The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Anne-Sophie Meriaux

Reader in Quaternary Geochronology


Research Interests

  • Continental deformation
  • Active tectonics
  • Tectonic geomorphology
  • Morphochronology

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).

Research Role

Director of the Newcastle Cosmogenic Isotope Laboratory.


Undergraduate Teaching

  • GEO1005: Environmental Issues (Geological Hazard lectures)
  • GEO1019: Physical Geography Field Course
  • GEO1020: Introduction to Physical Geography (Tectonic Geomorphology lectures)
  • GE02113: Physical Geography Field Course: American SouthWest (Contributor, 20 credits) 
  • GEO3110: Tectonic Geomorphology (Module Leader, 20 credits)
  • GEO3099: Dissertation (Mentor)
  • GE02108: Physical Geography Field Course: Morocco (Module Leader, 20 credits, not open in 2014/15)