Academic recognition and scholarly positions
2016 – Present Member of the Scottish Archaeology Research Framework (Scientific Archaeology Component)
2015 - Present Peer review panel, The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
2015 – Present Review Editor, Frontiers in Earth Science
2014 - Present International Expert Reviewer for the Australian National Research Council
2016 Guest Editorship, Environmental Archaeology
2016 Guest Editorship, Journal of the North Atlantic
2016 Keynote presentation, Geosciences Research Conference, Cologne
2015 Keynote presentation, European Association of Archaeologists, Glasgow
2015 Scientific committee, 22nd International Radiocarbon Conference
2014 Organising committee, 1st International Conference ‘Radiocarbon in the Environment’. August 2014. Queens University Belfast
2014 Keynote presentation, Radiocarbon and Diet conference, Kiel University.
2013 Member of European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop, Spain, November 2013. ‘Impact of natural and anthropogenic Pyrogenic carbon in Mediterranean ecosystems’.
2009-2010 Visiting Scholarship (2009 and 2010) by invitation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science and Engineering), James Cook University, Australia.
2013 Guest Editorship, Journal of the North Atlantic
2013 Session convenor, EGU General Assembly Vienna, Austria April 2013. Freshwater Carbon Cycling: Understanding detail of the source, fate and age of carbon in freshwater systems.
2012 Session convenor, 21st International Radiocarbon Conference. UNESCO HQ, Paris, France. Advances in Chemical Pre-treatment.
2011 Session convenor, 6th International Symposium: Radiocarbon and Archaeology. Paphos, Cyprus, Radiocarbon Reservoir Ages in Archaeology.
2011 Session convenor, 11th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference, Cairns, Australia.
2009-2013 Secretary, SUERC Consortium AMS Steering Committee
2009 Member (Ex-Officio), NERC Radiocarbon Steering Committee
Invited lectures, solicited and keynote presentations
2016 School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. Invited guest lecture.
2016 Graduate School of Geosciences Research Conference, Cologne University, Germany. Keynote presentation: ‘The application of radiocarbon and stable isotopes to understand Holocene human-environmental interactions.’
2015 School of Earth Sciences, University of Aberdeen. Invited guest lecture: ‘The burning issue: Disentangling sources and turnover times of fire-derived Black Carbon in the environment.’
2015 European Association of Archaeologists, Glasgow University. Keynote presentation: ‘Endeavors and advances in Scottish scientific archaeology: A European perspective.’
2014 Radiocarbon and Diet meeting, Kiel University (Germany). Keynote presentation: ‘You're as old as what you eat (plus a few thousand years): Problems and prospects dealing with radiocarbon reservoir effects in archaeology.’
2013 2nd Biochar Research Wales (BReW) meeting, Swansea University. Keynote presentation: ‘Charcoal in the environment: How do we know what we (don’t) know?’
2012 EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Solicited presentation: ‘Evaluating hydropyrolysis as a method for quantification and characterisation of Black Carbon in environmental matrices.’
2012 EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Solicited presentation: ‘Assessing the mineralisation of charcoal carbon in temperate soils.’
2011 APEQ-Portuguese Association for Quaternary Studies International Conference. Keynote presentation: ‘Spatial and Temporal Variability of the Marine 14C Reservoir of Coastal Waters off Atlantic Europe during the Holocene.’
2011 Carlsberg Akademi, Copenhagen. Solicited presentation: ‘Isotopic studies of early Icelanders.’
2011 Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Greifswald, Germany. Invited guest lecture: ‘Radiocarbon dating.’
2010 Department of Archaeological and Environmental Sciences, Bradford University. Invited guest lecture: ‘Fire and Isotopes: Research Studies in the North Atlantic.’
2008 EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Solicited presentation: ‘Pyrogenic carbon: influences upon structure and environmental degradation potential.’