Dr Neil Ross
Lecturer in Physical Geography

  • Email: neil.ross@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 5111
  • Address: Newcastle University
    Daysh Building
    Claremont Road
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU
    United Kingdom

    Room: Daysh 3.67a

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Interests: Glaciology; Geophysics; Quaternary Environments; Permafrost  

  • Lecturer in Physical Geography (Newcastle University) 2012-present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Glacier Geophysics (University of Edinburgh) 2007-2012
  • PhD Earth Sciences (Cardiff University) 2002-2006
  • MSc Quaternary Science (Royal Holloway, London) 2000-2001
  • BSc (Hons) Geography (St Andrews) 1995-1999  

Geophysical techniques: I specialise in the acquisition, processing and interpretation of radio-echo sounding (RES) data, but also have expertise in electrical resistivity tomography, magnetics, seismic refraction and reflection.  

A member of the Lake Ellsworth Consortium, I participated in the geophysical exploration of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth in 2007/08 and 2008/09. 


Recent projects:

I am member of a team that acquired a new airborne geophysical dataset (RES, gravity and magnetics) over the Institute and Moller ice streams in West Antarctica. This project, funded by the NERC Antarctic Funding Initiative (AFI), is led by Martin Siegert of the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and the universities of Aberdeen, York and Exeter. The project has applied airborne geophysical techniques (RES, gravity and magnetics) to characterise the basal boundary conditions and flow dynamics of ice streams in the Weddell Sea sector of West Antarctica.  


Undergraduate Teaching 

GEO2106 - Earth Surface Processes

GEO3128 - Polar Environments


Module leader (2014/15)

GEO2106 - Earth Surface Processes

GEO3128 - Polar Environments