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Ben Smith

PhD student, Department of Geography, King's College London.


Ben's research is a combination of fieldwork on horrible rivers around London, and much warmer GIS and stats work on the 6th floor at King's. He also convenes the Earth and Environmental Dynamics Research Group.  To make up for UK-based fieldwork he travels a lot working for the Stockholm Environment Institute, desperately trying to add holidays to the end of training and research trips.

Relevant resources:

KCL Earth and Environmental Dynamics Research Group

Zambia Environmental and Climate Change Policy Brief

Environmental and Climate Change Policy Brief for Latin America and the Caribbean

Talk summary:

Getting paid to travel to far-flung places for work is great; interesting people, amazing sights and someone else has paid for the flights! Except when all you see is the inside of a conference centre, or its 40C and none of your bank cards work and you can't pay your hotel, or you're trying to run a workhop where people only speak Bahasa Indonesia. Ben will take us on a whistle-stop tour across 4 continents, covering the highs and lows of different trips, and questions such as 'why is Lipton tea so terrible?' and 'what's the point of traffic lights in Nairobi?'

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