Our team

UNRESP is an interdisciplinary project bridging volcanology, environmental sciences, history, human geography, anthropologysociology, public health and visual arts

e.ilyinskaya Evgenia Ilyinskaya, University Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds. A volcanologist who specialises in direct observations of volcanic emissions and their environmental impacts


Sebastien Nobert, Lecturer in Environmental Hazards and Risk at the University of Leeds. Human geographer with research expertise in political ecology, environmental politics and science studies, specialising in environmental hazards and risk


Hilary Francis, a fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. A historian specialising in the history of the environment in Nicaragua and US-Nicaragua relations


Xochilt Hernández Leiva, Lecturer in anthropology and sociology  at the Universidad Americana. Specialises in Natural Resource Management, Gender Equity, Territorial Governance, International Education and Environmental Policy

medium-11062Caroline Williams, Senior lecturer in Latin American Studies at the University of Bristol, has extensive experience of archival research in Spanish language sources and has collaborated with Earth scientists on several projects

05d0062-390x390Tamsin Mather, Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, volcanologist, specialises in atmospheric and environmental impacts of volcanism


Jennifer Le Blond, Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum. Specialises in environmental health and geochemistry, and linking environmental exposure to natural pollutants and health

Denis Navas, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator for History and Culture program at the Universidad Centroamericana. His work emphasises the facilitation of interdisciplinary connections across the humanities and social sciences, and he has a particular strength in the promotion of community participation

co200.jpgClive Oppenheimer, Professor of Volcanology at the University of Cambridge,  volcanologist, studies volcanic gas and heat emissions to understand magmatic processes and impacts of eruptions

Anja Schmidt, Interdisciplinary Lecturer jointly affiliated with the Departments of Chemistry and Geography at the University of Cambridge. She comweb_01bines expertise in atmospheric science and volcanology to advance the current understanding of volcanic impacts and hazards

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Hazel Rymer, Professor of Volcanology at the Open University, environmental volcanologist, specialising in long term geophysical monitoring of persistently active volcanoes


Guillermo Caravantes, Open University. Volcano geophysicist with 8 year research experience on volcanic degassing at Masaya

Dr Peter Baxter

Peter Baxter at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, a medical doctor specialising in health effects of volcanic eruptions


Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER): the government institute responsible for monitoring and issuing early warning of volcanic and other natural hazards. Represented by Wilfried Strauch

Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial Asociativo (IDEAS): environmental consultancy with expertise in environmental pollution. Represented by Harold Rodriguez


Icelandic Meteorological Office (state volcano observatory) have extensive experience in forecasting and mitigating volcanic emissions. Represented by Sara Barsotti

Centro de Investigación en Salud, Trabajo y Ambiente (CISTA): part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Universidad National Autónoma de Nicaragua, León, that works to improve public health across Nicaragua. Represented by Aurora Aragon and Marvin Gonzalez

Centre of Excellence for Modelling the Atmosphere and Climate (CEMAC)  at University of Leeds is a centre of excellence in atmospheric & climate modelling and complex data exploitation. Represented by Dr Mark Richardson and James O’Neill