Affiliated Staff

Dr. J F M Clark 
BA (Western Ontario) MA (Toronto), DPhil (Oxon)

Director of the Institute for Environmental History and Lecturer in Modern History.

Dr. Clark’s teaching and research focus on 19th- and 20th-century British history, with special relevance to environment, science, and medicine. Before taking up this position, he was Wellcome Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Kent, Canterbury. His publications focus on the history of natural history, comparative psychology, waste, and environmentalism. He is the author of Bugs and the Victorians(Yale, 2009), and numerous articles; and a co-author of Women and Natural History: Artists, Collectors, Patrons, Scientists(1996). He is currently completing a book on the history of environmentalism.



Tom Dawson

Tom helped to set up the Scottish Coastal Archaeological and Paleoecological Trust (SCAPE), which operates from the Institute, in 2001. He has an excavation background, and has worked as a field archaeologist in a number of different countries, including Italy, Japan, France and Sri Lanka. He has always been interested in increasing public participation in archaeology and his wide-ranging experience of the different ways that archaeology is practised has helped him to appreciate the numerous and varying approaches advocated to the problems that coastal archaeology presents. Tom also runs the Shorewatch project, which is designed for people interested in the coastal archaeology of Scotland. The project brings together individuals and groups to save information about Scotland’s precious archaeological sites before they are lost to erosion.



Joanna Hambly
BA (Sheffield), MSc (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Joanna is an archaeologist with a research interest in
environmental and geoarchaeology and a professional background in the commercial and curatorial sectors. She has a track record of developing and managing projects that combine high quality archaeological research with a strong emphasis on public participation and engagement and brings this experience to her full time role with SCAPE.



Ellie Graham

BA (University of Wales, Swansea), MA (University of Birmingham)

Ellie is an archaeologist with a background in commercial archaeology and community archaeology.  She has experience of developing and delivering community-focused coastal recording projects, and worked with the Arfordir Coastal Heritage Project in south Wales for the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust. Coastal heritage encompasses archaeological sites of all types and periods, and her particular research interests include exploring the interaction between people and coastal landscapes in the past, and the impacts of environmental and anthropogenic change. Having started her career in archaeology as a volunteer, Ellie has always been interested in widening opportunities for public participation in archaeology and heritage, and her role with SCAPE involves collaborative working with communities around Scotland to address the loss of heritage to erosion.



Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith

BA(Hons) (York), MA, PhD (Warwick) – Senior Lecturer

Dr Easterby-Smith joined St Andrews in 2012, having previously held a Dibner Fellowship in the History of Science at the Huntington Library, California, a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute and an Early Career Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick. She was awarded her PhD at Warwick in 2010. She teaches and researches eighteenth-century cultural and social history, focusing the global connections and transnational links made between France, Britain and the wider world.  Her research interests encompass the histories of consumption, collecting and gender in the eighteenth century as well as the history of science and global history.



Prof TC Smout

FRSE, FBA, FSA (Scot), CBE, Historiographer Royal in Scotland

Professor Smout, now retired from teaching, was the founder of the Institute for Environmental History. He is the author of Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays (2009), Nature Contested: Environmental History in Scotland and Northern England since 1600 (2000), which were the Ford Lectures given at Oxford in 1999;  of the British Academy Raleigh Lecture, The Highlands and the Roots of Green Consciousness (1993); and of The Firth of Forth: An Environmental History (2012). He is a co-author of A History of he Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920 (2007). He is editor or co-editor of seven books on environmental history, of which the most recent is People and Woods in Scotland: A History (2002). From 1991-1997 he was Deputy Chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), and he has also served on the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts and the Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland.