School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Geoscience Research

Geoscience Research

The most exciting current developments in Geosciences are driven by links between traditional Earth Science disciplines and novel developments in, and interactions between, the biological, chemical and physical sciences.

Our Research

Our research is poised at these critical boundaries with significant research strengths in Biogeochemistry and Geoenergy.

Our work is supported by a large suite of excellent facilities.

The geosciences group has a blog run by the PhD students that will keep you up to date with what is happening in the group and highlight the experience of some of our past and present students.

Research themes

Our Staff

Dr Geoffrey Abbott
Reader in Organic Geochemistry

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6608

Dr Sanem Acikalin Cartigny
Lecturer in Geology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 6426

Dr Jonathan Barnes
Research Associate

Bernard Bowler
Researcher in Petroleum Geochemistry

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5931

Lourdes Bradley
Operations Assistant

Rachel Brown
Project Manager (ReFINE)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6611

Alex Charlton
Senior Chemical Research Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7639

Dr Beate Christgen
Researcher in Thinking Soils

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6620

Sarah Clancy
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 191 208 6611

Dr Martin Cooke
Director Postgraduate Studies

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5313

Dr Julia Cooper
Lecturer in Soil Science

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 6883

Professor Richard Davies
PVC, Engagement & Internationalisation

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 6058/5060

Paul Donohoe
Senior Analytical Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6124

David Earley
Senior Chemical UG/PGT Lab Technician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 8627

Dr Shannon Flynn
Lecturer in Inorganic Geochemistry

Dr Neil Gray
Reader in Geomicrobiology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4887

Professor Ian Head
Dean of Research & Innovation

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4806

Alison Hendry
PGD 2017-18

Dr Martin Jones
Analytical Facilities Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8628

Dr Sven Lahme
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6011

Dr Elisa Lopez-Capel
Research Associate in Urban Soil Science

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6928

Professor David Manning
Professor of Soil Science

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6610

Dr Clare McCann
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4890

Demelza Menendez Vega
Senior Bio/Geoscience Teaching Technician

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Dr Miguel Morales Maqueda
Senior Lecturer in Oceanography

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 8837

Dr Vi Parker
Research and Impact Facilitator

Dr Darci Rush
Visiting Researcher

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8501

Dr Emmal Safi
Research Associate

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Dr Rachel Schwartz-Narbonne
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: 01912084961

Dr Angela Sherry
Faculty Research Fellow (Geomicrobiology)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4885

Dr Martin Spurr
RCUK Innovation Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4891

Dr Mark Stevenson
Research Associate

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Kevin Stott
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2085039

Dr Jon Telling
Lecturer in Geochemistry/Geomicrobiology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (191) 208 7893

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6228

Professor Robert Upstill-Goddard
Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5065

Dr Cees van der Land
Lecturer in Geosciences

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6513