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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:

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Phone

Email

Head of DepartmentProf Lidunka Vočadlo020 3108 6332l.vocadlo@ucl.ac.uk
Deputy Head of Department Prof Tom Mitchell020 3108 6348tom.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk
Head of ResearchProf Bridget Wade020 3108 6359b.wade@ucl.ac.uk
Head of Teaching & Chair of the Syllabus CommitteeProf Paul Bown020 3108 6332p.bown@ucl.ac.uk
Undergraduate Admissions TutorProf John Brodholt020 3108 6361j.brodholt@ucl.ac.uk
Undergraduate & Affiliate Student Tutor (includding SoRA matters)Dr Penelope Wilson earthsci.ug-tutor@ucl.ac.uk
Study Abroad Tutor, MSci TutorProf Ian Wood020 3108 6334ian.wood@ucl.ac.uk
Graduate Tutor/DeputyProf Phil Mannion / Prof Graham Shields020 3108 8208es-graduate-tutor@ucl.ac.uk
Director of MSc GeoscienceProf Dominc Papineau020 7679 3404d.papineau@ucl.ac.uk
Director of MSc Geophysical Hazards Dr Emma Nicholson020 3108 7144emma.nicholson@ucl.ac.uk
Natural Sciences TutorProf Nicolás Brantut020 3108 6384n.brantut@ucl.ac.uk
Access Tutor/ Library Rep.Dr Brian Thomas  brian.thomas@ucl.ac.uk
Chair of the Board of ExaminersProf Pieter Vermeesch020 3108 6369p.vermeesch@ucl.ac.uk
Fieldwork Co-ordinator and Field Safety OfficerProf Tom Mitchell020 3108 6348tom.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk
Careers CoordinatorDr KatieMcFall020 3108  4333k.mcfall@ucl.ac.uk
Departmental Manager/Estates ManagerLeisa Clemente020 3108 6338l.clemente@ucl.ac.uk
IT, Digital & E-Learning Resources ManagerDanuta Kaminski020 3108 6355d.kaminski@ucl.ac.uk
Head of Technical StaffNeil Hughes020 3108 6317n.hughes@ucl.ac.uk
Senior Financial AdministratorCeline Ahmed020 3108 6336celine.ahmed@ucl.ac.uk
Senior Teaching and Learning AdministratorSusie Rizvi020 3108 6339d.rizvi@ucl.ac.uk
Safety OfficerNeil Hughes020 3108 6317n.hughes@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
Wellbeing ChampionDr Liz Gaunt e.gaunt@ucl.ac.uk
Academic

Name

Phone

Email

Area

Dr Byron Adams emailTectonic Geomorphology
Prof Dario Alfè56352emailCondensed Matter Physics / Mineral Physics
Dr Maxim Ballmer56830emailGeodynamics
Prof Paul Bown56360emailMicropalaeontology 
Prof Nicolas Brantut56384emailRock Physics
Prof John Brodholt56361emailGeophysics and Mineral Physics
Prof Peter Clift emailSedimentary and Tectonic Geologist
Dr Frances J. Cooper emailTectonics
Dr Udeme Dickson58929email

Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Geochemistry, 
Pollution monitoring & Remediation & Environmental Geosciences

Prof David Dobson56335emailDeep Earth
Prof Ana Ferreira56367emailSeismology 
Dr Matthew Fox56339emailGeomorphology, Thermochronometry
Dr Peter Irvine59872emailClimate Change & Solar Geoengineering
Prof Christopher  Kilburn56325emailVolcanology and Geophysical Hazards
Dr Susan Little56575emailIsotope Geochemistry
Dr Katie McFall54333emailEconomic Geology
Prof Philip Mannion58208emailPalaeobiology
Prof John McArthur56362emailLow Temperature Geochemistry
Prof Tom Mitchell56348emailEarthquake Geology and Rock Physics
Dr Emma Nicholson (Liu)77144emailVolcanology
Prof Dominic Papineau33404emailGeochemistry and Astrobiology
Prof Chris Rapley56320emailClimate Science
Prof Graham Shields56364emailSedimentary Geochemistry / Early Earth Studies
Dr Alex Song56370emailSeismology
Dr Alexander Steele emailVolcanology and Natural Hazards
Dr Elizabeth Steell emailPalaeobiology and Palaeoecology
Prof Julienne Stroeve56330 emailPolar Observation & Modelling
Dr Brian Thomas emailHydrogeology
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
Dr Penelope Wilson emailStructural, Igneous and Field Geology
Prof Ian Wood56334emailCrystallography
Independent Research Fellows

Name

Phone

Email

Position

Area

Dr Liz Gaunt56382email NERC Research Fellow Volcanology
Dr Lanqing  Huang emailSNSF Mobility FellowRadar remote sensing
Dr David Wilson emailNERC Research Fellow Isotope Geochemistry & Climate
Research Staff

Name

Phone

Email

Area

 
Dr Yasmine Al-Hamdani emailMineral Physics 
Gillian Cheong emailPolar Observation & Modelling 
Dr Antonio Manjón-Cabeza Córdoba emailGeodynamics 
Dr Chris Dean email Palaeontology 
Dr Jac van Driel  Mineral Physics 
Dr Ado Farsi email Rock Physics 
Dr. Zixiao Guo emailBiogeology and Geochemistry 
Dr James Hansford emailPalaeobiology 
Dr Stephen Hicks emailSeismology 
Dr Lucy Hubble-Rose  emailClimate Action Unit 
Dr Devin Hoffman emailPalaeobiology 
Dr Rong Huang emailRock Physics 
Dr Foivos Karakostas emailSeismology  
Dr David King emailMicropalaeontology 
Dr Dong Liu emailRock Physics 
Dr Kris De Meyer emailClimate Action Unit 
Jonathan Mille  emailClimate Action Unit 
Dr Eric Newland emailVolcanology and Natural Hazards 
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 Deborah Tangunan emailMicropalaeontology 
Dr Ashley Stanton-Yonge emailStructural Geology & Rock Physics 
Dr William Sturgeon emailSeismology  
Dr Gaelle Veyssiere emailPolar Observation & Modelling 
Dr Longjian Xie  email Rock Physics 
Professional Services Staff

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Phone

Email

Role

Celine Ahmed56336emailSenior Departmental/Research Finance Manager
Jen Amery56337emailFinancial Administrator
tbc  Teaching and Learning Support
Julie Brown emailBEIF Technician
Leisa Clemente56338emailDepartmental Manager
Jim Davy56376 / 56379emailMicropalaeontology & S.E.M
tbc emailEducation Administrator 
Dr Amy Edgington emailOutreach & Impact
Neil Hughes56317emailMechanical Design Engineer, Head of Technical staff
Danuta Kaminski56355emailIT, Digital & E- Learning Resources Manager
Dr Paul Minton emailResearch Technician in Micropalaeontology
Alan Muir56322email IT Systems Manager & Software Engineer
Andrew Niblett email Student Adviser, Student Support and Wellbeing 
tbc emailMechanical Workshop Technician
tbc  Teaching/Rock Prep Technician
Nikol  Staikidou emailMicropalaeontology Support
Susie Rizvi56339emailSenior Teaching and Learning Administrator
Dr Freya Roberts56337emailProject Manger, Climate Action Unit
Ernest Samuel56318emailInstrumentation and Electronics
Mark Stanley emailGeochemistry
tbc56375emailGeochemistry Facilities Manager
Mehdi Zahir emailControl Systems / Experimental Laboratory
 
Affiliate & Emeritus

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Email

Position

Prof Tim AtkinsonemailEmeritus Professor 
Dr Geoff Baronemail Honorary appointment  - teaching support
Prof Andy CarteremailHonorary Senior Resarch Associate 
Prof Willy Burgess Emeritus Professor : Hydrogeology
Prof Jonathan CraigemailHonorary Professor
Dr Anna Joy Drury Honorary Research Associate
Prof Paul HendersonemailHonorary Professor
Prof Julian Hunt Emeritus Professor of Climate Modelling
Prof Anthony HurfordemailEmeritus Professor of Geology
Dr John JonesemailEmeritus Reader; Honorary Senior Research Associate
Prof Michael KaminskiemailEmeritus Reader; Honorary Senior Research Associate
Dr Wendy KirkemailEmeritus
Prof Bill McGuireemail Emeritus Professor of Geophysical & Climate Hazards
Dr Robbie Mallett (personal page)emailHonorary Research Associate
Prof Phillip MeredithemailEmeritus Professor in Rock & Ice Physics
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
Prof Juergen ThurowemailEmeritus Professor  Palaeoceanography & Sedimentology
Prof Duncan Wingham  email     Emeritus Professor
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