The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Louise Callard

Lecturer in Physical Geography


I am a physical geographer with a broad research interest in reconstructing past environmental change since the Last Glacial Maximum through to present day. Since my PhD, my research has evolved from an initial focus on reconstructing past vegetation change using terrestrial archives to the use of marine archives to reconstruct late Quaternary ice-sheet behaviour and sea-level change.

Interests: Sea-level change, ice-sheets and ice-shelf reconstructions, foraminifera, marine sedimentology, marine geophysics


2019 -          Lecturer in Physical Geography, Newcastle University, UK

2012-2019   Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK

2011-2012   Research Assistant at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

2007-2011   PhD, School of Geography, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 

2006-2007   M.Res. Global Environmental Change, Plymouth University, UK

2003-2006   B.Sc.(Hons) Geography, Plymouth University, UK


Undergraduate Teaching

Stage 1:

GEO1005: Environmental Issues

GEO1019: Physical Geography Field Course

Stage 2:

GEO2127: Doing Physical Geography Research: Theory and Practice

GEO2037: Key Methods for Physical Geography (Module leader)

GEO2136: Global Environmental Change


Stage 3:

GEO3147: Palaeoclimates