Oliver Moss is a Research Fellow/Research Funding Development Manager
and (PRINCE2) Project Manager at Northumbria University.
Oliver moved to the North East in 2007 to take up a Research Assistant post in
Newcastle University's Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) (where he was later
made a Visiting Fellow). There, he worked on the
Economic and Social Research Council
‘The Space of Democracy and the Democracy of Space',
whilst also delivering 'research funding' training to social scientists
from across the north east.
Earlier, Oliver had helped manage the Sustainable Technologies Initiative (STI)
and Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE) programme at the
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (2001-2003) and,
later, as a Senior Research, Training and Development Manager at the
Economic and Social Research Council (2003-2007), a portfolio spanning the
Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme, the
Department for International Development-ESRC Joint Scheme,
the Science in Society (SiS) programme, and the ESRC's involvement
in the European Science Foundation's European Collaborative Research Programme
(ECRP). Oliver has been the Co-ordinator (and PI) of an ESRC-funded
Regional Knowledge Exchange Network (North East), and has secured either
independently or, in concert with colleagues, research funding from
such other major bodies as the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and the
Oliver is secretary of North East Centre for Tranformative Education and
Research (NECTER), a United Nations University-recognised regional centre for
expertise in education for sustainable development (RCE North East).
He is also a (part-time) PhD student (Supervisor: Dr Owain Jones, UWE)
at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (from where Oliver also
secured an MSc in Environmental Policy, Planning and
Management), the largest specialist rural research centre in the UK.
His thesis - "Meteorological Imaginations. Towards geographies of affective
practices of weather, atmospherics and landscapes" -
concerns sensory and embodied engagements with weather and climate.