Skip to main content

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 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
Professor Yaoling NiuProfessor
Professor Christine PeirceProfessor of Marine Geophysics
Dr Julie PrytulakAssociate Professor, Director of Postgraduate Studies
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
Dr Richard WaltersAssociate Professor
Professor Fred WorrallProfessor of Environmental Chemistry

Research Staff

NameTitle
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 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
Ms Joanne PeterkinRes. Lab. Technican
Mrs Samantha ThorpeGeoscience Apprentice Technician

Research Student

NameTitle
Miss Naeema Al NofeliPhD
Mr. Sultan AlhasawiPhD
Miss Ceri AllgoodPhD
Mr Timothy ArmitagePhD
Mr Oluwafemi AroPhD
Miss Imogen BailesMScR
Mrs Aimee BarrosoPhD
Mr. Sam BithellPhD
Miss Eloise BretagnePhD
Mr Joshua BrownPhD
Mrs Erika Calderon-medinaPhD
Mr. Ugurcan CetinerPhD
Ms Natasha ChapplowPhD
Mr Dimitrios CharlaftisPhD
Miss Ipshita ChatterjiMScR
Miss Raquel ChunPhD
Mr Sudirman DawingPhD
Mr Fadul DawoodRock Mechanics Lab Technician (also PhD student)
Mr. Alavya DhunganaPhD
Mr Robert (Bob) ElliottPhD
Mr. Hector Escamilla-garciaPhD
Miss Annabelle FosterPhD
Mr Maximilian FranzelPhD
Mr Malte FroemchenPhD
Miss Janina GilliesPhD
Miss Katharine GrovesPhD
Mr Mohammad HamidiPhD
Miss Francesca HaywoodMScR
Miss Lucy JacksonMScR
Miss Honor JamesMScR
Mr. Alexander JefferiesMScR
Daniel JonesPhD
Miss Shubhangi KhobragadePhD
Mr Akos KissPhD
Mr Karl KraaviMScR
Mr. Thomas LarkPhD
Miss Amy LeMScR
Mr Jack LeePhD
Mr. Chung LeungMScR
Miss Ariane LoiselPhD
Mr Joel LozanoPhD
Mr Joshua MarshMScR
Mr. Zak MilnerPhD
Mr. Ernest MulayaPhD
Miss Nadia NarayanPhD
Miss Chimaobi NwachukwuPhD
Miss Emma OwnsworthPhD
Miss Sophie PagePhD
Mrs Laksmi RachmawatiPhD
Miss Rahmawati RahayuPhD
Miss Rebecca RobertsonPhD
Mr. Sean RuffellPhD
Mr. Jack SalisburyPhD
Mrs Catriona SellickPhD
Mr. Gustav SemanchikMScR
Ms Anza ShakeelPhD
Mr. Gustavo SoaresPhD
Mr. David SquirrellMScR
Miss Madeleine StowPhD
Mr Rory SuttonMScR
Miss Alexandra SweeneyPhD
Miss Jennifer TalbotMScR
Mrs Alexandra TamasPhD
Ms Jennifer TaylorPhD
Mr. Jeremy TealeMScR
Mr Joseph TeddMScR
Mr Niall TraceyPhD
Miss Rebecca WinstanleyPhD
Miss Zihan YangPhD

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

NameTitle
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

 

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
Mr David OxladeGRL Research Assistant