Dr Iain Neill

  • Lecturer in Magmatic Processes (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

telephone: 01413 305477
email: Iain.Neill@glasgow.ac.uk

Molema Building, University Avenue, G12 8QQ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4168-3931

Biography

BSc, Geoscience, University of St Andrews 2003-2007

PhD, "Tectono-magmatic evolution of the SE Caribbean Plate", Cardiff University 2007-2011

PDRA, "Orogenic Plateau Magmatism", Durham University 2011-2014

University Teacher, University of Glasgow 2014-2016

Lecturer, University of Glasgow 2016-2018

PgCAP, University of Glasgow 2018

Lecturer in Magmatic Processes, University of Glasgow 2018-

Research interests

As a 'jack of all trades' I generate field, petrographic, geochemical and geochronological data largely from igneous, metamorphic, and deformed rocks of all types. My goal is to synthesise these and other diverse datasets to solve geological problems of relevance to society, including energy generation, resource exploration, and infrastructure development. Though my interests are global, I have a particular focus on the future of the Highlands of Scotland where I grew up.

I began my research career at Cardiff University as a NERC-funded PhD student, re-evaluating the origin and tectonic evolution of the Caribbean Plate. At the University of Durham, as a NERC-funded PDRA, I used fieldwork and whole-rock geochemistry to refine our models of how mantle-derived magmatism operates during continental collision, which introduced me to the geology of Iran and Armenia and to the integration of analogue data with geodynamic models.

After two years as a University Teacher at Glasgow (2014-2016), I maintained my regional research interests and started broadening their application into areas of economic or societal importance. These include 1) fundamental connections between magma genesis, plate tectonics and the generation of geological resources, 2) hazards posed by tectonic and volcanic activity in collision settings, 3) low and high temperature geothermal energy sources, 4) the impact of the basement of the Caribbean Plate on modern subduction and 5) the use of Scotland's bedrock in resource generation, infrastructure, and rural development.

On a human level I am keen to work with those interested in economics, politics, and rural development, on the impact that geology may have in Scotland's future. In particular, if you are from or work in the Highlands of Scotland and have an interest in rocks, give me a shout!

Publications

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2023

Milne, E. J. M., Neill, I. , Bird, A. C., Millar, I. L., McDonald, I., Dempsey, E. D., Olive, V. , Odling, N. and Waters, E. C. (2023) Caledonian hot zone magmatism in the “Newer Granites”: insight from the Cluanie and Clunes plutons, Northern Scottish Highlands. Journal of the Geological Society, 180(2), jgs2022-076. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2022-076)

2022

van Mesdag, S., MacDonald, J. , Neill, I. and Jump, A. (2022) Anthropogenic Biodiversity and Geodiversity - Can Legacy Industrial Waste Help Offset Falling Global Biodiversity? EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1352)

2021

Meliksetian, K., Neill, I. , Barfod, D. N. , Milne, E. J.M., Waters, E. C., Navasardyan, G., Grigoryan, E., Olive, V. , Odling, N. and Karakhanian, A. (2021) Pleistocene - Holocene volcanism at the Karkar geothermal prospect, Armenia. Quaternary Geochronology, 66, 101201. (doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101201)

Brown, J.R., Cooper, G.F., Nowell, G.M., Macpherson, C.G., Neill, I. and Prytulak, J. (2021) Isotopic compositions of plagioclase from plutonic xenoliths reveal crustal assimilation below Martinique, Lesser Antilles arc. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9, 682583. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.682583)

2020

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Allen, M. B., Emami, M. H. and Shahraki Ghadimi, A. (2020) Distinct sources for high-K and adakitic magmatism in SE Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 196, 104355. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104355)

Eskandari, A., Deevsalar, R., De Rosa, R., Shinjo, R., Donato, P. and Neill, I. (2020) Geochemical and isotopic constraints on the evolution of magma plumbing system at Damavand Volcano, N Iran. Lithos, 354-55, 105274. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2019.105274)

2019

Yeganehfar, H., Deevsalar, R., Ahadnejad, V., Shinjo, R. and Neill, I. (2019) Biotite compositional variations – a physicochemical approach to investigate crustal involvement and ore potential in Middle Jurassic plutonic rocks from the Malayer-Boroujerd Plutonic complex, W Iran. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 196(1), pp. 19-42. (doi: 10.1127/njma/2019/0131)

2018

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Wang, K.-L., Yaganehfar, H. and Neill, I. (2018) Gabbroic-dioritic dykes from the Sanadaj-Sirjan Zone: windows on Jurassic and Eocene geodynamic processes in the Zagros Orogen, western Iran. Journal of the Geological Society, 175(6), pp. 915-933. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2017-156)

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Liégeois, J. P., Valizadeh, M. V., Ahmadian, J., Yeganehfar, H. and Neill, I. (2018) Subduction-related mafic to felsic magmatism in the Malayer-Boroujerd plutonic complex, western Iran. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 111(1-2), pp. 269-293. (doi: 10.1007/s00015-017-0287-y)

2017

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Ghaderi, M., Murata, M., Hoskin, P.W.O., Oshiro, S., Wang, K.-L., Lee, H. Y. and Neill, I. (2017) Mesozoic-Cenozoic mafic magmatism in Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone, Zagros Orogen (Western Iran): geochemical and isotopic inferences from Middle Jurassic and Late Eocene gabbros. Lithos, 284-85, pp. 588-607. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.05.009)

2015

Zhange, J., Davidson, J.P., Humphreys, M.C.S., Macpherson, C.G. and Neill, I. (2015) Magmatic enclaves and andesitic lavas from Mt. Lamington, Papua New Guinea: Implications for recycling of earlier-fractionated minerals through magma recharge. Journal of Petrology, 56(11), pp. 2223-2256. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv071)

Hastie, A.R., Fitton, J.G., Mitchell, S.F., Neill, I. , Nowell, G.M. and Millar, I.L. (2015) Can fractional crystallization, mixing and assimilation processes be responsible for jamaican-type adakites? Implications for generating eoarchaean continental crust. Journal of Petrology, 56(7), pp. 1251-1284. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv029)

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. and Allen, M.B. (2015) Petrogenesis of OIB-like volcanic rocks in a continental collision zone: Late Cenozoic magmatism of eastern Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 106(1), pp. 19-33. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.02.027)

Neill, I. , Meliksetian, K., Allen, M. B., Navasardyan, G. and Kuiper, K. (2015) Petrogenesis of mafic collision zone magmatism: the Armenian sector of the Turkish-Iranian Plateau. Chemical Geology, 403, pp. 24-41. (doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.03.013)

2014

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Chamberlain, K. R., Schmitt, A. K., Urbani, F., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L., Barry, T. L. and Millar, I. L. (2014) Vestiges of the proto-Caribbean seaway: origin of the San Souci Volcanic Group, Trinidad. Tectonophysics, 626, pp. 170-185. (doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.019)

Kaislaniemi, L., van Hunen, J., Allen, M. B. and Neill, I. (2014) Sublithospheric small-scale convection: a mechanism for collision zone magmatism. Geology, 42(4), pp. 291-294. (doi: 10.1130/G35193.1)

2013

Neill, I. , Meliksetian, K., Allen, M.B., Navarsardyan, G. and Karapetyan, S. (2013) Pliocene–Quaternary volcanic rocks of NW Armenia: magmatism and lithospheric dynamics within an active orogenic plateau. Lithos, 180-18, pp. 200-215. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.05.005)

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Allen, M.B. and Ajdari, K. (2013) Small-volume melts of lithospheric mantle during continental collision: Late Cenozoic lavas of Mahabad, NW Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 74, pp. 37-49. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.06.002)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L. and Millar, I. L. (2013) The Albian-Turonian Island arc rocks of Tobago, West Indies: geochemistry, petrogenesis, and Caribbean plate tectonics. Journal of Petrology, 54(8), pp. 1607-1639. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egt025)

Allen, M. B., Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Emami, M. H. and Mcleod, C. L. (2013) Generation of arc and within-plate chemical signatures in collision zone magmatism: quaternary lavas from Kurdistan Province, Iran. Journal of Petrology, 54(5), pp. 887-911. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egs090)

Hastie, A. R., Mitchell, S. F., Treloar, P. J., Kerr, A. C., Neill, I. and Barfod, D. N. (2013) Geochemical components in a Cretaceous island arc: The Th/La–(Ce/Ce*)Nd diagram and implications for subduction initiation in the inter-American region. Lithos, 162-63, pp. 57-69. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.12.001)

2012

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L., Millar, I. L. and Atkinson, N. (2012) Age and petrogenesis of the Lower Cretaceous North Coast Schist of Tobago, a fragment of the Proto–Greater Antilles Inter-American arc system. Journal of Geology, 120(4), pp. 367-384. (doi: 10.1086/665798)

2011

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Stanek, K.-P. and Millar, I. L. (2011) Origin of the Aves Ridge and Dutch-Venezuelan Antilles: interaction of the Cretaceous 'Great Arc' and Caribbean-Colombian Oceanic Plateau? Journal of the Geological Society, 168(2), pp. 333-348. (doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-067)

2010

Neill, I. , Gibbs, J. A., Hastie, A. R. and Kerr, A. C. (2010) Origin of the volcanic complexes of La Désirade, Lesser Antilles: implications for tectonic reconstruction of the Late Jurassic to Cretaceous Pacific-proto Caribbean margin. Lithos, 120(3-4), pp. 407-420. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.08.026)

2009

Neill, I. and Stephens, W. E. (2009) The Cluanie granodiorite, NW Highlands of Scotland: a late Caledonian pluton of trondhjemitic affinity. Scottish Journal of Geology, 45(2), pp. 117-130. (doi: 10.1144/0036-9276/01-373)

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Number of items: 25.

Articles

Milne, E. J. M., Neill, I. , Bird, A. C., Millar, I. L., McDonald, I., Dempsey, E. D., Olive, V. , Odling, N. and Waters, E. C. (2023) Caledonian hot zone magmatism in the “Newer Granites”: insight from the Cluanie and Clunes plutons, Northern Scottish Highlands. Journal of the Geological Society, 180(2), jgs2022-076. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2022-076)

Meliksetian, K., Neill, I. , Barfod, D. N. , Milne, E. J.M., Waters, E. C., Navasardyan, G., Grigoryan, E., Olive, V. , Odling, N. and Karakhanian, A. (2021) Pleistocene - Holocene volcanism at the Karkar geothermal prospect, Armenia. Quaternary Geochronology, 66, 101201. (doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101201)

Brown, J.R., Cooper, G.F., Nowell, G.M., Macpherson, C.G., Neill, I. and Prytulak, J. (2021) Isotopic compositions of plagioclase from plutonic xenoliths reveal crustal assimilation below Martinique, Lesser Antilles arc. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9, 682583. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.682583)

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Allen, M. B., Emami, M. H. and Shahraki Ghadimi, A. (2020) Distinct sources for high-K and adakitic magmatism in SE Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 196, 104355. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104355)

Eskandari, A., Deevsalar, R., De Rosa, R., Shinjo, R., Donato, P. and Neill, I. (2020) Geochemical and isotopic constraints on the evolution of magma plumbing system at Damavand Volcano, N Iran. Lithos, 354-55, 105274. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2019.105274)

Yeganehfar, H., Deevsalar, R., Ahadnejad, V., Shinjo, R. and Neill, I. (2019) Biotite compositional variations – a physicochemical approach to investigate crustal involvement and ore potential in Middle Jurassic plutonic rocks from the Malayer-Boroujerd Plutonic complex, W Iran. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 196(1), pp. 19-42. (doi: 10.1127/njma/2019/0131)

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Wang, K.-L., Yaganehfar, H. and Neill, I. (2018) Gabbroic-dioritic dykes from the Sanadaj-Sirjan Zone: windows on Jurassic and Eocene geodynamic processes in the Zagros Orogen, western Iran. Journal of the Geological Society, 175(6), pp. 915-933. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2017-156)

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Liégeois, J. P., Valizadeh, M. V., Ahmadian, J., Yeganehfar, H. and Neill, I. (2018) Subduction-related mafic to felsic magmatism in the Malayer-Boroujerd plutonic complex, western Iran. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 111(1-2), pp. 269-293. (doi: 10.1007/s00015-017-0287-y)

Deevsalar, R., Shinjo, R., Ghaderi, M., Murata, M., Hoskin, P.W.O., Oshiro, S., Wang, K.-L., Lee, H. Y. and Neill, I. (2017) Mesozoic-Cenozoic mafic magmatism in Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone, Zagros Orogen (Western Iran): geochemical and isotopic inferences from Middle Jurassic and Late Eocene gabbros. Lithos, 284-85, pp. 588-607. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.05.009)

Zhange, J., Davidson, J.P., Humphreys, M.C.S., Macpherson, C.G. and Neill, I. (2015) Magmatic enclaves and andesitic lavas from Mt. Lamington, Papua New Guinea: Implications for recycling of earlier-fractionated minerals through magma recharge. Journal of Petrology, 56(11), pp. 2223-2256. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv071)

Hastie, A.R., Fitton, J.G., Mitchell, S.F., Neill, I. , Nowell, G.M. and Millar, I.L. (2015) Can fractional crystallization, mixing and assimilation processes be responsible for jamaican-type adakites? Implications for generating eoarchaean continental crust. Journal of Petrology, 56(7), pp. 1251-1284. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv029)

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. and Allen, M.B. (2015) Petrogenesis of OIB-like volcanic rocks in a continental collision zone: Late Cenozoic magmatism of eastern Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 106(1), pp. 19-33. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.02.027)

Neill, I. , Meliksetian, K., Allen, M. B., Navasardyan, G. and Kuiper, K. (2015) Petrogenesis of mafic collision zone magmatism: the Armenian sector of the Turkish-Iranian Plateau. Chemical Geology, 403, pp. 24-41. (doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.03.013)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Chamberlain, K. R., Schmitt, A. K., Urbani, F., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L., Barry, T. L. and Millar, I. L. (2014) Vestiges of the proto-Caribbean seaway: origin of the San Souci Volcanic Group, Trinidad. Tectonophysics, 626, pp. 170-185. (doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.019)

Kaislaniemi, L., van Hunen, J., Allen, M. B. and Neill, I. (2014) Sublithospheric small-scale convection: a mechanism for collision zone magmatism. Geology, 42(4), pp. 291-294. (doi: 10.1130/G35193.1)

Neill, I. , Meliksetian, K., Allen, M.B., Navarsardyan, G. and Karapetyan, S. (2013) Pliocene–Quaternary volcanic rocks of NW Armenia: magmatism and lithospheric dynamics within an active orogenic plateau. Lithos, 180-18, pp. 200-215. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.05.005)

Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Allen, M.B. and Ajdari, K. (2013) Small-volume melts of lithospheric mantle during continental collision: Late Cenozoic lavas of Mahabad, NW Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 74, pp. 37-49. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.06.002)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L. and Millar, I. L. (2013) The Albian-Turonian Island arc rocks of Tobago, West Indies: geochemistry, petrogenesis, and Caribbean plate tectonics. Journal of Petrology, 54(8), pp. 1607-1639. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egt025)

Allen, M. B., Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I. , Emami, M. H. and Mcleod, C. L. (2013) Generation of arc and within-plate chemical signatures in collision zone magmatism: quaternary lavas from Kurdistan Province, Iran. Journal of Petrology, 54(5), pp. 887-911. (doi: 10.1093/petrology/egs090)

Hastie, A. R., Mitchell, S. F., Treloar, P. J., Kerr, A. C., Neill, I. and Barfod, D. N. (2013) Geochemical components in a Cretaceous island arc: The Th/La–(Ce/Ce*)Nd diagram and implications for subduction initiation in the inter-American region. Lithos, 162-63, pp. 57-69. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.12.001)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Pindell, J. L., Millar, I. L. and Atkinson, N. (2012) Age and petrogenesis of the Lower Cretaceous North Coast Schist of Tobago, a fragment of the Proto–Greater Antilles Inter-American arc system. Journal of Geology, 120(4), pp. 367-384. (doi: 10.1086/665798)

Neill, I. , Kerr, A. C., Hastie, A. R., Stanek, K.-P. and Millar, I. L. (2011) Origin of the Aves Ridge and Dutch-Venezuelan Antilles: interaction of the Cretaceous 'Great Arc' and Caribbean-Colombian Oceanic Plateau? Journal of the Geological Society, 168(2), pp. 333-348. (doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-067)

Neill, I. , Gibbs, J. A., Hastie, A. R. and Kerr, A. C. (2010) Origin of the volcanic complexes of La Désirade, Lesser Antilles: implications for tectonic reconstruction of the Late Jurassic to Cretaceous Pacific-proto Caribbean margin. Lithos, 120(3-4), pp. 407-420. (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.08.026)

Neill, I. and Stephens, W. E. (2009) The Cluanie granodiorite, NW Highlands of Scotland: a late Caledonian pluton of trondhjemitic affinity. Scottish Journal of Geology, 45(2), pp. 117-130. (doi: 10.1144/0036-9276/01-373)

Conference or Workshop Item

van Mesdag, S., MacDonald, J. , Neill, I. and Jump, A. (2022) Anthropogenic Biodiversity and Geodiversity - Can Legacy Industrial Waste Help Offset Falling Global Biodiversity? EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1352)

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Grants

PI: NERC Isotope Facilities grant-in-kind, with Instituto Geológico y Minero de España and University of Durham 2024: Testing a two-arc model of Caribbean Plate evolution using mantle source forensics. £19,950.

Co-I: NERC, with University of Hull 2023-2024: Barcoding magmas: Applying machine learning in zircon geochemistry to increase provenance accuracy. £80,764.

Co-I: Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, with Getech 2018: Predicting the presence of weathered fractured granite basement reservoirs. £71,000.

Co-I: National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (foreign collaborator) for fieldwork in 2016 and 2017: Archaeovolcanological and achaeoseismological studies in Armenia applying 14C, Ar-Ar and 3He isotope age estimates. €2500.

PI: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Research Incentive Grant 2016: Fire and shaking in the South Caucasus: connecting geo-archaeology and hazards in Armenia. £7459.

PI: Geological Society of London Elspeth Matthews Fund 2016: Fire and Shaking in the South Caucasus: carbon dating Armenia's recent geological past. £1930.

Supervision

Current students:

Mmapula Phesodi, "The cratonic mantle beneath Botswana using kimberlite xenocrystic records as lithospheric probes: a comparative study", in revision, Eleanor Emory PhD scholarship.

Careen Macrae, Magmatism and Mineralisation at Strontian and the relationship of the "Newer Granites" to the Great Glen Fault System, MSc by Research.

Chloe Gemmell, Re-investigating magmatism and mineralisation at the Black Stockarton Moor porphyry copper deposit, MSc by Research.

Nathan Brammer, Revised stratigraphy of the Devonian of Kintyre, MSc by Research

Co-I, PhD: Tong Chai (China Scholarship Council), Jose del Angel Lozano, Savana van Mesdag (IAPETUS), Amanda Stubbs (IAPETUS)

Co-I, MSc by Research: Shona Swan, Ryan Mooney, Ciara Fallon, Kimberley Pentland

Available supervision:

PhD: I participate most years in the NERC IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership, projects to be advertised in late autumn of each year on the IAPETUS website. Self- or state-funded PhD projects are also available to start at almost any time - contact me directly with your interests or ideas, but please note any prospective student must arrange to have funds in place from a sponsor to cover tuition, living costs and the cost of research itself. Research costs should be a minimum of £10,000 for a PhD project.

MSc by Research: Self-funded MSc by Research projects are available to start each October - contact me directly with your interests or ideas. These should focus largely on geochemistry, geochronology and igneous systems though anything from the list of research interests above is welcome. These projects cost 1 x year tuition fee with thesis submission any time during the following year. There is a compulsory bench fee of at least £1000 but please note due to the nature of these projects that any prospective student must arrange to have funds in place from a sponsor to cover analytical and other project expenses beyond tuition and the basic bench fees, typically a minimum of £2,500 for an MSc project.

  • Brammer, Nathan
    The sedimentological and igneous framework of the Devonian rocks of Kintyre, Scotland
  • Chai, Tong
    Economic eruptions: modelling the formation of MtAp deposits
  • Del Angel Lozano, Jose Porfirio
    A comparison of atmospheric CO2 capture with steel slags in Mexico and the United Kingdom.
  • Fallon, Ciara
    The Impact of Glacial Retreat on the Geomorphology of the Black Sea Region
  • Gemmell, Chloe
    Caledonian magma genesis and mineralisation: the zircon perspective.
  • MacRae, Careen
    Zircon evidence for deep crustal magma processing during the Late Caledonian
  • Pentland, Kimberley
    Quantifying the mineralogical controls on precious metal enrichment in the Rum layered intrusion, NW Scotland
  • Stubbs, Amanda Rebecca
    Natural atmospheric CO2 mineralisation in unexpected places
  • Swan, Shona
    2D modelling of shallow crustal magma chambers
  • Van Mesdag, Savanna
    Anthropogenic biodiversity and geodiversity – can legacy industrial waste help offset falling global biodiversity?

PI, MSc by Research: Euan McIntosh (Glasgow) "Economic mineralisation of the Loch Maree Group and Tectonic Correlation of the Lewisianoid inliers of Scardroy and Orrin", 2021. Destination: Freelance, Western Gold.

PI, MSc by Research: Eilidh Milne (Glasgow), "The Great Glen Caledonian Igneous Suite", 2020. Destination: Environmental Consultancy, Highland Ecology and Development Ltd.

Co-I, PhD: Joshua Brown (Durham, IAPETUS).

Co-I, MSc by Research: Andrew Hattie (Glasgow), Christopher Holdsworth (Glasgow).

Teaching

Level 3 Geology BSc

  • Igneous Geology: Geochemistry, Geochronology and Volcanology (2018-)
  • Geological Synthesis and Application (2020-)
  • Metamorphic geology (2022, 2023-)
  • Leader, residential field courses, Ullapool and Fort William (2023-)

Level 4 Geology BSc

  • Independent Research Dissertation supervision (2020-)

Level 5 Environmental Geoscience or Geology MSci

  • Analytical Methods (2022-)

MSc Earth Futures

  • Critical Metals for a Sustainable Future
  • Research Methods
  • Field trip to Cruachan and the Great Glen

Past

  • Level 1 Earth Science laboratories, minerals and resource geology
  • Level 2 Earth Science materials and igneous geology
  • Level 2 Arran residential field trip
  • Level 3 Tenerife residential field trip
  • Level 3 Oban residential trip
  • Level 3 Mull residential trip
  • Level 3 Metamorphic geology
  • Level 4 Earth Science Independent Laboratory Research Projects
  • Level 4 Stratigraphy and Regional Tectonic Synthesis
  • MSc Academic and Professional Skills

Additional information

I am potentially available for new collaborations and/or consultancy work, particularly related to Scottish geology. Please contact by e-mail in the first instance.

Senior Adviser of Studies for Geology and Environmental Geoscience (2022)

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Officer for Geographical and Earth Sciences (2019-2023).

Co-ordinator for the Earth Systems Research Group MSc by Research degree in GES (2020-).

Co-ordinator for Honours Geology (2022-).

Careers and Further Education co-ordinator for Level 4-5 Geology and Environmental Geoscience (2019-).

I also operate as an Advisor of Studies for a variety of students taking degrees in Geology or Environmental Geoscience (2016-).

Mental health first aid-trained (2016-).

Nominee for 'Best Thesis Supervisor' at the SRC Teaching Awards, 2017, for 'Best Feedback', 2018 and for 'Outstanding Contribution', 2022.

Associate Editor for Scottish Journal of Geology (2023-) and Results in Earth Sciences (2023-).

Member of the Editorial Board for Lithos (2016-).

NERC Exploring the Frontiers Panel (2023).

Overseas reviewer for the Government of Ireland scholarship and fellowship schemes (2021).

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=uNqMLsoAAAAJ&hl=en.

TV: Great Coastal Railway Journeys, Freemantle Media for the BBC, Season 1, Episode 17, Broadcast 15th February 2022 (Contributer).

Written media: Atlas Obscura on the use of slate for the World stone skimming championships https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/stone-skimming-championship-spaceship-studies.