The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Anne-Sophie Meriaux

Reader in Quaternary Geochronology


Research Interest

  • Continental deformation
  • Active tectonics
  • Tectonic geomorphology
  • Morphochronology
  • Landscape evolution

Current Work

  1. The Altyn Tagh Fault (Northern Tibet).
  2. Late-glacial and Holocene deglaciation chronology of the Icelandic Ice cap (PI, NERC project).  
  3. The San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults (Southern California).
  4. Holocene and Pleistocene recovery of Geomagnetic secular variation in the North Atlantic (Co-I, FCT project).
  5. Seismic Cycle of the Lesser Antilles Megathrust (Co-I, IPGP project).
  6. Landscape evolution of the southern Vosges (France, Co-I, IPGS/LHYGES project).

Research Role

Director of the Newcastle Cosmogenic Isotope Laboratory.


Undergraduate Teaching

  • GEO1020: Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GE02137: Skills and techniques for Physical Geographers
  • GEO3110: Tectonic Geomorphology (Module Leader, 20 credits)
  • GEO3099: Dissertation (Mentor)
  • GE02108: Physical Geography Field Course: Morocco (Module Leader, 20 credits, every other years, rested in 2020/2021).