Ms J.M. McMorrow

Senior Lecturer

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B.Sc. Geography (Liverpool)

M.Sc. Remote Sensing (UCL)

AFRSPSoc Associate Fellow Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society


Administrative experience
2012 - 2013       Physical Geography Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator

2006 - 2010       Faculty of Humanities Coordinator and EBL Fellow, Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning (CEEBL)

1999 - 2004       Year 2 Advisor; co-ordinator for level 2 Geography curriculum

1994 - 1999       Year 1 Advisor; co-ordinator for level 1 Geography curriculum

1991 - 1994       Course Director, Geography and Archaeology joint degree


Professional positions

2012 - 2017       NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow

2012 - present   Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) list of experts on wildfire

2012 - present   Fire Research and Statistics User Group, Fire Statistics branch, Home Office (formerly Department for Communities and Local Government)

2010 - present   England and Wales Wildfire Forum

2007 - 2011      NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility steering committee

2007 - 2011      External Examiner for MSc in Applied GIS & Remote Sensing; University of Salford

2005 - present   Scientific Review Panel for European Fleet for Airborne Research (EUFAR) Transitional Access

2004 - 2007      NERC Airborne Research and Survey steering committee

2003 - 2006      External Examiner for BSc in Geography and GIS, Environmental Science and GIS, Geology and GIS; University of Greenwich

1986 - 1992      Council member and Chair of Education and Training committee, Remote Sensing Society (now Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society)

1986 - 1989      National Remote Sensing Centre working group on Education and Training



2012                Natural Environment Research Council, Knowledge Exchange Fellowship, open topic competition, 'Knowledge for Wildfire - improving management of UK wildfire risk through knowledge exchange'

2009                Teaching Excellence Award, University of Manchester

2007                Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society, annual conference, Poster prize; 'Laboratory spectro-radiometric prediction of peat decomposition: comparison of transmission, lignin-cellulose and other biochemical indices', with A Alroichdi and MG Evans

1999                Highly commended, Innovation in the Curriculum Awards, University of Manchester & UMIST; 'Poster-based assessment of local fieldwork in Geography', with C Perkins

1993                Remote Sensing Society, annual conference, Poster prize; 'GIS. habitat potential modelling of three equid species in East Africa', with D Ormsby

External positions

Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

1 Oct 201231 Mar 2017

Areas of expertise

  • GB Physical geography - wildfire, peatland, Remote sensing, Geographic Information Science, ecosystem services

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