Paul has Research expertise in the petrogenesis and emplacement of granite from structural, geophysical, petrological and geochemical data.
He also has extensive pedagogic experience, having developed a science-based area of learning at a college for adults with learnings disabilities and lectured on a wide variety of university-level topics.
In addition Paul is Year Tutor for students in years 1 and 2, providing pastoral and academic assistance where needed.
PhD Igneous petrogenesis and emplacement: 2010 - 2014
MSci Geology – University of Bristol: 2001-2005
A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Geography and Physics: 1999-2001
Paul worked in geological consultancy and at a college for adults with learning disabilities prior to beginning his academic career. At masters level he specialised in palaeontology (gaining a publication in Palaeo 3), before specialising in igneous and structural geology in his PhD. This has given him a wide geological background, allowing Paul to lecture on a large variety of topics.
Earth systems (module Lead)
Topics in Geology
Resources of the Earth
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Ore Geology and Gemmology (Module Lead)
PhD title The Zonation, petrogenesis and emplacement of the Newry Igneous Complex, Northern Ireland
Structural geology, igneous emplacement, igneous petrology, palaeontology, geophysics
Paul is a keen musician, having written many songs for the guitar and keyboard, and performed these locally.
Anderson, P., Benton, M., Trueman, C., Paterson, B., Cuny, G. (2007). Palaeoenvironments of vertebrates on the southern shore of Tethys: the nonmarine Early Cretaceous of Tunisia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 243, 118-131
Cooper, M., Anderson, P., Condon, D., Stevenson, C., Ellam, R., Meighan, I., Crowley, Q. (in review). Intrusion history of the late Caledonian Newry Igneous Complex, Northern Ireland: integration of nine U-Pb age constraints and Tellus geophysical data sets reveal magnetic reversals during the Lower Devonian.