Meet the Department
Get to know us by finding out about our earth and environmental scientists, both past and present. We’ll be putting questions to our academics and sharing their answers with you.
Meet the Department 13th April 2021
In this interview, our Chair in Sustainable Geoscience, Professor Chris Jackson, discusses the ways that research, study and science communication in Earth and Environmental Sciences maps onto the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Chris also considers the title ‘sustainable geoscience’ and how, by defining this term, we can establish directions in geoscience going forward.
Meet the Department 8th March 2021
Ever since she was young, Katherine Morris – Professor of Environmental Radioactivity and Director of the Radioactive Waste Management Research Support Office – has been fascinated by science: “I even still have my Ladybird Marie Curie book from primary school, she was an early positive female role model for me”. In 2010 Katherine joined the […]
Meet the Department 4th March 2021
Sarah Crowther is a Research Fellow in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Her fascinating work with extra-terrestrial materials is out of this world – and she’s keen for other women to reach for the stars as well.
Meet the Department 3rd March 2021
It might seem odd to profile a white cis male for International Women’s Day but the fight for equality doesn’t just fall on the shoulders of women, it takes every member of society to stand up and advocate for equality. Many men are challenging the ‘norm’ and working to progress women’s rights and Giles Johnson is one of them.
Meet the Department 5th November 2020
If you have applied to study an undergraduate programme with us at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, you may have been invited to a Virtual Visit Day. This blog post is designed to enable you to find out more about the EES interviewers as well as their research and teaching.
Meet the Department 3rd September 2020
In this blog post Dr Nick Marsden, Experimental Officer for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, discusses his background and how this led to an academic and professional career in industry and research. Nick’s story showcases the ways that talent, ambition, education and industrial experience can result in a successful science career which really makes a difference.
Meet the Department 13th July 2020
Dr Patricia Clay is a UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellow with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Patricia is an earth and planetary scientist and her research uses the noble gas and halogen elements to understand the chemical evolution of planets. In this interview, she tells us more about her role in the Department and her research.
Meet the Department 21st May 2020
The common first year of our undergraduate degree programmes provides new students with the skills they need to specialise on any of our Pathways starting from year 2. Our common first year also allows students to transfer between courses if their interests shift during their first year – between Environmental Science and Earth and Planetary Science. We would now like to introduce you to the teaching teams for the common first year…
Meet the Department 30th September 2019
I spoke to Dr Russell Garwood about everything from computational palaeobiology (his own coinage), William Blake and black metal, recreating evolutionary processes digitally, and, the new degree programmes in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Manchester.
Meet the Department 16th September 2019
I spoke to Dr Sarah Crowther, Research Fellow in Planetary Science, about everything from zapping space rocks with lasers, to xenon, to public engagement, and, Bon Jovi.