Staff 

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

Teaching Associate

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Paul Anderson is developing expertise in the field of igneous emplacement, structural geology and high temperature deformation.  Paul also has extensive teaching experience, having spent three years developing a scientific area of the curriculum at a college for adults with learning disabilities.  He currently teaches a diverse range of topics at Levels 1 and 2 and has supervised a ...

Dr Nicholas Barrand

Dr Nicholas Barrand

Lecturer in Geosciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Nick is a glaciologist, specialising in mass balance and dynamics of the Earth's glaciers and ice sheets. His research aims to understand how and why Earth's land ice cover is changing and the impact of these changes on global sea levels. This research involves application and analysis of airborne and satellite remote sensing tools, in situ measurements and numerical models.

Dr Rebecca Bartlett

Dr Rebecca Bartlett

Lecturer in Biogeochemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr James Bendle

Dr James Bendle

Reader (Associate Professor) in Organic Geochemistry
Director of the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

60 second video iconJames is a paleoclimatologist, specialising in molecular organic geochemistry (e.g. molecular climatology). His research is focused on Cenozoic and Holocene climate evolution, high-resolution palaeoclimatology and biomarker proxy development.

Dr Ian Boomer

Dr Ian Boomer

Senior Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ian is a micropalaeontologist who studies ostracods (microscopic Crustacea) and is the Director for the MSc in Applied & Petroleum Micropalaeontology and manager of the School's stable-isotope facility, SILLA. He uses microfossils to reconstruct past environments as diverse as the Jurassic seas of SW England to the late-Quaternary of the Black, Caspian and Aral seas. Ian also ...

Dr Richard Butler

Dr Richard Butler

Birmingham Fellow & Academic Keeper, Lapworth Museum of Geology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Richard is a vertebrate palaeontologist whose research focuses on the systematics, evolution and biogeography of late Palaeozoic to Mesozoic reptiles. He is particularly interested in the origin and dramatic evolutionary radiation of dinosaurs and closely related fossil groups in the aftermath of the Permo-Triassic mass extinction, the largest extinction event in the history of life on ...

Dr Andy Chambers

Dr Andy Chambers

Senior Lecturer

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Tom Dunkley Jones

Dr Tom Dunkley Jones

Birmingham Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tom is a micropalaeontologist and paleoceanograher specializing in the study of fossil coccolithophore algae. His research interests are focused on the warm-climate states of the Paleogene period and include the evolution, systematics and ecology of coccolithophores. Tom has also worked on the paleoceanography and paleoclimates of large climate perturbations, including the ...

Dr Warren Eastwood

Dr Warren Eastwood

Lecturer

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Warren Eastwood is a biogeographer and palaeoecologist who researches past environmental change for the last 25,000 years or so in the eastern Mediterranean region. His main specialism is elucidating natural versus human-induced vegetation change using pollen analysis (palynology). His research interests also include the impact of major volcanic eruptions and tephrochronology of volcanic ...

Dr Jonathan Eden

Dr Jonathan Eden

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jonathan Eden's research primarily focuses on the effect of climate change on regional-scale precipitation. He has a particular expertise in developing statistical downscaling techniques for precipitation simulated in climate models.  Jonathan currently works on the international research project PLEIADES, which aims to develop a statistical correction method for simulated ...

Professor Ian Fairchild

Professor Ian Fairchild

Professor of Geosystems

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ian Fairchild is a geoscientist with broad interests in the geochemistry of the Earth’s surface, climate change and Quaternary and Neoproterozoic earth history. He employs this breadth of knowledge in teaching, in public outreach, and professional activities such as examining and research assessment. He is equally at home in the field and the laboratory with a wealth of ...

Dr Guy Harrington

Dr Guy Harrington

Lecturer in Palaeobiology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

I am a micropalaeontologist and study changes in communities over space and time.  Cenozoic palynology (pollen, spores and dinoflagellate cysts) is my core expertise with emphasis on biostratigraphy, palaeoecology and geographic distribution. In particular, the response of vegetation to global climate perturbations in the early Palaeogene of North America and Europe has formed the core of my ...

Dr Jason Hilton

Dr Jason Hilton

Reader in Palaeobiology
Deputy Director of Education, Earth Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Hilton is a research focused palaeobotanist and evolutionary plant biologist with interests in palaeoenvironments and palaeoecology. His underlying goals are to increase the quantity of paleobotanical data included into evolutionary analyses and to provide a more detailed understanding of the past environments and climates in which fossil plants lived.  He has a broad background ...

Dr Stephen Jones

Senior Lecturer in Earth Systems

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Sara Martinez-Loriente

Dr Sara Martinez-Loriente

Research Fellow in Geology/Geophysics

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sara Martinez-Loriente is a marine geologist interested in the use of geophysics to explore the marine subsurface. Combining multi-scale geophysical methods her research focuses on the characterization of active faults, the study of the physical properties of the basement, and the understanding of the tectonics of rifted continental margins.

Professor Tim Reston

Professor Tim Reston

Professor of Geology
Head of Geosystem Research Group

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tim Reston is a geologist and a geophysicist with interests in the use of geophysics to study geological problems, especially tectonics. He specialises in the seismic imaging and tectonics of rifted continental margins and of slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges, with particular emphasis on detachment tectonics and the effects of mantle serpentinization.

Dr Ivan Sansom

Senior Lecturer in Palaeobiology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Carl Stevenson

Dr Carl Stevenson

Lecturer in Geology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Carl Stevenson is a structural geologist with a focus on the emplacement and subsurface distribution of igneous and volcanic rocks. His research uses rock magnetism, geophysics and petrology to determine the large-scale geometry and internal architecture of intrusions and has led to breakthroughs in understanding magma transport and accommodation in the Earth’s crust. This work has ...

Dr Sarah Jane Veevers

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Jane Veevers is a research sedimentologist working on the Silurian succession of the Welsh Basin. Her work includes detailed lithostratigraphical analysis, chemostratigraphical correlation and sequence stratigraphical analysis of dominantly clastic successions in Pembrokeshire, and mixed clastic-carbonate sequences in the Welsh Borderland.

Dr Sebastian Watt

Dr Sebastian Watt

NERC Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Watt’s research investigates the physical and chemical processes that control the behavior and long-term development of volcanoes. Most of this work focuses on volcanism in subduction zones. Current projects include tephrochronological reconstructions of past explosive eruptions, studies of large-scale volcanic landslides and their associated hazards, and the chemistry and ...

Dr James Wheeley

Dr James Wheeley

Lecturer in Sedimentary Geology
GEES Senior Admissions Tutor

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

James Wheeley is a teaching-focused lecturer in sedimentary geology and sedimentary basin analysis. His research interests lie in carbonate sedimentology and applied micropalaeontology (especially conodont isotopes) which he is using to address deep time (Palaeozoic) palaeoclimatic and palaeoecological problems. He is currently involved with the VISE (Vertebrate ISotopes and the ...

Dr Martin Widmann

Senior Lecturer in climate science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences