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Professor Ken Gregory 

Visiting Professor

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Professor Ken Gregory is Visiting Professor within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

Professor Ken Gregory was appointed to the newly established second Chair of Physical Geography at the University of Southampton in 1976, was Head of Department from 1978-1983, Dean of Science from 1984-1987, and Deputy Vice Chancellor 1988-1992.

He was appointed Warden of Goldsmiths University of London in 1992 and retired in 1998. Since retirement he finalised research on palaeohydrology (President of INQUA Commission on Global Continental Palaeohydrology), was Chair of the organising committee for the 30th International Geographical Congress in Glasgow in 2004, Chair of the Final Assessors for Chartered Geographer (2004-2014), President of the British Society for Geomorphology (2008-14) and Deputy Chair of Governors at Southampton Solent University (1999-2007) and of Council at Brunel University (2010-2018).

He was appointed CBE in 2007 for services to geography and higher education, has honorary degrees from the Universities of Southampton, Greenwich and Southampton Solent University, is a Fellow of University College London and of Goldsmiths University of London and received the Founders Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1993 and was granted an Honorary Fellowship in 2015.

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Recent books published include:

K.J.Gregory 2000. The Changing Nature of Physical Geography, Arnold, 368pp

K.J.Gregory and G. Benito (eds).2003.  Palaeohydrology: Understanding Global Change, Wiley 396pp.

P.W.Downs and K.J.Gregory 2004. River Channel Management. Arnold, 395pp

K.J.Gregory (ed).  2005. Physical Geography. 4 volumes. Sage, London.

K.J.Gregory 2010. The Earth’s Land Surface. Sage  London.348pp.

K.J.Gregory and A. S Goudie (eds) 2011. The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology  Sage, 610pp. Issued in paperback 2014

K.J.Gregory and J.Lewin 2014 The Basics of Geomorphology: Key Concepts. Sage, London.

Research on urban channel change published most recently as:

A.P.Chin, A. O'Dowd and  K.J. Gregory , 2013. 9.39 Urbanization and River Channels. Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 9, 2013, 809-827

Anne Chin, Rachael Gidley, Lauren Tyner  and Ken Gregory 2017. Adjustment of dryland stream channels over four decades of urbanisation. Anthropocene 20, 24-36.

Ken Gregory and Anne Chin, 2018. Evaluation of the imprint of urban channel adjustment and management  Geographical Journal 184

Concepts in geomorphology published in:

K.J.Gregory and J.Lewin 2015. Making concepts more explicit for geomorphology. Progress in Physical Geography 39, 711-727.

Gregory K J 2017 Putting physical environments in their place: The next chapter? The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien 61, 11-18.

Professor Ken Gregory
University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ
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