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Staff

General Contact Information

Administrative FunctionEmail address 
Head of Department earthsci.hod@durham.ac.uk
Undergraduate Teaching/Programme earth.ugadmin@durham.ac.uk
Postgraduate Programme earth.pgadmin@durham.ac.uk
Finance earth.finance@durham.ac.uk
Research earth.research@durham.ac.uk
Operations earth.ops@durham.ac.uk

Academic Staff

NameTitle
Prof Mark AllenHead of Department, Chair of the Board of Studies, Professor
Prof Andrew AplinProfessor
Prof. James BaldiniProfessor
Dr Richard James BrownUndergraduate Admissions Director, Associate Professor
Prof Kevin BurtonProfessor of Geochemistry
Prof Nicola De PaolaProfessor of Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics
Prof Jon GluyasØrsted/Ikon Chair in Geoenergy, Carbon Capture & Storage
Dr Darren R. GröckeAssociate Professor (Reader)
Prof. Chris GreenwellProfessor of Geochemistry
Professor Robert (Bob) HoldsworthProfessor of Structural Geology
Prof. Claire HorwellProfessor of Geohealth
Dr Madeleine HumphreysAssociate Professor
Dr Jenny JenkinsAssistant Professor
Dr Stuart JonesAssociate Professor, Director of Postgraduate Admissions
Dr Julia KnappAssistant Professor
Prof. Ed LlewellinProfessor of Volcanology
Prof Colin MacphersonProfessor, Chair of Board of Examiners
Prof Ken McCaffreyProfessor
Prof Jim McElwaineProfessor of Geohazards
Dr Catriona MenziesAssistant Professor
Prof Stefan NielsenProfessor, Director of Postgraduate Studies
Professor Yaoling NiuProfessor
Professor Christine PeirceProfessor of Marine Geophysics
Dr Julie PrytulakAssociate Professor
Dr Christopher SavilleAssistant Professor (Teaching)
Prof. Dave SelbyChair
Dr Martin SmithAssociate Professor in Palaeontology
Professor Peter TallingProfessor in Submarine Geohazards
Dr Andrew ValentineAssistant Professor
Prof Jeroen van HunenProfessor
Dr Fabian WadsworthAssociate Professor
Professor Fred WorrallProfessor of Environmental Chemistry

Research Staff

NameTitle
Dr Heda AgicPostdoctoral Research Associate
Mr Fernando AndreuResearch Computing Platforms Engineer
Dr Matthieu CartignyIndependent Research Fellow
Dr Melissa DrignonPostdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Alexander IvesonLeverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow
Dr Theresa JezierskiGED Research Fellow
Dr. Charline LormandPostdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Martin ManglerPostdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Julien Mouli-castilloPostdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Geoff NowellSenior Research Officer
Dr Chris OttleySenior Research Officer
Dr. Stephen PansinoRoyal Society Newton International Fellow
Mr Gary WilkinsonPetroleum Geology Experimental Officer

Professional Support Staff

NameTitle
Mrs Karen Atkinson Finance Manager Travel Reporter and Travel Approver
Miss Louise Bowron Postgraduate Coordinator
Mrs Paula Elliott  Finance Administrator 
Miss Holly Gardner  Learning & Teaching Administrator 
Mrs Jill Hoult  Department Manager 
Miss Kendra Johnson  Senior Assistant Finance (p/t Thurs-Fri) 
Mrs Janice Oakes  Learning & Teaching Manager 
Ms Sarah Richardson  Operations Administrator 
Miss Emma Rusby  Postgraduate Coordinator (Maternity Cover) 
Mrs Sandra Rust Learning & Teaching Administrator
Mrs Dianne Whatcott Senior Research Administrator

Technical Staff

NameTitle
Miss Anna BirdExperimental Officer in Marine Instrumentation
Mr Ian ChaplinThin Section Technician
Mr Andrew CleggExperimental Officer in Marine Instrumentation
Miss Sophie EdwardsTrainee Thin Section Technician
Dr Alex Gonzales-NakazawaExperimental Officer in Seabed Instrumentation
Mrs Claire Long'Technical Manager (Facilities)
Ms Joanne PeterkinRes. Lab. Technican
Mrs Samantha ThorpeGeoscience Apprentice Technician

Emeritus Staff

NameTitle
Emeritus Professor Gillian Foulger Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Emeritus Professor David Harper Emeritus Professor of Palaeontology
Emeritus Professor Richard Hobbs Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Dr Grenville Holland Emeritus
Emeritus Professor Roger Searle Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Emeritus Professor Maurice E Tucker Emeritus Professor of Geological Sciences

Honorary Staff

Name Title
Doré, Professor Tony Honorary Professor
Julian, Dr Bruce Honorary Research Fellow
Swarbrick, Professor Richard Honorary Professor
Vye-Brown, Charlotte Honorary Fellow
Alonso-Rasgado, Teresa Honorary Professor
Imber, Jonny Honorary Fellow
Grocott, Professor John Honorary Professor

 

Visitors

NameTitle
Dr Xin DongSenior Scientist from Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
Dr Yang YanSenior Engineer - Development and Research Centre, China Geological Survey in Beijing

Geospatial Research Ltd

NameTitle
Dr Susan DanielsGRL Research Fellow
Dr Richard R. JonesGRL Research Fellow
Dr Michele McErleanGRL