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Professor Randall Parrish

  • Qualifications: BA, MSc, PhD
  • Role Title: Professor of Isotope Geology
  • Address: Burnaby Building Burnaby Road Portsmouth PO1 3QL
  • Telephone: 0239284 2294
  • Email: randall.parrish@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty: Science

Biography

  • Professor of Isotope Geology, University of Portsmouth 2016-
  • NERC geochemical facilities strategic manager, BGS, 2014-
  • Professor of Isotope Geology, University of Leicester and Head of NIGL (BGS) 1996-2015
  • Research Scientist in Geology and Geochronology, Geological Survey of Canada 1983-1996
  • Instructor and Research Associate, University of British Columbia, 1981-82
  • M.Sc. and Ph.D, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 1974-1976 & 1976-1982
  • Middlebury College, Vermont, USA, B.A., (Geology) 1974

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Contributions to postgraduate project supervision and 3rd year geoscience units

Research

  • Himalayan tectonic evolution and Neogene erosion
  • The measurement of U isotopes in environmental and biological materials: assessment of exposure to depleted uranium in military conflicts and relation to Gulf War Illness.
  • Dating of calcite by U-Pb dating and applications to structural geology and environmental science

Achievement and Recognition

2012 Mineralogical Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2011-12
2010 Murchison Medal, The Geological Society
2010 Schlumberger Medal of The Mineralogical Society
1988 “Outstanding Young Alumnus” prize, University of British Columbia

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