B.Sc, M.LD, Ph.D, PGCLTHE, MA, CMLI, FGS, FRGS, FHEA, MIQ
B.Sc (Hons) Geography and Geology, 1986, University of Lancaster
M.LD Master of Landscape Design, 1988, Manchester University
Institute of Quarrying Professional Qualification 1993 (Distinction), Doncaster College of Higher Education (distance learning).
Ph.D Engineering Geology 2000, University of Leeds
PGC(TLHE) Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2002, Open University
MA Academic Practice 2010 (Distinction), Manchester Metropolitan University
Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute - CMLI (Chartered Landscape Architect)
Fellow of the Geological Society - FGS
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - FRGS
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - FHEA
Member of the Institute of Quarrying - MIQ
Marston Prize for the best technical presentation to a branch (Lancashire) of the Institute of Quarrying (2001)
Ruston Bucyrus Award for the best technical paper published in ‘Quarry Management’ (1995)
Ransomes and Rapier Award (First Prize) for the best ‘Quarry Engineering’ paper in the Institute of Quarrying Professional Examination (1993)
Scholarship to participate in the International Landscape Design and Planning Seminar held at West Berlin Technological University (1988)
Gillespie - Beaumont Landscape Student Prize, Manchester University (1988)
Sep 2004-present: Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University. Click here for current teaching.
Oct 2001-Sep 2004: Senior Lecturer (physical geography and e-learning), Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Sep 2000-Oct 2001: Faculty Project Officer (Earth and Environment Faculty) C and IT in the Curriculum Project, University of Leeds
Sep 1994-2000: PhD Research in Engineering Geology, School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds
Sep 1999-Jan 2000: Lecturer, (engineering geology, temporary cover) School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds
Nov 1997-Dec 1999: Research Assistant (Teaching), later Senior Project Assistant, (open and distance learning) School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds
1996-7: Freelance geoscience consultancy (short term work)
July 1992-July 1995: Senior Environmental Scientist (Landscape), Wardell Armstrong Consultants
Nov 1991-July 1992: Senior Landscape Architect, St Helens MBC, Project Management
Sep 1990-Nov 1991: Planning Officer (Minerals), Minerals and Waste Unit, Cheshire CC
Oct 1988-Sep 1990: Environmental Consultant, Cobham Resource Consultants
June-Sep 1987: Landscape Assistant (vacation post), Donaldson Edwards Partnership Ltd
Research: Periglacial geomorphology Weathering, morphology and slope processes in periglacial environments and on exposed ice-marginal bedrock; weathering indices for relative age dating of moraines. Rock weathering Fracture development; weathering processes in cold environments and beneath late-lying snowpatches; weathering and landform evolution. Excavated and natural rockslopes Weathering and rock mass deterioration processes; rock mass classification; slope hazard assessment. Pedagogical Online and blended learning; inclusive curriculum design; research-informed teaching; formative assessment and assessment criteria.
Hiking - swimming (including open water) - motorcycling
Challenges forthcoming / under way: Great North Swim (2012), Mt. Kilimanjaro (2013?)
FIELD TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Jostedals and Jotunheimen, Norway (summer 2006 and 2008): Third year undergraduate geomorphology fieldwork (glacial and periglacial geomrophology; weathering and slopes; human impacts, resources and hazards in a mountain environment).
Fort William, Scotland (1996, 2006-2012): Second year undergraduate physical geography fieldwork (glacial geomorphology, mass movement studies).
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