I am a Lecturer and Research Fellow under the Cardiff University Serious Brain Power initiative in the School of Planning and Geography. My research and teaching revolves around the broad theme of climate change and how its policy and governance is constructed around scalar ontologies.
- PhD in Human Geography, University of Hull, UK (2010).
- Postgraduate Diploma in Research Skills, University of Hull, UK (2010).
- MSc (Environmental Management) Distinction and Academy Award, University of Sunderland, UK (2004).
- BSc Hons (Environmental Earth Science) High Second Class (Second Division), University of East Anglia, UK (2002).
- BA Hons (Modern History) Second Class (First Division), Anglia University, Cambridge, UK (1996).
- Cardiff Serious Brain Power Research Fellow/Lecturer, Cardiff School of Planning & Geography and Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK (June 2012 - present).
- Australian Research Council 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 (June 2011 - March 2012).
- Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Centre for Adaptive Science & Sustainability and Logistics Institute, University of Hull, UK (May 2010 - May 2011).
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
One of five shortlisted for 2012 best essay by early career scholar in 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, 36 (4), pp. 457-474.
Reviewed for journals such as Progress in Human Geography, Political Geography, Journal of Environmental Planning & Policy, International Journal of Sustainable Society, Globalizations, Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance and International Planning Studies.
- Member of the Environment Research Group.
- Member of the Urban and Regional Governance Research Group.
- Affiliated with the Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE) at Cardiff University.
- Honorary Fellow at the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre based at the University of Birmingham.
Interests / Areas of Expertise
My research interests are trans-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary and international in scope, spanning geography, environmental science and cognate disciplines. They include the governance of sustainable development and climate change, earth and climate processes, climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience, environmental (geo)politics, constructions of climate knowledge, the political economy of the state and the scale debate in human geography. More specifically, my current research interests examine how power is configured and negotiated across territorial space and scale through climate change and environmental governance interventions and processes, especially through emerging relationships between the third and public sectors.
Projects I am currently involved in:
- I am currently working with Dr Milena Büchs (Southampton) through the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre, examining mainstreaming of environmental issues within UK third sector groups.
- The second project is funded through an early career researcher grant from the Regional Studies Association entitled: 'The spatial integration of climate change adaptation governance in the UK: the efficacy of a (city-) regional politics?'
- I am also involved with a Cardiff Futures interdisciplinary project with colleagues from Cardiff, Dr Chris Chambers (School of Psychology) and Dr Gerard O’Grady (School of English, Communication and Philosophy), and Exeter, Dr Natalia Lawrence (Psychology). This project, entitled the ‘UK Evidence Information Service’ aims to inform MPs of correct scientific evidence before they enter into parliamentary debates. We are currently liaising with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and a number of Peers in the House of Lords to develop this project.
- Postgraduate Research Admissions Tutor
- Research Committee member
- University Graduate College Economic and Social Sciences Discipline Group member
I am interested in supervising potential applicants in the broad area of sustainability and climate change governance, policy and politics.
I am available to offer consultancy services in the areas of climate change policy and governance at local, national and international levels.
Commissioned as a Feature Article for the journal Environmental Science & Technology: Kythreotis, A.P., Mercer, T.G. & Frostick, L.E. (2013). Adapting to Extreme Events related to Natural Variability and Climate Change: The Imperative of Coupling Technology with Strong Regulation and Governance. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (17), pp. 9560-9566.
Research grant award
Regional Studies Association Early Career Grant (Nov 2013): 'The spatial integration of climate change adaptation governance in the UK: the efficacy of a (city-) regional politics?'.