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Dr. Mark Toogood

Senior Lecturer

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Kirkham Building, KM106

+44 (0) 1772 89 3528

Subject Areas: Geography

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Dr Toogood is course leader of the geography programmes.

His research interests currently focus on the following: a) historical geographies of science, the environment, the state and society; b) the history and effects of science in East Africa; and, more broadly, c) the relationships between expertise, lay knowledge and non-humans.


Toogood, Mark (2008) Beyond ‘the toad beneath the harrow’: geographies of ecological science, 1959–1965. Journal of Historical Geography, 34 (1). pp. 118-137. ISSN 03057488

Toogood, Mark D (2011) Modern observations: new ornithology and the science of ourselves, 1920e1940. Journal of Historical Geography, 37 (3). pp. 348-357. ISSN 0305-7488

Thakore, Renuka, Goulding, Jack Steven and Toogood, Mark (2013) Fostering energy efficiency dynamics through ex-ante strategic niche management: The UK perspective. Alam Cipta Journal , 6 (1). pp. 3-16. ISSN 2289-3687

Toogood, Mark and Everett, Glyn (2013) Engaging Publics: Biodiversity Data Collection and the Geographies of Citizen Science. Geography Compass . ISSN Online ISSN: 1749-8198 (Submitted) Item availability may be restricted.

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BSc (Hons), Geography, first class, University of London, 1991.

PhD, Geography, Lancaster University, 1996.


Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Member of 4S - Society for Social Studies of Science.

Member of the British Society for the History of Science.

External Responsibilities

Visiting Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Lancaster University



Historical Geography.

Public Engagement with Science.

Society and Space



The West Highland Survey, 1944-1957: Landscape, Science and the State. Funded by the British Academy, 2013-2015.

Preston Bus Station: Place, Heritage and Resistance. Funded by Manchester Geographical Society, 2013 (with Dr Hannah Neate).

Open Air Laboratories (OPAL): Public engagement with science. Funded by the BIG lottery Fund, 2007-2014.