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The Earth Sciences department is a vibrant, intellectual community of staff, affiliated researchers and students.

The Earth Sciences department is a vibrant, intellectual community of staff, affiliated researchers and students. We have a diverse and international faculty engaged in broad spectrum of research, we promote excellence and strive to inspire through challenging teaching.

Key Contacts:

Name

Phone

Email

Head of DepartmentProf. Paul Upchurch020 3108 6358p.upchurch@ucl.ac.uk
Undergraduate Admissions TutorProf John Brodholt020 3108 6361j.brodholt@ucl.ac.uk
Undergraduate TutorDr Teh-ru Song020 3108 6392alex.song@ucl.ac.uk
Graduate TutorDr Michel Tsamados 
Dr Phil Mannion
020 3108 6319
020 3108 8208
es-graduate-tutor@ucl.ac.uk
Director of MSc GeoscienceDr Dominc Papineau d.papineau@ucl.ac.uk
Director of MSc Geophysical Hazards Prof Christopher Kilburn020 3108 6359c.kilburn@ucl.ac.uk
Study Abroad Tutor, MSci TutorProf Ian Wood ian.wood@ucl.ac.uk
Affiliate Student Tutor,
IT, Digital & E-Learning Resources Manager
Danuta Kaminski020 3108 6355d.kaminski@ucl.ac.uk
Chair of the Teaching CommitteeProf. Lidunka Vocadlo020 3108 6332l.vocadlo@ucl.ac.uk
Chair of the Syllabus CommitteeProf Ana Ferreira020 3108 6367a.ferreira@ucl.ac.uk
Chair of the Examinations CommitteeProf Nicolas Brantut020 3108 6384n.brantut@ucl.ac.uk
Chair of Space CommitteeDr Michel Tsamados 020 3108 6319m.tsamados@ucl.ac.uk
Fieldwork Co-ordinator and Field Safety OfficerProf Tom Mitchell020 3108 6348tom.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk
Departmental ManagerLeisa Clemente020 3108 6338l.clemente@ucl.ac.uk
Financial AdministratorCeline Ahmed020 3108 6336celine.ahmed@ucl.ac.uk
Senior Teaching and Learning AdministratorSusie Rizvi020 3108 6339d.rizvi@ucl.ac.uk
Careers CoordinatorProf Paul Bown020 3108 6360p.bown@ucl.ac.uk
Inclusion LeadDr Maxim Ballmer020 3108 6830m.ballmer@ucl.ac.uk
MAPS Enterprise Representative Dr Katie McFall020 3108 4333k.mcfall@ucl.ac.uk
Head of Laboratories, Departmental Estates Manager,
Departmental Safety Officer
John Bowles020 3108 6316j.bowles@ucl.ac.uk
Academic

Name

Phone

Email

Area

Prof Dario Alfè56352emailCondensed Matter Physics / Mineral Physics
Dr Maxim Ballmer56830emailGeodynamics
Prof Paul Bown56360emailMicropalaeontology 
Prof Nicolas Brantut56384emailRock Physics
Prof John Brodholt56361emailGeophysics and Mineral Physics
Prof David Dobson56335emailDeep Earth
Prof Ana Ferreira56367emailSeismology 
Dr Matthew Fox56339emailGeomorphology, Thermochronometry
Dr Martin Homann emailSedimentology
Dr Peter Irvine59872emailClimate Change & Solar Geoengineering
Prof Christopher  Kilburn56325emailVolcanology and Geophysical Hazards
Dr Susan Little56575emailIsotope Geochemistry
Dr Emma Liu77144emailVolcanology
Dr Katie McFall54333emailEconomic Geology
Dr Philip Mannion58208emailPalaeobiology
Prof John McArthur56362emailLow Temperature Geochemistry
Prof Phillip Meredith56391emailRock & Ice Physics
Prof Tom Mitchell56348emailEarthquake Geology and Rock Physics
Dr Dominic Papineau33404emailGeochemistry and Astrobiology
Dr Philip Pogge Von Strandmann emailIsotope Geochemistry
Prof Chris Rapley56320emailClimate Science
Prof Graham Shields56364emailSedimentary Geochemistry / Early Earth Studies
Dr Alex Song56370emailSeismology
Prof Julienne Stroeve56330 emailPolar Observation & Modelling
Prof Juergen Thurow56392emailPalaeoceanography & Sedimentology
Dr Andrew Thomson57952emailExperimental Petrology and Geochemistry
Dr Michel Tsamados56319emailPolar Observation & Modelling / Rheology 
Prof Paul Upchurch56358emailPalaeobiology
Prof Pieter Vermeesch56369emailGeochronology 
Prof Lidunka Vočadlo56332emailMineral Physics
Prof Bridget Wade56359emailMicropalaeontology 
Dr David Wilson78561emailIsotope Geochemistry & Climate
Prof Ian Wood56334emailCrystallography
Research & Lecturer (Teaching)

Name

Phone

Email

Position

Area

Dr Alex Clarke emailLecturer (Teaching)Fieldwork 
Dr Anna Joy Drury56382emailMarie Curie Research FellowPalaeoceanography, Geochemistry
Dr Matthew Fox56339emailNERC Research FellowGeomorphology, Thermochronometry,
Dr Liz Gaunt email NERC Research Fellow Volcanology
Dr Alexander Steele56326emailLecturer (Teaching)Volcanology and Natural Hazards
Dr Andrew Thomson57952emailNERC Research Fellow Experimental Petrology & Geochemistry
Dr David Wilson78561emailNERC Research Fellow Isotope Geochemistry & Climate
     
Research Staff

Name

Phone

Email

Area

 
Dr Yasmine Al-Hamdani emailMineral Physics 
Dr Sudeshna Basu-Gupta emailShale Gas Geochemistry 
Dr Sean Chen emailGeochemistry 
Dr Chris Dean email Palaeontology 
Dr Jac van Driel  Mineral Physics 
Dr Alessio Fabbrini56349emailMicropalaeontology 
Dr Sebastian Groh emailVertebrate Palaeontology 
Dr. Zixiao Guo emailBiogeology and Geochemistry 
Dr James Hansford emailPalaeobiology 
Dr Christopher Harbord emailRock Mechanics 
Dr Harry Hoerten 56322emailPolar Research 
Dr Stephen Hicks emailSeismology 
Dr Rong Huang emailRock Physics 
Dr Sarah Insel emailRock Physics 
Dr Anne-Lise Jourdan56349emailBEIF Manager 
Dr David King emailMicropalaeontology 
Dr Alex Krause56349emailGeochemistry 
Dr Haiyang Luo emailMineral Physics 
Dr Dong Liu emailRock Physics 
Dr Tom Newman emailPolar Observation & Modelling 
Prof Paul Pearson emailMicropalaeontology 
Dr Monica Pozzo56313emailCondensed Matter Physics 
Dr Tongzhang Qu emailRock Physics 
Dr Andrew Ridout emailRemote Sensing - Sea Ice 
Dr Maria Tsekhmistrenko emailSeismology  
Dr William Sturgeon emailSeismology  
Dr Wenzhong Wang emailMineral Physics 
Dr Rosemary Willatt emailPolar Observation & Modelling 
Dr Fang Xu emailExperimental Mineral Physics/High-Pressure Deformation 
Dr Longjian Xie emailMineral Physics 
Dr Ying Zhou56349email Geochemistry 
Professional Services Staff

Name

Phone

Email

Role

Jen Amery56337emailFinancial Assistant
Celine Ahmed56336emailFinancial Administrator
Tim Band emailSenior Research Software Engineer
John Bowles56316 emailHead of Laboratories, Engineering Design & Mechanical Instrumentation & Development
Leisa Clemente56338emailDepartmental Manager
Jim Davy56376 / 56379emailMicropalaeontology & S.E.M
Dr Amy Edgington emailOutreach & Impact
Neil Hughes56317emailMechanical Design Engineer
Danuta Kaminski56355emailAffiliate Student Tutor, IT, Digital & E- Learning Resources Manager
Charlotte Lee emailStudent Support.
Alan Muir56322email IT Systems Manager & Software Engineer
Susie Rizvi56339emailSenior Teaching and Learning Administrator
Dr Freya Roberts56337emailProject Manger, Climate Action Unit
Ernest Samuel56318emailInstrumentation and Electronics
Gary Tarbuck56375emailGeochemistry
 
Affiliate & Emeritus

Name

Email

Position

Prof Tim AtkinsonemailEmeritus Professor 
Prof Willy Burgess Emeritus Professor : Hydrogeology
Prof Jonathan CraigemailHonorary Professor
Prof Alan Douglas Honorary Professor
Dr Richard Francis Honorary Professor
Prof Grant HeikenemailHonorary Professor
Prof Paul HendersonemailHonorary Professor
Prof Julian HuntemailEmeritus Professor of Climate Modelling
Prof Anthony HurfordemailEmeritus Professor of Geology
Prof Adrian P. Jones Emeritus Professor: Igneous Petrology
Dr John JonesemailEmeritus Reader; Honorary Senior Research Associate
Prof Michael KaminskiemailEmeritus Reader; Honorary Senior Research Associate
Dr Wendy KirkemailEmeritus
Prof Dan Osbornemail Human Ecology 
Prof Kevin PickeringemailEmeritus Professor in Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Prof Peter RawsonemailEmeritus Professor in Geology
Dr Harvey Rodda Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dr Indrani RoyemailHonorary Associate Professor
Dr David TappinemailVisiting Professor
Dr Bindra ThusuemailSenior Research Fellow
Dr Shahab VarkouhiemailHonorary Research Associate
Prof Duncan Wingham  email     Honorary Professor
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