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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's 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.