Tim Daley

Academic profile

Dr Tim Daley

Associate Professor of Physical Geography
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. Tim's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 02: SDG 2 - Zero HungerGoal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 06: SDG 6 - Clean Water and SanitationGoal 08: SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic GrowthGoal 09: SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and InfrastructureGoal 13: SDG 13 - Climate ActionGoal 14: SDG 14 - Life Below WaterGoal 15: SDG 15 - Life on LandGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Tim

I am Associate Head of School for Strategy and Associate Professor of Climate Science and Sustainability. I am also Admissions Tutor for Environmental Programmes with responsibility for leading sales and marketing of programmes in those areas. I was formerly Deputy Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute (SEI), which is a cross-faculty university research institute focused on the development of multidisciplinary research projects and real-world impact from research.

Supervised Research Degrees

PhD student completions (as Director of Studies): PhD - Jasper Newman - awarded March 2023 PhD - Thomas Newton - awarded Jan 2017 PhD student completions (as supervisor): PhD - Havananda Ombashi - awarded Jan 2018 PhD -  Emma Rice - awarded Dec 2016
MRes/ ResM student completions
Steffie Haynes (2011, MSc Applied Marine Science)
Thomas Lawrence (2011, MRes, Marine Geosciences)


I love teaching. It's a joy to be able to engage and excite others in things that have fascinated me all my life. I am primarily a researcher in climate and earth system science. It should be little surprise then that this is where I teach. You can find me leading modules in 
  • Stage 1: Environment and Climate
  • Stage 4: Climate Change - Adaptation and Mitigation; Global Climate Change
  • Stage 7: Climate Change: Science and Policy
I also contribute to several others from the philosophy and history of science, to approaches to knowledge creation and fieldwork in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.