- Professor of Environmental Geochemistry (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre)
Applications of 14C in forensic science.
Application of 14C for estimating the biofuel content in fossil fuel/biofuel mixes.
Applications of 14C dating in archaeology and archaeological science.
Application of stable isotopes (δ13C, δ15N and δ34S) in understanding palaeodiet and palaeodietary shifts.
Radionuclide geochemistry: The behaviour and fate of long-lived anthropogenic radionuclides in the environment (14C, 129I, Pu isotopes, etc).
Manmade radionuclides as tracers of environmental processes - accumulation, mixing and re-distribution processes in sediments.
Understanding freshwater and marine radiocarbon reservoir effects.
2012-2015. Historic Scotland: “High precision 14C dating of crannogs”.
2012-2016. English Heritage: “Times of Their Lives – The Neolithic of Europe” Collaboration with English Heritage/Cardiff University on their ERC Grant.
2013-2015.Leverhulme Trust: “Re-dating Danebury Hillfort and Surrounding Settlements-A Bayesian Approach to High Precision Chronology” with C Hazelgrove (PI) (Leicester University), C Gosden(Co-I) (University of Oxford).
2013-2016. Historic Scotland: “Radiocarbon Dating Research in Scottish Archaeology”.
2013-2017. NERC: “Long-lived Radionuclides in the Surface Environment Mechanistic Studies of Speciation, Environmental Transport and Transfer” with G MacKinnon and S Xu (Co-Is).
2015-2017. Leverhulme Trust: “Extending Histories: From Medieval Mottes to Prehistoric Round Mounds” with J Leary (PI) and N Branch (Co-I) (Reading University).