birkbeck’s Department of Geography has won the Geographical Association (GA) Award for Excellence in Leading Geography. The awards are voted on by members of the GA and given to the author of the article in each of the GA’s journals that is felt to have made the most significant contribution to geographical teaching and learning.

Dr Brooks’ selected paper, Coastal resilience and vulnerability: storm impacts, extreme weather and regional variability in the UK, winter 2013–14, looked at the high-magnitude storms and the impact they caused in the west and south-west of the UK over the winter of 2013-14. A statement from the GA noted that the article “highlights how new technologies are being used to quantify some of the key coastal impacts of such events.”

“I’m honoured to have won the Award for Excellence in Leading Geography by the Geographical Association of the UK," said Dr Brooks. "The Geographical Association is a prestigious national organisation that has over 5000 members and is devoted to the dissemination of good practice in delivering the Geography curriculum to our schools. It’s a pleasure to be able to share my coastal research with so many geographers around the UK.”

The award was formally presented at the GA’s Annual Conference at Sheffield Hallam University, where they also celebrated the GA’s 125-year anniversary.  Professor Andrew Kirby from Arizona State University also received the prize, for his paper Seeing cities through urban art

Further Information

Published: