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PEOPLE – Directors

Des Fitzgerald

Des Fitzgerald, a sociologist of science and medicine, joined us on 1st March 2020, as Associate Professor of Sociology, having been at Cardiff University since 2015. His work has focused on space, environment and mental health; he won the Philip Leverhulme Prize for sociology in 2017, and the research from this focuses on the use […]


Kate Ellis

I am the Centre Manager, responsible for facilitating the delivery of the Centre’s strategic plans, in liaison with the Centre’s senior management team and the College of Humanities. I am a strong advocate for collaborative working, and have spent the last two decades facilitating cross-pollination of ideas in both my professional work in Higher Education, […]


Felicity Thomas

Biography I graduated from University College London with a BA (Hons) in Anthropology and Geography, and then spent several years working in the international NGO sector, focusing on educational provision and development in post-conflict states within sub-Saharan Africa. I returned to academia to undertake a PhD on the impacts of HIV and AIDS on rural […]


Robin Durie

Biography I wrote my PhD at Edinburgh University on the phenomenology of time and of our consciousness of time. My first post was at Staffordshire University, where, in addition to teaching philosophy, I was also fortunate enough to set up interdisciplinary post-graduate programmes for artists and designers who wanted to conduct research in philosophy alongside […]


Judith Green

Judith Green joined the Centre in March 2020 as Professor of Sociology, after posts at King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  With a background in anthropology and medical sociology, her research has bridged public health and the social sciences, most recently focusing on issues of mobility, environments systems and […]