Professor Mark Inall

Professor Mark Inall

SAGES Director

Professor Inall is Associate Director and Principal Investigator in Physical Oceanography at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

Professor Inall gained his BSc in Physics from the University of Edinburgh, and gained his MSc and PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Southampton. He has undertaken research activities at Universities of Cambridge, Bangor and Victoria (BC).

Since 1998 he has led a marine physics research group at SAMS, with more recent responsibility for directing the Institute’s research portfolio. He co-developed Scotland’s first Marine Science BSc for the University of the Highlands and Islands. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and is Honorary Professor in the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.

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Dr John Howe

Dr John Howe

SAGES Graduate School Convenor

John Howe joined the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in 1998 moving to Oban from a post-doctoral research post with the British Antarctic Survey. He has a PhD from the University of Southampton in marine geology and a degree in Geology from Derby University. In his current role of Senior Lecturer in Marine Geology he has been head of the Biogeochemistry and Earth Sciences department, is currently Degree Program Leader and is supervisor for a number of research students. Currently he sits on the steering group of the Marie Curie International Training Network (ITN) Glaciated North Atlantic Margins (GLANAM) project and the NERC National Capability Marine Environmental Mapping Program (MAREMAP). His research focus is on marine geomorphology and habitat mapping, Quaternary ice sheet history, glaciomarine environments and the use of autonomous underwater vehicles in marine mapping. He has worked in the Arctic and Antarctic examining marine sediments as archives of long-term environmental change. He has 91 published outputs from peer-reviewed science papers to magazine articles and book chapters. Current projects include the use of AUV’s in the Arctic and in the Patagonian fjord region of Chile. He is a keen sub-aqua diver, and is a scientific diver with the National Facility for Scientific Diving at SAMS as well as helping to run the student diving club.

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Katherine Maxwell

Katherine Maxwell

SAGES Innovation Manager

Katherine is currently acting manager of ECCI’s innovation team, helping to oversee the delivery of a range of projects. These include our Climate-KIC business support programmes and the SAGES network of Scottish universities at the forefront of geosciences research. Katherine is also the SAGES Innovation Manager.

Katherine also project manages our NERC Consultancy Innovation Programme, linking PhD students with innovative low carbon start-ups to give them industry experience.

She has experience of running her own business and has worked as a Researcher at LSE Cities. She has also held analyst and project management roles at the Scottish Government and the European Commission.

Katherine has a Masters in environmental sustainability and is studying for a DPhil in sustainable urban development at the University of Oxford.

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Carol Thomson

Carol Thomson

SAGES Administrator

Carol is based at the University of Glasgow and provides administrative and finance support for the SAGES Directorate, Committees, Theme leaders and members.

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