About the presenter

Winter Week on Campus 2019
Dr Jennifer Salmond

Dr Jennifer Salmond

A geographer by training, Jennifer has an MA in Geography from Oxford University, and gained her PhD in Geography from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2001. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Environment, University of Auckland. As an urban meteorologist, her research focus extends from studying the meteorological controls on urban air pollution and urban climate risk to quantifying human exposure and uptake of air pollutants. She collaborates with experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and her work encompasses the development of novel instrumentation, field measurement and modelling approaches. Jennifer has an active interest in understanding more about the ways in which her research is affected by wider social, economic, institutional and political agendas. Favouring a critical physical geography perspective, Jennifer encourages a reflective approach to research, with an emphasis on identifying and acknowledging the implicit and explicit assumptions which underpin theoretical frameworks, methodological approaches and the actualization of knowledge.