One of five shortlisted for best essay by early career scholar in journal Progress in Human Geography: Kythreotis, A.P. (2012). Progress in global climate change politics? Reasserting national state territoriality in a ‘post-political’ world. Progress in Human Geography, doi: 10.1177/0309132511427961
Founder, co-organiser and co-chair of the 2008 PhD Experience Conference Workshop, a national interdisciplinary conference about the PhD process that was formulated and organised entirely by PhD students at the University of Hull.
My research interests are broad and include the governance of sustainable development and climate change, climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience, environmental politics, the political economy of the state and the scale debate in human geography. More specifically, my interests examine how power is configured and negotiated across territorial space and scale through climate change governance interventions.
2010 - PhD in Human Geography,University of Hull, UK, Geography Department. Title: ‘Sustainability, the voluntary sector and local governance in East Yorkshire.’
2010 - Diploma in Postgraduate Research Skills, University of Hull, UK.
2004 - MSc (Environmental Management) Distinction and Academy Award, Received Full European Social Fund Scholarship, University of Sunderland, UK.
2002 - BSc Hons (Environmental Earth Science) High Second Class (Second Division), University of East Anglia, UK.
1996 - BA Hons (Modern History) Second Class (First Division), Anglia University, Cambridge, UK.
Relevant Work Experience
Cardiff Serious Brain Power Research Fellow, School of Planning and Geography and Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
ARC Super Science Research Fellow, Australian Sea Level Rise Partnership, Global Change Institute and School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Centre for Adaptive Science and Sustainability (CASS) and Logistics Institute, University of Hull, UK.
Pastoral Tutor, Thwaite Hall student residence, University of Hull, UK.
Disability Services Support Worker, Student Support Services, University of Hull, UK.
Casual Research Assistant, ESRC (UK) and NCIT (US) projects, Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK.
Human Geography Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK.
Environmental Auditor and Policy Formulator, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, Sunderland, UK.
Casual Research Assistant, Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University of East Anglia, UK.
Researcher, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia on behalf of South Norfolk Council, UK .
Kythreotis, A.P. & Pearce, R. (2011). Green Jobs in the New Energy Economy: a Yorkshire Cities analysis up to 2020.The New Energy Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Industry, University of Hull (May, 2011).
Kythreotis, A.P. (2011). The Australian Sea Level Rise Partnership. Brown Bag Presentation, Department of Geography, University of Hull, November 7th, 2011.
Kythreotis, A.P. (2011). The Potential for Green Jobs to 2020. Leeds City Region Skills Event, Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield, April 1st, 2011.
Colquhoun, D., Kythreotis, A.P., Mercer T.G. & Pike, J. (2011). The Viva Voce Experience. The 2011 PhD Experience Conference, University of Hull, February 8th – 11th, 2011.
Kythreotis, A.P. (2011). Reflections on being a balanced researcher. The 2011 PhD Experience Conference, University of Hull, February 8th – 11th, 2011.
Kythreotis, A.P. & Mercer, T. (2009). Snowballs and Spiders: PhD student experiences in networking. Graduate School Postgraduate Skills and Training Workshop, Oct 29th, 2009, University of Hull.
4th January 2011 – Bradford Telegraph and Argus newspaper
‘Bradford among the cities under scrutiny as experts assess green job prospects’
1st February 2011 – University of Hull News
‘The PhD Experience Conference 2011’
3rd December 2010 – This is Hull and East Riding newspaper
‘University weighs in with marine expertise’
1st December 2010 – This is Hull and East Riding newspaper
‘Uni to help push for low-carbon economy’
22nd November 2010 – One Hull Business Forum
Project to reveal exciting job opportunities for Yorkshire and the Humber gets 'green' light
February 2009 - Insight Magazine
‘The PhD Experience’
4th December 2008 – The Independent newspaper
‘How to make a success of your doctorate’
20th November 2008 – Times Higher Education newspaper
‘Taboo but true: PhD students ‘not up to scratch’’
Supervisory/Teaching/Demonstrating/Field Trip Experience
- MSc thesis supervisor (GPEM, University of Queensland, Australia and CPLAN, Cardiff University)
- Introduction to Human Geography (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
- Geographical Thought and Practice (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
- Cultural and Historical Geography (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
- Geosciences (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
- Sedimentology (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
- Geosciences Residential Fieldtrip (Peak District and Scarborough) (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
- Human Geography Residential Fieldtrip (Hull, Whitby, Leeds) (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
- Masters in Physical Geography Overseas Fieldtrip (Malta) (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
- First Year Undergraduate Human Geography Academic Tutor (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
Environment and Planning Research Group Reading Group Facilitator (GPEM, University of Queensland) (2011-2012)
Geography Department Staff Board Meeting Postgraduate Rep (University of Hull, UK) (2005-2008)
Geography Department Human Geography Postgraduate Committee Rep (University of Hull, UK) (2005-2006)
Professional Memberships and Peer Review Experience
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
- Member of Political Geography Research Group (RGS)
- Member of Planning and Environmental Research Group (RGS)
- Member of Climate Change Research Group (RGS)
- Reviewer for Political Geography, International Journal of Sustainable Society, Globalizations and the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance
University of Queensland New Researcher Start-up Grant ($12,000) (2011- )
Australian Research Council Super Science Fellowship ($315,000) (2011- )
UK Grad Roberts Fund, University of Hull (£6,628) (2008)
Freidrich Ebert Stiftung and Proforum Conference Award, Slovakia (£1000) (2008)
University of Hull Graduate School Conference Presentation Fund (£500) (2008)
Department of Geography, University of Hull Departmental Research Funds (£1,000) (2006-2007)
Full Graduate Teaching Assistant Funding for PhD (£45,900) (2005-2008)
European Social Fund Scholarship (Full MSc scholarship) (£7600) (2003-2004)
Kythreotis, A.P. (2012). Progress in global climate change politics? Reasserting national state territoriality in a ‘post-political’ world. Progress in Human Geography, 36 (4), pp. 457-474.
Kythreotis, A.P. & Jonas, A.E.J. (2012). “Scaling sustainability?” How voluntary groups negotiate spaces of sustainability governance in the United Kingdom. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 30 (3), pp. 381-399.
Mercer, T.G., Kythreotis, A.P., Lambert, C. & Hughes, G. (2011).Student-led research training within the PhD process: the development of ‘PhD Experience’ conferences. International Journal of Researcher Development, 2 (2), pp. 152-166.
Kythreotis, A.P. (2010). The Voluntary Sector and LSPs: a panacea for combating sustainability governance at the local level? A UK context. Sustainable Development, 18 (4), pp. 187-193.
Kythreotis, A.P., Mercer, T.G., Marsden, T.K. & Milbourne, P. (in review). The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change international process: an appropriate spatial level for the coalescing of adaptation policy? Nature Climate Change.
Kythreotis, A.P., Schmidt, P. & Morrison, T.H. (in preparation) Institutional perspectives on resilience and their utility for climate change adaptation: developing the social and political aspects of social-ecological systems. Target journal: Global Environmental Change.
Bell, J., Kythreotis, A.P., Leon, J., Mills, M. & Saunders, M. (in preparation) Challenges of sea level rise policies: working with uncertainties in maps and models. Target journal: Global Environmental Change.
Kythreotis, A.P. (in preparation) The limitations of collaborative governance at international sustainable development negotiations. Target journal: Global Environmental Politics.
Kythreotis, A.P. (in press). Autonomous and pragmatic governance networks: Environmental leadership and strategies of local Voluntary and Community Sector groups in the UK. In:Gallagher, D.R., Christensen, N. & Andrews, P. (eds.) (2012) Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook. Sage, New York, forthcoming.
Kythreotis, A.P. (2012). ‘(Un)Sustainable development?’ The non-consensus politics of global climate change negotiations: insights and suggestions. The 18th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, June 24th-26th, University of Hull.
Kythreotis, A.P. (2012). Progress in global climate change politics? Reasserting national state territoriality in a ‘post-political’ world. ‘Doing Political Geographies’ workshop. Political Geography Research Group, April 23rd-24th, Geography, University of Exeter.
Kythreotis, A.P. (2008). State-voluntary relations and new spaces of sustainability governance. Royal Geographical Society Postgraduate Mid-Forum, March 1st, 2008, University of Liverpool.
Kythreotis, A.P. (2008). ‘Policy coherence and governance?’ Complexities and issues in rescaling the EU Sustainable Development Strategy into UK local governance arenas: the voluntary sector experience. (Peer-reviewed) In: J. Kovalcik, M. Muránsky and A. Rochovská (eds.) 'New' Europe and Challenges of Sustainable Development: Papers from the 2nd Forum of Social Sciences PhD students, Bratislava, June 2008, (Bratislava), pp. 99-116.
Kythreotis, A.P. (2008). ‘A Tale of Two Localities’: sustainability governance discourses through Local Strategic Partnerships and public service delivery mechanisms? Session: ‘Governing for Sustainability’, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2008, RGS-IBG, London, August 27th-29th, 2008.
Kythreotis, A.P. (2008). The Voluntary Sector and LSPs: a panacea for combating sustainability governance at the regional-local nexus? A UK context. 14th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, New Delhi, India, 23rd-25th September, 2008.
Policy Consultation Documents
Bell, J., Linnenluecke, M., Lovelock, C. & Kythreotis, A.P. (2011). Submission – Productivity Commission Inquiry into Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation. Australian Government Productivity Commission (December 2011).
Pearce, R., Crompton, P., Kythreotis, A.P., Hembury, G. & Stolte, T. (2011). The Prospects for Green Jobs up to 2020. Final Report. Yorkshire Cities. Quantum Science & Technology (July 2011).