Simon Dickinson

Academic profile

Dr Simon Dickinson

Lecturer in Geohazards and Risk
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Simon's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 11: SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGoal 13: SDG 13 - Climate ActionGoal 16: SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Simon

Lecturer in Geohazards within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SoGEES) at the University of Plymouth. I teach into the Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Management & Sustainability, and Geosciences programmes within SoGEES. I am also the South-West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) Geography Pathway Lead
Research interests (see 'Research' tab for further details): the live-streaming of extreme environmental events; citizen-generated media in disaster contexts; virtual disaster hubs/information spaces; social change in the disaster landscape (either DRR or recovery); community engagement and participation in disaster recovery; new  community/non-government organisations.   Most Recent Publication: Dickinson, S. (2024). Watching the disaster unfold: geographies of engagement with live-streamed extreme weather. Environmental Hazards, 1–19. 


I currently teach on the following modules:Module Convenor
ENVS2004 Environmental Issues and Communication
ENVS/M2002 Environmental Management/Sustainability in Practice (leader of the Sweden fieldtrip)
GEOL3014 Geohazards and Risk
Module Contributor
ENVM1001 Environment and Society
ENVS1010 Global Environmental Challenges
ENVM3001 Systems Thinking and Change Leadership in Sustainability
ENVM3002 Systems Thinking in Sustainability: Independent Investigation
ENVS3011 Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation
ENVS3012 The Environmental Professional
GEES519 Environmental Knowledge: From Field to Stakeholder 
GEES506 Climate Change: Science and Policy 

Contact Simon

A524 Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 585903