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Earth Sciences - About us

Earth Sciences - About us

The Department of Earth Sciences is part of the School of Life Sciences and the Environment.

Department of Earth Sciences
Queens Building
Royal Holloway University of London
Egham Hill
Egham, Surrey 
TW20 0EX

The Department has been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze award.

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, the Charter is now being used across the globe to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Head of Department Dr Kevin Clemitshaw 01784 414026
UG Recruitment Lead Professor David Waltham 01784 443617
MSc in Environmental Diagnosis and Management Dr Nathalie Grassineau 01784 443810
MSc in Energy GeoSciences Dr Nic Scarselli 01784 443597
MSc in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Professor Richard Ghail 01784 276766
Technical Operations Manager Mr Dan Parsonage 01784 443595



Adam, Jürgen 

Professor in Structural Geology 


Chan, Queenie 

Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences 


Chiarella, Domenico 

Professor in Sedimentary Geology 


Clemitshaw, Kevin 

Reader in Environmental Geoscience 


Collinson, Margaret 

Professor of Plant Palaeobiology 


Dickson, Alex 

Professor in Isotope Geochemistry 


Falcon-Lang, Howard 



Fisher, Rebecca 

Reader in Atmospheric Science 


Ghail, Richard 

Professor in Planetary and Engineering Geology 


Gudmundsson, Agust 

Professor of Structural Geology 


Grassineau, Nathalie 

Lecturer in Geochemistry 


King, Martin 

Professor in Atmospheric and Cryospheric Science 


Lowry, David 

Reader in Stable Isotopes & Greenhouse Gases 


Manning, Christina 

Senior Lecturer in Igneous Geochemistry 


Paul, Jonathan 

Senior Lecturer in Geoscience 


Scarselli, Nicola 

Senior Lecturer in Subsurface Imaging & Evaluation 


Waltham, David 

Professor in Mathematical Geology 


Watkinson, Ian 

Senior Lecturer in Regional Tectonic Analysis 


Parsonage, Dan Technical Operations Manager QB215
Lehane, Frank IS Manager QB224
Gibbons, Sharon Palaeontology Technician QB261
Brakeley, James
XRD & Geochemistry Lab Manager
Morris, Jerry Science Workshop Engineer Science Workshop
D'Souza, Kevin Photography & Deputy TOM QB219
James France Postdoctoral Research Associate  
Mathias Lanoisellé Postgraduate Research Assistant QB201
Scott, Andrew Distinguished Research Professor  
David Alderton Honorary Research Associate
Derek Blundell Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Basin Dynamics
Dan Bosence Emeritus Professor of Carbonate Sedimentology
Trevor Burchette Visiting Professor in Earthsciences
Robert Hall Emeritus Professor
Ian Davison Visiting Professor in Earthsciences
Martin Insley Visiting Professor in Petroleum Geology
Amando Lasabuda Visiting Researcher in Sedimentary Geology
David Mattey Emeritus Professor in Geochemistry
John Mather Emeritus Professor in Hydrogeology & Environmental Geochemistry
Ken McClay Emeritus Professor in Structural Geology
Martin Menzies  Emeritus Professor in Volcanology and Geochemistry
Moreton Moore Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow
Ted Rose Honorary Research Fellow
Mike Simmons Visiting Professor of Petroleum Geology
John Wright  Honorary Fellow
Bernie Vining Visiting Professor in Petroleum Geology
Sirwan Yamulki Honorary Research Fellow

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